Boston College Libraries are seeking a knowledgeable, collaborative, and creative individual to develop and further our scholarly communications initiatives. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Research & Learning, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will be an active member in a cohort of academic support teams in the Libraries, which includes Digital Scholarship, Educational Initiatives and Collections. Boston College is committed to incorporating principles of openness and maintaining the integrity of the scholarly record throughout our Library services and across campus.
The successful candidate will have experience advising on issues of copyright, scholarly identity, and open access publishing. This position plays a leading role in a number of library systems and initiatives, including Boston College’s institutional repository, digital publishing platforms, ORCID adaptation, and distribution of open access funds. Strong communication skills are required, with the ability to listen, understand and provide advice on complex problems, and proficiency working with diverse groups of students and faculty is essential. This position will work extensively with library, teaching, and research staff across campus, identifying areas of need and creating programming and instructional support in areas including but not limited to electronic theses and dissertations, reuse of materials in online teaching, course reserves and digital publishing.
This position requires a graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution and a clear understanding of scholarly communications principles and practices, copyright, and the needs of academic teaching and research. Preferred qualifications include experience and demonstrated engagement with any of the activities, systems and programs named here.
We expect finalists for this position to demonstrate a commitment to sustaining a culture that is respectful, accountable, and intentionally inclusive, as is central to the mission of the BC Libraries and rooted in the Jesuit tradition of social justice.