Five Library Positions – Maryland

Position: Director, Library and Learning Commons
Location: Howard Community College – Columbia, MD
Salary: $76,000.00 – $80,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available at the ALA Joblist website:

Director, Library and Learning Commons

The Director of the Library is responsible for the leadership and direction of all library operations, development and enhancement of collections and services and for budgeting and strategic planning for the library. Responsibilities include providing strategic library leadership and vision to ensure collections and services meet the needs of the community; establishing a working environment that encourages high performance, collaboration, innovation, and the delivery of exemplary user experiences; ensuring proper assessment methodologies are in place for responsible stewardship of resources and data-driven decision making; and partnering with the deans and faculty to position the library as an intellectual hub.

Position: Head Cataloger
Location: Baltimore County Public Library – Towson, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 11 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL as a full-time Head Cataloger.

Key Responsibilities

Recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates cataloging staff. Accurately assesses staff abilities. Develops staff strengths and coaches staff to improve performance.

Works in collaboration with the Technical Services Manager to set performance expectations and goals for cataloging staff.

Works in collaboration with the management team to ensure that high quality library services and resources are delivered to internal customers.

Performs all essential cataloging functions as determined by department and system needs.

Represents cataloging perspective in the department and to the system.

Performs additional related duties in order to meet the needs of the department, library and the system.

In the absence of the Technical Services Manager, assumes manager duties when necessary.

Models continuous learning and encourages and supports continuous staff development.

Actively supports teamwork and the policies and values of Baltimore County Public Library.

Education/Experience Requirements

MLS from an ALA accredited school.

Knowledge of cataloging and classification normally acquired through four years of public library experience.

One year of supervisory experience preferred.

Some knowledge of RDA (Resource Description and Access) implementation preferred.

Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully, verbally and in writing, with customers and staff at all times.

Ability to sit and to use a computer for extended periods of time.

Physical ability to bend, lift up to 25 lbs. and push/pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 185 lbs.

Post offer background check, drug screen and physical.

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes: four weeks of vacation, sick and personal leave, subsidized health care coverage, pension eligibility, and other valuable benefits. Annualized Salary Range: $56,677 – $75,983 commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Email your cover letter and resume as one PDF document to humres@bcpl.net. If you are an external candidate you must also include a separate document listing three professional references and your salary history. Clearly indicate the job title:

Head Cataloger in the subject line of your email.

Documents must be received no later than May 11, 2016. Vacancy #: 2016-070

Position: Web Services and Communications Librarian
Location: Montgomery College Libraries – Rockville Campus
Salary: $63,772.80 – $86,236.80 per annual

Online applications must be received by Thursday, May 19th 2016

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Montgomery College, Rockville Campus, has need for a full-time, Librarian II, #S03756, in the College Libraries. The normal work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Job Summary: This position provides user-centered, innovative and service-oriented leadership in the vision, development, planning, coordination, maintenance and evaluation of the Libraries web presence, with an emphasis on enhancing the user experience. This position manages the Libraries’ external communications and outreach/marketing efforts to ensure consistent and strategic branding and service and event promotion via multiple communications methods.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

· Serve as the Chair and lead the Libraries’ Web Services Committee.

· Utilize user-centered design focus, work closely with the E-Resources & Discovery Services Librarian and lead the Libraries’ Web Services Committee in the planning for current and future web development/technologies.

· Act as point person overseeing migration of Libraries website content to new College Content Management System.

· Establish and manage training program for Libraries employees to input and manage content on website for their functional areas.

· Collaborate with the E-Resources & Discovery Services Librarian to enhance and improve the Libraries’ discovery services environment through user testing, adherence to industry best practices and integration of new services.

· Create and charge a Libraries’ Marketing Committee.

· Serve as the Chair of Marketing Committee and work collaboratively with members from across the Libraries’ departments to create and implement a College wide marketing strategy for the Libraries.

· Produce and coordinate production of graphic and editorial copy for Libraries’ external communications, including service announcements, policy changes, events and programs.

· Design and edit external promotional and information materials with a focus on online methods.

· Coordinate creation of selected communications in print form.

· Work closely with the College Communications Office to create Libraries’ brand strategy including re-design of the Libraries logo and color scheme for implementation on the Libraries’ website and external communications.

· Coordinate the Libraries’ social media presence, including Facebook, Twitter and news blog.

· Coordinate production of an annual report of Library services.

