Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Assistant Branch Manager
Location: Joppa Branch, Edgewood Branch, Harford County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Branch Manager assists with managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of an assigned branch designated as a Level I due to collection size, 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, teens and adult services as assigned by the Branch Manager;
  6. Prepares monthly reports and meeting agendas;
  7. Provides assistance and training on electronic resources to staff and patrons;
  8. Performs collection maintenance activities, including weeding and assessment; keeping collections up to date; and ordering items;
  9. Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library;
  10. Provides troubleshooting for any building or staff issues to ensure public and staff safety;
  11. Oversees budgets and purchasing for specific branch departments and line items.

Position: Web Services Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position Summary:
The Web Services Librarian will set and apply design standards and best practices for all public-facing interfaces to ensure that library resources are accessible and user-centered. In addition to seeking the input of Research and Academic Services’ members, the incumbent will collaborate and coordinate closely with the Director of Strategic Communications and Outreach, the Collection Services and Strategies (CSS) group, and Digital Services and Technologies (DST) Web designers and developers. The Web Services Librarian will communicate requirements and design needs with the technical development team and will check in with that team on a regular basis to adjust and revise requirements, as needed. The successful applicant will participate in usability and functional testing and quality assurance of all related sites and applications, working closely with the UX Librarian. The Web Services Librarian will work with library administration and management to develop a vision and a philosophy for the Libraries’ Web presence, which will drive most of the sites’ architecture, organization, and design.
As a cross-library position, the Web Services Librarian is responsible for overall analysis, design, integration, content coordination, and evaluation of the Libraries’ online user interfaces. Where appropriate, this includes implementation, integration, evaluation, and improvement of user-interface customizations and integrations of proprietary library products affecting: discovery/searching of information resources, interlibrary loan, room reservations, library research guides, and other functional areas. The team works closely with the DST’s Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI) team to integrate open source and open access platforms into the Libraries’ interfaces, and to develop digital content, when appropriate.

Position: Teen Services Specialist
Location: Administrative Offices (AO) – Largo, MD, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS)
Salary: $61,131.88

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

PGCMLS is seeking a Teen Services Specialist. Under the direction of the Program Services Manager, the Teen Services Specialist will organize and manage library services and programming for teens and young adults throughout the County.  The Teen Services Specialist may be required to travel off-site and work occasional evenings and weekends for special events or outreach.


Position Responsibilities:

  • Develops and advises on system guidelines and procedures to meet young adult and teen programming needs and goals.  
  • Leads professional development, ensuring that staff have current training and materials to perform their responsibilities.  
  • Plans, coordinates, and implements young adult and teen programs, including, but not limited to One Maryland One Book, Books for the Beast, and Teentober.  
  • Assists with the preparation, promotion, and implementation of seasonal reading challenges and Summer @ Your Library events.  
  • Cultivates and maintains relationships with teen services staff, agencies, and schools.
  • Stays abreast of current issues and trends related to young adult and teen programming. 
  • Assists with division initiatives as needed. (e.g. English Language Learners, Family Literacy, and system initiatives.) 
  • Represents the library at community events, professional conferences, state-wide meetings, schools, etc. 
  • In collaboration with the Development Department, applies for and administers grant money for teen and young adult programming when appropriate. 
  • Prepares statistical and narrative reports for the Program Services Manager, COO for Communication and Outreach, Leadership Team, and Board of Library Trustees. 
  • Works closely with Senior Services Specialist.
  • Keeps abreast of current library policies and procedures.
  • Maintains neat and organized workspace.
  • Prepares correspondences and reports, including monthly reports to supervisor.
  • Creates and maintains office files and department records appropriately.
  • Assists new staff and volunteers as needed.
  • Acts as an ambassador and advocate for the library.
  • Attends meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
  • Assists with special projects as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.