Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Manuscripts Librarian
Location: Howard University

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

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Processes manuscript collections, using standard archival procedures of sorting, arranging, and describing collections of personal papers and organizational records.


Responsible for orienting and training others, and assigning and reviewing their work. Supervising student assistants who work for the Moorland Spingarn Research Center. May also be responsible for acting in a “lead” or “senior” capacity over other positions performing essentially the same work, or related technical tasks and reporting to a higher level on a formal basis.


Interacts with the Howard University community, students, researchers, and other patrons of the Research Center.


  • Evaluates, sorts, arranges, describes, implements preservation measures, prepares reference, retrieval, and storage stools, and maintains administrative files for the preservation, research, access, and administration of manuscript and archival materials.
  • Identifies and accessions manuscript and archival material as directed by the supervisor.
  • Evaluates, develops, and implements technical policies and procedures related to the administration and processing of manuscript and archival materials under the direction of the supervisor.
  • Provides reference and research assistance to users of manuscript and archival materials.
  • Prepares exhibits, performs outreach services, plans and implements public programs promoting the Research Center and its collections.
  • Works with digitization staff to make items accessible in digital formats.
  • Collaborates with colleagues working in the areas of collection development.
  • Maintains a course of personal professional development through active participation in archives professional associations or other professional activities, as funds allow.
  • Performs all other related duties as assigned by the supervisor for the efficient operation of the agency and the library system.


  • Ability to recognize, understand and interpret interrelationships between kinds of library resources.
  • Knowledge of library and archival theories and practices.
  • Competence in oral and written English.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and harmonious relationships with faculty, staff, students, donors, researchers, university officials, and the public.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize multiple projects and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Mature judgment and the ability to prioritize and adapt to numerous duties that must be performed.
  • Handles, lifts, and moves materials, boxed and unboxed, as necessary, to support the operation of the department and the library system.


Master’s degree from an ALA accredited institution in Library and/or Information Science; or graduate degree in the social sciences, literature, archival management or other relevant field. Two (2) years of professional experience in fields of library, manuscript, or archives.

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Position: Librarian II
Location: Montgomery College
Salary: $65,352 – $84,968

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Description Summary

Montgomery College, Office of Academic Affairs/Library and Information Services, has need for a full-time, Librarian II position #S03637. The work schedule is 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, with one evening shift per week and occasional Saturdays. This is a non-bargaining, exempt, grade 29 position. Montgomery College promotes and creates a working and learning environment rooted in the basic tenets of fairness, diversity, and inclusiveness.

The Librarian II will participate in all aspects of academic area liaison and embedded librarian services. These include providing effective information literacy instruction; providing in-depth reference and research assistance virtually, face to face, and by appointment for more extensive research support for students; and collaborating with access services staff to support patron needs.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performs faculty outreach to the Business & Social Sciences departments to foster effective relationships in support of curriculum and student needs.
  • Provides information literacy instruction. Creates and delivers information literacy activities and tools for in-person and online learning environments.
  • Provides in-depth reference and research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community patrons, both virtually and face to face, using discovery services, online resources, internet, and tangible library resources.
  • Conducts research consultations by appointment for more extensive research support for students.
  • Collaborates with access services staff to support patron needs and inquiries, and refer questions.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with team members, the academic areas related to liaison areas, librarian supervisor(s) at their home campus, their own supervisor, and with the Research and Teaching Associate Director.
  • Serves as the Reference Coordinator for the Takoma Park/Silver Spring campus library: schedules reference shifts (including desk, on call, online), assesses and makes recommendations to Head Librarians about coverage, hours, and scheduling needs regarding a semesterly schedule.
  • Communicates reference service best practices and encourages librarians to adhere to best practices.
  • Trains new librarians, and staff as needed, in reference practices; acts as point of contact for questions regarding delivery of reference services (e.g., coordination with Access Services).
  • Reviews reference transactions in the reference tracking system for quality control and provides retraining when needed.
  • Collects, reports, and analyzes data (e.g. number of reference transactions for in person, on call, and online services); meets regularly with reference coordinators from other campuses.
  • Participates in planning and priority setting for the Research and Teaching Division’s annual goals and priorities.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Three years of progressively responsible professional library experience in a functional area or specialized services in an academic, research, or public library.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science as applied to the operation of academic libraries.
  • Experience with instructing and assisting students in the use of library resources.
  • Understanding of current trends, topics, developments and issues in area of information and library technology, by attending training, workshops, and credit and non-credit classes provided by colleges and universities, and professional organizations such as ALA and MLA.
  • Demonstrated initiative, resourcefulness, creativity and an open mind; flexibility, excellent teamwork and team leadership skills.
  • Strong listening skills and proficiency at conducting reference interviews.
  • Professional competence using research tools in an online environment.
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Springshare products
  • Experience with effective methods and current techniques in information literacy instruction; familiarity with instructional design
  • Familiarity with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
  • Licenses and Certifications: None

