Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Services Assistant (Part-Time)
Location: Thurgood Marshall Law Library, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law is hiring one- two (1-2) part-time, night and weekend Library Assistants. Under direct supervision, the selected candidate performs routine clerical and/or non-complex library duties using manual and automated library systems. Shifts currently available are Saturday from 3:00-8:00pm, Sunday from 4:00-8:00pm, and Monday from 6:00-11:00pm. Schedules follow the academic calendar and can change each semester based on library’s need.


  • Searches automated and/or manual systems to locate materials or verify information about materials in library collections.
  • Searches and retrieves materials from library collections. Sorts and shelves materials.
  • Charges and discharges circulating library materials using the library management system.
  • Provides customers with information and directional assistance about library collections and services.
  • Assists in processing new materials including verifying shipment contents and marking materials as library property; or other physical processing tasks.
  • Performs repetitive procedures such as photocopying or scanning, opening and delivering mail, collecting or compiling statistics, filing, data entry, and maintenance of library information resources.
  • Assists in monitoring, ordering, receiving and storing library inventory or supplies.

Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.



EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED


Skill in alphabetic and numeric filing. Ability to learn and understand library terminology and functions; to communicate effectively; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library users and staff; to lift, transport, sort and shelve library materials; to operate standard library and office equipment including personal computers and library software, photocopiers, microfilm and microfiche readers.

OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Based on the duties of this position, selected candidates are not eligible to participate in the Bargaining Unit (Union).

Salary Range: $15.00/hour

If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.

Position: Senior Assistant Branch Manager – Children’s Services
Location: Harford County Public Library, Bel Air, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary:

The Senior Assistant Branch Manager assists with managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of the assigned branch designated as a Level II due to collection size, special collections and services, number of branch staff, and customer traffic. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration, providing equal and free access to information, programs, and education.

Essential Duties:

  1. Assists with overall branch management and oversees branch activities and personnel in the absence of the Branch Manager;
  2. Provides reference and readers advisory services to the public;
  3. Ensures appropriate transfer of training and information sharing activities have been developed and implemented for reference staff having attended training or staff development activities;
  4. Assists in the development of branch staff schedules and, in conjunction with the Branch Manager, to meet customer and budgetary needs;
  5. Oversees, plans and implements children’s services;
  6. Oversees special areas in the branch including the Children’s department and Streamworks;
  7. Oversees budgets and purchasing for specific branch departments and line items;
  8. Works the informational desks in the Children’s departments;
  9. Prepares reports as directed;
  10. Provides oversight of special services, departments, collections, and resources;
  11. Provides assistance and training on electronic resources to staff and patrons;
  12. Performs collection maintenance activities, including weeding and assessment; keeping collections up to date; and ordering items;
  13. Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library;
  14. Provide troubleshooting for any building or staff issues to ensure public and staff safety;
  15. Keeps abreast of new trends and changes within public libraries

Supervision Functions:

  1. Serves as a hiring manager and supervises reference staff, reference substitutes, hourly staff and volunteers as assigned;
  2. Oversees the training of staff and volunteers, as assigned;
  3. Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the library’s performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
  4. Approves annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for assigned staff;
  5. Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and schedules;
  6. Interprets and implements system-wide policies and procedures;
  7. Ensures staff receive and understand the system and department communications via written or electronic format or in-person meetings;

Standard Functions:

  1. Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  2. Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  3. Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  4. Is dependable and punctual;
  5. Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  6. Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  1. MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, required (Note: will consider applicants who will complete such program within six months from date of application.);
  2. Ability to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire;
  3. Three or more years of related professional library experience, including direct information service and training of customers and staff on the use of computers, databases, preferably in public library;
  4. Two or more years of supervisory experience;
  5. Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours;
  6. Ability to travel to branch/outside locations is required;
  7. Valid drivers license with no more than three points;
  8. Ability to obtain and maintain a favorable criminal background report.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Ability to gain advanced knowledge of Harford County Public Library policies and procedures;
  2. Ability to act as a representative of Harford County Public Library to the public;
  3. Extensive knowledge of branch practices and procedures;
  4. Knowledge of customer service principles and practices;
  5. Knowledge of training methods and technologies;
  6. Thorough understanding of the relationship of the facets of children, teens and adult services and the concepts necessary to develop strong cross services relationships;
  7. Expert knowledge of relevant electronic resources, including the Internet and databases;
  8. Knowledge of technology to include 3D printers, robotics, coding, virtual and augmented reality, green screens and relevant software packages;
  9. Ability to engage with customers in a diplomatic and empathetic manner;
  10. Ability to effectively coordinate, supervise, train and communicate with other staff members;
  11. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
  12. Ability to develop and implement programs in children, teens and adult services
  13. Extensive knowledge of modern research techniques;
  14. Ability to keep relevant parties informed of all major issues and programs and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  15. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records;
  16. Ability to prioritize and multitask;
  17. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines;
  18. Ability to be adaptable, flexible and patient with customers and staff;
  19. Strong supervisory and managerial skills;
  20. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Work Environment:

