Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Technician
Location: Candance Group, Silver Spring, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on SLA Joblist .



  • Interlibrary loan work, processing orders and sending materials to other libraries
  • Tracking loaned and borrowed materials to insure timely return using Integrated Library Systems (ILS)
  • Processing library materials, including preparing and updating shelf lists
  • Identifying and preparing library materials for binding
  • Integrated library system support
  • Register staff for access to databases and other online services
  • Organize routine training
  • Copy cataloging
  • Circulation and ready reference support
  • Preparing requisitions or other procurement documents for purchase of library materials
  • Preparing multi-media and/or paper-based presentations
  • Other duties as assigned, related to work the library performs


  • U.S. citizenship mandatory
  • Must have 3 years specialized experience in a library that provided specific knowledge of library rules, policies, and procedures for circulation and technical service including library systems, procedures, and theory
  • An associate degree from recognized college or technical institute with 16 credits in library science may be substituted for specialized experience
  • Must have experience or training that demonstrates knowledge of Integrated Library Systems (ILS), library applications, and other information technologies
  • Must have experience in a library that provides the applicant with general knowledge of standard library rules, policies, knowledge of cataloging rules (copy cataloging), and procedures in circulation services
  • Experience performing medical or scientific research a plus
  • Experience with EOS integrated library system desired
  • Experience developing LibGuides a plus
  • Experience working in a federal library highly desired

Position: Executive Director
Location: Wicomico Public Library
Salary: $85,000 – $95,000 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Innovate Educate and Inspire as the Wicomico Public Libraries’ next Executive Director. The Library’s new ED will value communication and collaboration with staff, the Board of Trustees, Library partners, and Wicomico County residents and provide vision and leadership to the Library throughout the County. Governed by an eleven-member Board of Trustees, the Library serves 102,577 people through three locations, a bookmobile and an outreach van. Working with 53 talented library staff and a $2.6 million annual budget, the Library will continue its focus on excellent customer service and broadening outreach services. Key initiatives include charting a clear course for welcoming and inclusive library programs and services; developing a new three-year plan for the Library; and becoming the recognized ‘face’ of the Library within the community while building positive relationships with stakeholders, staff, Board, and public officials. A key component of this position is fostering trust and teamwork.

Wicomico County is in southeast Maryland on the lower Eastern Shore and provides easy access to the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean, in addition to metropolitan areas – Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C. Salisbury, the County seat, is the fastest growing city in Maryland. Major employers in Wicomico County include Salisbury University, the Perdue Farms headquarters and the Tidal Health system. Creeks, streams, inlets and marshes provide visitors with over 1,000 miles of waterways to enjoy fishing, crabbing, clamming, boating, paddling and exploring. The County is rich with history and culture, reflected by the many museums and heritage sites, such as the Salisbury City Park and Zoo, the Charles H Chipman Cultural Center, and the Newtown Historic District. Wicomico County schools provide a quality education and have been recognized as a Best Community for Music Education. The National Council of Traditional Arts selected Salisbury to host the 2018-2020 National Folk Festival due to the Region’s unique cultural assets and strong community spirit. For more information about the Library and the area, visit Wicomico Links.

Responsibilities. The Executive Director, reporting to the Board of Trustees, oversees an award-winning library system and provides overall strategic and operational leadership with full responsibility for, but not limited to, the following areas: personnel and fiscal management; marketing and communications; fundraising and development; emergent technologies; facilities; and external partnership development through engagement with key stakeholder groups. For a complete description of responsibilities, see the full Position Description.

Qualifications. Minimum qualifications are: a master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and five years progressively responsible public library experience, and the ability to obtain Maryland State Department of Education certification as a Public Library Director within six months of hire. Proven experience working in a senior management capacity, including budget and finance, facilities management, and library automation and personnel administration are highly desirable. Reporting to a policy-making board and previous success in a multi-branch system are preferred. Residency in Wicomico County is strongly preferred within one year following acceptance of position.

Compensation. The starting salary range is $85,000– $95,000 commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package. For further information, please visit Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and resume as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller. This position will close April 11, 2021.

Position: Librarian Supervisor I
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $67,771 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Neighborhood Library Services Division (NLS) of the Enoch Pratt Free Library is in search of passionate and dedicated individuals to fill the position of Librarian Supervisor I. This position will plan, administer and supervise the delivery of services provided by a Pratt Library neighborhood branch.

The ideal candidate is an experienced and effective leader who is committed to innovation and expanding public services in a large metropolitan area.

