Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian
Location: Westat, Rockville, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat’s research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:
Westat is seeking a librarian with demonstrated experience in conducting complex bibliographic database searches and other in-depth research. This position is based in Rockville, MD.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert literature search services, including systematic reviews, for published and grey literature in a variety of subject areas (e.g., health, education, social sciences).
  • Develop sound search strategies, execute searches, and document search methods both independently and in collaboration with other librarians.
  • Manage search results with bibliographic software programs (e.g., Reference Manager, EndNote).
  • Assist with legislative monitoring and business development activities.
  • Evaluate and search bibliographic, news, and business resources.
  • Communicate effectively with requestors to understand, guide, and meet their research needs.
  • Respond to complex reference questions.
  • Develop promotional and training materials and conduct effective training in the use of research tools.
  • Other special projects, as assigned.

Position: Librarian for History and Area Studies
Location: Homewood Campus, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $59,280 to $81,435

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

General Summary/Purpose:

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Liaison and Special Collections, the librarian for History and area studies actively engages with faculty, students, and staff to develop strong working relationships with the designated departments and programs, and provides proactive research support and innovative instruction by connecting faculty and students with library resources in both the general and special collections.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the work of faculty and students in History, History of Science and Technology, and area studies programs to be determined based on the candidate’s education, experience, and interest.
  • Analyze trends in assigned departments’ and programs’ teaching and research programs to stay abreast of scholarship and scholarly communications in the disciplines themselves, and use this knowledge to create and implement services to support these trends.
  • Collaborate and build partnerships with other liaisons and special collections curators to develop interdisciplinary solutions and create shared practices for integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the academic environment.
  • Build and manage a distinctive, interdisciplinary, culturally diverse, and responsive research collection in all formats (print, digital, and archival) for both the general and special collections.
  • Apply pedagogical best practices, including the ACRL Framework, to provide research and information literacy support to students and faculty.
  • Be knowledgeable about, and be able to speak to, a wide range of library issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, collection space allocation, digital scholarship, the development of new online tools, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
  • Broaden access to unique and important collections through physical exhibits and digital project initiatives that expose the collections’ unique resources and engage the community at the broadest level.
  • Participate proactively on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.

Position: Assistant Library Manager II
Location: Towson Branch, Baltimore County Public County
Salary: $52,508-$81,424

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 10 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL in this position.

This is a full time position working 40 hours a week. All library branch staff will be required to work evenings, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year as part of the normal work schedule.

Job Summary:

  • Works in collaboration with the Branch Manager to set performance expectations and customer service goals for librarian staff.
  • Actively contributes to the branch management team to ensure that high quality library services and resources are delivered to customers.
  • Leads staff by modeling the appropriate workplace behaviors and effectively communicating with staff regarding individual and team expectations.
  • Recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates librarian staff.  Accurately assesses staff abilities.  Develops staff strengths and coaches staff to improve performance.
  • Oversees the provision of information service, readers’ advisory service, and programming/outreach services to users of varied ages, cultures and skill levels.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of information resources and materials that are used by branch customers.
  • Demonstrates effective communication and relationship building skills with diverse customers and staff.
  • Demonstrates commitment to teamwork by engaging in respectful and productive work relationships.
  • Seeks creative and appropriate solutions to address varying branch and system operational needs.
  • Embraces productive change and demonstrates flexibility in response to changing community needs.
  • Exercises good judgment when making decisions and applying policies to workplace issues.
  • Models continuous learning and holds staff accountable to continued professional development.
  • In the absence of the Branch Manager, assumes manager duties when necessary.

Position: Web Development Specialist
Location: Administrative Offices (AO), Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, Largo, MD
Salary: $52,888.40 – $52,888.40

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

PGCMLS is accepting applications for a Web Development Specialist. This position will be responsible for the development and maintenance of the Library’s website, intranet, and app. The successful candidate will be creative and innovative with computer-savvy and social skills to ensure the Library’s presence is culturally relevant, responsive and accessible. Apply today!

The Web Development Specialist will:

  • Act as primary contact for web vendor.
  • Maintain the functionality of the library’s website, intranet and app. Develop new features and functions upon request.
  • Post and curate content. Review site for accurate and current information.
  • Develop and implement PGCMLS web-standards including ADA Compliance (Section 508).
  • Employ analytics to ensure web content is evaluated and enhanced through reports, end-user surveys and other tools.
  • Increase our public website’s Search Engine Optimization.
  • Maintain and develop HTML and JavaScript code to adapt third party vendor products, including ILS and content management system.
  • Configure the website’s content management system. Install and configure modules. Troubleshoot functionality issues.
  • Research and evaluate new technology to determine whether it could be beneficial for the Library’s web sites, and efficiently install, configure and test the tools as necessary. Recommend purchases to Administration.
  • Collaborate with the IT and Marketing Departments in Digital Signs, Web filter, and other related projects.
  • Keep abreast of professional development and seeks to continually improve performance.
  • Provide support and training to staff members as needed.
  • Act as an ambassador and advocate for the library.
  • Attend meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
  • Assist with special projects as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Associate – Children’s Services and Library Associate – Teen Services
Location: Jarrettsville Branch – Jarrettsville, MD, 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.