Librarian II, Special Collection, Sojourner Truth, Prince George’s County MD Oxon Hill Branch

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System is in need of a professional librarian interested in managing an African American collection. This individual must have at least two years professional library experience that includes prior supervisory experience, outstanding organizational skills, and the dedication to provide high quality customer service to a diverse community. Bring your enjoyment and commitment to community service to our team! We offer a casual, but professional work environment and a great comprehensive benefits package.

Position Title: Librarian II – Special Collection, Sojourner Truth

Location: Oxon Hill Branch, 6200 Oxon Hill Road, Oxon Hill, MD 20745

Hours: Full-time (40 hours/week). Schedule includes a combination of daytime, evening and Saturday hours.

Salary: $43,583 and a generous benefits package

To Apply: You must submit a Library Employment Application to HR@pgcmls.info or PGCMLS, Attn: Human Resources, 6532 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782. Please refer to the location of this position when applying. Priority consideration given to applications received before 5 pm on Friday, October 4, 2013.  Library Employment Applications can be downloaded from the PGCMLS website, www.pgcmls.info

Examples of Duties: Manage, maintain and promote special collection (Sojourner Truth) May prepare and maintain a budget for special collection. Promotes library services and special collection usage.  Assists with Systemwide programming relating to African American history and culture. Provides quality reference and readers’ advisory services.  Participates in the selection, development, evaluation and maintenance of materials to meet community information and recreation requirements; reads and reviews materials and identifies replacement needs. Plans and arranges displays. Collect, maintain and evaluate statistics relating to age-level or branch performance and program effectiveness. Train, supervise and evaluate staff in supervisory line.  Plan and present programs and book talks for schools, community agencies and other groups; Compiles bibliographies; maintains files and indexes.  Works in various departments or branches other than where regularly assigned.  Keeps informed of professional developments in library service.  Attends professional meetings, workshops and conferences and serves on committees.  Assumes the duties of a senior staff member upon request.  Initiates and maintains local community contacts. Performs circulation tasks when required.  Performs other duties or responsibilities that are related to the position.

Qualifications/Requirements: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program and two (2) years of professional library experience; completion of, or current participation in, the Library’s professional basic supervisory training course or previous supervisory experience.  Two (2) years of experience as a Library Associate may be substituted for one (1) year of experience as a Librarian.  Background in African American resources and customer interests and needs. Understanding of the Library System’s policies, practices, goals and objectives. Knowledge of community organizations, agencies and resources.  Skill in program development and delivery and fundraising. Ability to effectively supervise, including planning, scheduling, training and evaluating staff.  Demonstrated ability to deal tactfully and efficiently with a diverse public, community organizations and staff. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.  Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment. Work involves extensive standing; walking;  reaching, stooping, bending, grasping and moving objects; and use of computer, telephone and other office equipment.

Necessary Special Requirement: Professional Public Librarian Certification in the State of Maryland.

Union Status: Unit One