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Boston College Liaison Librarian for Engineering in Boston, Massachusetts

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job Description

Do you have a background in engineering? Are you excited at the prospect of working with a

new program with a strong interdisciplinary focus?

Boston College seeks aLiaison Librarianfor Engineering to work with the Schiller Institute for

Integrated Science and Society, a new center created to enhance multi-disciplinary, collaborative

research processes that address critical societal issues in the areas of energy, health and the

environment. This position provides outstanding research, instruction and collections services

and support to the Engineering Department of the Boston College Schiller Institute for Integrated

Science and Society, as well as providing services to the Computer Science and Math

departments of the Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences. Liaison librarians collaborate with

faculty and perform outreach through direct user assistance, individual consultations, and library

instruction programs, providing high quality service to all users of the Libraries. The

interdisciplinary mission of the Schiller Institute calls on collaborations with multiple liaison

librarians in a variety of disciplines. Library liaison work is supported by the Libraries’ Cohort

Liaisons model, led by the Heads of the Collections, Educational Initiatives, and Digital

Scholarship departments.

The struggle against racism, prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination is central to the mission

of the BC Libraries and rooted in the Jesuit tradition of social justice. We are committed to our

Mission and Values , and our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement . We expect finalists for

this position to demonstrate a similar commitment to sustaining a culture that is respectful,

accountable, and intentionally inclusive. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and

strongly encourage people from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply

Non-Senior - Hiring Range - $56,700 - $70,900

Senior - Hiring Range: $62,650 - $78,300



Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-Accredited institution, or completion by

June 2021

Preferred qualifications:

Note: We expect all staff to learn and grow in their jobs, therefore applicants who do not meet

all of the preferred qualifications are encouraged to apply.

Undergraduate degree or experience in a relevant subject area

Experience in public services in an academic library

Experience in the selection of scholarly materials, particularly in area of engineering

Experience working with academic research data

Experience in providing library instruction

Work experience that demonstrates a high level of collaboration, initiative and leadership

Ability to work effectively with library users from diverse backgrounds with a

demonstrated commitment to responsive and quality library services.

Flexibility will be a key attribute, as the Schiller Institute is at a very formative stage and

very much a work in progress

Familiarity with engineering and/or biomedical resources

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees

  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements

  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Low-Cost Life Insurance

  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans

  • Paid Holidays Annually

  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay

  • Additional benefits can be found on

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

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at