Three Positions — Maryland

Position: Librarian III / Public Services Specialist
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), Oxon Hill, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
If you possess three years’ professional experience that includes supervisory experience, stellar organizational skills and enthusiasm for promoting adult programs in the community, we are the Library for you! This librarian/public services specialist will be ready to put his/her communication skills and program planning experience to work at our Oxon Hill Branch. We offer an attractive benefits package, including multiple health insurance options; participation in the Maryland State Teachers Retirement System; and credit for time spent at other public libraries when calculating annual leave accrual and sick leave transfer, under certain circumstances. And we offer exceptional training opportunities for staff throughout their entire career with the Library.

Job Summary
Under the direction of the Area Manager, provides quality reference and readers’ advisory service, promotes services and collections, coordinates the maintenance and development of the collection, and manages a department in a large branch. Trains, supervises and evaluates staff in supervisory line. Assumes authority for the branch in the absence of the Area Manager, if the Area Manager cannot be reached by phone. Keeps abreast of professional developments and seeks to continually improve performance. Performs circulation duties as applicable. Substitutes in other branches. Adheres to all PGCMLS policies and procedures and the union contract.

Requirements
Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program or related area.
  • Three years of professional experience or experience working in a library setting required.
  • Three years of supervisory experience required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to gain thorough knowledge of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s practices, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to act as a representative of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s to the public.
  • Considerable knowledge of literature, reference and information materials, publishers, and periodicals required.
  • Knowledge of public library reference tools, including web and database searching.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Strong organization and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with volunteers.
  • Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Word, electronic databases, e-mail, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security/alarm systems.

Position: Lower School Librarian
Location: Gilman School, Baltimore City, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Gilman School seeks a Lower School librarian to teach research and library skills classes to grades K-5, collaborate with colleagues on class projects, manage the library collection and space, and work with the Lower School to promote design thinking and inquiry-based learning in the division.

The librarian is a member of the Department of Libraries and the Lower School Faculty. As an integral member of the Lower School, the librarian regularly attends grade level meetings, collaborates with homeroom and resource teachers, is a member of the LS Head’s support team and is assigned duties as needed. The librarian collaborates on electronic resources, budget issues and scope and sequence with other divisional librarians. The library is adjacent to the Lower School maker space and the librarian will work with others to incorporate this into the Lower School program. Candidates should have a passion for teaching in ways that integrate print, digital, and hands-on experiences.

A master’s degree in library science is preferred; experience with teaching and technology in a Lower School environment is required. The salary for this position is very competitive in the Baltimore area.

TO APPLY: Qualified candidates interested in this position should click here to apply online.

Position: Librarian Advanced Professional Certificate 
Location: Department of Labor, Licensing, & Regulation Workforce Development – Adult Corrections Program, Howard, Somerset, & Washington Counties, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

This is a State-wide recruitment and the resulting eligible list will be used to fill current and future vacancies within DLLR throughout the State. All persons interested in this classification should apply at this time to be placed on the eligible list. The list will be valid for one year. Applicants must submit a new application if applying to any other recruitments of this classification at a different agency.

LOCATION OF POSITION

  • Maryland Correctional Pre-Release System (MCPRS) – Jessup, MD
  • Eastern Correctional Institution (ECI) – Westover, MD
  • Maryland Correctional Training Center (MCTC) – Hagerstown, MD

Main Purpose Of Job

This position manages the provision of library and information services in MCPRS, ECI-E, and MCTC library branch using current library practices; develops and manages collection; provides reference services and aids patrons in the development of information seeking and finding skills; promotes the use of the program; assures access and delivery of library services within the facility/facilities.

POSITION DUTIES

  • Delivery of Service- Open and operate the library in accordance with a standard operating schedule and in conformity with Correctional Education Library policies and procedures and Division of Correction regulations. Develop programs to meet the information and reentry needs of inmates.
  • Planning- Plan for the implementation, promotion, and delivery of services that meet the needs of the full institutional population. Design institutional procedures to ensure increasing usage, access, and information delivery. Develop collection based on population needs, mission of correctional education, and reentry needs of inmates.
  • Record Keeping- Maintain all records in compliance with library policy, meeting departmental standards for accessibility, uniformity, and confidentially. Prepare written reports monthly.
  • Program Evaluation- Evaluate monthly statistics and set goals to improve usage where it is incongruent with the size of the institutional population or lower than usage in other Correctional Education libraries of similar size.
  • Management – Recruit, train, and supervise inmate aides to work in the library in accordance with Correctional Education library goals and objectives. Participate in professional development learning opportunities to assure that skills are consistent with current library practice and with information retrieval and delivery techniques.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Possession of appropriate educational credentials as determined by the Maryland State Board of Education.

Experience: None

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

One year of professional library experience.

Knowledge of current media center practices, computer, and electronic technologies; skill in providing a variety of media services to a diverse customer base; skill in managing multiple tasks; ability to work as a team member; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to lift and move materials and equipment.

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS

Librarians in State operated school programs are required to acquire and maintain certification in the State of Maryland per Section 6-101 of the Education Article of the Annotated Code and Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.12.01.03B(2). Applicants recommended for appointment will be required to complete an Authorization and Verification of Credentials. Information on requirements for certification and procedures for application may be obtained from the Maryland State Board of Education, 200 W. Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2595.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

All candidates are subject to a background check against files maintained by the Division of Unemployment Insurance (DLLR/DUI) to determine whether any monies are owed to DLLR/DUI as a result of an unemployment insurance overpayment and/or fraud. Any unpaid debt may have an impact on whether or not a candidate is offered employment.

ESSENTIAL KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS/ABILITIES: Candidates should have knowledge of the principles and practices of adult education; knowledge of instructional planning and teaching methods; skill in the use of assessment instruments; ability to develop appropriate educational goals and objectives; ability to establish and maintain an effective learning environment; ability to communicate effectively; both orally and in writing.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Employees in this classification are subject to Substance Abuse Testing in accordance with Code of Maryland Regulation 17.04.09, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs. All potential applicants shall be screened for security purposes prior to being offered a position. This screening is a routine procedure for all employees required to work in State Correctional Institutions and shall consist of fingerprinting, credit check and background investigation by the Maryland State Police. Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act is required. DLLR’s Correctional Education Program operates in Maryland state correctional facilities in partnership with the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS).

As an employee of this Program, you must strictly adhere to the DPSCS’s Standards of Conduct and Internal Administrative Disciplinary Process. Any violation of those standards may subject you to DPSCS disciplinary measures, including the barring of your entry from State correctional facilities. Should this occur, DLLR may then remove you from your position and, if there are no comparable positions available for which you are qualified and from which you have not been barred, your employment may be terminated.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS

The incumbent in this position is a member of a covered bargaining unit and will be required to pay a bi-weekly service fee to the exclusive representative of the bargaining unit.

BENEFITS: STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

U.S. Military Veterans may qualify for additional bonus points towards certification. Any job offer will be contingent on the candidate providing a U.S. Military form DD 214 verifying honorable discharge from service prior to starting employment (and may be requested prior to interview). Permanent State employees do not need to submit proof of Veterans’ status.

If you are unable to apply online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via mail or deliver in person. Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.

PLEASE DO NOT FAX OR EMAIL UNSOLICITED DOCUMENTATION

Completed applications, required documentation, and any required addendums may be mailed to:

DLLR Office of Human Resources
Attn: 18-005896-0001
1100 N. Eutaw Street, Rm. 101
Baltimore, MD 21201

Fax #: 410-333-5101

email address: Stephanie.dunphy1@maryland.gov

The MD State Application Form can be found online

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