Two Library Positions – Maryland

Title: Collection Development Services Technician, Beneficial-Hodson Library, Hood College
Requisition Number: 15-0039
Post Date: 9/4/2015
Location: Frederick, MD

Position originally posted to Maryland Library Association listserv.


Under the direction of the Archivist/CDS Acquisitions Manager, the part-time incumbent acts as an integral part of the Beneficial-Hodson Library staff to promote the effective operation of the Library’s acquisitions functions. Performs specialized technical and clerical acquisitions duties in acquisitions and serials including book ordering and serials check-in. This position requires the ability to set priorities, to utilize strong organizational skills, to consistently apply a keen eye for detail, and to successfully complete sometimes repetitive tasks. The incumbent may be asked to supervise student workers. This is an 18-hour-per-week permanent appointment, which will be worked during a schedule that coincides with regular daytime Library hours, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. The hourly rate is $12.00.

Education and/or Experience: Associates degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Bachelor’s degree preferred. One to two years library/acquisitions work strongly preferred.

Technology Skills: Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite such as Word, Excel, Access, etc. and familiarity with email and Internet software for IBM or compatible equipment required; strong organizational skills with attention to detail. Experience with acquisitions module of an Integrated Library System highly desirable.

To Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to apply on-line via our electronic application which requires submission of a cover letter, résumé and three professional references. The electronic application link is found at the end of the posted job description—see*8C0C75F7D68BBCD4

on the lower right hand side, “Apply On-line.” If you need assistance with the on-line application process, please email or call (301) 696-3592.

Hood College is committed to diversity in its faculty and staff and subscribes to a policy of hiring only individuals legally eligible to work in the United States. Hood College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, disability, religion, or age in recruitment, admission and access to, or treatment, or employment in its programs, services, benefits, or activities as required by applicable laws including Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and complies with the law regarding reasonable accommodation for disabled applicants and students. Inquiries about discrimination or reasonable accommodation should be referred to the Title IX and Section 504 Coordinator at Alumnae Hall, 401 Rosemont Avenue, Frederick, MD. 21701 (AD 312), (301) 696-3592. For complete information on Hood College’s nondiscrimination policy, please visit An Equal Opportunity Employer/M/F/Vet/Disability.

Position: Assistant Director
Location: Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, Maryland
Salary: $115,000 to $130,000
Status: Full-time
Posted: 09/04/15
Deadline: 09/30/15

Originally posted to ALA Joblist. See full vacancy announcement at ALA Joblist:

Assistant Director

This position is one of two Assistant Directors at BCPL, who work together and share the oversight of 19 branches and 8 departments. BCPL seeks a strong and visionary “Level 5” leader who can manage public service and support operations, help create and communicate a compelling vision for BCPL, and engage and empower staff to develop services and programs that support strategic directions.

BCPL’s service area includes over 800,000 residents in the county region that surrounds the city of Baltimore. This is an opportune time to join BCPL’s leadership team, where the “Give ‘Em What They Want” service philosophy revolutionized libraries in the 1980’s. BCPL is launching its newly created strategic plan, “Give ‘Em What They Want… for the 21st Century”. To accomplish our ambitious goals, we value staff who are enthusiastic, open-minded, forward-thinking, tenacious, and mindful, who excel both independently and collaboratively. If you are an experienced leader who is passionate about public library service and the future direction of libraries, please apply.

REQUIREMENTS: MLS from an ALA-accredited school. Comprehensive knowledge of public library management through 10 years of varied and progressively increasing responsibility and supervision in a large public library. Skills: Curiosity, innovation, and passion for libraries; systems and global thinking; project management; problem-solving and process/data analysis; government and community relations; budget/finance; change management and organizational development; communication; ethics and trustworthy leadership.

SALARY: $115,000 – 130,000, commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.

TO APPLY: Email your cover letter and resume as one PDF document to Include a separate PDF document listing three professional references and your salary history. Clearly indicate the job title Assistant Director in the subject line of your email. Documents must be received by September 30, 2015. Vacancy #: 2016-014

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