Five Positions- Maryland

Position: Library Director
Location: Queen Anne’s County Library, Centreville, MD
Salary: $75,610 to $136,100

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The Board of Trustees of the Queen Anne’s County Library is seeking a creative, dynamic, and experienced leader to serve as full-time Library Director. The Director must work effectively with staff, patrons, trustees, and public officials. An innovative approach to library service along with patience, diplomacy and a sense of humor, are requisites. The ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to public service, have demonstrated personnel management experience, be familiar with current library technology, be a strong team builder, communicate clearly with a wide range of audiences, and possess an appreciation of the role of libraries in a democratic society. We expect the Director to demonstrate a spirit of friendliness, helpfulness, cooperation, and flexibility with the public, the Friends of the Library, the Library Board of Trustees and local government bodies. The Library hopes to begin a significant renovation of its Kent Island Branch in 2019 and candidates with experience managing building projects and working effectively with elected officials will be given particular consideration.

The Queen Anne’s County Library serves a diverse, fast growing population of 49,000 people on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, located just over the Bay Bridge. The Library has a main library located in Centreville, an active and very busy branch on Kent Island, a dedicated staff of 43, and an annual budget of just under $2 million.

The Library Director acts as the general executive officer of the QAC Library and is responsible for the administration of all aspects of library service subject to direction of the Board of Library Trustees. Internal responsibilities include preparing and managing the Library’s budget, supervising branch librarians, overall strategic planning, and overseeing facilities maintenance and staff matters. The Director also regularly interacts with the community, government officials, the Friends of the QAC Library, and program sponsors, among others.

Position: Chief of Materials Management
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, Largo, MD
Salary: $80,031.00 – $92,000.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
PGCMLS has an exciting opportunity for a Chief of Materials Management at our Administrative Offices in Largo, Maryland. The Chief of Materials Management is responsible for managing multiple departments including selection, acquisition, cataloging and processing, and inter-library loans. The successful candidate will develop, monitor, and manage the library’s materials budget, build relationships with vendors and negotiates contracts.

Essential Duties:

  • Oversees the operations of materials management for the library.
  • Manages and supervises department supervisors and other staff who report to the Chief; monitors and evaluates job performance and oversees staff training and development.
  • Responds to inquiries from library staff and vendors about materials management related issues.
  • Prepares, manages, and monitors the materials budget.
  • Meets with vendors to discuss new products; negotiates contracts and contract renewals.
  • Reviews and approves selections and purchase orders.
  • Reviews and approves invoices and responds to invoice questions.
  • Coordinates training for library staff on new products and services.
  • Creates and submits a variety of reports as requested, including monthly department updates and budget reviews.
  • Assists with special projects – such as the creation of opening day collections – as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian III
Location: North Point Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary range: $38,049-$58,967

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 11 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL in this position.

Job Summary:
– Assists customers in finding answers to a broad range of questions through use of print and on-line resources
– Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/listening either for personal pleasure or professional development
– Assists customers with technology related requests for service including e-reader devices
– Develops and maintains a portion of the Library’s collection
– Plans and presents library-related programs and outreach services
– Serves on teams and committees within the branch and system-wide
– As needed, serves as Librarian in Charge by handling customer complaints and resolving facilities issues
– Supports innovation by embracing change, being flexible and anticipating customers’ needs
– Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter, rethinking processes, and effectively solving problems
– Demonstrates a commitment to teamwork by being an effective communicator and engaging in respectful and productive work relationships
– Actively pursues continuous learning by participating in training opportunities and sharing knowledge in the workplace

Position: Collection Development Support Supervisor
Location: Administrative Offices, Baltimore County Public Library, Towson, MD
Salary range: $44,023-$58,967

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
– Strong management and leadership skills. Management experience desired.
– Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
– Creative problem solver and willing risk taker.
– Excellent time management and delegation skills.
– Excellent team player, both within the department and across departments and branches.
– Recruits, hires, trains and evaluates clerical and shipping staff in Collection Development.
– Works with the Collection Development Manager to maintain budget records.
– Meets regularly with Virtual and Media Services and Marketing staff regarding web content and marketing initiatives and adds collection development content accordingly.
– Coordinates and schedules all Outreach and training, including but not limited to: Book -Buzz, Genre Bootcamp, and any outreach events where assistance can be provided to the branches.
– Maintains electronic resources statistics and works with Collection Development Manager to analyze.
– Manages and triages all customer requests for purchase.
– Maintains department scheduling, both in house and in terms of Outreach.
– Exercises appropriate authority in enforcing library rules and policies.
– Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, professional affiliations and other means to keep abreast of current and emerging trends.
– Actively participates on teams, committees and in work groups.

Position: Circulation Assistant III
Location: Catonsville Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary range: $26,696-$39,626

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
– Performs routine circulation functions such as processing incoming, withdrawn, and problem materials, mail, reserves, and various reports
– Assists customers at the public service desk with library card registration, self-service technology, basic catalog searches and computer sign-up and questions
– Shelves materials and performs shelf reading tasks
– Assists with opening/closing procedures
– May handle building/equipment concerns, security issues & emergency situations
– Prepares cash drawers and may make cash deposits and prepare reports for Fiscal Services