Five Positions- Maryland

Position: Library Manager- Senior Level
Location: Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Inc. (SMRLA, Inc.), Charlotte Hall, MD
Salary: from $76,000 DOQ. Position open until filled.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Application Procedures
All applicants must complete an application, which can be found on our website

Failure to submit a completed application and resume will result in your application being considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the selection committee for review. All applications must be received by February 28, 2019.

Nature of Work
Professional, responsible position coordinating the activities and managing day-to-day operations of SMRLA, Inc.’s automation systems, interlibrary loan, and delivery under the leadership of the CEO. Performs assigned liaison services between the regional library and tri-county public libraries and agencies. Participates in planning and implementing information services for tri-county public libraries. Coordinates several tri-county public services librarian meetings. Serves as a consultant to member libraries on information services as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution. Two years of supervisory experience plus three additional years of management and leadership experience. Working knowledge of Internet and general computer applications, including knowledge of textual and structured databases. Ability to secure certificate as a Professional Public Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days of appointment.

Position: Head, Materials Management
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $66,492.00 – $117,344.00 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

This is advanced and highly responsible work responsible for collection management and development, acquisitions, and technical services including supervising and overseeing the selection and acquisition of traditional and emerging formats of library materials and oversight of the cataloguing and processing department. Work includes significant participation in committee and consultative activities in recommending the broad policies and operating procedures for the system, including those involved in developing vendor specifications for materials delivery, and guidelines for collection development and weeding which are implemented by branch staff to keep the collection customer-oriented and current. The responsibilities further extend to recommending the annual operating budget request for materials, oversight of these budget expenditures, and evaluation of usage patterns.

Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited program, and a minimum of 6 years professional librarian work experience in a public library, including 4 years of supervisory experience and 3 years (within last 10 years) experience in collection development, acquisitions, and oversight of a substantial budget. Related experience in technical services management preferred. Ability to secure certification as a Professional Public Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days following appointment; ability to meet re-certification requirements by completing 90 contact hours of continuing education every 5 years.

Position: Special Projects Assistant
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full posting on University of Maryland MLIS Jobs.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library seeks a collaborative, enthusiastic, and organized individual to work in the Cataloging and Metadata Unit to complete special projects that will enhance access to library materials through effective cataloging practices. This individual will report to the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian and focus on updating catalog records and coordinating student worker assignments. 19 hours/week Monday-Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm through June 30, 2019.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage and carry out library catalog cleanup projects to improve access to library materials;
  • Assist in time-sensitive cataloging projects;
  • Assist with supervising student workers;
  • Copy catalog library materials using appropriate cataloging standards;
  • Troubleshoot issues related to catalog records as needed;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Demonstrated ability to work accurately with attention to detail;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve objectives;
  • Proficiency in use of Microsoft Windows operating system and Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to use computer keyboards, sit at a desk, and/or read from a computer screen for extended hours;
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a related position where knowledge of technical rules and standards for library cataloging were applied;
  • Experience finding, editing, and importing bibliographic records from OCLC to the catalog and managing local holdings;
  • Previous experience using Ex Libris Aleph or other integrated library system;
  • Familiarity with OCLC products and services;
  • Experience supervising.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Special Projects Assistant” in the subject line to Anna Loewenthal, Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, at

Position: Part-time Information Desk
Location: Multiple Openings, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $17.61/hour

Full posting on University of Maryland MLIS Jobs.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor’s Degree; excellent customer service skills; computer experience using MS WINDOWS; knowledge of the Internet as a research tool; research-related experience; and ability to learn the Library’s research & circulation systems, policies and procedures.

Provide reference and readers’ advisory service; instruct and help customers in the use of library resources.

MANDATORY TESTING &TRAINING: Ability to attend a skills test on February 18th, 2019. If hired, must be available to attend and successfully complete all training during the month of March: Initial training will take place March 4th through March 8th, 2019; then eighteen additional hours of on-the-job training between March 11th through March 22nd, 2019. A second week of training from March 25th through March 29th, 2019; then eighteen additional hours of on-the-job training between April 1st and April 12th, 2019.

Position: Assistant Circulation Services Manager
Location: Pikesville Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary range: $34,068-$52,508

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.

This is a full time position, working 40 hours a week with some evenings and weekends.

Job Summary:

  • 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 circulation staff.
  • Assists the Circulation Manager in development and implementation of circulation practices that are aligned with BCPL customer service expectations.
  • 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 required of the Library.
  • 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 committees and promotes the Library in the community.