Seven Library Positions – Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Silver Spring, MD
Salary Range: $128,082.00 to $160,300.00 / Per Year

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


As a Supervisory Librarian, you will perform the following duties:

Supervise the development and maintenance of physical and virtual libraries; ensure library services are provided efficiently to the NOAA staff; assess service requirements and prioritize for future resource allocations; assess operations for effectiveness, reduce duplicative efforts, and identify and implement improvements as required.
Supervise the Division Contract Officer Representatives (CORs) certification; coordinate the development and award of new division support contracts; and oversee existing division support and IT support contracts. Ensure division CORs and purchasing personnel process, validate and submit contract invoices for payments within required time limits.
Supervise the Division Property Custodians and establish proper accountability for the custodial area by working with the Property Accountability Office to review and approve lost, stolen, or destroyed property reports.
Give presentations regarding library services to NOAA staff and outside groups as well as participate in projects and workshops with federal agencies, national committees, and organizations.
Provide leadership by completing special programs and joint projects with other NOAA offices, interagency, and international institutions in support of the NOAA mission, goals, and objectives.
Execute supervisory practices in compliance with Federal guidance for Time and Attendance, administration of leave, awards, recognition, employee development, work accountability, recruitment, retention, and development strategies are applied in hiring and retaining qualified employees.

Allie Kemp
Phone: 703-995-9643

Position: Library Associate
Location: Special Collections and University Archives, Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library

Originally posted to the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a Library Associate to assist in processing and managing its archival and special collections. This position works as
part of the team that cares for, manages, and promotes Towson University’s archives and special collections by arranging, describing, preserving, and providing
access to records of enduring value.

Responsibilities: Inventories, arranges, and re-houses archival collections according to departmental procedures and archival best practices; develops finding aids
and other descriptive tools;, provides customer service and assists researchers in accessing and using materials in person and virtually; and participates in marketing
and outreach activities for the department .

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree; 2 years related experience to include arranging, describing, preserving, and digitizing archival and special collections materials,
or other relevant experience that would provide similar skills and knowledge. Highly preferred experience in an academic library or archives environment; experience
working with ArchivesSpace, CONTENTdm, or similar digital collections software, and ability to do independent research. A Criminal Background Investigation is
required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Salary: Competitive salary and full university benefits that include excellent health, life insurance and retirement plans; tuition remission; and 22 days of annual leave,
14 days holiday, personal and sick days.

To Apply: Please fully complete the online application and upload one document containing a cover letter and resume. This position will be posted for a minimum of 14 days.

Position: MLS Program Coordinator

Location: University of Maryland’s iSchool

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The College of Information Studies (Maryland’s iSchool) is seeking a full‐time Program Coordinator for the Master of Library Science (MLS) Program. The Program Coordinator will report to the MLS Program Director, Director of Academic Programs, and others to ensure appropriate management of the MLS degree program.


Manage day-to-day operations for a graduate program of 200+ students.
Coordinate and support the MLS Program Committee.

Maintain longitudinal program assessments, including learning outcomes, current MLS student and alumni satisfaction surveys, and annual alumni job placement survey.

Prepare biennial Graduate Outcomes Assessment reports for submission to the Graduate School.

Assist the MLS Program Director and college staff in preparing and submitting ALA accreditation materials including: the biennial narrative report, annual statistical report, and comprehensive program presentation for the reaccreditation process (2018-19).

Manage and maintain MLS areas of the iSchool website and program blog ( Other duties as assigned.

Student Support:

Assist Student Services Coordinator and other iSchool staff in the planning of the iSchool orientation.

Work with Student Services staff to advise MLS graduate students on academic progress. Revise and create advising tools.

Manage and deliver Career Focus programming.

Assist in the field study placement process, which includes maintaining and expanding a database of locations, needs, and student information.


Assist the Recruitment Coordinator in designing and implementing recruitment strategies. Participate in recruitment activities as needed.

Coordinate the MLS graduate admissions process including evaluating applications and recommending admissions actions to faculty.

Curriculum/Strategic Directions:

Strategize and implement outcomes identified from the Re-envisioning the MLS initiative.

Work with faculty to document and develop iSchool curriculum, which reflects current professional practices and future directions.


Candidates for this position will ideally have:

Possess a MLS (or equivalent) degree from an ALA accredited program OR master’s in a related field OR a bachelor’s plus 2 years of relevant experience.

Strong oral, written and communication skills.

