Five Positions: Maryland & Washington, DC

Position: Library Services Supervisor
Location: McKeldin Library, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Salary: $43,685-$52,422

Originally posted on University of Maryland blogMLIS.

Position Summary:
Under the direction of the Coordinator of Library Services, performs daily operations of the Library Services unit in McKeldin Library, including the first floor Library Services Desk, library opening and closing procedures, maintenance and troubleshooting of public computers and equipment (e.g., scanners, copiers, and printers), and related functions. Provides public service to library users and other library staff members at the Library Services Desk, including communicating library policies and procedures. Provides guidance and instruction to other library staff and functional supervision to student assistants as needed. Provides leadership in managing safety and security responsibilities for McKeldin Library evenings and weekends.

Under the direction of the Coordinator for Logistics & Periodicals, performs daily operations of the Logistics and Periodicals unit in McKeldin Library, including ensuring accurate and timely completion of receiving and shipping tasks, processing and maintenance of periodical and microform collections, maintenance of records in the Aleph integrated library system, and providing customer service relating to these tasks in person, over the phone, and online. Collects relevant statistics. Primarily works Sunday-Thursday afternoons and evenings until close (generally 2:45 PM to 11:15 pm—adjusted when the library closes early such as winter term, spring break, and intersessions), though daytime shifts may be required.

Position: Systems Specialist
Location: Southern Maryland Regional Library Association
Salary: $58,978-$94,364

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Inc. is seeking an individual to join the team
responsible for maintaining and developing library computer systems including email
management, the integrated library systems and web services.

Requirements: Knowledge of computers and applications normally acquired through B.S. in computer science or equivalent combination of experience and training. Minimum 2 yrs. experience in computer server and LAN support. Experience in: customer service support, administering Windows Servers, Exchange Server, Windows desktop environments, Microsoft System Center Manager, HTML, platform virtualization software, storage area networks, and
networking at the TCP/IP level. Knowledge of business/data analytics tools.

Also seeking: the ability to work independently, work with flexible schedule to accommodate systems coverage, strong customer service, and communication skills with customer-centered approach.

Position: Assistant Circulation Manager II
Location: White Marsh Branch, Baltimore County Public Library, Maryland
Salary: $38,049 to $50,979

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Key Responsibilities

  • Under the general direction of the Circulation Services Manager, assists in the overall operations of the Circulation Department in a branch library
  • Participates in the supervision, training and performance evaluation of part-time circulation staff and demonstrates a commitment to guiding staff in their professional growth
  • Assists the Circulation Manager in the development and implementation of circulation practices that are aligned with BCPL’s customer service philosophy and strategic direction
  • Develops and maintains a thorough understanding of BCPL rules and policies and ensures their appropriate application to customer service transactions
  • As a member of the library management team, plans, organizes and communicates workplace changes
  • Uses management and technology tools to improve efficiency and ensure excellent customer service
  • Enforces library rules and policies and handles security issues and emergency situations as necessary
  • Actively participates on system-wide teams and promotes the library in the community

Position: Branch Manager I
Location: Loch Raven Branch, Baltimore County Public Library, Maryland
Salary: $58,967 to $79,052

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Key Responsibilities

  • Under the general direction of an Assistant Director, manages the day-to-day branch operations including circulation, information, programming and outreach services
  • Serves as the branch leader in gaining commitment for BCPL’s strategic plan, implementing changes in library service and communicating a shared vision for standout user experiences
  • Builds and maintains effective work relations with staff, customers, administration and the community
  • Responsible for supervising, training and evaluating the work performance of staff. 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
  • Seeks to make a distinctive and lasting impact on the community by engaging with customers and stakeholders to ensure that BCPL delivers on its mission
  • 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
  • Uses management and technology skills to improve branch efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of services
  • Enforces library rules and policies and handles building and security issues
  • Monitors the use of library services and branch spaces and makes recommendations for changes and new services
  • Actively participates on system-wide teams and promotes the library in the community

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Library of Congress, Washington, DC
Salary: $56,233 to $73,105 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The divisions in Collection and Services are the Library’s primary gateway to the collections and reference services dealing with the non-English-speaking world. Reference librarians in these divisions provide assistance to researchers in the culture, history, literature, politics, political structure, economies, humanities, and social sciences of these countries and regions. Clients include Congress, foreign and U.S. Government agencies, national and international academics and scholars, research and scientific institutions, the professional and business communities, and the general public. Librarians respond to inquiries that are received in person, by telephone, by correspondence and by electronic media.

Divisions have extensive custodial responsibilities and reference librarians are responsible for collection maintenance and preservation, as well as the development, bibliographic control, processing, and general custody of collections in their field of expertise. Reference librarians also produce bibliographic publications, online reference tools, scholarly programs and colloquia on topics in the areas of their divisions.

This position is located in the Reference Section, Hispanic Division,Collections and Services Directorate, Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 012535.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

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