Four Positions- Maryland

Position: Part-Time Law Library Aide
Location: Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library, Rockville, MD
Starting Salary: $23,000/year (Part-time Position)

Originally posted on the LLAM listserv.

The Law Library Aide performs duties associated with maintaining records and the collection for the Circuit Court Law Library and provides the highest standard of service to judges, litigants, attorneys, and courthouse staff. The employee in this position must recognize that visitors to the Court may be under significant stress and ensure they are treated with dignity and discretion. Information obtained in the course of the performance of these duties may be confidential or private in nature.

The Library Aide reports directly to the Law Librarian and Assistant Law Librarian and is ultimately responsible to the Court Administrator.

Circuit Court employees are at-will employees and serve at the discretion of the Administrative Judge. The employee or the Court may terminate the employment relationship at any time, with or without cause. The at-will relationship remains in full force and effect notwithstanding any statements to the contrary made by court personnel or set forth in the any documents, including Montgomery County Personnel Regulations.

EXAMPLE OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

To be successful, the employee in this position must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. It is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities and does not prescribe or restrict various additional diversified tasks and assignments that may be required by Judicial Officers and/or the Court Administrator.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Accurately and efficiently process books, including labeling, shelving, and filing.
  • Work with the library’s integrated library system to check in serials and monographs, control record quality, perform inventories, and run reports.
  • Keep the library collections up-to-date and orderly.  Assist library staff with writing, updating, and restocking information guides.
  • Perform research and reference services on an as-needed basis, including accessing on-line databases and print sources as required by judges, court personnel, attorneys, and the public, both in person, through email, chat sessions, and over the telephone.
  • Maintain the libraries of the judges, magistrates, courtrooms and other court departments.
  • Maintain the law library’s conference room reservations calendar.
  • Perform data entry and maintain library databases.
  • Complete on-going library projects and assist with special law library events.

Position: Web Services Librarian
Location: Maryland State Law Library, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $65,106

Originally posted on the LLAM listserv.

Essential functions: The Web Services Librarian assists with technology development efforts, including upgrades to the People’s Law Library website content management platform, as well as enhancements to accessibility, and web usability. The Web Services Librarian’s essential technology- related responsibilities include: developing directory and calendar optimizations to enhance delivery of material relevant to self-represented litigants; assessing and maintaining web page functionality and correcting coding errors as they appear; applying current accessibility standards and best practices to all site pages; coordinating with outside vendors on enhancements to content management systems; and working on other projects as directed. Essential responsibilities include: updating content; maintaining and evaluating website statistics; and assisting in selection and maintenance of future content management systems and internet domain name registration. All other duties as assigned.

Education: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Minimum of two (2) years of related work experience which must include library or web site design experience.

Preferred: Undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science, information systems, or library science.

Note: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Associate (ALA) accredited college OR a Master’s Degree in computer-related field can be substituted for the two years of experience.

Skills/Abilities: Significant expertise in web design, including the usage of content management systems; Knowledge of website design and management; Ability to keep abreast of web technology developments, particularly newly developed modules for the Drupal content management system; Knowledge of web programming in HTML, CSS, and PHP or a similar language. Thorough knowledge of office software applications, such as word-processing, spreadsheets, databases, and e-mail; Correct usage of business English, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary; Understanding of how adults learn and retain information, especially in a web environment; Capacity to develop and implement quality control mechanisms for website content and maintenance; Ability to work independently and to pay close attention to detail; Ability to establish priorities; Ability to collect and analyze data for evaluation of websites.

Position: Library Associate
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary Range: $38,246 – $61,762

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

  • Qualifications:
  • Minimum Requirements: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with Bachelor’s degree awarded plus one year experience in one of the following areas: library service, teaching, social service work, customer service or a related setting.
  • Preferred Requirements: Preference will be given to candidates that have experience in early childhood development or working with children as a teacher, child care provider or similar.
  • Special Requirements: Attainment of eligibility under Bylaw 1305.04.03 of the Maryland State Board of Education as Library Associate and complete Library Associate Training Institute within 24 months following appointment; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 contact hours of training every 5 years.
  • Spanish language skills desired/preferred.
  • Responsibilities: Provides library services, including programming and outreach, library instruction, readers’ advisory, and reference to the public of all ages. Work requires maintaining considerable expertise in the use of information technology, including, but not limited to using online databases, email, scanning, downloadable e-books, e-audio and educational technology such as 3D printing and virtual reality. May assume responsibility for branch operations as designated person in charge in absence of management.

Position: Part-Time Library Technology Instructor
Location: Administrative Offices- Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, Md
Hourly Salary: $18.59-$24.41

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

At Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL), 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, four mobile library vehicles and a growing virtual online presence. If you are enthusiastic, self-motivated and open to new ideas consider joining the BCPL team as a part-time Library Technology Instructor—Virtual and Media Services.

Key Responsibilities
Utilizes passion and expertise to inspire diverse and varying communities.
Plans, prepares and presents maker and emerging technology training for library staff and customers, both individually and in groups.
Incorporating excellent customer service skills, finds solutions to staff and customer maker and emerging technology questions.
Finds creative ways to implement and improve upon various technology uses in the library.
Maintains and provides systemwide support for maker and emerging technology equipment such as 3D printers, virtual reality gear, soldering stations, etc. and various related software.
Provides support as needed in the Virtual Services department, especially providing answers to virtual reference questions about maker and emerging technology.

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