Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Executive Director
Location: Washington County Free Library, Hagerstown, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Washington County Free Library (WCFL) seeks a progressive and dynamic leader with vision and proven collaborative management experience to take executive-level responsibility for an innovative public library system centered in a diverse urban core but also servicing both small town and rural communities.

WCFL provides library services to a population of 150,000 through seven branches and a bookmobile. The Central Library is open seven days a week, with the remaining branches open various hours. WCFL has 61 FTE staff and an FY 2019 budget of 4.9 million. The system has 87,167 card holders and circulated 1,012,039 items in FY 2018. As the designated state regional library for Western Maryland, WCFL oversees service enhancements to all three public library systems serving the three counties located in Western Maryland.

Salary is negotiable from $105,000, based on education and experience; excellent benefits package.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Library Science and must be eligible to obtain a Maryland Public Library Director certificate. Additional formal coursework in public administration/management is desirable. A minimum of ten years of public library experience with at least five years in a managerial/administrative capacity is preferred.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated library leadership and management achievements including finance and budget management; experience working with a policy-making board and elected officials; the ability to support and promote organizational values including innovation, trust, staff participation and team management; the ability to maintain a safe and secure library environment for staff and customers; the ability to work collaboratively with stake holders and public officials; is forward-thinking and has a positive track record in forecasting, strategically directing and implementing change; and, a broad knowledge of current library practice and information technology.

Applications received by August 1, 2019 will receive first consideration; however, recruitment is open until filled. Inquiries are welcome. Please call Frances Lockley, Human Relations at 301-739-3250 ext. 162 or
Full-time applicants must submit a completed application for employment, cover letter, and resume.

Position: Head, Resource Sharing & Reserves (Librarian (Open Rank))
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Head of Resource Sharing and Reserves’ primary area of responsibility is for vision, planning, and oversight of the Resource Sharing and Reserves unit. As such, the librarian works with the unit staff to set lending, borrowing, and reserves policies; establishes and continually refines workflows and procedures; pursues greater system automation and interoperability; hires, trains, supervises, evaluates, and mentors staff; manages budgets for interlibrary loan, copyright, and student labor and assistance (L&A); and upholds resource sharing agreements with strategic partners. The librarian evaluates and promotes interlibrary loan and reserves services and develops new services as needed. In addition, the librarian works with the USRS department director, other USRS unit managers, and branch library supervisors to enhance cooperation and provide user services that are intuitive, seamless, and accessible.

The Head of Resource Sharing and Reserves is an active member of the Public Services Division (PSD), contributing to divisional initiatives and leading specific projects in collaboration with other PSD units (e.g., Research and Learning Services) and with other units in the Libraries (e.g., Digital Systems and Stewardship (DSS), Collections Strategies and Services (CSS)). The librarian will also collaborate with university and external partners, such as the campus Division of Information Technology (DivIT), User Services Advisory Group (USAG) of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), and the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Interlibrary Loan Coordinators.

Position: Preservation Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Libraries Preservation Department is responsible for the care and conservation of the Libraries general and special collections across formats. It binds, repairs, replaces, and reformats general collections material, and conserves special collections. Preservation also manages the Libraries disaster response and recovery efforts, monitors special collections environments and initiates corrective action, and prepares special collections materials for digitization. The incumbent librarian will act as the department’s registrar and will be responsible for managing the department’s conservation lab. S/he will develop policies and procedures in her/his area of responsibility, and will participate in overall department management; will participate in planning, establishing, and achieving department goals and objective; may take a leadership role in a variety of projects; and perform simple to moderately complex treatments of collections. S/he works closely with faculty and staff throughout the library at all levels in support of the collection and its preservation, and participates in committees and group activities in the department, the division, the Libraries, and the University.

Position: Multiple Positions
Location: Wicomico Public Libraries, Wicomico County, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Wicomico Public Libraries are seeking to fill the following positions: Branch Assistant; Circulation Manager; Events & Development Manager; and STEAM Instructor – Part Time. The application and job announcements can be found here.