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Course Reserves/Circulation 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

Under the supervision of the Course Reserves Manager, the Assistant performs all phases of processing required to make course reserve readings available to the students, both online and in print.
The Assistant is responsible for creating reading lists, processing reserves in a timely manner, and fostering positive relationships with Boston College stakeholders. The Assistant is also expected to use the library catalog, scanners, and other library related systems and productivity software. The Assistant periodically submits purchase requests and submits ILL transactions for Course Reserves materials. Therefore, the incumbent must use discretion and assume fiscal responsibility. The Assistant is also responsible for staffing the library Circulation Desks. In this capacity, the Assistant is expected to perform all types of circulation related transactions including: checking out library materials, processing returned items, placing holds, renewing items, and creating and updating library accounts. The Assistant provides some weekend and evening coverage and during those times serves as the primary point of contact for emergencies or issues affecting library patrons.
HOURS: Tuesday through Friday, 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 2:00pm - 10:00pm
Hours vary during holidays, fall and spring finals and summer session to meet the Libraries hours. All members of the Access Services Department may be expected to work at least two weekends per semester as needed for coverage

Boston College Libraries operate in accordance with our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion values statement (, which is central to our mission. We acknowledge historical, structural, and systemic injustices and are actively working to build a culture that recognizes, values, and empowers all people and provides space for discourse and growth. We expect applicants for this position to demonstrate a commitment to sustaining a respectful, accountable, and intentionally inclusive culture.
Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $36,500 to $45,600; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


Bachelor's degree preferred
One year of library support experience preferred, ideally in course reserves

Please submit both a cover letter and resume

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

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