University Librarian

at Boston University (view profile)
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Date Posted December 6, 2017
Category Academic
Job Type Full-time


Boston University Libraries seeks a transformational leader who will re-envision a 21st century hybrid library with an advanced capacity to support research teaching and learning across geographic, language, and disciplinary borders, leveraging innovations in digital and information technology. S/he will lead BU’s Mugar Memorial Library and branches (currently African Studies, Astronomy, Music, , Science and Engineering, Stone Science, Pickering Educational Resources, and the Frederick S. Pardee Management Library) in collaboration with the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries, the School of Theology Library, the Alumni Medical Library, and the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center to achieve this goal. The University Librarian will lead the ongoing development of the vision and goals of the Library, integrate the plans of the Library with those of the University, and effectively communicate the vision and goals both within and beyond BU.

The successful candidate will be nationally and/or internationally recognized with demonstrated organizational leadership and substantial professional experience in library management.  S/he shares BU’s global perspective and has the capacity to play a prominent role in shaping the landscape of scholarly resources and support at BU, working across the university. The Librarian will have a strong commitment to open access and innovative approaches to the enablement and preservation of scholarly work in the digital age. S/he will show the ability to develop the library into a nimble instrument capable of serving the broad range of research, teaching and learning interests at BU, including reshaping the physical space of the library in support of current and emerging learning and research activities. The Librarian will form partnerships and help to garner resources in support of this vision.


This position reports directly to the Boston University Provost.

Exceptional candidates are encouraged to submit a confidential letter of interest and CV or resume to:

University Librarian Search Advisory Committee

c/o Tracy Schroeder, Vice President, Information Services & Technology
Office of the University Provost
One Silber Way
Boston, Massachusetts 02215

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