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.
Boston College seeks a Subject Liaison Librarian for Economics, Finance and Related Data. The position calls for a creative, collaborative, user-centered approach to collections, instruction and digital scholarship to serve Economics, the largest major in the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences, as well as Finance, a dynamic department housed in the Carroll School of Business, one of the top-ranked business programs in the country. This position is the primary liaison to the faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in these two departments for all library-related needs: apprising faculty of new materials, evolving services and research tools, as well as identifying and recommending innovative uses of technology for collecting, organizing, managing, storing and disseminating such information. Builds and maintains web pages and research guides to promote and facilitate access to library and appropriate collections, ensuring that all scholarly research needs are met and appropriate tools and methods are integrated into the Libraries' wider applications of digital pedagogy. Provides innovative instructional services including virtual reference, consultations, in-person classes, online subject guides, and other instructional materials in support of the data. Given the numerical data components of these disciplines, facility with data analysis tools, data management and other work related to data support will be important. Brings a strong understanding of the evolving digital scholarship trends and developments in higher education, particularly as applied to these fields with their particular data needs. This position also requires awareness of the challenges of collection development inherent in managing economics/business resources. Consults with faculty in these departments 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. 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 the Head of Educational Initiatives, and are expected to be fully engaged in each of these areas. The Cohort Model has been created to leverage this high level of support in the three areas of expertise, as well as to foster a high level of collaborative work across the liaison group. At the same time, liaisons are given a high level of freedom to take initiative and work independently in support of their disciplinary assignments
Diversity: The struggle against racism, prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination is central to the mission of the BC Libraries and rooted in the Jesuit tradition of social justice. We are committed to our Mission and Values and our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement. We expect finalists for this position to demonstrate a similar commitment to sustaining a culture that is respectful, accountable, and intentionally inclusive. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and strongly encourage people from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply.
Sr Level $62,650 - $78,300 (5+ years of experience) Non Sr. $56,750 - $70,900 (1+ years of experience)
Boston College also offers a highly competitive benefits package.
ALA Accredited MLS degree Preferred qualification Experience as a Subject Librarian for Economics and/or Business Advanced degree in one of these, or a related area
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 https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits including depending on your job classification eligibility;
Tuition remission for Employees Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements Generous Medical, and Dental Insurance Low-Cost Life Insurance Eligibility for both 401K and University Funded 403B Retirement Plans Paid Holidays Annually Generous Sick, and Vacation Pay Additional benefits can be found on www.bc.edu/employeehandbook
Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity/compliance/nondiscrim
Internal Number: 3638
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.