Six Library Positions – Maryland

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Hagerstown Community College – Hagerstown, MD
Job Status: Temporary, Part-time, Non-exempt
Salary Range: $22.10 per hour
Position Available:October 2015

Originally posted on UMD iSchool listserv.

Education and experience – Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution. A minimum of two years reference experience in an academic or comparable library environment. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Familiarity with a community college environment.

Skills and abilities – High level of expertise in reference services and use of online resources. Demonstratively strong customer service skills and ability to work with a variety of people including students, faculty, staff and the general public. Strong presentation/teaching skills. Proficiency in oral and written communication. Ability to use varying styles, approaches, skills and techniques that reflect an understanding and acceptance of the role of culture in a diverse, multi-cultural workplace.

Duties Document:
Reference Librarian

Application Information:

To apply for this position, complete the on-line employment application. Title of position and requisition number (req. #) must be referenced in application materials. Attach a letter of application, a full resume including all educational qualifications and work experience with clear delineation of full- and part-time employment (length of service, job titles, and duties) and three letters of reference. Materials may also be submitted by email to or send to: Human Resources Office, Hagerstown Community College, 11400 Robinwood Drive, Hagerstown, Maryland 21742-6590.

Application Deadline:
This position is considered open until filled. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled and considered closed.

Position: Library Services Specialist

Department: Health Sciences/Human Services Library Inf/Instruct Services
Schedule: Full-time, regular with benefits
Shift: Day shift
Hours: Department Specific
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Non-Exempt
Salary Range: $34,788-$37,500
Posting Date: 10/30/15
Filing Deadline: 11/13/15

Originally posted on UMD iSchool listserv. Full vacancy announcement available at:

Under general supervision, the Library Services Specialist provides high quality reference and research support in person, by phone, via email and chat service. S/he provides users with information and guidance in finding and retrieving library information resources. S/he answers questions and provides one-on-one instruction to users in conducting library research; searching online databases; and using technologies, tools and strategies to create, seek, use and manage information. The Library Services Specialist reports to the Reserve Coordinator and is responsible for processing course reserve submissions, ensuring completeness and accuracy in the Library’s course reserve system. This position may be required to work evenings and weekends.

Functional Title: Coordinator (Special Ag Programs)
Location: National Agriculture Library – Belstville, MD

Originally posted to UMD iSchool listserv. Full vacancy announcement available at University of Maryland website:

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The position includes managing digital repository projects and materials, facilitating the transfer of digital materials to the NAL collection, metadata creation and management, and selecting materials from digitized content for inclusion in sustainable agriculture focused collections. These materials will then become widely available on the internet as easily downloadable PDF documents, searchable text files and page image files. Sustainable agriculture practitioners and researchers will have access to these publications and utilize the information to build on research by former researchers. The goal is to help stimulate new ideas and avoid duplicating research as to allow growers and researchers the capability to enhance prior work done by researchers.

Minimum Qualifications:

The Librarian must have have an ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science. Experience searching bibliographic databases and using the Web to locate information; experience and knowledge of metadata creation; interest in environmental/agricultural issues and emerging information technology. Strong computer skills; ability to work independently, as well as a team member; the ability to manage several projects and activities simultaneously; commitment to high-quality customer service; written and oral communication skills are essential. Demonstrated knowledge of digital document creation and management; knowledge of current issues related to sustainable agriculture; knowledge of organic and sustainable agricultural organizations.


Experience using Word, Outlook, Database and related software, experience with digital document creation and management, experience or studies in agriculture (including general agriculture, agronomy, agroecology, natural resource conservation, biology, agricultural environmental science or policy work). Prefer experience in library reference work, hands-on farm experience; familiarity with database programs, Academic and/or practical background in sustainable agricultural systems and practices.

Position: Director of the Library
Location: Allegany College of Maryland

Originally posted on Maryland Library Association listserv.

Allegany College of Maryland is seeking a new Director of the Library. This position supervises the libraries at our three-campus institution with locations in western Maryland and southwestern Pennsylvania. Our main campus is situated in the scenic mountains of rural western Maryland, conveniently located only a couple hours’ drive from the Pittsburgh, PA and Baltimore, MD/Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas. The region offers a wealth of adventure sports activities year-round, as well as a robust arts community, rich industrial and transportation heritage, and an array of unique festivals and cultural events.

