Librarian III, Children’s Services, Bowie, MD

Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
Employment Opportunity Announcement

Do you have at least three (3) years of professional public library experience that includes prior supervisory experience? Do you enjoy working with children? Bring your creativity and love of Children’s Services to our team! The Bowie Branch is in need of an organized professional to supervise the Children’s Services department. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all salaried staff. And we offer exceptional training opportunities for staff throughout their entire career with the Library.

Position Title: Librarian III – Children’s Services

Location: Bowie Branch, 15210 Annapolis Road, Bowie, Maryland 20715

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

Salary: $47,069 and a generous benefits package.

To Apply:  Please submit a Library Employment Application, resume and cover letter to or PGCMLS, Attn: Human Resources, 6532 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782.  Priority consideration given to applications received before 5 pm on Friday, November 29, 2013.  Library Employment Applications can be downloaded from the PGCMLS website, under the ABOUT US tab. 

Examples of Duties: Plans, organizes, coordinates and supervises the work of the Children’s department. Provides quality reference and readers’ advisory services. Promotes library services and collection usage. Initiates and maintains local community contacts. Reads and reviews materials; develops, evaluates and maintains Children’s collection to meet community information and recreation requirements. Schedules, trains and evaluates personnel. Plans and presents story hours, book talks and programs for the public; plans and arranges displays. Compiles materials lists; maintains files and indexes. Works in various departments or branches other than where regularly assigned. Collects, maintains and evaluates data relating to Children’s Services, branch performance and program effectiveness. Keeps informed of professional developments in library service. Attends professional meetings, workshops and conferences and serves on committees as requested or assigned. Assumes the duties of a senior staff member upon request. 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 three (3) years of professional experience that includes three (3) years of supervisory experience. Knowledge of characteristics of the service area assigned and customer interests and needs. Considerable knowledge of library policies, practices, goals and objectives. Knowledge of community organizations, agencies, and resources. Considerable knowledge of both the collection currently held by the Library System and that available outside the System. Knowledge of sources and tools offering assistance in the selection of appropriate age-level materials. Skill in program development and delivery. Ability to take professional initiative and effectively direct the activities of the unit assigned. Ability to supervise staff, including planning, scheduling, training and evaluating staff. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse staff, community organizations and customers. Ability to maintain records, develop reports in a clear and orderly manner and make succinct oral presentations. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Work involves extensive standing, walking, reaching, stooping, bending, lifting and moving objects and use of computer and telephone.

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

Union Status: Unit One

Refer to our main Employment Opportunity Announcement page for more information on applying for salaried positions.



Thank you,

Juakeita Norman

Human Resources Specialist- Staffing

Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS)

6532 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782

V: 301.699.3500 x230

F: 301.927.6516


Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

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