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Head Librarian, School of Social Work #10666

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Boston College IntroductionBoston College is a leading national Jesuit, Catholic university, enrolling 14,700 students, 9,000 undergraduates and 4,900 graduate and professional students. Located six miles from downtown Boston, the University has 760 full-time faculty, 2,500 employees, an operating budget of $808 million, and an endowment of $1.6 billion.Job DescriptionThe 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 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 instructionClosing StatementBoston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.In order to be considered an official applicant, please note that it is necessary to apply directly online at our website: www.bc.edu/bcjobs.

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