Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Part-time PC Instructor
Location: Orleans Street Branch Pratt Center for Technology Training, Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $12.36/Hour

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Description:
The Pratt Library is accepting applications for a PC Instructor Part-time to conduct workshops and one-on-one training for the public and Pratt Library staff.

The PC Instructor conducts training at various Pratt Library branches and requires flexibility on hours and locations.

This position reports to the Library IT Supervisor.

Summary of Duties:
The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department.

Conduct workshops and one-on-one training for public or library staff.

Assist in developing and implementing training programs.

Plan and carry out courses of instruction.

Maintain records on student progress, attendance, and other statistical information as required.

Participate in overall planning of programs, materials selection and general administration and evaluation of program.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Associate’s degree. One year of experience teaching (formal or informal) computer related courses.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of /Windows 7, MS Office 2007/2010 (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, Internet, and E-mail. Must be flexible on schedule and location. Some Saturday and evening hours may be required.

Position: Librarian I
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $41,305.00/Year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Description:
The Pratt Library is searching for qualified applicants to fill Librarian I position in our Social Science and History Department of the State Library Resource Center (SLRC) Division.

This is an entry-level position that requires a commitment to public service and an awareness of the information needs of a large, urban, public library system. Included in this position is the opportunity to serve on Library committees, attend professional meetings, conferences, and workshops.

The Librarian I reports directly to the department manager.

Summary of Duties:
The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department.

Provide research, reference, and reader’s advisory assistance for walk-in, telephone, or electronic customers or referral to the appropriate departments or collections.

Assist library computer customers, teaching basic computer and internet research skills.

Interpret library rules and policies for customers.

Collection maintenance, recommending discards of obsolete or damaged books and materials.

Participate in continuing education activities as required and in maintenance of state librarian certification activities.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited college or university. Intermediate automated library systems, electronic databases and internet research skills. Intermediate Microsoft Office skills.

Desired Qualifications

A subject interest or specialty in the area of Social Science and History.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of library science principles, practices, and techniques. Excellent Internet and electronic research skills. Excellent library customer service skills. Ability to provide specialized research information to library customers. Ability to work in a library team setting and maintain effective working relationships with library staff and management, library customers, and the general public. Microsoft Office and database skills. Comfort with planning and executing training and public speaking.

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