Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Assistant Law Librarian
Location: Montgomery County Circuit Court, Rockville, MD
General Salary Schedule: $46,795 – $77,166


The Assistant Law Librarian serves as the principal assistant to the Law Librarian in the operation of the Montgomery County Circuit Court Law Library, as well as the libraries in judges’ chambers and other court offices. This position deals with various levels of library patrons and is responsible for providing equitable information services to the public, legal community, judicial officers and court personnel. Employee must have experience with and an in-depth understanding of legal research.

Employee is expected to have a thorough knowledge of Court organization, office practices and make independent decisions in dealing with the public and employees. Information obtained in the course of the performance of these duties may be confidential or private in nature. The employee in this position must recognize that visitors to the Court may be under significant stress and ensure that they are treated with dignity and discretion.

The Assistant Law Librarian reports directly to the Law Librarian and is ultimately responsible to the Court Administrator.


To be successful, the employee in this position must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. It is not an exhaustive list of responsibilities and does not prescribe or restrict various additional diversified tasks and assignments that may be required by Judicial Officers and/or the Court Administrator.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Assist in the administration, development and daily operation of the law library.  Also assist with various library and courthouse projects, access to justice initiatives and library events.
  • Perform all duties of the Law Librarian in his/her absence.
  • Perform reference services using print and online resources for judges, court staff, attorneys and the public.
  • Instruct patrons in the use of library systems and technology and provide general information on the use of library facilities and services.
  • Assist the Law Librarian with recommending, developing and supervising reference and customer service procedures that provide equitable service and meet the research needs of varied library patrons in a manner reflecting professional law library theory and practice.
  • Develop and maintain library’s integrated library system and online public access catalog. This includes instructing staff; troubleshooting; and cataloging print, online and electronic resources.
  • Write and graphically design library guides, newsletters and other informational materials for court personnel and other library patrons. This includes contributing content to the library website and courthouse intranet.
  • Assist in evaluating and implementing new and evolving technology for the retrieval of legal and non-legal information.
  • Process new materials and preserve existing materials.
  • Assist in maintaining and developing the legal collection, both print and non-print, for all judicial chambers and other circuit court departments.
  • Prepare invoices for payment, keep records of library purchases and communicate with vendors.
  • Maintain continuing education by attending professional library association meetings, researching legal and library issues and engaging in other professional education opportunities.

Position: Part-Time Substitute Reference Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library is seeking a part-time substitute Reference Librarian. This individual will work on an as-needed basis, primarily during evening and weekend shifts, under the direction of the Information Literacy Coordinator/PR Librarian. This position is scheduled to work no more than 19.5 hours per week.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Staffs the research/information desk; responds to faculty, student, and staff requests for information in person, via phone, email, or chat.
  2. Assists faculty and students in finding materials and information using print and non-print sources with the online catalog, databases, related software and internet use.
  3. Provides excellent customer service to patrons and establishes good working relationships with colleagues, students and faculty.
  4. Assists Access Services staff with patrons as needed.
  5. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Assistant II
Location: Harford County Public Library, Norrsville-White Hall, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary: Performs a variety of clerical duties related to the circulation of library materials, including but not limited to answering phones and greeting and directing customers, checking materials in and out, registering customers for library cards, providing orientation services and explaining library policies and procedures, maintaining accurate customer accounts; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

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

Work Week: 37.5 hours per week; Work schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours.

Essential Functions:

Position Functions:

  1. Checks materials in and out;
  2. Answers phones and greets and directs customers to appropriate areas;
  3. Registers customers for library cards;
  4. Provides orientation to library users and explains library policies and procedures;
  5. Maintains accurate customer accounts;
  6. Calculates and collects fines and fees, records monies collected, and issues refunds to customers, as appropriate;
  7. Maintains and files customer requests;
  8. May:
    • Maintains accurate daily financial records, including balancing daily, weekly, or monthly reports, as directed;
    • Performs physical maintenance of the periodical and newspaper collection by processing, labeling, converting, withdrawing, and filing reports for missing issues;
    • Repairs damaged library materials;
    • Cleans, re-packs, re-labels, and recycles library materials;
  9. Informs customers of library activities, rules and services;
  10. Assists in promoting special programs and services to encourage greater use of the library;
  11. Instructs customers and volunteers on the use of library equipment, i.e. copier, TV, VCR, cassette/CD player;
  12. Operates equipment such as, cash register, debit/credit card machines, receipt printers, etc., to carry out customer service responsibilities;
  13. Prints Pull Item Lists and routes materials to appropriate branch.

Position: Consumer Health Coordinator
Location: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region (SEA), Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $55,000

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (NNLM SEA), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), seeks a librarian to coordinate and facilitate consumer health outreach and education activities in the region. The Consumer Health Coordinator ensures an organized approach to NNLM SEA outreach services by promoting consumer health library development, providing consultation services, and assessing and responding to the information and educational needs of public and consumer health librarians. This librarian also promotes the services and products of the NLM and NNLM.

The Consumer Health Coordinator is one of a team of five librarian-coordinators who work together facilitating resource sharing, training, and cooperative projects in AL, DC, FL, GA, MD, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN, USVI, VA, and WV. This position requires seasonal travel within the region to support the education and exhibits programs. For more information about NNLM SEA, visit

Reporting to the Executive Director of SEA, this is a full-time, grant funded, non-tenure, and non-permanent status track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. Previous professional library experience is welcome, but not required.