Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Continuing Resources Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, College Park
Salary: $60,000 to $70,000

Originally posted on the ALA Career Center.

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

With collections including 4 million volumes and more than 40,000 serials subscriptions, the University of Maryland Libraries allocate 75 percent of its materials budget to electronic resources. Maryland ranks 39th among the 115 member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries and has an operating budget of $23.7 million. The University of Maryland Libraries benefit from being situated geographically within minutes of the nation’s capital and its departments, agencies, and research centers.

The Continuing Resources Librarian has three main areas of responsibility: (1) Obtaining and making discoverable continuing resources of various formats for the University of Maryland Libraries and managing the continuing resource lifecycle, from purchase through cancellation; (2) Maintaining records in various systems for Libraries collection materials for the purposes of inventory control, bibliographic control, and facilitating discovery, and (3) Providing customer service to Libraries users (whether internal or external) regarding questions of access to, or description of, Libraries Collections materials. This position, reporting to the Head of Acquisitions, Continuing Resources, and Data Services, is part of a highly committed team, whose mission is to maximize the Libraries’ support for the teaching and research programs of the University of Maryland at College Park. The Continuing Resources Librarian will be expected to develop innovative strategies and work methodologies and to promote and foster partnerships with other library colleagues involved in collection development, budgeting, cataloging, resource discovery and access, and resource preservation. This position has responsibility for providing data on collections budget administration and analysis.

The Continuing Resources Librarian evaluates work methods and workflows in light of new supporting services, financial opportunities and technological advancements. It also provides leadership through active participation on committees at the department, division, Libraries, University and consortium level as well as within the profession.

Librarians hold faculty status and contribute to the teaching, service and research mission of the University. As a member of the Library faculty, the Continuing Resources Librarian has an obligation to remain professionally informed, to pursue the discovery of new knowledge related to the field of expertise, to disseminate the results of scholarly work, and to seek opportunities for professional service at the Libraries, campus, state, or national level.



Master’s degree in library science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent professional degree with relevant library acquisitions, serials, or electronic resources experience.


  • Three or more years of serials or acquisitions experience in an academic or research library, at least one of which was spent as a professional librarian.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to solve problems analytically, and to work collaboratively in diverse environments in order to achieve goals.
  • Experience with automated acquisitions systems and automated library systems in an academic research library.
  • Knowledge of acquisitions and serial practices and procedures; knowledge of basic cataloging and bibliographic principles for serials; knowledge of serial/electronic resources issues and emerging trends; knowledge of publishing trends, book and subscription trade.
  • Competence in project and data management, familiarity with Excel spreadsheets and project management tools.
  • Must have ability to manage a broad variety of tasks in response to varying time pressures with shifting priorities and changing constraints.
  • Evidence of ability to interact collaboratively and work effectively within a diverse environment.
  • Evidence of strong service orientation; an ability to anticipate customer needs and seek ways of providing satisfactory solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably, orally and in writing with all persons potentially affected by the scope of the work.



Second graduate degree


  • Ability to create and manage organizational change; to maintain a systematic perspective; to involve and influence others to accept new ideas or innovative approaches; to lead in a highly collaborative organization.
  • Experience with system and data migration.
  • Experience with consortial relationships.
  • Demonstrated competencies in managing or troubleshooting electronic resources.
  • Experience with developing, implementing, or using ERMs, Discovery Services, or Library Services Platforms (LSP’s).
  • Demonstrated record of contributions to the profession in service and scholarship.
  • Coding experience with Python or other skills used to manipulate data.

Position: Associate Director for Library Administration and Operations
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $56,000 – $60,000

Full vacancy announcement available on SLA Joblist.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore Health Sciences & Human Services Library (HS/HSL) is currently recruiting for an Associate Director for Library Administration and Operations (AD LAO). The AD LAO is a senior management position reporting to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs /Executive Director (AVP/ED) of the HS/HSL. The position is responsible for sound oversight of HS/HSL finances and smooth operation of the physical facility and provides administrative oversight for the Library Administration Division consisting of six staff. As a critical member of the HS/HSL senior leadership team, the AD LAO advises the AVP/ED on appropriate administrative and financial practices and participates in strategic planning, setting direction for the HS/HSL in alignment with University vision and strategic priorities.

UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

In the Fall of 2021, UMB will require all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.



  • Directs HS/HSL administrative and operations staff including human resources, special events, financial accountability, and oversees building viability and use, including the Frieda O. Weise Gallery, mailroom and tenant needs.
  • Oversees the viability of the financial systems of the HS/HSL including budgeting, purchasing, grants and contracts, accounts receivable/payable, and reporting, including budget projections and justifications.
  • Serves as the budget and financial liaison to the Provost’s Office.
  • Advises and consults with the AVP/ED on financial issues.
  • Provides expertise on grant and contract development, submission, and tracking.
  • Oversees and directs all procurements and purchases for the HS/HSL including the management of I.T. and equipment procurements requiring purchase orders, bidding, or complex processes.
  • As a member of the HS/HSL leadership team, participates in strategic planning, providing operational and administrative advice underpinning the success of the library.


