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Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian, Boston College, Boston, MA

Boston College seeks a knowledgeable and innovative individual for the position of Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian. The successful candidate, under the supervision of Head of Resource Acquisition & Management, establishes and maintains online access to licensed and open access electronic resources. This position works closely with vendors and other library staff to provide quality control of e-resources links and knowledge bases, and ensures consistent access to library electronic holdings across multiple discovery and access platforms.


  • Focus on establishing and maintaining online access to electronic resources licensed by Boston College Library and open access resources
  • Collaborate with Electronic Resources Librarian, Resource Acquisitions Librarian and other library staff to ensure the smooth development and implementation of electronic resources workflows
  • Participate in planning and implementing new services, and supporting and improving existing services
  • Responsible for ensuring consistency in service quality, best practices, and procedures     
  • Work as a team member to resolve problem reports and ensure patron access to electronic resources is not interrupted
  • Serve on committees related to e-resources access, discovery and delivery, identifying workflows and ensuring that action items are brought to the attention of appropriate technical services staff
  • Serve on the Budget Group and the Finance Group, developing reports and analysis of financial data as well as providing supports for budget management and planning
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to e‐resources 
  • Play an active role in e‐resource related projects and initiatives as assigned


  • MLS or Master's degree in Information Science required.
  • 3 years of library technical services experience required, preferably in an academic library 
  • Experience with supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities
  • Experience with discovery systems, link resolvers, and proxy server configurations
  • Experience with collections and budget analysis 
  • Experience with usability testing
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across departments and with partner institutions
  • Understanding of database issues, and the interoperability needs to support Alma and Primo
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis, including producing reports and communicating findings
  • Familiarity with metadata and cataloging rules for serials and electronic resources
  • Requires a thorough understanding of electronic resources, including awareness of issues of vendors, consortia, packages, aggregators, platforms, licensing, pricing models, and financial and statistical management needs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


Salary Range: $58,450 to $73,050; salary commensurate with relevant experience.

About Boston College: 

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

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