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Head, Digital Production Services, Boston College Libraries (Boston)

Boston College Libraries is seeking a collaborative and innovative individual to lead our Digital Production Services unit. This role oversees the Library’s digitization program and digital content workflows, ensuring that Boston College’s unique content is accessible to researchers around the world. 

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Systems and Infrastructure, the Head of Digital Production Services supervises two full time library staff and oversees the operations of the Library’s digitization labs. The Head also oversees and performs complex repository ingest workflows for the library’s digital repositories, including the Institutional Repository (Islandora), Hathi Trust, and Internet Archive. This position provides strategy and vision for the future growth of digital collections and digital library infrastructure at Boston College.

You will love this role if you are passionate about digital collections, enjoy wrangling metadata, and like working with colleagues in many different roles, from researchers to web developers. 

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.

Qualifications

This position requires a Masters degree in Library Science or related field 

You will thrive in this role with these additional skills, abilities, and experiences: 

Highly collaborative - demonstrated ability to work with colleagues across library departments

Experience supervising and/or mentoring colleagues; ability to hire and develop talented staff

Skilled at working with library data standards such as XML, XSLT, MODS, and Dublin Core

Familiarity with digital library repository technologies 


If you feel that you meet some but not all the requirements, don’t let a confidence gap stop you from applying. Sometimes a list of qualifications can miss the elements that would most strengthen our team; we value the many different skills which make all of us unique. 

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary Range

$77,750.00 - $97,200.00  / year

Salary Notes

Salary to be determined based on experience

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please visit bc.edu/jobs to apply and learn more about Boston College.   Please upload both a cover letter and resume

Posted

2021-08-18 |  Quick link to this job