Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Branch Manager I
Location: Havre de Grace Branch, Harford County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position Summary: Oversees and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of the assigned branch designated as a level I due to a variety of factors including by not limited to collection size and diversity; number of branch staff, and customer traffic; provides reference information, collection development and reader’s advisory services to the public; oversees, plans, and implements children, young adult and adult programs; acts as liaison between branch staff and Administration; works closely with the Friends of the Library group; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Essential Functions:

Position Functions:

  1. Oversees the day-to-day operation, activities, and staff of the assigned branch;
  2. Acts as liaison between the branch and administration and works with administration to establish and implement branch goals and objectives that support the HCPL strategic plan;
  3. Provides reference, collection and readers’ advisory services to the public;
  4. Ensures appropriate “transfer of training” and information sharing activities have been developed and implemented for staff having attended training or staff development activities;
  5. Manages the branch budgets and authorizes payment of expenses;
  6. Oversees the assessment and weeding of collections;
  7. Oversees all building and facilities maintenance issues;
  8. Resolves patron complaints; interprets policies and procedures;
  9. Oversees the ordering of branch supplies;
  10. Oversees the upkeep of branch machines and equipment;
  11. Assists in the development of branch staff schedules and ensures accurate reflection of assigned reference tasks;
  12. Oversees, plans and implements children, young adult and adult services;
  13. Prepares reports as directed;
  14. Works closely with the Friends of the Library group, and acts as liaison between the Friends and library administration;
  15. Provides assistance and training on electronic resources to staff and patrons;
  16. Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library;

Supervision Functions:

  1. Hires and supervises assigned staff, including other supervisory staff, as well as assigned volunteers;
  2. Oversees the training of staff and volunteers, as assigned;
  3. Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the library’s performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
  4. Approves annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for assigned staff;
  5. Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and monthly schedules;
  6. Interprets and implements system wide policies and procedures;
  7. Schedules and facilitates department/team meetings;
  8. Ensures staff receive and understand system and department communications via written or electronic format;
  9. May act as supervisor of team or work group and/or may supervise volunteers.

Standard Functions:

  1. Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  2. Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed;
  3. Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  4. Maintains good public relations with the community through contacts with public officials, community leaders, volunteers, Friends of the Library, appropriate school personnel, and the general public;
  5. Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  6. Is dependable and punctual;
  7. Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  8. Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  9. Completes time sheet and other necessary forms and reports accurately and in a timely manner;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned

Position: Branch Manager II
Location: Edgewood Branch, Harford County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position Summary: Oversees and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of an assigned branch designated as a level II due to variety of factors including by not limited to collection size and diversity; number of branch staff, and customer traffic; provides reference information, collection development and reader’s advisory services to the public; oversees, plans, and implements children, young adult and adult programs; acts as liaison between branch staff and Administration; works closely with the Friends of the Library group; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Essential Functions:

Position Functions:

  1. Oversees the day-to-day operation, activities, and staff of the assigned branch;
  2. Acts as liaison between the branch and administration and works with administration to establish and implement branch goals and objectives;
  3. Provides reference, collection and readers’ advisory services to the public;
  4. Ensures appropriate “transfer of training” and information sharing activities have been developed and implemented for staff having attended training or staff development activities;
  5. Manages the branch budgets and authorizes payment of expenses;
  6. Oversees the assessment and weeding of collections;
  7. Oversees all building and facilities maintenance issues;
  8. Resolves patron complaints; interprets policies and procedures;
  9. Oversees the ordering of branch supplies;
  10. Oversees the upkeep of branch machines and equipment;
  11. Assists in the development of branch staff schedules and ensures accurate reflection of assigned reference tasks;
  12. Oversees, plans and implements children, young adult and adult services;
  13. Prepares reports as directed;
  14. Works closely with the Friends of the Library group, and acts as liaison between the Friends and library administration;
  15. Provides assistance and training on electronic resources to staff and patrons;
  16. Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library;

Supervision Functions:

  1. Hires and supervises assigned staff, including other supervisory staff, as well as assigned volunteers;
  2. Oversees the training of staff and volunteers, as assigned;
  3. Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the library’s performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
  4. Approves annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for assigned staff;
  5. Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and monthly schedules;
  6. Interprets and implements system wide policies and procedures;
  7. Schedules and facilitates department/team meetings;
  8. Ensures staff receive and understand system and department communications via written or electronic format;
  9. May act as supervisor of team or work group and/or may supervise volunteers.

Standard Functions:

  1. Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  2. Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed;
  3. Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  4. Maintains good public relations with the community through contacts with public officials, community leaders, volunteers, Friends of the Library, appropriate school personnel, and the general public;
  5. Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  6. Is dependable and punctual;
  7. Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  8. Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  9. Completes time sheet and other necessary forms and reports accurately and in a timely manner;
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Librarian III
Location: White Marsh Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $39,190-$60,736

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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.