Under the supervision of the Librarian Supervisor II (Group Supervisor), the Librarian Supervisor I:

  • Oversees the operation of a branch library.
  • Plans, administers and supervises the delivery of services of a neighborhood branch.
  • Interprets policies and procedures for branch staff and customers.
  • Supervises and trains staff in reference skills (including use of automated databases) and in the development of services to the community.
  • Responsible for the accuracy and maintenance of staff time records.
  • Prepares evaluations for all branch staff members.
  • Responsible for the development and maintenance of materials collection that address the needs and interests of the community.
  • Consults and cooperates with various age-level specialists concerning branch materials and programs.

Requirements: A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university is required. Three years successful library experience, including reference work in related or allied field(s) and in an administrative capacity. Strong supervisory experience is a must. Maryland Certification in Library Science required.

Position: Program Specialist, YA/Teens
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $46,074 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Enoch Pratt Free Library is looking for an experienced Library Program Specialist to perform the day- to-day operations of designing and coordinating youth initiatives and programs.
Special responsibilities will include the development and implementation of library programming for difficult to reach youth in the Baltimore City community.

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

Under the direction of the Young Adult Services Coordinator:

  • Oversees the Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Community Youth Corps Program (CYCP): recruits, orients, and monitors eligible youth for the program.
  • Works with Young Adult Services Coordinator to train, evaluate, and place youth interns in appropriate library programs and alternative sites.
  • Works with library staff and youth interns to plan library events for all young adults, both branch-based and citywide programs such as Teen Summer Reading.
  • Works with Young Adult Librarians, Branch Managers, and other appropriate staff members on youth related projects.
  • Works with the Young Adult Services Coordinator to ensure quality services for youth at all library locations.
  • Assists in the development of training materials, brochures, and flyers for youth programs.
  • Prepares reports, attends meetings locally pertaining to work with young people in libraries.
  • Works with other agencies, non-profits, schools and vendors to develop and implement programs.
  • Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Education, Leadership or young adult programming related fields.
  • At least 2 years of experience working with teens. Master’s Degree preferred.

Position: SLRC Deputy Chief
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $77,607 – $98,375 per year

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is in search of an innovative, passionate individual to serve functionally as the Deputy Chief for the State Library Resource Center Office.

This management position serves a diverse local and statewide customer base. If you feel that you meet the requirements or wish to learn more about this opportunity, we would like to hear from you!

The Deputy Chief:

Provides direct administrative and management support to the Chief of Central/SLRC. Provides direct supervision and evaluation of assigned Central Library Subject Department Managers. Researches, coordinates and supports programs/projects for senior administrative staff. Ensures excellent customer service experience from staff with adherence to the Library’s mission and guidelines. Supervises the design and implementation of relevant programming and outreach to a broad and diverse statewide customer base. Develops relevant training for local and statewide public library staffs. Function effectively and collaboratively as a member of the SLRC management team. Coordinates planning and project management related to the Library’s Strategic Plan. Participates in and may lead division meetings and work groups.

Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university; at least five years of successful experience in a library management position, including at least two years of direct supervisory experience over professional library staff involving evaluation, discipline, hiring, and termination; knowledge of Maryland State Library Resource Center operations. The ability to travel in Maryland with personal transportation is required. Must be available to work a flexible schedule including evening, Saturday, and Sunday hours.

Position: Librarian (Biological Sciences)
Location: Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, MD
Salary: $87,198 to $113,362 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the National Agricultural Library (NAL), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent applies knowledge of digital information delivery, library policies, collection development and general library rules and procedures, and an understanding of library users in a rapidly changing digital environment.


  • Maintains awareness of current developments in library automation and technical services through professional development and continuous improvement activities
  • Develops new resources for key audiences, tests with market research, and follow trends on new tools available to support resource development
  • Contributes to the development of NAL?s services in literature searching (including systematic reviews, structured searches, rapid reviews, retrospective reviews, etc.) and citation analysis (including bibliometrics, data visualization, etc.).
  • Creates, manages, and enhances data representing NAL?s digital and physical collections. Supports collection, organization and availability of information on NAL websites.
  • Responsible for collection development in the specialized fields of water quality, natural resources, alternative farming, rural information, and LTAR.
  • Prepares reports as needed or requested; maintains statistics; forecasts usage patterns and identifies potential areas of growing demand.
  • Interacts with customers to answer questions, provide information about NAL?s collections, content, programs and services, recommend avenues for investigation or refer to likely sources of assistance.
  • Analyzes search-related data and keywords, shifts in research topics, and customer information- seeking behavior to spot trends and identify opportunities for improving NAL collections, programs and services.