Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian (Agriculture and Food Law)
Location: Agricultural Research Service, Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $96,970 to $126,062 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The following position is located within the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Agricultural Library, Information Products Division, Digital Library Branch, in Beltsville, MD.

This is a term, time-limited appointment with an initial duration no less than 13 months and can be extended up to a total of 4 years.

Major Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides technical reference and research support on inquiries related to agricultural and food law.
  • Applies legal and legislative research methodologies to agriculture and food law, and legal and legislative collection development.
  • Develops novel web content publishing guidelines for digital publications to improve information products and services.
  • Develops and sustains partnerships to promote access to informational library resources and develop improvements
  • Prepares written reports and requests in order to improve informational library products and services
  • Participates in library-wide initiatives focused on enhancing technology services and public access to products and services.
  • Uses finding aids and online services to identify primary and secondary source legal and legislative information
  • Initiates, plans, and coordinates all necessary tasks on special law librarianship projects and programs

Position: Librarian III, Children’s Services
Location: Hyattsville Branch, Hyattsville, MD, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
Salary: $64,420.00 – $74,055.00 Salary/year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), a public library in the state of Maryland, seeks a librarian who is passionate about library services for children and families and making a real difference. The successful candidate will be bilingual in English and Spanish and will lead a department of five librarians/associates in providing community-responsive programs. Apply today!

Hours: Full Time (40 hours/week). Schedule includes a combination of day, evening and Saturday hours.

Salary/Benefits: $64,420/year or $30.97/hour, plus earn $1.20/hour for Spanish language skills. Benefits include multiple health insurance options, flexible spending accounts, participation in the Maryland State Teachers Retirement System, paid time off, and more!

Application Process: Submit online application, cover letter, resume, and complete our pre-employment assessment preferably by November 30, 2018. Apply at

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Area Manager, provides quality reference and readers’ advisory service, promotes services and collections in an age level department in a large branch, coordinates the maintenance and development of the collection, manages an age level 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, keeps abreast of professional developments, seeks to continually improve performance, performs circulation duties as applicable, substitutes in other branches, and adheres to all PGCMLS policies and procedures and the union contract.

Position: Collections Development Strategies Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position Summary: The Collection Development Strategies Librarian will work in a highly collaborative organization to create and implement innovative approaches to providing effective stewardship of print and electronic collections. The main work will focus on gathering and managing data supporting collection development and collection assessment and making decisions about the collections based on that data. The Collection Development Strategies Librarian will have a leadership role in planning and executing deselection and transfer projects for print collections and identifying alternate formats as appropriate, as well as the right-sizing of on-campus collections in McKeldin Library, campus branch libraries and collections housed off-site. The Librarian will assist in gathering, managing, manipulating and reporting data drawn from in-house systems such as ALEPH and from a wide range of vendor supplied data and data available from external organizations. The Librarian will also serve as liaison to regional and national collections initiatives, shared print, and specialized data repositories.

Minimum Qualifications:

• Masters in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited institution, or equivalent.
• Minimum one year library experience in an academic or research library, or equivalent, including collection management or technical services.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural and diverse environment.
• Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills.
• Strong analytical skills and experience gathering, assessing, interpreting, and presenting quantitative and qualitative data for varied audiences.
• Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective projects.

Position: Library Manager II
Location: Parkville Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary range: $68,276-$105,891

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:

  • Under the general direction of an Assistant Director, manages the day-to-day 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 through 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.