[Archivesspace_Users_Group] Job Posting: Systems Librarian, Boston College

John Stephenson john.stephenson at bc.edu
Fri Jan 21 09:33:06 EST 2022

We are also accepting applications for the position of Systems Librarian
(or Administrator) in the department. The post is onsite in Chestnut Hill,
not far from downtown Boston, and is offered at the Associate, mid-, or
Senior level.

*John A Stephenson*
Library Systems Administrator

Boston College Libraries

Boston College Libraries is seeking a Systems Librarian
<https://bc.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/5692?c=bc> to
join our enthusiastic, collaborative, and supportive team. We’re looking
for someone who will enjoy solving interesting problems, experimenting with
new ideas, and advocating for user needs.

As a Systems Librarian, you will:


   Collaborate with partners from across campus to research and implement
   practical, usable solutions to library needs

   Support and maintain library applications using a broad range of

   Discover and advocate for the needs of students, faculty, and staff

   Contribute to the team’s documentation, support, and maintenance

   Report to the Head of Library Systems and Applications

You’ll love this role if you are passionate about library technology and
are fascinated by the unique challenges of searching and using library
collections online. You’ll work closely with colleagues across the library
and university, including research librarians, metadata specialists, and

Boston College Libraries operate in accordance with our Equity, Diversity,
and Inclusion values statement (library.bc.edu/edi)
<https://libguides.bc.edu/edi>, 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.

This is an in person position on the Main Campus in Chestnut Hill, Ma.

Hiring range:

We’re looking to make the right addition to our team. Salary is
commensurate with your experience implementing Library systems in a
Linux/Unix environment. Regardless of your experience level, we’re
committed to supporting your growth in this role.


   Less than 3 years: Associate Systems Librarian - $57,850 - $72,300

   3-5 years: Systems Librarian - $67,100 - $83,850

   5 or more years: Senior Systems Librarian - $75,850 - $94,800

   Candidates without the MLS degree will have Systems Administrator for



   Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Library Science,
   Information Science, Computer Science, or related field preferred

   Occasional weekend or off-work hours are required to handle system
   outages and routine maintenance.

Additional Qualifications:

You will thrive in this role if you have some of these skills, abilities,
and experiences:


   You can effectively communicate technical concepts to a non-technical

   You have experience supporting and maintaining Integrated Library
   Systems, Library discovery and delivery systems and tools

   You have experience with project management

   You can configure and manage Linux web servers such as Apache, NGINX,
   and Tomcat

   You’re committed to documentation, including authoring README files, and
   updating wiki pages

   You have experience with collaborative version control such as Git

   You have experience participating in open-source projects, including bug
   reporting or contributing code

If you feel that you meet some but not all the requirements, don’t let a
confidence gap stop you from applying. Sometimes a list of qualifications
can miss the elements that would most strengthen our team; we value the
many different skills which make all of us unique.

To apply, please visit the Boston College Employment website:

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