Two Positions – Maryland

Position: Senior Administrator – Public Services
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:

Vacancy #17-19, Senior Administrator – Public Services

Manages and oversees all library public service operations. Directly supervises 11 branch managers and the Community Outreach Specialist.. The Senior Administrator develops, plans and executes library objectives and translates into programs and activities that support public service goals; acts as liaison between branch staff, department staff and Senior Administration; 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 www.HCPLonline.org 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 this position; 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: Object Cataloger

Location: Corestaff Services – Rockville, MD

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

Corestaff Service is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Object Cataloger on a government contract. We are recruiting for a museum or library professional for this project. The location is the greater Washington – Baltimore area.

This position is part of a team that examines, researches, and describes artifacts, and writes donor biographies and historical summaries for the Museum’s online collections catalog. The work combines historical research and object research to tell the story of the artifact and its owner within the context of the Holocaust and World War II.

Qualifications include:

excellent research and record keeping skills
experience in the handling of delicate artifacts
experience with collections management and research databases

consistency and attention to accuracy and detail

ability to analyze information and complete complex research projects
strong writing skills and ability to follow editorial and format guidelines
strong work ethic, with the ability to work both collaboratively and independently

Duties include:

handling, examining, and describing delicate objects of various types
reviewing and assessing accession and donor documents
critical analysis of source information and synthesizing complex research
creating detailed catalog records per project standards and guidelines, and in accordance with Library of Congress and other recognized systems
writing original biographies and object narratives from institutional files, databases, and other research
managing time efficiently, working on multiple projects, and following through effectively with all issues and tasks
working independently and as part of a small, high performance team

Museum and/or library experience with visual materials is essential. Foreign language skills are a plus. Object handling/description and/or research experience is preferred but not required. B.A. required, M.A. in Museum Studies, Art History, or Library Science strongly preferred.

The salary is $24/hr. This is a full time position with benefits, including ten paid federal holidays, paid vacation and paid sick leave, Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant health insurance and 401(k).

CORESTAFF Services is a nationwide professional staffing services firm, specializing in administrative/clerical, information technology and engineering, library/records management and human resources placements.

CORESTAFF Services is an Equal Opportunity Employment Employer. People from racial minority groups, veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply. For consideration email your resume to contracts@corestaff.com

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