For complete information, please see the job posting at

The review of applications will begin on November 23.

Position: Librarian II, Fine Arts and Music
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library – Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on UMD iSchool listserv.


The Pratt Library is accepting applications for a Librarian II in the Fine Arts and Music Department.

The Librarian II will serve as assistant to the Fine Arts & Music Department Manager, and act as department manager in his/her absence. In coordination with the department manager, provide leadership, mentoring, and support to department staff; Answer reference questions, provide reader’s advisory help, and assist customers in person, electronically and by telephone.

Summary of Duties

The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring division.

Assign tasks and duties to staff as needed

Monitor and evaluate the progress of staff work

Recommend a work improvement plan when necessary

Chair department meetings when requested

Represent the department in manager’s meetings

Assist the Department Manager in developing initiatives for Strategic and Annual Plans for the State Library Resource Center (SLRC)

Serve on library committees

Interpret library rules and policies for customers

Minimum Qualifications

An MLS from an ALA accredited college or university is required for this position. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with automated systems and the Microsoft software suite is required.

Desired Qualifications

Subject area experience is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The candidate is expected to have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. The successful candidate will have the ability work in concert with the Department Manager, Library administrative staff, and the Chief of SLRC, and will be expected to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required.

Supplemental Information

Drug and Alcohol Testing

Those under final consideration for appointment will be required to submit to drug and alcohol testing.

Position of Trust

Those under final consideration for appointment will be required to authorize the release of and successfully complete a criminal conviction check.

Enoch Pratt Free Central Library Renovation

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is excited to announce a major renovation of the Central library to begin in 2015. The Central library will remain open throughout the renovation and continue to provide full patron services.

For more information, please click on the following link:

Position: Knowledge Manager
Location: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association – Rockville, MD
Posting Date: 10/27/2015
Location: Rockville, MD
Cluster/Team: Digital Communications Cluster
Coach: Digital Communications Director
Salary Range (Non-Negotiable): $64,758–$71,953
FLSA Exemption Status: Exempt

Originally posted on UMD iSchool listserv.


ASHA’s Knowledge Manager is the leader of organization-wide knowledge sharing, so that our expertise, information, and experience is shared inside and outside the organization with members, researchers, and stakeholders.


Consult with ASHA staff to help identify, organize, and make available ASHA’s knowledge resources and information (e.g., webpages, files, project lessons learned, and records). Resources will be made available via the website, intranet, association management system, and related systems.
Manage and administer public-facing and enterprise search tools. Consult with other ASHA units to optimize knowledge resources for search relevance.
Lead the development of custom search interfaces for specialized content (e.g., courses, ASHA products, academic programs, professionals).
Assist the Intranet Manager in leveraging and promoting Office 365 and SharePoint Online as critical knowledge management tools for ASHA.
Facilitate, schedule speakers for, and report on monthly Knowledge Exchange meeting open to all staff.
Learn about new advances, theories, and ideas in knowledge management, and brainstorm on implementation ideas with other stakeholders.


Knowledge Typically Acquired Through

Successful completion of a Master’s in Library Science or equivalent work experience

Scope and Depth of Technical Skills/Knowledge

Two to four years’ experience typically acquired through a position as a knowledge manager or a similar position
Administration of search engines, taxonomy, and content management systems
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft SharePoint and Office 365 tools
Advanced knowledge of public metadata and vocabulary standards (e.g.,, Dublin Core, Open Graph, etc.)
Advanced understanding of medical and academic scholarly publishing standards (e.g., CrossRef DOIs, MeSH taxonomy, etc.)

Scope and Depth of Non-Technical Skills/Knowledge

Ability to assume an office-wide leadership role in facilitating knowledge management
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to convey complex ideas in clear and understandable terms
Basic project management skills for interdisciplinary projects

Find out how to apply. Send a resume and cover letter to

EOE/minorities, women, persons with disabilities, veterans with disabilities and Vietnam veterans are encouraged to apply.