Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Law Library Director
Location: University of Baltimore, Law Library
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

The Law Library Director and Professor of the Practice leads the Law Library and provides services to support the School of Law’s educational mission.  The Director is responsible for short and long-range planning and the overall administration of the Library. A member of the law school’s senior leadership team, the Director serves on faculty committees and helps build a culture of scholarship and academic excellence among faculty and students. The Director leads and guides the library in fulfilling its mission of service to the law school and greater legal community.  Through his/her leadership, the Director creates an environment that encourages students, faculty and the public to access the library’s services in order to foster a robust learning environment, engage in research, and promote a sense of community within the law school.

The Director has oversight and responsibility for the supervision of the library staff which consists of six professional librarians and five support staff.  The Director develops and manages the library budget and the library’s physical space.  The Director works with librarians and faculty to coordinate and provide legal research instruction that meets the law school’s curricular and co-curricular needs. Additionally, the Director oversees collection development and bibliographic services. The Director helps to identify and implement emerging technologies in library systems and information access to ensure the library is providing excellent resources and research support.

The Director works closely with university offices and partners in leading the law library. The Director represents the law library within the university and state university system to assure the law library can leverage critical resources and is part of the development of sound policies.  The Director maintains an active presence in his/her professional associations and within the legal academy to stay current on trends in legal research, technology and legal education. The director works to ensure compliance with ABA and AALL standards for law libraries

Key Responsibilities

Library Leadership & Supervision
• Leads, guides and determines the strategic direction of the law library and serves as a critical member of the law school leadership team

• Oversees all personnel activities, including recruitment and hiring of all library faculty and staff; recommends promotions, permanent status, or termination of library faculty; oversees annual staff evaluations and determines merit increases

• Engages in strategic planning, resource development, and assessment of the law library operation; collaborates with the Office of Technology Services to develop strategy for technology infrastructure and digital initiatives.

• Actively participates in various UB and USMAI consortium leadership initiatives.

• Oversees collection development efforts and policies

• Participates in national professional organizations to remain current on trends and resources and to ensure library compliance with ABA and AALL standards.

Scholarship, Teaching and Research
• Coordinates and provides expert research support and assistance for law faculty and law students

• Partners with the Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development to create and support a culture of research and scholarship.

• Works with the law journals to provide guidance and support for student-run scholarly publications.

• With the Library leadership team and in conjunction with faculty, coordinates the research component of the first-year Introduction to Lawyering Skills program: developing the curriculum, teaching materials, and evaluation tools, and promoting the program with faculty members.

Budget & Finance
• Develops and administers the law library’s budget

• Evaluates and negotiates with vendors and providers to leverage and maximize budget resources.

• Participates in strategic fundraising with the law school and university partners.

Facilities Management

• Supervises maintenance of library building, equipment, and furnishings

• Works with UBPD and Facilities Management on issues of safety, maintenance and housekeeping.

Required Education and Experience

Education:  J.D. from an ABA accredited law school and a Masters in Library and Information Science

Experience:  7 years of progressively responsible experience.  Teaching and/or presentation experience

Preferred Experience

• Academic Law Library experience

• Teaching experience

• Law and/or library scholarship
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilitiea

• Strong leadership and supervisory skills

• In-depth knowledge of current legal research techniques and resources

• Teaching experience

• Superior organizational skills and attention to detail

• Budget management

• Excellent oral and written communication skills

• Proficient with technology for research and administration including Microsoft Suite; e-resources/databases, and PeopleSoft or other similar systems

Position: Executive Director
Location: Charles County Public Library, La Plata, MD
Salary: $120,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Crab cakes and Old Bay seasoning often come to mind when people think of Maryland but there are many additional reasons to celebrate living in Charles County. If you are a library leader looking for an opportunity in a region rich in history, scenery, and culture, keep reading!

The Charles County Public Library in Maryland seeks a progressive leader to become Executive Director.

Located in southern Maryland, just 30 minutes from Washington D.C., the library serves about 155,000 residents in a diverse and fast-growing county. This multi-site library enjoys an excellent reputation and a strong commitment to moving forward, with support from an engaged community.

Residents of Charles County enjoy a high quality of life and easy access to the vibrant cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities of a major urban area.

Salary $120,000/year or higher, negotiable based on experience.

Please visit for details and to apply.

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Executive Search for Libraries

Position: Monographs and Media Cataloger
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Responsible for performing original and complex copy cataloging of monographs held by Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), and for audiovisual and streaming media resources for the general collection, in all subjects and in various languages. Creates and updates records following the standards of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, producing BIBCO and NACO records as appropriate. Applies relevant national, University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), and local policies. Performs complex problem solving related to bibliographic database corrections. Provides support for library employees for resolution of problems with bibliographic, holdings, and item records. Participates in planning and implementation of policies, workflows, and special projects to achieve departmental goals and objectives. Assists in the planning and management of assigned projects; on occasion may take a leadership role on a project. Participates in committees and group activities in the department, division, and University Libraries.

Position: GIS and Geography Information Specialist
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

This is a full-time permanent librarian position in the Research Commons with responsibilities for GIS and Geospatial data, maps and liaison services to the Department of Geography. The librarian in this position is a forward-focused individual who will continue to grow the Libraries’ GIS and Geospatial Data Center and services program, helping to develop the strategic direction of these services in the Research Commons. Through consultations, workshops, and other programming, the Geospatial Specialist Librarian will build relationships in order to support researchers’ geospatial data literacy needs, leveraging emerging technologies that enhance access to data, and assist researchers with data-intensive forms of research and scholarly expression. S/he will be an expert in applying geospatial concepts and techniques to the research agendas of faculty and students, will manage the geography and maps collections, maintaining strong relationships with faculty and students, and will enhance curricula and research innovation across the University relating to spatial and visual thinking. The Geospatial Specialist Librarian will also support internal Libraries needs by providing workshops and training support to liaison librarians and other library staff. The successful candidate will also serve as a subject liaison librarian to the Department of Geography.

Position: Library Technical Services Assistant
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Montgomery College is hiring a Library Technical Services Assistant. Montgomery College is located in Montgomery County, Maryland, just north of Washington D.C. It is one of Maryland’s most diverse community colleges, serving more than 60,000 students each year through both credit and noncredit programs. The MC library supports the mission of the College with three locations, over 40 employees, and robust offering of resources and services in the areas of access services, research and teaching, and resources and collections. The Library Technical Services Assistant will work in the Resources & Collections Unit and will focus on e-resource management support.

Position: Assistant Branch Manager I – Information
Location: Lexington Park Library, St. Mary’s County Library
Salary: $43,824 per year

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Branch Manager and as a member of the Branch Management Team, oversees information services and supervises staff to ensure friendly, high quality customer service is provided to Library customers. Assists with overall branch management and oversees branch activities and personnel in the absence of the Branch Manager.