Liaison Librarian



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Boston College IntroductionFounded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.

Job DescriptionBoston College Libraries seeks a Liaison Librarian for Economics and Political Science. Promising candidates will bring an innovative, energetic, and collaborative approach to their work and possess advanced subject knowledge and expertise. The Liaison Librarian will provide outstanding support in all areas to the Boston College Economics and Political Science departments, including collection development, digital scholarship and data, and teaching. Individuals with a background in Global Public Health, Marketing, or Government Documents may be offered opportunities for liaisonship leadership in the Libraries’ services in one or more of these areas. Reporting to the Head of Collections, Liaison Librarians work within a strategic cohort organization that fosters communication and support for instructional and research services and engagement with the Libraries’ digital scholarship program.

As the primary liaison to the Economics and Political Science departments, this position supports research and teaching needs by leading library collection development and management in relevant disciplines, offering outstanding research support, providing a cohesive library instruction program, and advising on digital scholarship and data-related initiatives. The Liaison Librarian consults with faculty on an ongoing basis formally and informally regarding their evolving research and teaching requirements and participates in faculty meetings, colloquia, and task forces as needed.

This position requires experience in selecting and managing scholarly materials, including research data, preferably for Social Sciences disciplines. The Liaison Librarian must demonstrate knowledge of sound selection practices, awareness of scholarly publishing issues, familiarity with the issues of format choice, and understanding of budgetary considerations for various material types. Demonstrated experience in using technology to advance research and teaching is preferred, as well as an understanding of the evolving digital scholarship trends and developments in higher education. The successful candidate must demonstrate evidence of a working style that combines initiative, collaboration, and leadership, and the ability to work effectively with diverse groups.

Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:

Senior Liaison, 5 years experience, MLS or MS, $68,100 – $85,150

Liaison Librarian, 2 years experience, MLS or MS, $ 61,650 – $77,050

Boston College Libraries operate in accordance with our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion values statement (,
which is central to our mission. We acknowledge historical, structural, and systemic injustices and are actively working to build a culture that recognizes, values, and empowers all people and provides space for discourse and growth. We expect applicants for this position to demonstrate a commitment to sustaining a respectful, accountable, and intentionally inclusive culture


ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science or an
degree in an appropriate subject discipline.

Closing Statement

Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:

  • Tuition remission for Employees
  • Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
  • Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Low-Cost Life Insurance
  • Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays Annually
  • Generous Sick and Vacation Pay
  • Additional benefits can be found on

Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19.  Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at

Boston College’s Notice of Nondiscrimination can be viewed at

Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

How to apply

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Boston College was founded by the Society of Jesus in 1863 and, with 3 teachers and 22 students, opened its doors on September 5, 1864. Through its first seven decades, it remained a small undergraduate institution, serving the sons of the Irish working class, and teaching theology and philosophy, Greek and Latin classics, and English and modern languages.