Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Director, Department of Public Libraries
Location: Montgomery County Public Libraries, Rockville, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.


Located adjacent to the nation’s capital, Montgomery County is the most populous county in the state of Maryland and one of the most diverse counties in the nation.

The County Government is composed of the Executive and Legislative branches. The Executive Branch implements and enforces Montgomery County’s laws and provides executive direction to the government. Its chief executive officer is the County Executive. There are over 30 executive branch departments and agencies that help to deliver services to over 1 million county residents. Montgomery County is proud of the services it offers. These include some of the best in the nation, which we strive to deliver in keeping with our Vision Statement and Guiding Principles.

Montgomery County’s newly elected County Executive has outlined seven Priority Outcomes for the County’s future. These include:

The Position:

Montgomery County is seeking to fill the Director for the Department of Public Libraries. The position is appointed by the County Executive and confirmed by the County Council. This position is accountable to the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO).

Montgomery County’s newly elected County Executive has outlined seven Priority Outcomes: Thriving Youth and Families, A Growing Economy, A Greener County, Easier Commutes, A More Affordable and Welcoming County, Safe Neighborhoods, and Effective, Sustainable Government.

The Director of the Department of Public Libraries will be responsible for directing the operations of the Department of Public Libraries, implementing, and evaluating overall County public library policies and programs to provide a full range of public library service to meet changing community needs including: books, records, periodicals and other media for loan as well as reference material and online access to computerized information networks through Community libraries. The complexity of the work is reflected in the need for planning, directing and integrating a broad range of educational cultural functions, programs and services. Directing the public library system is essential to the mission of the County Government and affects all residents and communities in the County.

Position: Business Analyst
Location: Harford County Public Library, Belcamp, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position Summary:

The analyst performs regular tasks and special projects involving the library collection, extraction, analysis, and dissemination of system generated data; maintenance and administration of the Polaris Integrated Library System (ILS), and database management.

Application Period: Posted: February 4, 2019. Closing Date: March 1, 2019

Reporting Relationship:

This position reports to the Virtual Services Manager

Supervisory Responsibility:

This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities, but may serve as a coach and mentor for other positions in the department.

Position: Librarian II, Preservation and Conservation Department
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $47,604.00/Year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is accepting applications for a Librarian II to head the Preservation and Conservation department.

Under the direction of the Collection Development Manager, the Head of Preservation and Conservation manages the preservation and binding activities for the library and oversees the work of the unit’s 3 support staff. Enoch Pratt Free Library (EPFL) consists of a Central Library, 21 branches, and 3 mobile vehicles. Preservation is one of three units in the Collection Development Department, which also includes the Acquisitions and Selection Units. The EPFL Central Library serves as the State Library Resource Center (SLRC), as well as the downtown branch of EPFL, and the preservation activities support the mission of both.

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. Formal training or education in preservation/conservation and a minimum of 3 years’ experience treating paper-based materials. Two or more years of supervisory experience. Computer skills and proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, etc.)

Position: Metadata Specialist
Location: LAC Group, Prestigious Government Library, Beltsville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Group seeks a Metadata Specialist to work on a full-time, on-going project for our client, a prestigious government agency located in Beltsville, MD. We are seeking an enthusiastic individual that has skills in metadata and working with web-based information to help a library that specializes in agriculture, biology, natural resources, and the environment. This position will be full-time, 40 hours per week, working onsite at the library in Beltsville. This is an excellent opportunity with a growing organization and we are looking for someone who can start immediately.


  • Creation of metadata records, datasets specific records for a governmental proprietary website and enterprise data catalog
  • Experience with researching Web-based information and knowledge of natural resources information sources
  • The metadata enhancement required in this project requires an understanding of scientific methods to translate information for metadata descriptions and datasets, so a background in science is highly desired
  • The candidate will be familiar with the issues and resources related to natural resources and the environment, including knowledge of life cycle assessment data (LCA). LCA is a science-based method to measure the environmental, social and economic impacts of a product or service over its life cycle. This does not refer to a biological, project or financial asset management life cycle

Position: Librarian II
Location: Landsdowne Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary range: $35,520-$55,111

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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

Position: Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Assistant
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative, organized, and detail oriented individual to join the Acquisitions unit located in the Collections and Access Services Department. This individual works across library units and with university faculty to purchase library content and make it easily available and discoverable to the university communities that the library serves. The successful candidate will report to the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian.

Position Responsibilities:
* Orders library content;
* Processes payments and tracks expenditures;
* Communicates with vendors to investigate and resolve account or purchase issues;
* Manages receipt and transfer of library materials to units in the Library;
* Participates in gathering usage statistics and data analysis;
* Oversees processing and maintenance of subscriptions;
* Assists in managing student worker assignments;
* Assists with basic electronic resource troubleshooting;
* Performs other duties as assigned.