Two Positions- Maryland

Position: Public Relations Specialist
Location: Ruth Enlow Library of Garrett County, Oakland, MD
Starting pay is $15.00/hr.

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Duties: Managing the Library’s social media presence, promoting programs, announcements and services to the public via traditional and new media, designing flyers and other marketing materials via computer, creating and implementing programs for the public by working with potential speakers, other duties as assigned.
The ideal applicant should be artistic, a skilled writer, computer-savvy, conscientious, a team player, and dedicated to helping the Library spread its message throughout the community. Bachelor’s degree strongly preferred.
Applications are available at all public libraries in Garrett County. Resume required. Deadline for applications and resumes is Thursday, May 31, 2018.

Posting Start Date: Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Posting Closing Date: Friday, June 1, 2018
Location: Oakland (Main)
Degree Requirement: B.A. strongly preferred.
Posting Status: Active

Position: Circulation Services Manager II
Location: Hereford Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Annualized Salary: $44,023 – $58,967

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

At Baltimore County Public Library, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, developing innovative learning environments, and creating gracious library spaces. We circulate over 10 million items and provide library services through our 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and a growing virtual online presence. If you are enthusiastic, self-motivated, and open to new ideas consider joining the Baltimore County Public Library team as a full-time Circulation Manager II

Job Summary

  • Under the general direction of the Branch Manager, manages the day-to-day operations of the Circulation Department and sets the direction for the delivery of circulation services.
  • Responsible for supervising, training, and evaluating the work performance of staff and 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.
  • Builds and maintains effective work relations with staff, customers, administration, and the community.
  • As a member of the branch management team communicates a compelling vision for the branch, takes initiative in developing and maintaining a productive and engaged workplace, and contributes to the achievement of branch goals.
  • 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.
  • Plans, communicates, and implements changes required of the Circulation Department.
  • 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 as necessary.
  • Actively participates on system-wide committees and promotes the Library in the community.

Job Requirements

  • Graduation from high school or high school equivalency.  A college degree is preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of public library circulation operations acquired through four years of progressively increasing work responsibilities in a public library environment.  One year of supervisory experience is preferred.
  • A commitment to excellent customer service and the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Substantial experience using an ILS, Polaris experience preferred.
  • Physical ability to stand at a public service desk for lengthy periods of time, push carts and shelve materials.
  • Physical ability to bend, lift up to 25 lbs. and push/pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain respectful relationships with customers, co-workers and community groups.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities, tasks and emergencies in a fast paced environment.
  • Possesses strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrates flexibility, initiative and creativity.
  • Able to work a schedule that includes evenings and weekend shifts.
  • Must pass post offer criminal background screening.

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes: Four weeks of vacation; sick and personal leave; subsidized health care coverage; pension eligibility; and other benefits. Annualized Salary: $44,023 – $58,967 commensurate with experience.

To apply:

Send an email to and attach two documents:  1) a completed BCPL employment application which you can find on our website  and 2) your cover letter and resume as one PDF document. Include your last name in the title of the documents. Indicate the job title: Circulation Manager II-Hereford in the subject line of your email.

Documents must be received by: June 18, 2018                                                                                                Vacancy #: 2018-129

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