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Evening Access Services 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 Access Services Assistant position has two primary duties: assisting in Interlibrary loan, and staffing library Circulation Desks during evenings, nights and weekends. Under the direction of the Evening Circulation Supervisor, the Access Services Assistant is responsible for processing Interlibrary Loan requests with a focus on Borrowing and Document Delivery, and staffing the circulation service point during evenings, nights and weekends. The Assistant is one of the two staff members who combine to provide coverage at the O'Neill Library.The Access Services Assistant is responsible for processing Interlibrary Loan transactions, with a focus on Borrowing and Document delivery. In this capacity, the Assistant is responsible for ensuring that all requests comply with copyright guidelines. The incumbent must be able to prioritize requests, exercise fiscal responsibility and effectively communicate with faculty and students regarding requested materials. The Assistant is also responsible for performing all types of circulation related transactions including the checking out of library materials, processing returned items, placing holds, and renewing items. The incumbent is one of the two staff members providing overnight coverage, which requires that they are able to interpret and convey library policies and procedures to ensure that users receive consistent and reliable information. They are also responsible for training and supervising student employees who work at two service points in the library overnights.

The hours for this position are 11:00 pm-7:00 am.Hours vary during holidays, fall and spring
finals and summer session.

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $36,500 to $45,600; salary commensurate with relevant experience.


Required Qualifications
* High School Diploma
* Demonstrated commitment to customer service
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Ability to work collaboratively team-based based environment
* Ability to communicate with faculty, students and staff

Preferred Qualifications
* Bachelor's degree
* Ability to read a MARC record
* Familiarity with library organization, cataloging, and classification.

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.

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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