Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Diversity Fellow Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, a member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance, seeks a creative and innovative librarian with a commitment to serving diverse and historically underrepresented groups to join our Research and Technology Services Department for a dynamic two-year term fellowship. The Diversity Fellow will be fully immersed in librarianship. In the first year, the Fellow will develop essential skill sets for designing and delivering instruction, engaging with faculty in digital scholarship, establishing campus and professional connections and supporting research and technology services. To explore his/her specific interests, the Fellow will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other librarians to lead outreach initiatives, including marketing library events, serve as a liaison to an academic department, and actively participate in assessing the use of the library’s virtual and physical spaces.

In the second year, the Fellow will lead a collaborative project that aligns with his/her interests and skills to promote librarianship. This project will include a service learning component that fosters a connection between the librarian, the library, and the local community. The Fellow will have the opportunity to serve on committees and will be encouraged to engage in professional development activities and attend local and national conferences. The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to support the information needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Diversity Fellow Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu.

Position: Assistant Branch Manager I
Location: Havre de Grace, Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsible for assisting with managing the operations, activities, and staff of the branch; directly supervises hourly reference staff, including substitutes, custodial staff and volunteers as assigned; oversees the training of reference staff; provides reference, collection and reader’s advisory services to the public in all service areas; works on reference desk as required.  Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

  • Master of Library Science degree or other Master’s degree in an approved library related curriculum from ALA accredited institution.  Note:  Will consider applicants that will complete MLS program within six months from date of application.
  • Ability to obtain State of Maryland State Certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire.
  • Experience in programs, services and outreach for all age groups; .
  • 2 years reference work including direct information service & training customers and staff on use of computers & databases and downloading digital library materials to a personal device, preferably in a public library setting.
  • Some supervisory experience.
  • Ability to work with well with people both in the library, as well as, with school and other outside agencies or organizations.
  • Ability to work a variety of day, evening, and weekend hours.

Position: Librarian- Children’s Services
Location: Aberdeen or Bel Air, Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Provides a variety of professional services to customers to include reference, reader’s advisory, computer instruction, training, programming/community outreach, collection development and a variety of related tasks. Works collaboratively with department staff in a team approach to public service; oversees, plans and implements children programs; and works on reference desk as required.Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

 MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
  • Master of Library Science degree or other Master’s degree in an approved library related curriculum from ALA accredited institution.  Note:  Will consider applicants that will complete MLS program within six months from date of application.
  • Ability to obtain State of Maryland State Certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire.
  • Experience in programs, services and outreach with an emphasis on the birth to 14 years old age group; however, familiar with teen and adult services as well.
  • 1 year reference work including direct information service & training customers and staff on use of computers & databases and downloading digital library materials to a personal device, preferably in a public library setting.
  • Ability to work with well with people both in the library, as well as, with school and other outside agencies or organizations.
  • Ability to work a variety of day, evening, and weekend hours.

Position: Circulation Technician
Location: Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD
Salary Range: $30,587-$41,933

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Position Summary:
The Circulation Technician is responsible for afternoon/evening staffing the Circulation Desk by performing all duties necessary to ensure orderly lending, returning and use of library materials, and for processing and maintaining the periodical collection, processing overdue fine letters, and for responding to patron requests for information concerning all library services.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage all functions of the circulation department in the evenings. Report operational issues to appropriate staff. In conjunction with the student assistant supervisor, provide oversight and training for student assistants assigned to work in the evening. Provide support to evening reference technician when needed.

Perform duties necessary to ensure the orderly circulation of library materials, which include the following: Charge, discharge, and renew library materials; Register new patrons and modify existing patron records; Process requests for library materials to be sent to off-site locations.

Oversee accurate shelving of library materials.

Ensure confidentiality of library circulation records.

Update hold requests and notify patrons of availability of holds.

Receive, check in, and process new issues of journals and magazines. Maintain current periodicals stacks. Route periodicals to library faculty and staff. Process book review cards for distribution to faculty members.

Identify damaged library materials, assess fines, and routes materials to appropriate staff for possible withdrawal and/or replacement.

Maintain circulation records using library system software. Run reports relating to circulation and update the calendar function in the library system.

Process overdue fines for patrons, maintaining circulation and overdue items records and recording statistics as necessary.

Respond to in person, e-mail and telephone questions and requests, such as library card applications, reservations for audio-visual materials. Answer questions from patrons for basic library or college information, seeking assistance from others if necessary. Direct patrons to locations within the building and on campus.

Assist Public Safety in closing the library. Respond to book security system alarms. Report lost items to Public Safety. Follow security procedures.

Instruct patrons in the basic use of laptops, VCR/DVD players, photocopiers, and other equipment.

Other duties as assigned by the Access Librarian or the Director of the Library.

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