Application Process:

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Position: Research and Instruction Librarian
Location: Temple University Health Sciences Libraries
Salary: $58,000 – $62,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of Research, Education and Outreach, the Research & Instruction Librarian provides a broad-range of research, scholarly support, and instruction services to members of Temple’s health sciences campus comprised of the Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, selected programs in the College of Public Health and Temple University Hospital. Serves as the liaison to the School of Nursing (part of the College of Public Health) and the nursing department at Temple University Hospital. Provides a broad range of search services in support of systematic review service, for animal alternatives, and the library’s faculty credentialing service. Participates in the library’s instruction program by providing educational workshops and seminars for health sciences patrons throughout the academic year. Performs related duties as assigned.

Requirements: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science. Two years of professional experience in an academic health sciences library, teaching hospital library, or higher education library that serves health sciences programs. Experience providing reference and research consultation services. Demonstrated experience searching biomedical literature, such as MEDLINE, Scopus, Web of Science, Biosis and/or Embase. Demonstrated experience providing instruction or delivering presentations.

Required Skills and Abilities: Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills. Preferred Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated expert searcher skills as delineated by the MLA statement on expert searching. Demonstrated commitment to professional development. Demonstrated ability to manage projects. Knowledge of technology and applications used for online collaboration and communication (such as Zoom, Skype or Microsoft Teams). Commitment to providing responsive and innovative services to a culturally and racially diverse campus community.

Application Process: To apply for this position, please visit Temple University, click on Careers at Temple at the bottom of the home page, and reference 21001886. For full consideration, please submit your completed electronic application, along with a cover letter and resume. Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to cultural diversity.

Position: Branch Administrator III
Location: Frederick County Public Library
Salary: $72,398 – $86,877

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.


Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary leader for our Urbana Regional Public Library. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth. This professional managerial and supervisory position is responsible for the general operation and management of the Urbana Regional Public Library, and for ensuring the delivery of quality library service to the public. Direct supervision is given to department supervisors. Supervision is received from the Associate Director for Public Service.


  • Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program
    Minimum 4 years of recent (within the past 10 years) progressively responsible work experience in library management, which must include:
  • Minimum 2 years public library work experience at the middle management level or higher (e.g. Department Head in multi-department library, Director of a small library, Branch Manager of a small branch, etc.); and

Minimum 2 years work experience supervising or directing the work of professional and/or paraprofessional staff
Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Office of Education, or the ability to fulfill this requirement within 6 months of hire


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum 6 years of recent (within the past 10 years) progressively responsible work experience in library management, which must include:
  • Minimum 2 years public library work experience at the middle management level or higher (e.g. Department Head in multi-department library, Director of a small library, Branch Manager of a small branch, etc.); and
  • Minimum 2 years work experience supervising or directing the work of professional and/or para-professional staff
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of Education within 2 years of hire, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable

NOTE: A related Master’s degree may substitute for 1 year of the professional or para-professional library work experience

Position: Reference & Instruction Librarian
Location: Harford Community College
Salary: $19.72 – $21.55 (Hourly Wage)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Harford Community College is seeking a customer service-oriented individual to join our library team. Responsibilities include providing reference/research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community patrons in person and by electronic communications; assisting library patrons in using information and technology resources; and teaching information literacy/library instruction sessions. The reference & instruction librarian also serves as an embedded librarian in online courses, assists in the development of course guides and other user guides and in collection development.

A master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or in a closely related field is required. One year of experience in library reference preferred.

Advanced knowledge of reference service principles and information literacy competency standards and proficiency in a Windows-based computer environment are required.

Preferred qualifications include One year of library instruction or other teaching experience is strongly preferred. Experience in an academic setting is also preferred. Demonstrated ability to teach library instruction classes; and customer service experience; and experience using some or all of the Adobe Creative Cloud applications is desirable.

As this librarian will serve as the liaison to the Behavioral and Social Sciences department so a background in that area will be preferred.

Harford Community College is committed to the principles of Affirmative Action and Equal Employment Opportunity. It is the policy of Harford Community College not to discriminate against applicants on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices. HCC is an EEO and ADA/ADAA employer that values, embraces, and supports diversity in the College community.