Two Public Library Positions – Maryland

POSITION: Assistant Branch Manager, Circulation, Full-time 35.5 hours a week
LOCATION: Charlotte Hall Library, St. Mary’s County
HOURS: Weekdays, evenings, Saturday rotation
SALARY: Grade 5, starting at $47,476, with full benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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


High school diploma. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
Five (5) years or more of related experience in a responsible position.
Thorough knowledge of St. Mary’s County Library policies and procedures.
Thorough knowledge of library practices and procedures, including the standard library automation system.
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of circulation department.
Knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and database information retrieval.
Ability to act as a representative of the Library to the public.
Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, current audio-visual equipment and office machines.
Ability to supervise, train, and evaluate others.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, planning, analytical, and creative skills.
Excellent customer service skills.


Member of the branch management team
Supervises the activities of circulation department
Plans, implements, and evaluates circulation services within the branch
Supervises, trains, and evaluates circulation staff and participates in hiring decisions
Assists the public in the use of library resources, including computer catalog, indexes, search systems, and the Internet
Negotiates and resolves difficult customer transactions
Receives and controls cash receipts and reconciles cash drawer
This position requires some evenings and weekends depending upon the scheduling needs of the branch and community or professional meetings.

Position: Public Services Manager

Location: Cecil County Public Library – Elkton, Maryland
Salary: $82,868.00 – $82,868.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Public Services Manager

As member of the senior administration team, the Public Services Manager is responsible for management and oversight of the library system’s public service operations. Supervises all library branch managers (including Elkton, Perryville/Port Deposit, Rising Sun, Chesapeake City, North East, and Cecilton) and the Small Business Information Center. The Public Services Manager is a leader in implementing new initiatives for the library, as well as the evaluation, improvement of existing systems, processes and procedures, especially related to public services. Participates in the development, planning, and implementation of capital projects. Actively participates in library recruitment.