Burns Library Head of Public Services-Boston College

The John J. Burns Library of rare books, special collections, and archives at Boston College is seeking a user-focused Head of Public Services and Engagement to lead and manage its reading room, web and social media presence, and other research support services. The incumbent will also develop and lead Burns Library’s instructional outreach program and coordinate the University Libraries’ exhibits program. A new position reporting to the Burns Librarian and Associate University Librarian for Special Collections, the incumbent will supervise two professional librarians and two library assistants. As a member of the Burns Library management team, this position shares responsibility for fostering a collaborative culture that consistently delivers high levels of energy, performance, and impact.

The ideal candidate will have experience developing effective and efficient research services and will be conversant in the principles and practices of scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and information literacy. S/he will have demonstrated abilities to bring innovative and engaging pedagogical approaches to the interpretation of primary source materials and the definition and assessment of learning outcomes. S/he will also have the ability to develop talent and expertise in others, creating an enriching atmosphere charged with excitement.

Applicants should have a minimum of four years of experience working in a research library, archives, or museum in progressively responsible roles that include responsibilities for managing research services and at least two years of staff supervision. A master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent is required. An advanced degree in a subject area relevant to Burns Library collecting areas is strongly preferred. Reading proficiency in one or more modern European languages is also highly desirable. Occasional evening and weekend hours are required.

For information about the Boston College University Libraries and the application process for this position, please visit: http://libguides.bc.edu/employment. As part of their online application, applicants should submit a current resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter, and list of references. References will not be contacted without prior permission. The salary range for this position is $70,450-$ $88,050 depending on qualifications and experience.

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