Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Public Services Librarian
Location: St. John’s College, Annapolis
Salary: $52,170.00

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.


  • Under the general supervision of the Library Director, provides access and reference services to all user groups of the library
  • Responsible for the hiring, training and supervising of student aides, as well as overseeing the functions, workflows, and continual training for all activities at the Circulation Desk
  • Oversees stacks maintenance activities and collection inventory projects ∙ Responsible for the delivery of Inter-Library Loan services, for the record keeping of the same, and for communication among the various lending agencies
  • Assists with collection maintenance work by inputting acquisitions orders, reviewing, selecting, and weeding materials, submitting replacement orders, ensuring receipt of titles on standing order, and accepting gifts and donations
  • Responsible for all methods of patron instruction including group orientations, instruction sessions on specific topics, and maintaining bibliographies, pathfinders, user guides, and online public service forms
  • Responsible for the library exhibits scheduled in the library’s display room, and as such, serves a curator for these regular exhibits
  • Provides general and specific reference services, and cooperative reference services with the Office of Career Services focusing on graduate programs, internships, and vocational guidance. Responsible for instruction for use of electronic resources
  • Works independently yet shows good judgment in keeping the Director informed of developments outside the regular routines
  • Keeps abreast of current trends and practices; keeps informed of new and used book markets and electronic resources; participates in professional development activities including workshops, meetings, training sessions, and conferences; works independently and cooperatively with colleagues, handles multiple assignments and changing priorities, and meets deadline
  • Respects the confidentiality of patron requests and records and adheres to the ALA Code of Ethics
  • Prepares and submits quarterly reports and compiles statistics on public service activities for various reports and surveys; contributes to library decision making
  • Supervises special projects of a set duration
  • Other duties as assigned


  • MLS from an ALA accredited institution; minimal 1-2 years professional public service experience in a library
  • Understanding of relational databases
  • Microsoft proficiency; knowledge of image software; experience using internet search engines, integrated library systems, linking software/applications, and HTML
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language
  • Ability to communicate clearly and support the established policies and procedures of the Library and the College
  • Demonstrates good judgment and maturity in support of the mission of the Library and the College; ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Is a good office citizen (keeps work and break area clean, responds to email and requests promptly, has a positive attitude, and respects the feelings and needs of co-workers) ∙ Must be able to lift 40 pounds, and push and control wheeled carts with more than 100 pounds of weight

Desirable qualifications:

  • Academic library experience
  • Knowledge of the SirsiDynix ILS system
  • Acquisitions experience in an academic setting
  • Interlibrary loan experience
  • Reading knowledge of French language
  • Familiarity with the St. John’s College curriculum

Compensation: Grade 12, Base salary $52,170.00, excellent benefits.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resume to

St. John’s College is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We invite applications from candidates with unique backgrounds and strive to create and maintain an environment that is inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.

Position: Catalog Librarian II
Location: Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Inc. (SMRLA, Inc.)
Salary: 55,251 – $88,402

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Southern Maryland Regional Library seeks a professional librarian to join our team. Acts as the Technical Services team lead which includes the monitoring of team workflow and performance, directing work activity, and supervising a technical services staff of five. Performs copy and original cataloging and classification of library materials. Maintains the integrity of the bibliographic and item record database. Performs NACO level authority control work. Participates in the development of department policies and procedures. Trains Technical Services support staff and member library staff.

Application Procedures

All applicants must complete an application, which can be found on our website

Failure to submit a completed application and resume will result in your application being considered incomplete. Incomplete applications will not be forwarded to the selection committee for review.

Application Deadline July 23, 2021

About the Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Inc.


Advancing Library Excellence

The Regional Library collaboratively provides the public libraries of Southern Maryland with services that help them serve the citizens of Southern Maryland and beyond through shared resources, including people, time, and services.

At the Southern Maryland Regional Library, you will make an impact.


We pride ourselves on partnering with the local public libraries and libraries across the state and nation to provide excellent library services and in looking beyond to the future of libraries. What we do matters.

We are a learning organization where all team members are valued, not only for their daily work, but for their ideas, creativity, and potential.

We are a team of strategic thinkers, problem solvers, librarians, information specialists, computer geeks, and data ninjas who celebrate individuality, welcome big ideas and small ideas, and encourage growth through collaboration. We’re looking for people who can think beyond their daily activities to what could be and who are willing to work toward that future.

We work hard, laugh often, cooperate, collaborate, and learn together.

Southern Maryland Regional Library serves diverse library partners. Our customers inspire our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion in how we approach our work. We acknowledge the role of racism in marginalizing Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and we are committed to creating an anti-racist organization that is inclusive and equitably serves all members.

