Digital Scholarship Librarian, Boston College

Department: O’Neill Library
Position:  Digital Scholarship Librarian
Job ID: #11686
Salary Range: $61,000 – $77,250

Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,100 full-time undergraduates and 4,700 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities and a member of the Association of Research Universities, Boston College has 752 full-time and 1,080 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $886 million, and an endowment of approximately $2 billion.

Job Description

Boston College Libraries seeks TWO creative, knowledgeable, and intellectually curious Digital Scholarship Librarians (Arts & Humanities, and Sciences & Social Sciences) to advance digital scholarship initiatives at Boston College by providing  consultation, technical support, and project management for faculty, librarians, staff, and students engaged in technology-rich scholarly projects, Under the direction of the Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives & Public Programs, and in conjunction with subject and instruction liaisons, systems and digital library staff, scholarly communications and repository librarians, and others, s/he works directly with clients (faculty, students, staff) in identifying and deploying appropriate tools and technologies to meet research or publication needs. In addition to direct support at the project level, s/he will deliver training, group instruction, and workshops on Digital Scholarship topics with an emphasis on data visualization, text mining and encoding, mapping, and data analysis, and will maintain project documentation for a growing corpus of digital scholarly production. This role requires exceptional technology skills, creativity, and communication skills, and an understanding of discipline-specific and interdisciplinary research methodology. The ability to listen, articulate problems, and find effective technology solutions across a variety of disciplines, while working with a range of clients from novice scholars to senior faculty, is essential. 


MLS from an ALA accredited program with a strong technology component. Minimum 2 years related work in developing and supporting digital content in an academic environment required. Preferred: additional graduate degree in a) the arts or humanities, b) sciences or social sciences. Practical knowledge of and experience with a range of tools for the analysis and display of information, such as online exhibit tools, social media, scanning / OCR, data visualization, geospatial analysis, encoding and text mining, programming and scripting languages, format conversion and editing protocols and tools, graphic design, relational databases, metadata schema, and open web standards. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and persuasively across scholarly and technology domains; experience applying research methodologies to solve scholarly problems; exceptional project management skills.

The successful candidates will each have a portfolio of technology-rich projects and will demonstrate enthusiasm for exploring new technologies and seeking opportunities to share their knowledge with others. S/he will bring an ability and mindset to develop new skills and integrate them as technologies evolve.

To apply, submit a resume, a cover letter outlining your qualifications for the position, and contact information for three professional references.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, nation origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected status.  To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office of Institutional Diversity at

In order to be considered as an official applicant, please note that it is necessary to apply directly online at our site:


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