Eight Positions: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located at the National Agricultural Library in Beltsville, MD. The Supervisory Librarian serves as the Associate Director (AD) for the Data Production Division, providing administrative and management oversight for 3 branches. The AD develops and implements industry standards and leads efforts to infuse innovation into division functions – ranging from automation to artificial intelligence and natural language processing – to improve customer satisfaction and quality assurance.


  • Participates in strategic planning and establishes policies, programs, plans and budgets for the National Agricultural Library (NAL), serving as a member of the executive leadership team
  • Collaborates with experts and key officials from government, academic institutions, private research foundations, and scientific organizations to create and manage agricultural and information sciences programs
  • Oversees the acquisition and processing of materials in agriculture and related disciplines, the creation of bibliographic metadata, the production and development of NAL’s Catalog Database and Thesaurus, and the digitization of physical collections
  • Reviews and evaluates program operations and budget accountability to ensure goals and objectives are being met; plans, schedules and sets priorities for the Division
  • Serves as both a first and second level supervisor of staff, responsible for filling vacancies, delegating tasks, providing training, evaluating performance, and motivating and guiding employees

Position: Discovery, Access and Collections Librarian
Location: Washington Research Library Consortium, Bowie, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

SUMMARY: The Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) is a collaborative partnership with nine universities (American University, The Catholic University of America, Gallaudet University, George Mason University, The George Washington University, Georgetown University, Howard University, Marymount University, and The University of the District of Columbia) providing innovative and cost-effective access to shared information resources, services and expertise.

The Discovery, Access and Collections Librarian plays a key role in achieving the WRLC’s vision and mission by advancing user discovery, enabling access to and fulfillment of the consortium’s shared collections and supporting the creation of coordinated collections. This position identifies and collaborates in implementing strategies and technologies that enhance discovery, access and fulfillment using a variety of platforms, most notably WRLC’s shared Alma and Primo VE environment. This position works in partnership with library and WRLC staff to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of discovery, fulfillment and resource sharing workflows, including for the WRLC’s Shared Collections Facility, a high-density storage facility. The Discovery, Access and Collections Librarian reports to the Director of Library and User Services.

The WRLC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The WRLC offers a competitive benefits package. Visit http://www.wrlc.org/benefits for additional details.

Applicants must send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three (3) professional references to personnel@wrlc.org. Applications received by Friday, August 16 will receive first consideration. Visit http://www.wrlc.org/employment for positions available and employment information. The full position description will be found at: https://www.wrlc.org/employment/discovery-access-collections-librarian. An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background screening.

Position: Digital Asset Manager
Location: National Museum of Women in the Arts
Salary: $40,000-42,000

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Digital Asset Manager works as part of the project team responsible for the administration of NMWA’s digital asset management system (DAMS). The Digital Asset Manager assists the library director in creating policies and procedures, workflows, and user guides to use with the DAMS and future digitization projects. This individual is also responsible for reviewing and organizing all images on the network drives, adding appropriate metadata, and beginning the process of digitizing items and preparing selected items for public access. This is a four-year contract position.

Position: Part-Time Substitute Librarian
Location: NIH Patient Library, Bethesda, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Contract management firm seeks part-time substitute librarian, on an as-needed, on-call basis, for weekday shifts at Patient Library, NIH, Bethesda Campus. Schedule is primarily 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM, with some flexibility, working under the supervision of an experienced patient librarian. Duties include staffing circulation/information desk; responding to patient and caregiver inquiries with utmost courtesy, updating patron database on Follett library software, and performing other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications include an MLS degree from an accredited program, excellent customer service, communication and interpersonal skills, strong public service orientation and an optimistic, caring and kind disposition. Individual must be current on all immunizations and provide results of a recent Tuberculin skin test before hire. Applicant must also be able to pass a government background check. Spanish language skills are helpful. EOE. Send resumes and cover letter by August 15th to Marie Kaplan, Librarian, NIH Patient Library, by email, mkaplan@cc.nih.gov. No phone calls please.

Position: Community Branch Manager I
Location: Deale Community Library, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $63,090 – $111,341

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities include: Professional, managerial level work in supervising the operations of a community branch, serving as a member of the Library’s management team and advocating for library services. Works as a professional librarian to provide direct public service.

Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program and six years professional experience in the provision of public library services, including four years of supervisory experience. Bilingual Spanish skills desired.

Position: School Library Experiential Learning Coordinator
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $12,000/year, .20 full-time appointment

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Certificate in School Librarianship (CSL) is an 8-course, 18-month, online program which qualifies graduates to be certified as school librarians/library media specialists in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, as well as other states with comparable requirements. Students enter with a masters degree and at least one year of experience in schools and complete the program in small cohorts of 8 to 20.

The program seeks a School Library Experiential Learning Coordinator, who will work with the Faculty Director of the CSL and School Library specialization within the Masters of Library and Information Science. This position also reports indirectly to the Director of Academic Programs and participates as part of the iSchool Academic Programs Team. The position is approximately an 8 hour/week commitment and provides critical support to school library media students in their final stages of program completion. The position is a 9.5 month professional track faculty appointment, issued year by year.

Administrative Maintenance of School Library Internship Program 10%

  • Contact appropriate school district administrators to arrange internship placements and to manage relationships with internship site personnel
  • Maintain regular communication between Faculty Director, school district administrators, building-level internship supervisors, and student interns
  • Work with other UMD staff members, including burgeoning iConsultancy group, to ensure high quality experiential learning content for CSL students

Assessment of School Library Intern Performance 10%

  • Critically observe students at internship sites
  • Deliver verbal and written feedback to student interns on their performances at their internship sites
  • Teach an online course in which students complete assignments related to their school library internships

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal and time management skills
  • Ability to function in a team-oriented environment
  • Prior experience delivering information/instruction via an online learning management system (i.e. Canvas, Blackboard)
  • Ability to travel to sites within a 50-mile radius of College Park
  • Professional or academic experience related to school libraries

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in Education or Library and Information Science
  • Three years experience as a classroom teacher or school librarian in a K-12 public or private school setting
  • Professional experience supervising student interns
  • Ability to attend Academic Programs Team meetings each week, on campus or by Skype, Wednesdays at 11am
  • Flexibility to attend iConsultancy meetings, scheduled intermittently on campus

Salary: $12,000/year, .20 full-time appointment

To apply, please send resume/CV and cover letter to Kate Izsak at kworboys@umd.edu. Please include position title in the subject line of the email.

Position: Circulation Assistant
Location: St. John’s College, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $37,829.49

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Purpose: The Circulation Assistant works independently and as a team member to provide high-level customer service in a small academic library setting; shows good judgment in keeping full-time staff informed of developments outside regular routines; represents the College in a professional manner, respects patron confidentiality and privacy, adheres to the current ALA Code of Ethics; and is a good office citizen (i.e. keeps work and break area clean, responds to email and requests promptly, has a positive attitude, and respects the feelings and needs of co-workers).

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position: Library Associate I
Location: Abingdon Branch, Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Position Summary: Performs a variety of reference services within a branch and/or materials management responsibilities; assists individuals and groups in locating and obtaining materials and information; assists patrons with electronic resources; selects materials in all formats for all audiences; maintains adult, young adult and children collections, may manage specialized collections and programs for Detention Center, Learning and Sharing Center, Sharing the Gift program, Small Business, Children with Special needs, etc.; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.