· Maintain current awareness of web design and development practices in libraries, with an emphasis on enhancing user experience.

· Actively participate in local, national and international meetings and organizations that relate to web services, user experience and marketing and communications.

· Keep abreast of new trends and developments in the library field.

· Read professional literature.

Required Qualifications:

· Master’s degree in library science from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited institution.

· Three (3) years of progressively responsible professional library experience in a functional area or specialized services in academic, research, or public library.

· Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science as applied to the operation of academic libraries.

· Ability to instruct and assist students in the use of library resources.

· Ability to remain current in trends, topics, developments and issues in area of information and library technology, by attending training, workshops, and credit and non-credit classes provided by colleges and universities, and professional organizations.

· Ability to communicate effectively.

· Demonstrated initiative, resourcefulness, creativity and an open mind; flexibility, excellent teamwork and team leadership skills; strong listening skills; professional competence using research tools in an online environment and basic Microsoft Office Software.

· Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Two (2) years of experience with user-centered web design, instructional design theory and usability, and an understanding of information seeking behaviors in the online library environment.

· Technical fluency with web authoring standards (HTML, JavaScript, CSS), accessibility standards, and content management systems.

· Experience in gathering and evaluating analytics related to the website and other web-based services, and making data-driven decisions regarding website usability, architecture, and design.

· Experience with social media (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, blogs) as a communications tool.

· Experience with mobile website and services development.

· Experience with OmniUpdate Campus CMS.

· One (1) year of experience with coordinating print and online communications and marketing materials.

· Experience with graphic design and relevant software.

· Experience working on projects or initiatives with libraries and their parent institution (college, university, etc.).

Application Process:

Online applications must be received by Thursday, May 19th 2016. To apply, please visit http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/employment. The application process includes 10 steps.

· Step 10 is a Summary of your information. You can update and edit information up to the closing date for the receipt of applications for a specific job announcement.

· For consideration, you must:

1. Include dates of employment in your application or attachment;

2. Complete a set of pre-screening questions (Step 4); and

3. E-sign your application. (Step 9)

Failure to complete the pre-screening questions or to e-sign your application will automatically result in your elimination from consideration for this position.

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

· Successful completion of a background check

· Participation in a retirement plan

· Submission of an official transcript of the degree required for the position

Note: This recruitment effort can take 6-12 weeks (from the deadline date) to fill.

Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace.
For disability- related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to: hrstm@montgomerycollege.edu at least two weeks in advance.

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

Position: Library Assistant
Location: Montgomery College – Takoma Park-Cafritz Foundation Art Center
Salary: $18.28-$24.75 per hour

Online applications must be received by ***2 weeks after posting date

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Montgomery College, Takoma Park/Silver Springs Campus, has need for a PT Library Assistant, S03653 in the Library-TP/SS department. Normal work schedule is Monday-Friday 12:30pm-4pm

Job Summary:

This position relates library information to students, faculty, staff, and the general public

· Provides patron services associated with duty at the access services desk.

· Using a library management system, such as Voyager, creates, updates, verifies status of patron records, and checks library materials in and out. Clears fines in automated system for overdue and lost library materials.

· Places holds and recalls of materials.

· Assists faculty with placing material on course reserve both in paper and electronic formats.

· Processes print and non- print materials submitted by faculty for course reserve. Provides services associated with collections shelved in closed stacks. Explains and helps students access e-reserve collection

· Processes library materials identified for deselection, shelf reads collection, and arrange library items on carts.

· Explains and helps students access e-reserve collection and assists patrons with the interpretation of citations and locating materials held in the library using the internet, library automated system terminals, microform reader/printers, etc. (Assists patrons with the interpretation of citations found in the library’s on line public access catalog and with locating materials held in the library.

· Monitors library security system. Uses software to record associated statistical information

· Answers directional and library policy-related questions and uses software to record statistical information.

· Assists patrons in interpreting library policy and procedural and other routine questions, including posted copyright guidelines.

· Refers patrons’ questions or issues to appropriate library personnel, organizes and manages courses reserves.

· Directly provides access to collections in the stacks, controls access to restricted collections, and communicates with instructors regarding materials on course reserve.

· Maintains course reserve stacks in predetermined arrangement.

· Contributes information regarding course reserves for inclusion in library handouts.

· Produces and runs Voyager Access Reports as needed, modifies canned reports or builds reports as instructed.

