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The LPC maintains a list of jobs that incorporate library publishing roles. To be included in this list, the position must be located administratively in a library, or report directly to a library-based supervisor. The primary function(s) of the position must directly engage in the creation, dissemination, and/or curation of scholarly, creative, and/or educational works. Administrative positions that do not directly engage in these functions may be included if they include supervisory responsibility primarily for employees who are performing these functions.

The Head of Digital Scholarship will lead the team and colleagues across the libraries to envision, plan and deliver innovative and sustainable digital research services in concert with student, faculty, and library needs. Through exploration of new technologies, and engagement with digital scholarship practices, standards and systems, this individual will provide strong leadership, coordination, and project management for the team. The Head will possess a strong technical background to direct the selection of systems and technologies, develop the skill set of the team and the subject liaison cohort, and pursue opportunities for partnership at Boston College and externally. The Head will oversee all requests for new digital scholarship initiatives; develop services in support of research, teaching and learning; and lead as appropriate in digital research methods, data services, and engagement with new audiences. The Head will engage in outreach and maintain relationships with faculty, staff and campus partners to enable digital research and development of the digital scholarship program at Boston College and beyond.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Research, Learning, & Digital Scholarship, the Head of Digital Scholarship manages a team of four, and cross-manages twelve subject liaison librarians as the lead for the Digital Scholarship component of the Libraries’ cohort model. Boston College Libraries subject liaisons work within a cohort organization managed and supported jointly by the heads of Collections, Digital Scholarship and Educational Initiatives and Research Services, a system created to leverage strong support in the three areas of expertise, as well as to foster a high level of collaborative work. The Head oversees the coordination of outreach to faculty and service via the Digital Studio, coordinates the relationship with Libraries Systems staff, and manages key relationships with university departments and partners. The Head will collect and analyze use statistics, prepare reports, and make recommendations for digital research and scholarship for the Boston College Libraries.

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science OR an advanced degree in an appropriate subject discipline is required.

  • Minimum five years of work experience in a research setting, with 2+ years of managerial experience preferred.

  • Demonstrated experience with relevant digital research tools and methods, such as data visualization (eg statistical or geo-spatial), network analysis, text analysis (i.e. topic modeling), text encoding, or database design.

  • Demonstrated experience in planning, managing and delivering strategic research projects, working collaboratively in team settings, and articulating the opportunities of digital research to scholars and librarians

  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, written and oral communication skills

  • Experience with programming languages, such as Ruby or Python and ability to deploy code in web contexts, such as HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, or similar, is desirable but not required.

Please include a cover letter that addresses how your skills, interest and experience align with the job requirements.

The salary range for this position is $81,650 – $102,050.


The Boston College Libraries are a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, OCLC Research Library Partnership, HathiTrust, Boston Library Consortium, and other organizations that extend our reach globally.

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.

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