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E-Scholarship Repository Librarian, Boston College, Boston, MA

As part of the Boston College Libraries team of librarians, the E-Scholarship Repository Librarian works to make academic research produced at Boston College visible and available to anyone, throughout the world, free of charge. Reporting to the Head, Scholarly Communication & Research Services, the E-Scholarship Repository Librarian maintains, promotes and enhances our eScholarship@BC repository and participates in other library publishing ventures. The Librarian explores new directions and tools to improve our repository services and to support open access. The Librarian supervises the work of the Digital Publishing Assistant.

The E-Scholarship Repository Librarian is the primary administrator of an active and essential Electronic Theses and Dissertations (ETDs) deposit program. The Librarian conducts outreach and establishes working relationships with graduate program directors across the University regarding ETD deposit policies and processes. She/he develops content and conducts workshops, physical and virtual, to instruct student degree candidates about the ETD program. This Librarian takes a lead role in developing new interfaces and services for students and in communicating policies for ETDs.

The E-Scholarship Repository Librarian works with the faculty, Research Centers, and the subject liaison librarians to collect scholarly materials for eScholarship@BC and creates and directs the publications deposit and display features of the repository. This Librarian collaborates with other departments, including Digital Initiatives, Library Systems, Digital Scholarship and Scholarly Communication, to help shape a continuously evolving and responsive organization


  • Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent graduate degree 
  • 2 years post MLS experience, preferably in an academic library setting
  • Detailed knowledge of copyright, fair use and open access
  • Proficiency with web authoring tools and other web and database applications 
  • Working knowledge of library metadata standards (familiarity with MODS preferred) 
  • Experience with open source repository software (Fedora preferred)
  • Experience with, or ability to learn, XSLT and other scripting languages 
  • Project management skills 
  • Familiarity with a CMS such as Drupal preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred

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