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Law Library Assistant

Boston College
Job Location:
Chestnut Hill, 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

The Law Library Assistant handles a wide range of library
support activities in a highly automated and computerized environment. The
responsibilities for this position include:

  • providing assistance to patrons at the Law Library's Information Desk, including answering basic reference questions;
  • managing the University's print management system;
  • participating in Law Library marketing and social media;
  • computer lab management;
  • shelving and stacks maintenance;
  • loose-leaf and microfiche filing;
  • assisting users with microform, scanning , and audiovisual equipment;
  • opening, sorting and distributing library mail; and
  • night and/or weekend supervisory responsibilities (one evening per week; two to three Saturdays per semester), which include opening and/or closing the Law Library building.

position also entails utilizing the Law Library's integrated online system for
technical processing duties including cataloging, invoicing, serials check-in
and other processing operations.

responsibilities assigned to Law Library Assistants typically include one or
more of the following:

  • bindery operations;
  • course reserves processing;
  • microform processing;
  • government documents processing;
  • interlibrary loan/document delivery;
  • processing of added volumes;
  • support activities relating to collection development and acquisitions;
  • editing and updating Law Library web pages;
  • supporting the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication Specialist in various projects; and
  • editing and producing the Law Library's electronic newsletter.

This is a full-time, 35-hour-per-week position. During the academic year, hours are 9:00 AM-5:00 PM four days per week,
with a weekly evening shift from 12:00-8:00 PM, and two to three Saturday
shifts per semester. During the summer, hours are 9:00 AM-5:00 PM,

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $39,900 to $49,850; salary commensurate with relevant experience.

  • college degree required;
  • strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • ability to work with complex library materials;
  • high degree of flexibility to handle changing priorities and schedules;
  • ability to work both independently and as a member of a team;
  • strong customer-service orientation;
  • willingness to take initiative;
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-Sponsored403bRetirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sickand 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

Boston College's Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at

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