Boston College Introduction

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

Job Description

Boston College Libraries seek a Digital Library Applications Developer to develop and manage its repository infrastructure.  Current systems include Islandora for the institutional repository and Digitool for archival collections.  The libraries desire to be early adopters of Hydra-in-a-Box and anticipate development of staff and user interfaces for the ingest of complex digital objects.  Additional duties include managing the archival management system and developing workflows for the batch creation of digital archival objects.

Salary range $65,100 - $81,350



Applicants seeking to work in this dynamic environment committed to digital initiatives should possess demonstrated digital library development experience.  Systems administration, applied experience with metadata standards and protocols, experience with programming language required.  Experience with Ruby, SOLR, FedoraCommons preferred.  Minimum 2 years related work experience required.  ALA-accredited master’s degree preferred, or relevant combination of training and experience.

Closing Statement

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at
Betsy Post
Head Librarian, Digital Library Program
University Libraries
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
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