Head Librarian, Social Work Library, Boston College, Chestnut Hill MA

Requirements *    MLS from an ALA accredited school
*    Minimum 7 years of post-MLS experience
*    Undergraduate major or graduate degree in the social sciences preferred
*    Minimum 3 years of managerial experience preferred
*    Demonstrated knowledge and experience developing and managing collections
*    Experience in creating and providing library services and instruction
Position Details Department: 060081 - Social Work Library
Position: 00004675 - Head Librarian, Social Work Library
Grade or Band: 3RD
Job Description The Boston College Libraries seek an innovative and collaborative Head Librarian for the Social Work Library.  The Boston College Graduate School of Social Work is among the top ten schools of social work in the United States, with programs that incorporate and reflect the Jesuit goals of the university.  Five research centers and institutes along with nationally recognized faculty provide a research balance for a student-centered school focusing on innovative approaches to social issues.  To facilitate learning and research, the Graduate School of Social Work is fortunate to be one of only a dozen U.S. schools of social work to maintain its own Social Work Library.

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Instruction, Access and User Engagement, the Head Librarian of the Social Work Library is responsible for the overall planning, development, implementation and management of library services and collections.  The Head Librarian must be a hands-on leader, enthusiastically participating in the day to day work while also inspiring staff and users to seek creative library solutions that address the changing demands of the Graduate School of Social Work.  The Head Librarian must anticipate needs as yet unknown and take risks in order to reinvent the service model, as necessary.

Responsibilities
*    Manages overall SWL operations and facilities and represents SWL in meetings and events
*    Oversees and participates in provision of instruction, reference and circulation services
*    Creates strong relationships with faculty and administrators
*    Establishes collection development profiles and policies
*    Trains, manages, and supervises support and professional staff
*    Plans, prepares and implements outreach and marketing efforts
*    Assesses library services and collections
*    Serves on University Libraries and GSSW committees and task forces and other collaborative groups
*    Monitors SWL facilities to effect timely maintenance and improvements to the facility

 

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