Career Benefits

Work with dedicated professionals who are leaders in the state of Maryland and beyond. You will be given opportunities to expand your knowledge and become involved in library work statewide and nationally.

Where we are located

The Southern Maryland Regional Library is located in northern St. Mary’s County and serves Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s County’s public libraries. It is a rural community located about an hour and a half from Washington DC, urban Maryland, and even Northern Virginia. Living and working here will give you access to everything that rural life and urban life can provide—the peace and quiet of the country and access to the wider world of DC and beyond.

The Regional Library technical services department is a fast paced environment which is responsible for cataloging and processing thousands of items annually. To be successful in this position, the candidate must be flexible, intelligent, able to utilize cataloging expertise, willing to learn, and skillful in leadership and team supervision.

ALA accredited MLS/MLIS required. Two years’ experience, or graduate level coursework in cataloging and technical services processes required. Three years supervisory experience required.

Position: Associate Vice President for the Library and Learning Commons
Location: Goucher College

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Goucher College, among the most innovative liberal arts colleges in the United States, seeks a visionary, strategic, and collaborative leader to become the College’s next Associate Vice President for the Library and Learning Commons (hereafter, AVP). Reporting to the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, this AVP will join Goucher at a pivotal moment in the trajectory of the Library, when the College is preparing to re-envision the role of the Library in its academic life, and re-center the Library in its future.

Goucher College is a small, private, residential liberal arts institution in the college town of Towson, Maryland, serving approximately 1,100 undergraduate students and 1,000 graduate students. Located eight miles north of downtown Baltimore and 50 miles from Washington, D.C., the campus sits on 287 acres of open and wooded land. The College offers an interdisciplinary core curriculum to anchor its undergraduate experience, along with selective graduate programs and professional certificates that are offered as low residency, hybrid, and fully online programs.

The ideal candidate for this position will be a visionary, strategic, and collaborative leader who is energized by the possibilities available to the 21st century library. Additionally, the ideal candidate will also be an adroit and empathic leader of people who is able to marshal the strengths of, and provide mentorship to the Library’s team while also forging connections with stakeholders external to the Library both across the College, and throughout the community.

Qualified candidates will possess a master’s degree in library science degree from an ALA accredited program. A second master’s degree or doctorate is desirable. A record of progressive responsibility in libraries is required, including administrative experience. The full leadership agenda, a list of qualifications, and instructions for applying are available in the position profile found by visiting and clicking on the “Open Searches” tab.

Goucher College has retained Academic Search to assist with this search. Applications, nominations and expressions of interest can be submitted electronically, and in confidence, to The search is open until the position is filled, but only those applications received by August 2, 2022 can be assured full consideration. Applications should consist of a substantive cover letter, resume, and a list of five professional references with full contact information and a note explaining their relationship to the applicant. References will not be contacted without the explicit permission of the candidate. Confidential discussions about this position may be arranged by contacting Senior Consultant Eric Richtmyer at, or by phone at 202-332-4049.

Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community. Goucher College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status or genetic information in its programs and activities. The college has adopted a Nondiscrimination Policy. For more information, please visit Nondiscrimination Notice & Policy | Goucher College.

Position: Library Services Manager
Location: Caroline County Public Library
Salary: $50,000 – $58,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Caroline County Public Library seeks an innovative, experienced, conscientious, and community-oriented Library Services Manager to oversee all aspects of customer facing services at our Central Library. The purpose of this position is to plan, supervise and direct the work of the public service points and related staff at the Central Library while working with administration and other library staff to develop and update library policies and procedures. As a senior management position in a small public library (20 FTE employees), this position requires proficiency in frontline customer service and adult programming along with the ability to manage budgets, apply for and manage grants, contribute to the library’s strategic plan, and supervise staff. Strong project management and interpersonal communication skills are required for success. Given the current conditions of delivering library services during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the successful candidate will demonstrate flexibility, creativity, and confidence in designing and delivering both virtual and in-person programs and services. The Caroline County Public Library is dedicated to ensuring equity of library services to the community; as such, we seek a librarian who views library services through an equity lens and is skilled at partnering with organizations to deliver services to traditionally underserved groups.


Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.
  • Three years of progressively responsible post-graduate experience working in a public library.
  • Possess a Maryland Class “C” driver’s license or an equivalent from another state.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • High level of computer proficiency, including familiarity with both Mac and Windows operating systems.
  • One-year supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Collection Development experience.
  • Three years supervisory experience.
  • Adult programming experience.
  • Familiarity with Polaris ILS.

Salary Range: $50,000 – $58,000, Commensurate with experience. Benefits include health and dental insurance, and participation in the Maryland State Retirement System.

Application Process: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to: