Three Positions- Maryland

Position: Director of Miller Library Resource Management
Location: Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Washington College seeks an experienced and enthusiastic librarian to provide leadership and management for the Miller Library Resource Management Department. The purpose of the Resource Management Department is to locate, acquire, and provide access to all library resources in all formats owned or subscribed to by the library. This position is responsible for library content discovery, access, and management and is expected to be competent in managing the integrated library system, Innovative Interfaces Sierra and the Ebsco Discovery Service.

As the manager for the library’s acquisitions budget and the lifecycle processes of all resources, the Director must have a working knowledge of collection development processes, and be able to collaborate with other librarians and faculty to ensure the timely acquisition, discovery, delivery, and management of library materials using current information technology. The Director of Resource Management also participates in a culture of learning and discovery by providing research and instruction services and outreach to students and faculty, and by contributing to the overall success of the Library and Academic Technology department. This is a 12-month untenured faculty position, and as such, the Director is eligible to participate in faculty committees, attend faculty meetings and is expected to meet the faculty librarian requirements for promotion.

Application review will begin September 7, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Please send letter of application, curriculum vitae, and graduate transcripts from all institutions attended to our Online Portal, Consensus. If you have more than one document you would like to include under “Other Documentation,” please combine into one Word (.doc) or PDF file and upload under “Attach Other Documents.” Three letters of recommendation should be sent via email to Dean of Library and Academic Technology, Dr. Ruth Shoge at rshoge2@washcoll.edu

Position: Branch Manager II
Location: Baltimore County Public Library- Reisterstown, MD
Annualized Salary Range: $79,052 – $105,891

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Key Responsibilities

  • Under the general direction of an Assistant Director manages the day-to-day branch operations including information, circulation, programming, and outreach services.
  • Serves as the branch leader in gaining commitment for BCPL’s strategic plan, implementing changes in library service, and communicating a shared vision for standout user experiences.
  • Builds and maintains effective work relations with staff, customers, administration, and the community.
  • Responsible for supervising, training, and evaluating the work performance of staff. Creates a work environment that fosters continuous improvement and values teamwork. Demonstrates a commitment to guiding staff in their
    professional growth and supporting system-wide succession planning efforts.
  • Seeks to make a distinctive and lasting impact on the community by engaging with customers and stakeholders to ensure that BCPL delivers on its mission.
  • Engages in direct public service and develops and maintains a thorough understanding of BCPL rules and policies and ensures their appropriate application to customer service transactions.
  • Uses management and technology skills to improve branch efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of services.
  • Enforces library rules and policies and handles security issues and emergency situations.
  • Monitors the use of library services and branch spaces and makes recommendations for changes and new services.
  • Actively participates on system-wide teams and promotes the Library in the community.

Email your cover letter and resume as one PDF document to humres@bcpl.net. If you are an external candidate you must also attach an Employment Application which you can find on our website www.bcpl.jobs. Include your last name in the title of each document. Clearly indicate Branch Manager II in the subject line of your email

Position: Assistant Library Manager
Location: Baltimore County Public Library- Catonsville, MD
Annualized Salary Range: $58,967 – 79,052

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Key Responsibilities

  • Works in collaboration with the Branch Manager to set performance expectations and customer service goals for librarian staff.
  • Actively contributes to the branch management team to ensure that high quality library services and resources are delivered to customers.
  • Leads staff by modeling the appropriate workplace behaviors and effectively communicating with staff regarding individual and team expectations.
  • Recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates librarian staff. Accurately assesses staff abilities. Develops staff strengths and coaches staff to improve performance.
  • Oversees the provision of information service, readers’ advisory service, and programming/outreach services to users of varied ages, cultures and skill levels.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of information resources and materials that are used by customers.
  • Demonstrates effective communication and relationship building skills with diverse customers and staff.
  • Demonstrates commitment to teamwork by engaging in respectful and productive work relationships.
  • Seeks creative and appropriate solutions to address varying branch and system operational needs.
  • Embraces productive change and demonstrates flexibility in response to changing community needs.
  • Exercises good judgment when making decisions and applying policies to workplace issues.
  • Models continuous learning and holds staff accountable to continued professional development.
  • In the absence of the Branch Manager, assumes manager duties when necessary.

Email your cover letter and resume as one PDF document to humres@bcpl.net. If you are an external candidate you must also attach an Employment Application which you can find on our website www.bcpl.jobs. Include your last name in the title of each document. Clearly indicate Branch Manager II in the subject line of your email

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