Are you a Boston College graduate student with an interest in open access digital publishing? See the announcement below for a new opportunity!


The Boston College Libraries are seeking a BC graduate student interested in publishing to develop documentation and educational materials for the Libraries’ digital publishing platform. If selected for this project, you will develop technical expertise while learning about publishing practices and workflows.

You will work with the Libraries’ Digital Scholarship Group to support the migration of our digital journals to the Open Journal Systems (OJS) 3 platform. Working with the Scholarly Communication Librarian and the Digital Publishing Specialist, you will create walkthroughs, slidedecks, and other documentation for journal editors. You may also have the opportunity to create outreach materials to help promote the publishing program.

An ideal candidate will demonstrate interest and ability in learning and applying new technologies, as well as an interest in open access publishing. No computer programming skills are required, but a basic knowledge of HTML and CSS, as well as common workflows in content management systems, will be helpful, but training will be provided. The stipend for this work is $1,750, and it is expected that candidate will invest up to 100 hours of time into the project overall. The project timeframe is flexible depending on the candidate’s availability, but will need to be completed no later than May 2019.

To apply, please send a one-page statement outlining your interest and relevant background, skills and learning goals by December 21, 2018, to Sarah Melton (sarah.melton@bc.edu).