Head of Access Services and Collections Maintenance, Boston College, Chestnut Hill MA


*Master's degree in Library Science
*Minimum 7 years of post MLS experience

*3+ years of managerial experience
Position Details Department: 060021 - O'Neill Library
Position: 00001471 - Head Librarian, Access Services & Collection Maintenance
Grade or Band: 3RD
Job Description The Boston College Libraries seek an innovative and collaborative Head Librarian for Access Services and Collections Maintenance in the Thomas P. O'Neill Library.  Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Instruction, Access and User Engagement, the Head of Access Services and Collection Maintenance provides leadership, coordination, resource management, strategic planning and staff supervision for Access Services in the O'Neill Library. The Head cultivates a forward-looking, collaborative environment and sets high user-centered service standards. Working with other public service managers, the Head coordinates access services across all Boston College libraries. The Head is expected to collect and analyze use statistics, prepare reports, and make recommendations for access services and public spaces.  The Head Librarian must be able to anticipate needs and take risks in the development of a strong service model.

Essential responsibilities include:
*Directing the work of staff for interlibrary loan, circulation, course reserves, and stacks maintenance
*Participating in library-wide policy-making and in the development and evaluation of services
*Leading discussions about new service
*Providing leadership and coordinating access services and policies across all university libraries
*Developing systems and training programs related to circulation, course reserves and public service interfaces
*Shaping the strategic direction for the off-campus shelving, circulation and collaborative lending and borrowing for the O'Neill collections
*Representing Boston College in consortia activities
*Intervening when necessary to maintain a supportive approach when resolving user disputes and interpreting policies
*Promoting the security of collections and the safety of staff and users


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