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Head of Resource Acquisition & Management, Boston College (Boston)

Boston College Libraries is seeking a Head of Resource Acquisition & Management to join our enthusiastic, collaborative, and supportive leadership team. We’re looking for someone who can lead a talented and diverse staff,  manage the Library’s materials budget and collection acquisitions workflows, and implement forward-looking resource management practices at a major research library. 

As our Head of Resource Acquisition & Management you will:

Oversee a staff of 10 library workers: 3 direct reports, 7 indirect
Report to the Associate University Librarian for Technology and Technical Services
Be a member of the Library’s leadership team; engage in collaborative visioning and strategic planning
Work collaboratively with colleagues across the library and university, including other library Heads (Collections, Access, Metadata, and special libraries), subject librarians, and the University’s budget and finance offices 
Engage with colleagues across Boston College, the Boston Library Consortium, and the wider academic library community
Stay informed of and communicate trends and best practices in collection management, fiscal management, acquisitions, and open access
Boston College Libraries operate in accordance with our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion values statement (, which is central to our mission. We acknowledge historical, structural, and systemic injustices and are actively working to build a culture that recognizes, values, and empowers all people and provides space for discourse and growth. We expect applicants for this position to demonstrate a commitment to sustaining a respectful, accountable, and intentionally inclusive culture.

This is an in person position on the Main Campus in Chestnut Hill, MA. 

Hiring range: $84,100 - $105,100



Master’s degree in Library Science, Information Science, or equivalent required
Additional Qualifications:

Experience managing people; ability to train, mentor, support, recruit and retain talented and diverse staff
Strong knowledge of both electronic and print library acquisitions workflows
Knowledge of emerging open-access models (e.g. transformative agreements) is a plus
Experience negotiating and building relationships with vendors
Knowledge of budgeting practices, preferably in a library setting
Ability to work collaboratively across units
Excellent communication skills

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$84,100.00 - $105,100.00  / year

Salary Notes

Salary to be determined based on experience

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please submit BOTH a cover letter and resume and apply at


2022-07-29 |  Quick link to this job