The John J. Burns Library is seeking a flexible and productive Special Collections cataloging assistant to contribute highly accurate records to the library catalog. The incumbent will facilitate access to the Library's growing collections of more than 200,000 rare and modern printed volumes and extensive holdings of audio-visual materials, maps, and other graphical works on paper through the creation of copy and complex-copy MARC records in compliance with RDA and local best practices. The incumbent will also participate in backlog reduction and metadata remediation initiatives
The ideal candidate is highly detail-oriented and interested in providing access to special collections materials through the creation and maintenance of metadata. A bachelor's degree is preferred, and significant experience creating copy catalog records in an academic or special collections library is highly desirable. Experience or coursework in special collections librarianship, metadata creation and management or monographic cataloging is desirable.
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both tea...ching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.