Two Positions-Maryland & Virginia

Position: Chief, Neighborhood Library Services
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $80,735.00/Year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The Chief of Neighborhood Library Services (NLS) is a member of the Library Leadership Team and, under general direction from the CEO, provides leadership, oversight and management of the Neighborhood Libraries Services Division. This division is comprised of twenty one branch libraries; four district managers; 18 branch managers and an executive assistant. The NLS offices will be located in the newly renovated State Library Resource Center/ Central Library in downtown Baltimore.

Baltimore is a diverse city, made up of distinct neighborhoods with very specific needs. The Enoch Pratt Free Library (EPFL) provides services to all of these communities through a variety of innovative services. EPFL’s mission is “to provide equal access to information, services, and opportunities that empower, enrich, and enhance the quality of life for all.” The Library values diversity and equity, and recognizes the importance of these to Baltimore. In keeping with these values, NLS is reflective of these values and responsive to identified community needs. Its Chief must be community-oriented; energized by innovation and calculated risk-taking; responsive to community needs and proactive in making connections with organizations and groups that support and comprise Baltimore’s communities. Additionally, the Chief should be an empowering force for the District and Library Managers, while simultaneously communicating and upholding Leadership decisions.

The ideal candidate is a big picture thinker with outstanding leadership and management skills who will bring new and fresh ideas to a changing organization. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. Experience in developing new and responsive models of service in an urban library setting is required. Preparation and management of the division’s operating budget and standard operating procedures are also required.

The Chief of Neighborhood Library Services has a passion for serving people and a customer service orientation that fosters internal and external customer service and workplace excellence. A demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion is needed.

The preferred candidate has a knowledge of and experience with development and implementation of policy and/or standard operating procedures; experience with successful evaluation, measurement and accountability practices.

Position: Content Strategy Officer
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The George Mason University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, service oriented and forward-focused leader for its newly configured Content Strategy unit. Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Learning, Research, and Engagement, the Content Strategy Officer (CSO) provides leadership in the broadly defined area of research materials content and collection strategies. While directly supervising a small team of two high-level classified staff and a graduate research assistant, the incumbent will guide and coordinate the selection and collection development responsibilities of 20 subject specialist librarians (who are organized in three disciplinary teams and spread across three campuses) as well as those of another dozen staff with selection responsibilities. Additionally, the position serves as the primary content and collections contact with VIVA (Virtual Library of Virginia), WRLC (Washington Research Libraries Consortium), and ASERL (Association of Southeastern Research Libraries).

George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment. The CSO will take a prominent role, working closely with the Head, Resource Acquisition and in collaboration with not only the AUL for LRE but also with other key library leaders and managers with research collections responsibilities to strengthen existing models of content provision as well as explore and develop new approaches for providing research content to the George Mason University scholarly community.

Responsibilities:
The Content Strategy Officer’s primary role is to direct, coordinate and assess the Libraries’ overall content strategy (including the identification and selection of scientific and scholarly research materials) as it relates to the Libraries’ research collections, whether owned, subscribed to, shared, open, accessed or otherwise made available to the George Mason University scholarly community.