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Research Librarian/Bibliographer, Boston College

The Boston College Libraries (BCL) seek a highly collaborative (Sr.) Research Librarian/Bibliographer to provide subject expertise and innovation for the Theology and Ministry Library (TML), serving the University’s School of Theology and Ministry (STM) as well as the St. John’s Seminary (SJS). Successful candidates will have a demonstrated record of implementing strategies that enhance teaching, learning, research, and collections in all formats.

The BCL encourage exploration of user-centered initiatives. Ever nimble, the Libraries anticipate and readily adapt to change, communicate and collaborate widely across campus and beyond, and foster a culture of innovation while maintaining a strong appreciation for the Boston College tradition.

The STM is devoted to students’ holistic formation – their academic success, practical development in ministerial work, and the cultivation of their faith, spiritual expression, and theological voice. STM faculty are recognized for their expertise in theological matters and for their leadership and scholarship in service to the Church and world. Together with the 31-member faculty in Boston College's Theology Department, the STM faculty make up the largest faculty at a Catholic theological school in North America.

The (Sr.) Research Librarian/Bibliographer is primarily responsible for the provision of research and instruction services at the TML.  As a bibliographer, s/he selects materials and maintains the overall quality and content of the TML collection.  Additionally, s/he creates and maintains guides to research resources, supervises the Reference and Collection Development Assistant, serves on pertinent committees and task forces, and collaborates with others to create guidelines, set goals, and evaluate library services.


Title and Salary TBD depending on experience:

The Research Librarian/Bibliographer role requires at least two years of directly related experience.

The Senior Research Librarian/Bibliographer role requires a minimum of five years of directly related experience.

This position requires an ALA-accredited MLS.

A graduate degree in theology or related field of study and previous project and personnel management experience are preferred.

Candidates must have strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills; proven teaching skills; the ability to work independently as well as part of a team; flexibility and ability to adapt to a changing environment; demonstrated problem solving skills; proficiency in the use of online resources and research databases; and general familiarity and facility with current library-related technologies.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$60,000 - $75,250

Closing Date

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2018-01-17 |  Quick link to this job