  • Supervises the HS/HSL Building Coordinator in the oversight of
  • Renovation and construction projects.
  • Management of all aspects of building operations including tenant satisfaction, work orders, contractor work, emergency response, and communications regarding any work or disruptions to the Library or its tenants.
  • Builds collaborative and respectful working relationships with various units at UMB involved in the maintenance and upkeep of the HS/HSL.
  • Oversees programming and exhibits within the Frieda O. Weise Gallery including coordination of new exhibits, acquisition of new exhibits, installation, and scheduling of events related to the Gallery.
  • Oversees capital assets tracking.
  • Provides oversight for the mailroom, coordinating deliveries for all building tenants.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Position: Head of the Network of the National Library of Medicine Web Services Office
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Survey: $80,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Under a five-year cooperative agreement (2021 – 2026) with the National Library of Medicine, the HSHSL serves as the headquarters for the NNLM Web Services Office (NWSO). NWSO is responsible for developing and maintaining reliable Web services for NNLM in compliance with the US Department of Health & Human Services information policies. The Head of NWSO is responsible for leadership and development of NNLM technology projects and infrastructure. Reporting to the Executive Director of NWSO, who is the Associate Director for Computing and Technology Service of the HSHSL, the Head of NWSO provides oversite and leadership of the NWSO staff, including a web developer and a systems administrator. This is a grant-funded, non-permanent status faculty appointment renewable on an annual basis. This position will be at a rank of Librarian II or III. The incumbent will be eligible for promotion and is expected to participate fully as a member of the library’s faculty.

Responsibilities: Plan and develop the knowledge infrastructure, tools, and digital resources supporting NWSO and the NNLM; Maintain an open dialog with stakeholders – including NNLM, RMLs, Offices, and Centers – regarding the development of infrastructure and services; Provide day-to-day operational support and track progress for NWSO’s ongoing projects; Supervise NWSO staff including a Web Developer and a Systems Administrator, setting goals consistent with HSHSL and NNLM goals and initiatives; Balance technology needs of the NNLM with available budgets; Professional participation through presentations or publications regarding innovative library applications for practice or programs in health sciences libraries; Conduct periodic training and feedback sessions for stakeholders for NWSO provided resources and tools; Respond to incoming support requests concerning NNLM technologies and troubleshoot issues; Identify software to be used by RML, Office, and Center staff and assist them with selection and implementation of appropriate emerging technologies; Coordinate archiving of NNLM data and systems architecture; Oversee NNLM Web Advisory Team; In collaboration with the NWSO Executive Director, provide strategic direction for NWSO initiatives.

Requirements: Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent advanced degree; Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible health science library experience; Experience developing and executing a strategic plan; Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community; Demonstrated project management experience; Good communication (public speaking and writing) and interpersonal skills; Knowledge of the NNLM and of NLM products and services; Familiarity and experience working with systems and applications advancing NNLM services.

Preferred: Previous experience with NNLM. Ability to develop, articulate, and advocate a vision for applications and knowledge-based systems and the resources needed to support them in a team setting. Experience managing and developing staff. Demonstrated teaching and training experience. Knowledge of technology applications and trends in health sciences libraries. Familiarity with national or regional health care and information policy. Comfort with change and experience in change management. Experience with Moodle LMS

Application Process: Applicants are required to apply through the UMB job portal to be considered for the position Head of the Network of the National Library of Medicine Web Services Office (210000OE) ( After candidate selections, interviews will take place with the respective department’s leadership team and faculty.

Position: Library Associate
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Library Associate I – Branch performs a variety of reference services within a branch in order to assist customers in using the library and its services to their fullest advantage. Assists customers with locating materials, information, using electronic resources and emerging technologies. Plans and provides library programming. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Requirements: Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree;
Ability to attend Library Associate Training Program and to complete the program within 2 years after starting the program for Library Associate I;
One or more years of related experience;
Computer experience including internet, use of computer databases and downloading digital materials to a personal device;
Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours.

Application Process: Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only. Please visit us at and click on Library Jobs tab for vacancy announcement details and application instructions.

Position: Librarian – Teen Services
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Librarian performs professional librarian services including reference services, readers advisory, computer support, technical instruction, location of materials, and general customer service. Performs basic supervisory responsibilities for hourly staff. Plans and presents programming. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree;
  • Master of Library Science degree from an accredited ALA institution is preferred;
  • State of Maryland Department of Education Professional Librarian Certification within six months of hire;
  • Experience in a library setting, preferably public library;
  • Computer experience including reference databases and the internet;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekend hours.

Application Process: Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only. Please visit us at and click on Library Jobs tab for vacancy announcement details and application instructions.