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Course Reserves and ILL Assistant

The Course Reserves and ILL Assistant processes materials for course reserves, assists in fulfilling inter-library loan requests and provides general circulation services at the O'Neill Library Circulation Desk. The Assistant works Tuesday - Friday 7:30-3:30 and Saturdays 8:45 – 4:45. This is a 12 month/year permanent position.

The Assistant, as part of the Course Reserves working group, performs all phases of processing required to make course reserves readings available to the students - online and in paper. Duties associated include communicating with Faculty about the status of their reserve requests, which include providing estimates on processing time, explaining copyright regulations, tracking reserves currently in process, locating articles in online databases, scanning book chapters, and processing physical items and adding them to reading lists.

The assistant is also part of the Interlibrary Loan work group that obtains materials not owned by BC for members if the BC community. Duties associated include verifying citation received from BC users by utilizing BC Library databases, ordering materials via OCLC, Rapid and Docline, communicating with users about the status of their requests, and processing materials received from other libraries and making them available to members of the BC community.

Lastly as a member of the Access Services department, the assistant will also work at the O'Neill circulation desk. Tasks associated include charging and discharging library materials, instructing users in navigating the course reserves database to find material on reserve for their courses; helping patrons find and identify materials online as well as in the book stacks; interpreting library policies and explaining services to users.


Bachelor’s degree preferred, 1 - 2 years’ experience with course reserves or interlibrary loan and familiarity with library organizations, cataloging and classifications.


Associate University Librarian for Digital Initiatives & Services

The successful candidate has the opportunity to build out our digital program in collaboration with the library, faculty and other campus partners. We have already launched several important projects, but the challenge lies in leading the way from the project-based environment to a sustainable program. We are deeply committed to furthering our digital initiatives and are looking for someone with relevant experience and comfortable in taking an entrepreneurial approach to exploring and trying creative approaches to digital library work. We will commit necessary resources to ensure the success of the Boston College Libraries’ digital future. Our motto in the BC Libraries is “value beyond discovery” and we see our current and emerging digital projects and eventual program as critical to establishing that value.

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