Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Director
Location: Loyola/Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Loyola/Notre Dame Library and its sponsoring universities, Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University, invite nominations and applications for the position of Director of the Loyola/Notre Dame Library. This is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader to continue building on a unique library model known for collaboration and innovation, partnering with two scholarly communities to provide the most up-to-date services and information resources to the universities.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL), located in northern Baltimore City, serves as the library for Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University and is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI). Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a comprehensive University that is home to Maryland’s only women’s college. The Library serves the needs of both institutions by complementing and accentuating their strengths. The Library serves a total student population of 5,819 FTE that includes 4,529 FTE at Loyola and 1,290 FTE at Notre Dame. The state-of-the-art facility has become a destination for students, faculty, staff, and community members and is frequent host to major campus events and celebrations.

The Library Director administers the overall operation of the Loyola Notre Dame Library, Inc. an independent 501 (c)3. Reporting to a Board of Directors, the Director guides the Library in key initiatives: leading ongoing strategic planning; fostering collaboration on and beyond the campuses; engaging the Library in the academic and intellectual life of both universities; advancing the use of innovative technology in teaching and research; and working externally to help support and represent the Library locally, regionally, and nationally. This position represents an exceptional opportunity for a creative library leader with a history of decisive, innovative and effective leadership, including managing fiscal, programmatic, and personnel needs. Successful candidates will have an understanding and appreciation of the unique partnership between Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University and will have the capacity to innovate and lead within it. Also critical are an ability to work effectively in a collaborative and diverse workplace and a commitment to increasing diversity and inclusion efforts within the Library. A Master’s degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution is required.

To make a nomination or to apply for this role, please see below.

Jackie Mildner is leading this search with Katie Stellato and Clay Batley.

Position: Librarian II (two positions available)
Location: Reisterstown Branch, Baltimore County Public Library

Salary: $36,230 – $56,214

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 10 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL in this position.

Two positions available.
This is a full time position working 40 hours a week. All library branch staff will be required to work evenings, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year as part of the normal work schedule.

Job Summary:

  • Assists customers in finding answers to a broad range of questions through use of print and on-line resources.
  • Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/listening either for personal pleasure or professional development.
  • Assists customers with technology related requests for service including e-reader devices.
  • Develops and maintains a portion of the Library’s collection.
  • Plans and presents library-related programs and outreach services.
  • Serves on teams and committees within the branch and system-wide.
  • As needed, serves as Librarian in Charge by handling customer complaints and resolving facilities issues.
  • Supports innovation by embracing change, being flexible and anticipating customers’ needs.
  • Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter, rethinking processes, and effectively solving problems.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to teamwork by being an effective communicator and engaging in respectful and productive work relationships.
  • Actively pursues continuous learning by participating in training opportunities and sharing knowledge in the workplace.
  • Must become a Notary Public in branches which provide Notary Services.
  • Must meet the requirements of the Department of State to attain and maintain certification as a Passport Acceptance Agent at branches that provide Passport Services.

Job Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college. Successful completion of the Library Associates Training Institute (LATI) or an MLS from an ALA accredited school within three years of date of hire.
  • Knowledge of public library services and operations.
  • Knowledge of print, electronic and online information resources.
  • A commitment to excellent customer service and the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to plan, organize and present a variety of activities and presentations.
  • Demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to stand at a public service desk for lengthy periods of time and move throughout the branch, the ability to bend, lift up to 50 pounds and push or pull a wheeled cart weighing up to 100 pounds.
  • Ability to bend, kneel, crouch and stretch for extended periods of time.
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the system, work a variety of schedules that include evenings and weekends and accept system-wide transfers.
  • Must pass post-offer criminal background screening.

Please Note: This position closes on April 6, 2021.
We offer an excellent benefit package that includes 20 vacation days, 15 sick days, and 7 personal days per year, as well as, subsidized healthcare options, pension eligibility, and other related benefits.