  1. Work requires occasional physical effort in the handling of light materials, up to 30 pounds, in a non-strenuous work environment. For example, set up and takedown of tables, chairs or other equipment for meetings or events, pushing/pulling of library carts;
  2. Environment includes moderate noises (i.e. an office with conversations, photocopiers, and/or computer printers);
  3. Work also involves standing or walking up to 60% of the time;
  4. Requires sitting and use of computer and keyboard for extended periods of time;
  5. Observes safe workplace practices with uncluttered workspace, including office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, proper lifting techniques, and following fire regulations;
  6. Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less;
  7. Precise hand-eye coordination with the ability to judge distance and space relationships;
  8. Ability to identify and distinguish colors.

Position: Educational Support Program Coordinator I (Collection Development Coordinator I)
Location: Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) – Division of Library Development & Services , Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Main Purpose Of Job
The Collection Development Librarian is responsible for providing leadership and technical assistance in the provision of services to blind and print-disabled citizens across the State through assessment and maintenance of the Maryland State LBPH Collection and supervision of staff working with the collection. This position provides development, evaluation and maintenance of educational and lifelong learning support through the Maryland State LBPH materials collection (Braille, large print, audio books, digital downloads), digital players and related equipment. Compiles and reports statistical data for ongoing assessments of the library collection, assists in the selection and de-selection of library materials, and collaborates with National Library Services (NLS) of the Library of Congress to promote library collections. This position is responsible for supervision and management of Technical Services, which circulates materials to patrons. The position also provides supervision and technical assistance for the Digital Recording Studio that produces digital recordings by Maryland authors and about Maryland. (Marylandia)

Education: Possession of a master’s degree or at least 36 hours of equivalent post-baccalaureate coursework.

Experience: Three years administering education or library programs.

1. Two additional years of experience may be substituted for the master’s degree or 36 hours of equivalent post-baccalaureate coursework.

2. The above requirements are set by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104.

Preference will be given to candidates with a Master’s Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by ALA.

Preferred Qualifications:

One or more years of experience supervising library project;
One or more years of experience working with the blind, visual and print disabled, and/or other disabilities;
One or more years of experience with bibliographic control and collection development.

Candidates may be responsible for providing their own transportation as needed to access meetings, remote locations, and job destinations as assigned.

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.

Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

Position: Project Cataloger
Location: American Institute of Physics – Niels Bohr Library & Archives (NBLA), College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

The Niels Bohr Library & Archives (NBLA) is seeking a temporary (2-year) project cataloger to catalog the recently acquired Wenner Collection and to work on the Library’s existing rare book collection. The Collection is comprised of about 3,400 rare books and serials (10% books, 90% serials) on the history of physics from the 1500s to the 2010s. Serials are in various formats, often grouped in custom-made boxes by collector-assigned subjects rather than title; there are few, if any, complete runs. Once cataloging of the Collection is complete, the Cataloger will work on cataloging clean-up of the Library’s existing rare book collection, bringing records up to current standards. Candidates should be familiar with rare book cataloging, serials, and special collections practices, in addition to general cataloging. This position is a 2-year grant-funded position and the selected candidate will be responsible for performing copy and original cataloging for this new collection.

Essential Functions:

  • Perform original and copy cataloging of Wenner Collection materials, including rare books and serials and other printed materials from the 16th to 21st centuries in multiple languages, according to internationally recognized standards and local policies.
  • Assist with inventory and collection description.
  • Research and document provenance of rare materials whenever possible.
  • Track and record progress independently to meet grant reporting benchmarks.
  • Work in a fast-paced team environment where library and archival practices are blended.
  • Assist with rehousing, preservation, and shelving as needed.
  • Assist with cataloging cleanup, and other library projects as needed.


