Seven Positions: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: National Institutes of Health, Montgomery County, MD
Salary: $117,191 to $152,352 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

NLM is seeking to hire a Supervisory Librarian. The successful candidate for this position will serve as the Head of the Collection Access Section in the Public Service Division (PSD), of the Division of Library Operations (LO). The Collection Access Section is responsible for managing a document delivery network serving over 2,200 biomedical libraries in the United States, Canada and abroad which controls the distribution of approximately one million interlibrary loan requests annually.


  • Plans, organizes and controls activities of a staff of professional librarians, technical information specialists, library technicians and contractors.
  • Collaborates with heads of other Library units and divisions to negotiate and coordinate interrelated matters.
  • Manage subordinate employees effectively, including conflict resolution, development, and implementation of performance evaluation plans.
  • Develops and interprets interlibrary loan policy statements and definitions for management and NLM customers.
  • Oversees the planning, development and implementation of a comprehensive computer-based system for the management and delivery of biomedical information and documents
  • Represents the Collection Access Section (CAS) in matters pertaining to the development and application of integrated library systems, electronic books, and journals as applied to public services.

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Institute of Health Library, Montgomery County, MD
Salary: $99,172 to $128,920 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

The NIH Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as coordinator for the NIH Library Bioinformatics Support Program, helping researchers and staff to learn and apply bioinformatics analysis techniques to their research. If you have experience providing outreach and leadership for bioinformatics and you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team.


  • Serves as the team leader and coordinator for bioinformatics, identifying goals and objectives and developing strategies to meet them.
  • Recommends guidelines, policies, and procedures; and, ensures that administrative tasks, such as collecting, analyzing, and reporting statistics which document the service levels and trends in service provision, are accomplished.
  • Coordinates bioinformatics classes from outside vendors and guest speakers for NIH researchers and staff, including developing and delivering a program of instruction in the use of bioinformatics databases and analytical tools.
  • Teaches NIH researchers and staff to use a range of bioinformatics databases and various analytical tools related to the following areas: sequence analysis, similarity searching, structural analysis, gene expression, and text/data mining.
  • Acts as information advisor and consultant to NIH branches and laboratories to aid them in locating, accessing, identifying, and managing information.

Position: Assistant Branch Administrator
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick, MD
Salary: $47,688.00 – $76,300.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

This professional management position assists in managing the Urbana Regional Library. This position directs and evaluates the work of staff in information and resource management delivery and circulation services; fosters good communication with staff, the public, and library administration; and, assists in developing services that respond to community needs and interests as outlined in FCPL’s strategic plan. Supervision is given to professional and paraprofessional staff; supervision is received from the Branch Administrator.

Position: Children’s Services Coordinator
Location: Central Library, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $64,505.00/Year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Children’s Services Coordinator creates policy, implements services and manages programs for children throughout the Library system. Participates in the selection and training of Children’s Librarians, oversees budget and program expenses, represents the Library on children’s matters city-wide, and coordinates the major children’s programs in the Branches and the Central Library and works closely with other Departments and Divisions in projects related to services and programs for children.

The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department.

The Children’s Services Coordinator:

  • Plans, proposes for approval, and manages the private support budgets.
  • Coordinates implementation of the system-wide children’s projects and programs such as the Imagination Celebration, Read to Reef, Maryland STEM Festival and the Summer Challenge Program.
  • Provides leadership and oversight of the Summer Challenge Committee.
  • Sets standards and policies for the Children’s Librarians throughout the system and monitors compliance.
  • Participates in the orientation and training of new Children’s Librarians and sponsors ongoing development for staff.
  • Oversees the purchase and payment of all children’s program supplies.
  • Stays current with developments and changes in the field of children’s literature.
  • Leads monthly children’s staff meetings.
  • Gathers and analyzes data on programming and evaluates current program offerings.
  • Maintains professional relationships with other City and private agencies, especially the City school system and other child-care agencies, and maintains collaborative program efforts.
  • Manages, supervises and evaluates permanent and contractual staff.

Position: Librarian I, NLSD
Location: Neighborhood Branch, Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $42,131.00/Year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Pratt Library is accepting applications for a Librarian I, Young Adult, Children’s or Reference for the Neighborhood Library Services Division.

All Pratt Library branches are within the Neighborhood Library Services (NLS) division. NLS division employees may be moved from one branch to another as need dictates. Flexibility on work location is a must.

This position reports to the branch manager.

The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring division.

Answer reference and information questions for young adults or children.

Plan and implement book-talks, storytelling, and school programs for specific age-level customers.

Perform reference and reader’s advisory services. Assist all customers with catalog, databases and other computer programs.

Recommend material for purchase. Prepare special reports on age-level activities.

Attend professional meetings, serve on committees and read professional literature. Maintain ongoing knowledge of age-level literature and developments in the field.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Position: Director, Strategic Communications and Outreach
Location: University of Maryland Libraries, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Director of Strategic Communications and Outreach develops and executes comprehensive, user-centered communication strategies that align with the University’s priorities and the Libraries’ strategic plan. The Director works in close collaboration with the Libraries’ administrators, faculty and staff, and with institutional partners such as University Relations and the Office of Strategic Communications, to promote maximum effectiveness of the Libraries’ communication efforts, and to promote the visibility and use of library resources and programs.

Responsible for leading the daily operations of the Libraries’ Strategic Communications and Outreach Team (SCOT), the Director coordinates internal and external communication and outreach activities, and works with the SCOT to produce high-quality content and design work for library publications, digital displays, exhibits, and social media platforms. The Director incorporates institutional brand strategies and design standards into the Libraries’ efforts, and heightens awareness, perception, and support of the Libraries by working with Library Administration and University Relations to manage donor communications through publications, news media, and special events.

The Director is an innovative strategist, experienced project manager, and expert writer across traditional, web, and multi-media platforms, a leader who strives continually to improve existing processes, model effective ways of communicating in a variety of media, and understand library users’ needs. The Director contributes to the Libraries’ strategic planning, budget preparation, and presentations to key influencers, provides advice and work for the Libraries’ initiatives related to user interfaces and enhancing user experiences, and develops strong relationships with internal and external constituencies, including local media and professional organizations. This position reports to the Dean of Libraries and supervises 2.0 FTE communications and design professionals, a part-time contract employee, and student assistants.

Position: Director of Learning Commons
Location: Allegany College of Maryland, Cumberland, MD
Salary: $42,422 – 49,234

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The director is responsible for the leadership, administration, and operation of the integrated library, testing and tutoring labs, and special student accommodations. The director supervises full- and part-time staff and works with campus partners to develop, deliver, and evaluate library and academic support services for the diverse needs of students and other campus constituents.