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Head Librarian, Resource Acquisitions & Management

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

Boston College Libraries is seeking a Head of Resource Acquisition & Management to join our enthusiastic, collaborative, and supportive leadership team. We're looking for someone who can lead a talented and diverse staff, manage the Library's materials budget and collection acquisitions workflows, and implement forward-looking resource management practices at a major research library. As our Head of Resource Acquisition & Management you will:
Oversee a staff of 10 library workers: 3 direct reports, 7 indirect
Report to the Associate University Librarian for Technology and Technical Services
Be a member of the Library's leadership team; engage in collaborative visioning and strategic planning
Work collaboratively with colleagues across the library and university, including other library Heads (Collections, Access, Metadata, and special libraries), subject librarians, and the University's budget and finance offices
Engage with colleagues across Boston College, the Boston Library Consortium, and the wider academic library community
Stay informed of and communicate trends and best practices in collection management, fiscal management, acquisitions, and open access.

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.
This is an in person position on the Main Campus in Chestnut Hill, MA.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $84,100 to $105,100; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


Master's degree in Library Science, Information Science, or equivalent required
Additional Qualifications:
Experience managing people; ability to train, mentor, support, recruit and retain talented and diverse staff
Strong knowledge of both electronic and print library acquisitions workflows
Knowledge of emerging open-access models (e.g. transformative agreements) is a plus
Experience negotiating and building relationships with vendors
Knowledge of budgeting practices, preferably in a library setting
Ability to work collaboratively across units
Excellent communication skills

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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