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Head Librarian, Social Work Library, Boston College (Boston)

The Boston College Libraries seek an innovative and collaborative Head Librarian for the Social Work
Library. The Boston College School of Social Work is among the top schools of social work in the United
States, with programs that incorporate and reflect the Jesuit goals of the university. Five research
centers and institutes along with nationally recognized faculty provide a research balance for a student-
centered school focusing on innovative approaches to social issues. To facilitate learning and research,
the School of Social Work is fortunate to be one of only a dozen U.S. schools of social work to maintain
its own Social Work Library.
Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Access, Administration and Diversity, the Head
Librarian of the Social Work Library is responsible for the overall planning, development,
implementation and management of library services and collections. The Head Librarian must be a
hands-on leader, enthusiastically participating in the day to day work while also inspiring staff and users
to seek creative library solutions that address the changing demands of the School of Social Work.
 Manages overall SWL operations and facilities and represents SWL in meetings and events
 Oversees and participates in provision of instruction, reference and circulation services
 Creates strong relationships with faculty and administrators
 Establishes collection development profiles and policies
 Trains, manages, and supervises support and professional staff(3)
 Plans, prepares and implements outreach and marketing efforts
 Assesses library services and collections
 Serves on University Libraries and SSW committees and task forces and other collaborative
 Monitors SWL facilities to maintain timely upkeep and improvements to the facility


MLS from an ALA accredited school
 Minimum 5 years of post-MLS experience
 Undergraduate major or graduate degree in the social sciences preferred
 Minimum 3 years of managerial experience preferred
 Demonstrated knowledge and experience developing and managing collections
 Experience in creating and providing library services and instruction

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$72,600.00 - $90,750.00  / year

Salary Notes

Salary to be determined based on experience

Closing Date

How to Apply

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2023-01-05 |  Quick link to this job