Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Director of Operations
Location: Washington County Free Library
Salary: $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.


Responsibility involves formulating, developing plans for, and fostering satisfaction of the Library’s strategic directions. Supervising the Maintenance Department, and evaluating their performance of in achieving the goals and objectives of the Library System. Oversees operational function of all physical library facilities. Also includes contributing to the development of capital and operating budget requests, and physical planning and supervision. Responsible for maintaining and training others on internal policy and procedures. Acts as coordinator for all system-wide grants (include writing/reporting). Responsible for data collection and the completion of the state-wide survey.


Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program; five (5) years’ experience in professional/management in planning and conducting public library services and programs; and three (3) years of supervisory responsibility.

Position: Assistant Director of the Network of the National Library of Medicine Web Services
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $80,000, commensurate with experience

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

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 Assistant Director of NWSO is responsible for leadership and development of NNLM web projects and the infrastructure that supports them.

The NNLM consists of seven Health Sciences Libraries functioning as Regional Medical Libraries covering the United States as well as three national offices and three national centers. For more information about the structure and purpose of the NNLM, please visit

Reporting to the Executive Director of NWSO, the Assistant Director of NWSO provides oversite and leadership of the NWSO staff, including a web developer and a systems administrator. In collaboration with staff and the Executive Director, the Assistant Director of NWSO will support Drupal and WordPress websites, a Moodle Learning Management System, and several additional related systems. Previous management experience is desirable but not necessary.

This is a grant-funded, non-permanent status faculty appointment renewable on an annual basis. This position will be at the 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.


  • Oversee, plan, and develop the knowledge infrastructure, tools, and digital resources supporting NWSO and the NNLM.
  • Provide day-to-day operational support and track progress for NWSO’s ongoing projects.
  • Maintain an open dialog with stakeholders – including NNLM, RMLs, Offices, and Centers – regarding the development of infrastructure and services.
  • Supervise NWSO staff including a Web Developer and a Systems Administrator, setting goals consistent with NNLM and HSHSL goals and initiatives.
  • 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.
  • Balance technology needs of the NNLM with available budgets.
  • 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.

Professional participation through presentations or publications regarding innovative library applications for practice or programs in health sciences libraries.


Position Requirements:

  • Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent advanced degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible library experience.
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Experience working in technology support and/or development
  • Good communication (public speaking and writing) and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity and experience working with Content Management Systems such as Drupal
  • Familiarity with Learning Management Systems such as Moodle


  • 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.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Experience developing and supporting database driven applications
  • Experience managing and developing staff.
  • Demonstrated teaching and training experience.
  • Knowledge of technology applications and trends in health sciences libraries.
  • Comfort with change and experience in change management.