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Law Library Assistant, Boston College Law Library, Newton Centre, MA

The Law Library Assistant handles a wide range of library activities in a highly automated and computerized environment. 


The responsibilities for this position include:

  • Providing assistance to patrons at the Library's Information Desk
  • Including answering basic reference questions
  • Managing the University's print management system, Pharos
  • Participating in Law Library marketing and social media
  • Computer lab management
  • Shelving and stack maintenance
  • Loose-leaf and microfiche filing
  • Assisting users with microform, scanning, and audiovisual equipment
  • Opening, sorting and distributing library mail  

Other duties include night and/or weekend supervisory responsibilities (one evening per week; two to three Saturdays per semester) which include opening and/or closing the Library building.

The position also entails utilizing the Library's integrated online system for technical processing duties including cataloging, invoicing, serials check-in and other processing operations.

Additional responsibilities assigned to law library assistants typically include one or more of the following:

  • Bindery operations
  • Course reserves processing
  • Microform processing
  • Government documents processing
  • Interlibrary loan/document delivery
  • Processing of added volumes
  • Support activities relating to collection development and acquisitions
  • Editing and updating Library web pages
  • Assistance in managing faculty publications initiatives
  • Supporting the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication Librarian in various projects


This is a full-time 35 hour per week position.  During the academic year hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. four days per week, with a weekly evening shift from 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., and two to three Saturday shifts per semester.  During the summer, hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.



  • College degree strongly preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work with complex library materials
  • High degree of flexibility to handle changing priorities and schedules
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Willingness to take initiative
  • Well-developed computer skills and familiarity with integrated library systems, preferably Alma
  • Web publishing experience preferred
  • Library experience preferred


Salary Range:

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $37,200 to $46,500; 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.


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 any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status.  To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at


How to Apply:

To apply online please visit the Boston College Human Resources Job Opportunities website at: and follow the link for Regular Staff Position Openings.  Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume electronically (as a PDF or MS Word document).  Boston College also accepts resumes and cover letters through US Mail at Boston College, Department of Human Resources, 129 Lake Street. Room 110, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA  02467. Please be sure to reference Job Requisition 2639 in your correspondence.

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