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Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication Specialist

Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Communications, Marketing, and Public Affairs
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

The Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication Specialist supports the creation, curation, and long-term preservation of digital projects and collections. The incumbent builds digital collections, collects and promotes the Law School's intellectual output, develops websites and applications for the library and the Law School, and works with the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication Librarian to identify and complete new digital projects and initiatives. The successful applicant will have experience or interest in libraries as well as strong technology skills, problem-solving abilities, and a willingness to take on complex and open-ended technical projects.

In addition to their work with digital initiatives and faculty scholarship, the Specialist shares a number of responsibilities with other staff members in the Collection Services & Digital Initiatives Department. These responsibilities include: providing assistance to patrons at the Library's Information Desk, checking in microforms and print serials, assisting patrons with the University's print management system, and opening, sorting and distributing library mail. Other duties include night and/or weekend supervisory responsibilities (one evening per week; two to three Saturdays per semester) which include opening and/or closing the Library building.

This is a full-time 35 hour per week position. Hours are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. (four days per week) and 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (evening shift - one day per week) during the academic year.  Summer hours are 9:00 a.m. -  5:00 p.m, Monday through Friday.

Position Details:
Department: 056601 - Law Library
Position: 00004090 - Law Library Specialist

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $44,100 to $55,150; salary commensurate with relevant experience.

  • College degree required
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work with complex legal materials
  • High degree of flexibility to handle changing priorities and schedules
  • Ability to maintain a cheerful demeanor while working both independently and as a team member
  • Strong customer service orientation; well developed computer skills and familiarity with integrated library systems, preferably Alma, web publishing experience preferred
  • Experience with at least one of: HTML, CSS, JavaScript; library experience preferred.
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 pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

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