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Multiple Positions, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA


Head Librarian, ERC

to the Associate University Librarian for Access, Administration and Diversity, the Head Librarian for the Educational Resource Center (ERC) manages three full-time staff and about twenty student assistants and oversees operations and facilities of one of the special libraries on campus. The ERC has an in-depth collection of instruction, curricular, and counseling materials representing all areas of the K-12 curriculum. This position provides reference services and bibliographic instruction in curriculum resources, develops effective teaching programs and services to enhance ERC instruction, and works with faculty and the practicum office to ensure that students have an awareness and understanding of current curriculum materials and technology. With a budget of approximately $134,000 this position evaluates and selects books, realia, visual materials, videos, databases, tests and measures and other materials to be purchased and manages appropriate resource allocation. This leadership position is involved in committee work, library initiatives, task forces, strategic planning and professional organizations. 

This position requires a Master of Library Science Degree from an ALA accredited institution or Master of Education with 5+ years of library experience.

Manager, Circulation & Collections

Under the general direction of the Head of Access Services, the Manager for Circulation & Collection Maintenance assists in development, coordination, and delivery of services that facilitate, promote, and enhance user access to the onsite services and physical collections of the libraries. This position provides strategic and operational leadership, develops policies and work standards for the management of Circulation and Collection Maintenance services. The manager oversees eight staff and allocates resources and sets priorities to meet goals of productivity, efficiency, and quality service. This position works closely with staff throughout the library system to plan for organization and growth of collections and to ensure that library users are able to quickly and efficiently access materials. This position monitors and assesses retrieval expenditures for all off-site collections and coordinates the re-shelving of books in an accurate and timely fashion. This position performs work that requires specialized knowledge of library principles and practices such as cataloging, acquisitions, collection management, circulation, and other library operations.

Bachelor’s degree required; MLS preferred. Minimum 2 years library experience with 1 years of supervisory experience. 

Course Reserves/Circulation Asst

Under the supervision of the Course Reserves Manager, the Assistant performs all phases of processing required to make course reserve readings available to the students, both online and in print.

The Assistant is responsible for creating reading lists, processing reserves in a timely manner, and fostering positive relationships with Boston College stakeholders. The Assistant is also expected to use the library catalog, scanners, and other library related systems and productivity software. The Assistant periodically submits purchase requests and submits ILL transactions for Course Reserves materials. Therefore, the incumbent must use discretion and assume fiscal responsibility. The Assistant is also responsible for staffing the library Circulation Desks. In this capacity, the Assistant is expected to perform all types of circulation related transactions including: checking out library materials, processing returned items, placing holds, renewing items, and creating and updating library accounts. The Assistant provides some weekend and evening coverage and during those times serves as the primary point of contact for emergencies or issues affecting library patrons. 

HOURS:   Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

                  Saturday: 2:00pm – 10:00pm

Hours vary during holidays, fall and spring finals and summer session. All members of the Access Services Department may be expected to work at least two weekends per semester. 

Bachelor’s degree preferred

One year of library support experience preferred, ideally in course reserves

ILL Borrowing & Doc Delivery Asst

Reporting to the Interlibrary Loan Manager, the Interlibrary Loan Borrowing & Document Delivery Assistant provides support to the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery unit within Access Services. The Assistant participates in all aspects of interlibrary loan and document delivery for Boston College users, as well as processing requests for users from other universities and colleges throughout the world. The Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery office is a fast-paced, productivity-oriented and customer-focused environment. The Assistant must be able to process a high volume of complex, time-sensitive requests while engaging in collaborative, service-oriented interactions with faculty, students, and staff from Boston College as well as national and international library staff. The Assistant utilizes advanced research skills to verify, complete, compare or correct bibliographic information included in users’ requests. The Assistant must be able to effectively use a variety of search engines, library catalogs, and content vendors including BC owned and proprietary databases and journals, as well as resource sharing systems and platforms. This position is responsible for selecting potential borrowers based on affiliation, response rates, location, and cost. The Assistant is responsible for training student workers on various aspects of ILL borrowing including content retrieval, processing incoming mail, processing returned items, reviewing overdue notices, and processing basic borrowing requests. Additionally, the Assistant provides desk coverage at the O’Neill Library Circulation Desk.

HOURS:      Tuesday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

                     Saturday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Requirements: Minimum of one year of library support experience, preferably in Interlibrary Loan

O’Neill Overnight Access Services Assistant

Under the direction of the Evening Circulation Supervisor, the Access Services Assistant position has two primary duties: Assisting in Interlibrary Loan, and staffing library Circulation Desks during evenings, nights and weekends. The Assistant is one of the two staff members who combine to provide coverage in the O’Neill Library from Sunday through Thursday, between the hours of 11pm and 7am. The Access Services Assistant is responsible for processing Interlibrary Loan transactions with a focus on Borrowing and Document delivery, which requires that the incumbent is able to adequately use the library catalog, the library’s integrated library system, the interlibrary loan platform, scanners, and other library-related systems and productivity software. The Assistant is also responsible for performing all types of circulation-related transactions including checking out library materials, processing returned items, placing holds, and renewing items. The Assistant is required to interpret and convey library policies and procedures, which ensures that users receive consistent and reliable information. 

Being one of the two staff members who provide library services at night, the Assistant plays an integral role in shaping a positive relationship between the library and its patrons. When problems arise concerning facilities, patron safety or user behavior, the Assistant serves as the point person with campus police and auxiliary services. The Assistant also trains, supervises and monitors the work of student employees during these hours.

HOURS:   Sunday-Thursday, 10:00pm– 6:00 am or 11:00 pm-7:00 pm – schedule rotates on a week to week basis. Hiring 2 people

Hours vary during holidays, fall and spring finals and summer session. All members of the Access Services Department may be expected to work at least two weekends per semester and may be expected to provide coverage at other Boston College Libraries.


Ability to read a MARC record

Familiarity with library organization, cataloging, and classification. 

TML Evening Supervisor

The Evening Supervisor for the Theology & Ministry Library (TML) reports to the TML Head Librarian and oversees all evening Access Services operations (i.e., circulation, reserves, copy/scan services, and general stacks maintenance). This position, in cooperation with the Daytime TML Supervisor, also hires, trains, supervises and evaluates student employees.


  • Manages, participates in, and assures smooth functioning of all Access Services functions in the evenings
  • In collaboration with the TML Supervisor, Day, hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates student employees
  • Coordinates work schedule of TML’s student workforce
  • Updates catalog records as needed
  • Works with the TML Head Librarian, the TML Supervisor, Day, and the Circulation Assistant to evaluate and set goals for Access Services at the TML
  • Together with the TML Head Librarian, the TML Supervisor, Day, and the Circulation Assistant plans, reviews, revises, and documents TML’s Access Services procedures, policies, and workflow as necessary
  • Maintains statistics and provides reports as needed
  • Liaises with BC Facilities Services staff regarding library physical plant issues.

Normal Hours:

During the regular academic year, this is a Sunday-Thursday position as follows:

Sunday: 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Monday through Thursday: 2:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

** NOTE: Hours vary during summer and university breaks. **

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