  • Required: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA‑accredited program (MLIS)
  • Required: Minimum of three years technical service, rare book cataloging and knowledge of library standards and practices such as: DCRM, AACR2, RDA, MARC, and OCLC Connexion
  • Attention to detail, flexibility, ability to manage multiple priorities, able to work effectively with library and archives staff
  • Basic familiarity with library systems and procedures like classifying and shelving
  • Ability to work with office computer software (particularly MS Access, Outlook, Word and Excel)

Candidates must complete the entire application, upload a cover letter and a resume to be seriously considered.

What is AIP?

We are the American Institute of Physics. Our mission is to advance, promote, and serve the physical sciences for the benefit of humanity. We promote the physical sciences through effective communication, education, and policy initiatives.

Why Work for AIP?

We want you to love working here, and we have a workplace culture that reflects that. With our commitment to community service, monthly catered lunches, and an on-site fitness center, we work hard to make sure AIP is an awesome place to work. Did we mention that you will work with amazingly talented colleagues in a variety of departments?

We offer an incredible total compensation package including competitive pay, multiple healthcare options to meet your needs, commuter benefits, free parking, tuition assistance, and an outstanding retirement plan.

Diversity Welcome!

We encourage and invite people from diverse backgrounds to apply and join our team. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, creed, marital status, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, personal appearance, national origin, ancestry, protected veteran status, physical or mental disability.

Position: ILS/LSP Account Representative
Location: LibLime, Rockville, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the ALA JobLIST.

LibLime a division of PTFS is seeking a confident and self-motivated technical sales professional to grow our Library Software business in markets such as Public, Academic, and Corporate libraries. Using your technical and library expertise, along with your critical thinking and negotiation skills, you will help convince our potential customers to adopt LibLime’s superior software solutions in the library market.


  • Leverage the LibLime Product portfolios in expanding our customer base.
  • Competitive compensation plus excellent benefits: starting from day one of employment,
  • Quick ramp-up time: A structured sales development program that provides new sales hires with a plan for learning about the products, processes, and people that will help them achieve their performance targets in the least amount of time.


  • Develop a sales pipeline in the library market and account management with a strategic growth plan
  • Attend industry specific networking events and actively participate in organizations as a representative for LibLime in the library ILS(Integrated Library Service)/LSP(Library Service Platform) market
  • Educate the market and customers on LibLime library ILS/LSP capabilities and identify opportunities to address customer needs with LibLime solutions and services
  • Develop and maintain a qualified funnel of library ILS/LSP opportunities with emphasis on pipeline management (award and execution dates)
  • Deliver on forecasted results consistently
  • Position LibLime as an industry leader among library ILS/LSP providers and position library ILS/LSP as a key LibLime differentiator to customers and prospects.
  • Early involvement with target customers to influence their specifications and drive the acceptance of our software products and service solutions.
  • Work jointly with the multiple levels of the customer’s organization to understand and document their goals and how success is measured. Align the customer’s
    objectives with services to ensure that their ILS/LSP systems perform as required to achieve their business goals.
  • Support the development of value-based sales proposals, and estimates. Work with operations, finance, legal and other inside and outside resources as needed to complete a compelling proposal and close the sale.
  • Ensure an accurate and timely sales to operations turnover and monitor progress.
  • Assist with conflict management and improving customer satisfaction. Stay involved with the customer to grow the Service Agreement when renewed by proposing additional customer valued services from the comprehensive LibLime portfolio.
  • Assist customers and potential customers with problems involving the use of company products and services and recommend suitable resolutions accordingly.
  • Collaborate with operations and internal teams to deliver excellent customer outcomes


  • Bachelor’s Degree or other related technical degree, however, candidates with at least a High School Diploma or GED equivalency (state recognized) along with at least 10 years of ILS/LSP industry experience will also be considered. A MLS is strongly preferred.
  • Strong technical and commercial knowledge of ILS/LSP systems and applications required, preferably within all previously mentioned targeted markets.
  • 5+ years’ experience in technical sales, business development, or consulting within the ILS/LSP industry. Experience in other Library, or ILS/LSP focused industries is a plus.
  • Knowledge of and strong networking relationships within the local ILS/LSP market is strongly desired.
  • Must be willing and available to travel 25-70% overnight for training and business development.
  • Must be legally authorized for employment in the United States and must not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States.