Head of Digital Production Services

at Boston College (view profile)
Location 140 Commonwealth Ave. Boston, MA 02467, Boston, MA, Massachusetts
Date Posted August 20, 2021
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time
Apply Here https://bc.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/5053?c=bc
Education Requirements Masters degree or equivalent
Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $77,750
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $97,200
Hourly or Salary? Salary
Twitter Handle @ONeillLibrary


Boston College Libraries is seeking a collaborative and innovative individual to lead our Digital Production Services unit. This role oversees the Library’s digitization program and digital content workflows, ensuring that Boston College’s unique content is accessible to researchers around the world. 

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Systems and Infrastructure, the Head of Digital Production Services supervises two full time library staff and oversees the operations of the Library’s digitization labs. The Head also oversees and performs complex repository ingest workflows for the library’s digital repositories, including the Institutional Repository (Islandora), Hathi Trust, and Internet Archive. This position provides strategy and vision for the future growth of digital collections and digital library infrastructure at Boston College.

You will love this role if you are passionate about digital collections, enjoy wrangling metadata, and like working with colleagues in many different roles, from researchers to web developers. 

Hiring range: $77,750 - 97,200

The struggle against racism, prejudice, stereotyping, and discrimination is central to the mission of the BC Libraries and rooted in the Jesuit tradition of social justice.  We are committed to our Mission and Values, and our Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement.  We expect finalists for this position to demonstrate a similar commitment to sustaining a culture that is respectful, accountable, and intentionally inclusive.  We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and strongly encourage people from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply.


This position requires a Masters degree in Library Science or related field 

You will thrive in this role with these additional skills, abilities, and experiences: 

  • Highly collaborative - demonstrated ability to work with colleagues across library departments
  • Experience supervising and/or mentoring colleagues; ability to hire and develop talented staff
  • Skilled at working with library data standards such as XML, XSLT, MODS, and Dublin Core
  • Familiarity with digital library repository technologies

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.