Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
Do you have a background in engineering? Are you excited at the prospect of working with a new program with a strong interdisciplinary focus?
Boston College seeks a Liaison Librarian for Engineering to work with the Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, a new center created to enhance multi-disciplinary, collaborative research processes that address critical societal issues in the areas of energy, health and the environment. This position provides outstanding research, instruction and collections services and support to the Engineering Department of the Boston College Schiller Institute for Integrated Science and Society, as well as providing services to the Computer Science and Math departments of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. Liaison librarians collaborate with faculty and perform outreach through direct user assistance, individual consultations, and library instruction programs, providing high quality service to all users of the Libraries. The interdisciplinary mission of the Schiller Institute calls on collaborations with multiple liaison librarians in a variety of disciplines. Library liaison work is supported by the Libraries' Cohort Liaisons model, led by the Heads of the Collections, Educational Initiatives, and Digital Scholarship departments.
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
Non-Senior - Hiring Range - $56,700 - $70,900
Senior - Hiring Range: $62,650 - $78,300
Requirements: Master's degree in library science from an ALA-Accredited institution, or completion by June 2021 Preferred qualifications: Note: We expect all staff to learn and grow in their jobs, therefore applicants who do not meet all of the preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply. Undergraduate degree or experience in a relevant subject area Experience in public services in an academic library Experience in the selection of scholarly materials, particularly in area of engineering Experience working with academic research data Experience in providing library instruction Work experience that demonstrates a high level of collaboration, initiative and leadership Ability to work effectively with library users from diverse backgrounds with a demonstrated commitment to responsive and quality library services. Flexibility will be a key attribute, as the Schiller Institute is at a very formative stage and very much a work in progress Familiarity with engineering and/or biomedical resources
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
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 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.