Five Library Positions – Maryland

Position: Assistant Branch Manager
Location: Harford County Public Library – Joppa Branch

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:

Vacancy #16-55, Assistant Branch Manager, Joppa Branch

Responsible for assisting with managing the operations, activities, and staff of the branch; serves as head of Children’s Services for the branch; directly supervises hourly reference staff, including reference substitutes, custodial staff 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.

Come help us continue the excitement in Harford County. Applications for this position 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.

Position: Part-time HR Clerk

Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library – Annapolis, MD
Hours per week: 18.00
Salary range: $13.79/hour

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv. Full vacancy announcement available at the AACPL website:

Minimum Requirements:

Graduation from a standard high school or equivalency program, preferably supplemented by some computer and clerical training; or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, abilities, and skills listed in the
job description.

Required: Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office.


Work involves routine and varied clerical tasks in the Human Resources Department. Responsibilities include assisting the Staff Development Coordinator with data entry, word processing, filing and other tasks related to the Library’s training program and certification requirements. Also provides general clerical assistance to the department – filing, mail distribution, copying, etc.

Interviews will tentatively be scheduled during the week of July 5th and/or July 11th, 2016. Tentative target start date is late July to early August, 2016.

Position: Lower School Librarian

Location: Gilman School – Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

The Position

Gilman School seeks a Lower School librarian to teach research and library skills classes to grades K-5, collaborate with colleagues on class projects, manage the library collection and space, and work with the Lower School technology director and others to promote design thinking and inquiry-based learning in the division.

The librarian is a member of the Department of Libraries and the Lower School Faculty. As an integral member of the Lower School, the librarian regularly attends grade level meetings, collaborates with homeroom and resource teachers, and is assigned duties as needed. The librarian collaborates on electronic resources, budget issues and scope and sequence with other divisional librarians. The library is adjacent to the new Lower School makerspace and the librarian will work with others to incorporate this into the Lower School program. Candidates should have a passion for teaching in ways that integrate print, digital, and hands-on experiences.

A master’s degree in library science is preferred; experience with teaching and technology in a Lower School environment is required. The salary for this position is very competitive in the Baltimore area.

To Apply

Those interested in applying for this position should apply online by going to the following link:

Gilman School Mission

Gilman is a diverse community dedicated to educating boys in mind, body, and spirit through particular emphasis upon academic excellence, athletic participation and aesthetic appreciation. Gilman seeks to produce men of character and integrity who have the skills and ability to make a positive contribution to the communities in which they live and work.

Gilman School is an equal opportunity employer and educator who fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information or testing, family and medical leave, sexual orientation, and gender identity or expression. We prohibit retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or participate in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination.

Position: Librarian III

Location: Owings Mills Branch, Baltimore County Public Library – Owings Mills, MD
Annualized Salary: $43,159 – $57,811

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS 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 Librarian III.

Key Responsibilities:

Proactively assists customers in finding answers to a broad range of questions through the use of print and on-line resources, computer applications, and community referrals
Provides one-on- one instruction for technology related requests for service including e-reader devices
Guides customers of all ages in selecting appropriate materials for reading, viewing, and listening
Maintains a portion of the Library’s collection and uses creativity in preparing displays and merchandizing materials
Plans, organizes, and presents engaging programs and outreach activities
Supervises assigned part-time librarian staff
Serves as a resource to others when answering policy and procedural questions
Provides service in alignment with BCPL’s customer service philosophy and the organization’s strategic direction
Enforces library rules and policies
Supports innovation by embracing change, supporting intelligent risk-taking and anticipating customers’ needs
Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter, rethinking processes, and effectively solving problems
Demonstrates a commitment to teamwork by being an effective communicator and engaging in respectful and productive work relationships
Proactively pursues continuous learning by participating in training opportunities and joining workplace teams

Education/Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college, and successful completion of the Library Associates Training Institute, or MLS from an ALA accredited school
Comprehensive knowledge of public library services and operations acquired through two years of increasing responsibility and work experience in a public library
Knowledge of print, electronic and online information resources
Ability to establish and maintain relationships with customers, community groups and co-workers of diverse backgrounds
Ability to plan, organize and present a variety of activities and presentations
Ability to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
Willingness and ability to travel throughout the system, work a variety of schedules that include evenings and weekends and accept system-wide transfers
Must pass post offer criminal background check, drug screen, and physical

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes 4 weeks of vacation and other paid leave, a variety of subsidized health care options, pension eligibility, and other related benefits. Annualized Salary: $43,159 – $57,811 commensurate with experience.

To apply:

Email your cover letter and resume as one PDF document to 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: Librarian III in the subject line of your email.

Documents must be received by June 16, 2016.

Vacancy #: 2016-088

Position: Library Desk Manager

Location: Maryland University of Integrative Health – Laurel, MD

Originally posted to the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.


The Sherman Cohn Library at Maryland University of Integrative Health is seeking a personable, dedicated, technology-savvy, customer-service oriented individual to work full-time as the Library Desk Manager. This is a hands-on position, wherein the Information Manager holds primary responsibility for the operation of all Library Desk services and functions, maintains the accuracy and currency of checklists and procedural guides for Desk staff, and ensures that the needs of all patrons of the Library are met in a timely and courteous manner. This position reports to the Director of Library Services and works closely with Library administration, the Registrar, and other University personnel to serve all Library patrons effectively.

Responsibilities/duties include and are not limited to:

Holding primary responsibility for all operations of the Library Desk, including the management of patron records, the management, scheduling and training of staff, circulation functions, conflict resolution, ready-reference work, patron appointment management, serial check-in, and cataloging activities
Providing primary supervision for a staff of 3-5 part-time Library Assistants
Maintaining the accuracy and currency of calendars, checklists, and procedural guides on paper, and in electronic form for Library Desk staff
Working several shifts at the Library Desk and offering research appointments
Ensuring that the Library Desk is staffed at all times, including filling in for absentee Library Assistants when necessary
Working with Library administration to remain informed about Library procedures and resources relevant to patron service at the Library Desk
Resolving issues pertaining to customer service or satisfaction in an equitable, timely, and efficient manner
Ensuring that monthly overdue issues and chronic overdue issues are resolved
Maintaining patron records between the Integrated Library System (ILS) and School Information System (SIS)–or other systems utilized
Processing student graduation requests in a timely manner
Insuring that the ILS Circulation and Patron Management functions are calibrated to accurately reflect and enforce Library policies
Monitoring and troubleshooting patron issues pertaining to the ILS and other database systems, and reaching the MUIH IT department or product vendors to place service tickets as necessary
Organizing, arranging, and scheduling Library staff meetings three times per year and as requested by the Library Director
Working with the Budget and Acquisitions Manager to engage in cataloging work and to delegate cataloging work and physical processing of library materials to Library Assistants
Generating circulation reports and maintaining statistics
Assisting with or leading collection management initiatives as assigned
Engaging in special project work as requested
Performing other duties as necessary

To apply:

Please view the full job description and access the online application from the following page: