Two Positions- Maryland

Position: Assistant Community Branch Administrator
Location: Walkersville Community Library, Frederick County Public Libraries
Salary: $47,688.00 Annually

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary leader for our New Walkersville Community Library. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth.
This professional management position assists in managing the Walkersville Community Library. This position directs and evaluates the work of staff in information and resource management delivery and circulation services; fosters good communication with staff, the public, and library administration; and, assists in developing services that respond to community needs and interests as outlined in FCPL’s strategic plan.

• Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program
• Minimum 2 years progressively responsible work experience in a public library, providing direct customer service, within the last 10 years
• Minimum 1 year work experience supervising or directing the work of others
• Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or the ability to obtain this certification within 6 months of enrollment in the Maryland State Teacher’s Pension and Retirement System – current certification must then be maintained

Deadline to apply: 4:00 pm November 13, 2017. For complete job description and to apply go to

Position: Instructors- Library Systems and Digital Infrastructure
Location: iSchool at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The iSchool at the University of Maryland is looking for instructors for one of it’s core MLIS courses, LBSC671 Creating Information Infrastructures. This is an introductory technology and information systems. A brief description and outcomes are listed below and a sample syllabus is attached. The iSchool has opportunities for both online and in-person teaching.

If you are interested please contact Lindsay Sarin ( and provide a copy of your current resume/CV. Instructors must have a master’s degree, but it is not required that it be an MLIS.

LBSC671 Creating Information Infrastructures introduces students to the foundations of acquiring and managing collections, information structures, indexing and discovery systems in Library and Information Studies. The course introduces theoretical concepts, trends, systems, and technologies central to this area of the field and equips students with the skills and conceptual background to create and manage information systems and services. The course is centered on the exploration of library and archival information systems, with students working to create, index, and produce their own objects and descriptive metadata for physical and digital contexts. In order to introduce students to the broad world of information institutions, how they manage resources and provide access for their users the course is broken into four thematic areas:

• Terms of reference: What are information institutions, and in what social context do they exist?
• Get it: What kinds of resources do information institutions manage, and how do they come to have them?
• Find it: How do institutions manage these resources, what conceptual and functional skills are required for this work, and what benefits and limitations exist for each approach (e.g., automated vs. manual)

Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate mastery of concepts, models and information structures for life-cycle management of information assets by libraries, archives, and schools.
2. Demonstrate knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of current methods for acquisition, preservation, management, discovery and delivery of information in physical and digital form.
3. Demonstrate proficiency in creating and applying models, schema, representations and encodings for organizing information.
4. Demonstrate proficiency in designing and implementing information services that leverage current technologies.
5. Demonstrate familiarity with the effects of current trends in information creation, information technology, and information use on methods for acquisition, preservation, organization, management, discovery, and delivery of information.