Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
Liaison Librarian for History (Boston College Libraries)
The Boston College Libraries is an institution that anticipates and adapts to change, communicates and collaborates widely, and innovates regularly while maintaining a strong appreciation for the Boston College tradition.
Boston College Libraries seeks a Liaison Librarian for History . This person will bring an innovative, energetic and collaborative approach to their work as well as advanced subject knowledge and expertise to provide outstanding support to the Boston College History Department in all areas including collection development, digital scholarship and data, and teaching. Boston College Libraries subject liaisons work within a cohort organization managed and supported jointly by the Head of Collection Development, the Head of Digital Scholarship, and Head of Educational Initiatives, and as such, are expected to be fully engaged in each of these areas. As the primary liaison to the History Department, this position supports their research and teaching needs by proactively managing library collections, offering outstanding research support, providing a cohesive library instruction program, and advising on digital scholarship and data-related initiatives. This position consults with faculty on an ongoing basis formally and informally, regarding their evolving research and teaching support needs. Participates in faculty meetings, as necessary, colloquia, and task forces as an integrated resource for the department. This position requires experience in selecting and managing scholarly materials, preferably in the area of History. The Liaison Librarian must demonstrate awareness of sound selection practices, awareness of scholarly publishing issues, familiarity with the issues of format choice, and understanding of budgetary considerations for all types of materials. Demonstrated experience in using technology to advance research and teaching is required, as is strong understanding of the evolving digital scholarship trends and developments in higher education, in particular as it is applied to the field of History or humanities fields more generally. The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of a working style that combines initiative, collaboration, and leadership, and the ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:
Senior Liaison Librarian for History: minimum 5 years of professional level experience. Hiring range: $61,400 - $76,750.
Liaison Librarian for History: minimum 1 year of professional. Hiring range: $55,600 - $69,500.
This position requires a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution; experience in/or advanced degree in History is preferred.
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
Internal Number: 2679
About Boston College
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.