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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.

Boston College IntroductionFounded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.
Job Description
As part of the Boston College Libraries team of librarians, the E-Scholarship Repository Librarian works to make academic research produced at Boston College visible and available to anyone, throughout the world, free of charge. Reporting to the Head, Scholarly Communication & Research Services, the E-Scholarship Repository Librarian maintains, promotes and enhances our eScholarship@BC repository and participates in other library publishing ventures. The Librarian explores new directions and tools to improve our repository services and to support open access. The Librarian supervises the work of the Digital Publishing Assistant.
The E-Scholarship Repository Librarian is the primary administrator of an active and essential Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) deposit program. The Librarian conducts outreach and establishes working relationships with graduate program directors across the University regarding ETD deposit policies and processes. She/he develops content and conducts workshops, physical and virtual, to instruct student degree candidates about the ETD program. This Librarian takes a lead role in developing new interfaces and services for students and in communicating policies for ETDs.
The E-Scholarship Repository Librarian works with the faculty, Research Centers, and the subject liaison librarians to collect scholarly materials for eScholarship@BC and creates and directs the publications deposit and display features of the repository. This Librarian collaborates with other departments, including Digital Initiatives, Library Systems, Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communication, to help shape a continuously evolving and responsive organization.
Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent graduate degree
2 years post MLS experience, preferably in an academic library setting
Detailed knowledge of copyright, fair use and open access
Proficiency with web authoring tools and other web and database applications 
Working knowledge of library metadata standards (familiarity with MODS preferred) 
Experience with open source repository software (Fedora preferred)
Experience with, or ability to learn, XSLT and other scripting languages 
Project management skills 
Familiarity with a CMS such as Drupal preferred
Supervisory experience preferred
Closing Statement
Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.
Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at