Experience working with diverse populations including students, faculty, staff, campus administrators and the public. Skill to listen and advise diverse personalities using independent and mature judgment.

Previous project management skills.

Ability to travel periodically and represent the MLS program and iSchool at events.

Demonstrated skill in interpreting academic material and adapting it for oral presentation and in a wide variety of written materials.


Familiarity with the University of Maryland systems and processes.

Knowledge of services and resources available to graduate students through other UMCP campus departments and agencies, with the ability and initiative to make appropriate referrals.

Knowledge of and experience in higher education administration. A Degree or related work experience in educational administration, educational psychology, education, counseling, or psychology.

Application Requirements

Cover Letter
3 References

Please apply at:

Position: Online Learning Librarian
Location: Loyola / Notre Dame Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, and experienced librarian to join our Research & Instruction Department. The Online Learning Librarian will provide leadership and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs.

The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to build, position, and assess online tutorials and embed library materials into courses to support the information gathering needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Position Responsibilities:

Create and implement an innovative and effective program of online instruction including the development and assessment of a broad range of teaching and learning objects including but not limited to web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides, and web sites fully integrating e-learning into the course management system and the curricula in support of the Library’s research, teaching and learning program.
Proactively seek faculty partners to integrate information literacy instruction into academic programs.
Provide library research instruction to on campus and off-site students incorporating active learning into both in-person and online experiences.
Work closely with other units on the two campuses (Loyola University of Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University), to provide services to graduate students, including technology services and online program support, to integrate library materials with course management software.
Investigate and implement enhancements to services for distance students.
Provide general reference service (some evenings and weekends required).
Act as a liaison to academic departments performing collection development and outreach to faculty.
Participate in other departmental and library-wide initiatives.

Required Qualifications:

ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science;
Two or more years of instruction experience;
Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in online education;
Demonstrated knowledge of online course management software;
Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
Demonstrated leadership skills;
Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

Working knowledge of or grounding in online learning theory;
Working knowledge of tutorial software (Captivate, Camtasia);
Coursework or degree in instructional technology design;
Familiarity with course management software, tutorial editing, experience with video conferencing software;
Working knowledge of open-source technologies, web design, or instructional design.

About the Library:

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is one of two independent academic libraries in the United States. Situated between two adjoining campuses (Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University) in a residential area of northern Baltimore City, the Library serves a total population of 7,474 FTE including 5,516 FTE at Loyola University Maryland, recognized for excellence in teaching and learning, and 1,958 FTE at Notre Dame of Maryland University, a leader in education of women.

The Library offers an excellent benefit package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA‐CREF retirement. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check.

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Online Learning Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator:

Position: Multiple

Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Harford County Public Library is celebrating 70 years of progressive and innovative library service and has been the recipient of The Daily Record’s Innovator of the Year Award 3 years in a row and 7-time Library Journal Star Library. HCPL has eleven branches, one administrative office and two outreach vehicles serving over 181,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of over 3.8 million. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community. HCPL is looking to fill several key positions:

Vacancy #16-39 , Digital Resource Cataloger, Administrative Office

Performs cataloging duties at the professional librarian level, with primary responsibilities to include maintaining bibliographic records for the library’s digital products. Assists the head cataloger or may lead with system reports and special projects. Assists head cataloger with authority control and maintenance of bibliographic records. Trains staff, when appropriate, on cataloging related issues and assists staff with cataloging related questions. Performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Vacancy #16-40, Assistant Branch Manager, Edgewood Branch

Responsible for assisting with managing the operations, activities, and staff of the branch; directly supervises hourly reference staff, including reference substitutes and volunteers as assigned; oversees the training of reference staff; provides reference, collection and reader’s advisory services to the public in all service areas; works on reference desk as required. Performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Vacancy #16-41, Librarian – Children’s Services, Aberdeen Branch

Provides a variety of professional services to customers to include reference, reader’s advisory, computer instruction, training, programming/community outreach, collection development and a variety of related tasks. Works collaboratively with department staff in a team approach to public service; oversees, plans and implements children programs; and works on reference desk as required. Performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Come help us continue the excitement in Harford County. Applications for these positions are completed and accepted via online submission only. Visit to review full vacancy announcement and requirements and how to apply, under Library Jobs tab. PLEASE NOTE: The application cannot be saved and returned to at a later time. The application must be completed in its entirety prior to submitting. A resume is required for these positions; however, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of the online employment application. Do not state “refer to resume” on the application. HCPL is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an EOE.