· Performs other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

· Knowledge of modern office procedures and practices as applied to the operations of College libraries, library fundamentals, library management system, and standard office applications used by the College.

· Skill in using word processing equipment and personal computers; effective communications; and customer service.

· Ability to prioritize tasks and to work effectively with others.

· High School diploma or G.E.D.

· One year of customer service in a library or two years of customer service experience in a similar environment

· Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

· Associates Degree or two years of college coursework completed preferred.

Application Process:

Online applications must be received by 2 weeks after posting date.
To apply, please visit http://cms.montgomerycollege.edu/employment
The application process includes 10 steps.

· Step 10 is a Summary of your information. You can update and edit information up to the closing date for the receipt of applications for a specific job announcement.

· For consideration, you must:

1. Include dates of employment in your application or attachment;

2. Complete a set of pre-screening questions (Step 4); and

3. E-sign your application. (Step 9)

Failure to complete the pre-screening questions or to e-sign your application will automatically result in your elimination from consideration for this position.

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

· Successful completion of a background check

· Participation in a retirement plan

· Submission of an official transcript of the relevant degree

Note: This recruitment effort can take 6-12 weeks (from the deadline date) to fill.

Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace.

For disability related accommodations please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to: hrstm@montgomerycollege.edu at least two weeks in advance.

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

Position: Library Specialist Position
Location: Health Sciences and Human Services Library, UMD Baltimore – Baltimore, MD
Salary Range: $36,178-$38,000
Posting Date: 04/21/16
Filing Deadline: 05/05/16

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

Library Services Specialist – (160000AX)

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 Reference Services Manager 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***
PRIMARY DUTIES
Processes course reserve submissions by searching the online catalog and databases. Ensures completeness and accuracy in entering information into the library’s course reserve system.

Provides guidance and instruction to library support staff. May lead/oversee Library support staff, projects or assigned areas of library operations.

Assists customers to define their information needs, and select and evaluate the most appropriate information resources to meet those needs. Provides customers with information and guidance in finding and retrieving library information resources. Assists customers with complaint resolution or escalates to others as appropriate.

Educates and guides face-to-face and remote customers with varying levels of proficiency to use technologies, tools, and strategies to create, seek, use, or manage information or to share metadata, digitized, or born-digital multimedia content and other scholarly resources.

Responds to customer information needs using online systems and information seeking skills to locate library information resources. Searches and retrieves materials.

Monitors for copyright infringement and other laws, policies and practices governing access, use, and sharing of information resources.

Applies basic principles and practices regarding preservation of library information resources in various formats.

Provides input, when appropriate, regarding selection, retention, maintenance, and evaluation of all types of library information resources.

Performs quality control and assists with planning, preparing, creating and maintaining local library information resources.

Assists with the maintenance of information discovery tools, guides, and other library information resources.

Identifies and resolves problems related to access and use of library information resources and services.

Collects, reports and assists with analyzing data on collections, usage, service transactions, and customer needs. Generates specialized reports and notices.

Identifies, acquires, and prepares new library information resources for use. Monitors and ensures quality control in processing new library information resources.

Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.

Qualifications
EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree
EXPERIENCE: One year of experience directly related to the primary duties of the position.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES:
Knowledge of basic principles of quality customer service, teamwork, and conflict resolution.

Ability to work independently and exercise initiative in applying rules, procedures and instructions.

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.

Knowledge of the mission and role of college or university library and its primary customers. Ability to learn and apply contemporary library terminology and functions.

General knowledge of traditional and emerging practices for describing and organizing information resources. Understanding and ability to apply library and university computing policies and practices that help ensure information quality, integrity, and security. Ability to apply and enforce U.S. Copyright laws and current trends related to access and use of information resources.

Experience and proficiency with one or more technologies or tools used to create, seek, use, or manage information.

Ability to learn and operate a variety of common computing and productivity applications (e.g. email, word processing, databases and spreadsheets, content management, web browsers) and specialized library hardware, systems, and software applications.

Ability to apply key concepts and best practices for developing, maintaining, and using collections of digital information.

Skill in analytical and problem solving.

Ability to assist other library staff in selecting and evaluating technology used in libraries

Based on the duties of this position, selected candidates are eligible to participate in the Bargaining Unit (Union).

If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-7171, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information visit https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/umb_external_staff/jobdetail.ftl?job=160000AX&lang=en#.VxlOBjoJbBA.mailto