Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian I/Library Specialist – Technical Services Coordinator
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries
Salary: : Librarian I salary ($48,242 – $57,890 per year); Library Specialist salary ($45,086 – $54,103 per year)

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries. We are seeking a creative, energetic professional to join our Library Collections team. 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 position is responsible for oversight of technical services processes and workflow, coordinating cross-department functions/projects, liaising with vendors, cataloging library materials, and ensuring the accuracy of FCPL’s public access catalog.

Requirements: EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT FOR LIBRARIAN I: Master of Library Science degree (ALA accredited program); may consider candidates who will obtain the MLS within 6 months of hire; Minimum 1 year of customer service work experience in retail, education, community or public relations, or any high traffic customer service setting; Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS – current certification must then be maintained.

EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT FOR LIBRARY SPECIALIST: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university; Minimum 1 year recent (within last 5 years) library work experience; Minimum 2 years of customer service work experience in retail, education, community or public relations, or any high traffic customer service setting; Library Associate certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 2 years after hire, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable.

Application Process: For complete job description and to apply go to

Position: Public Services Librarian
Location: Queen Anne’s County Library
Salary: Starting Salary: $49,202

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Queen Anne’s County Library is seeking a full-time Public Services Librarian for our Kent Island branch. The ideal candidate will have strong customer service skills with a high level of comfort with and an ability to troubleshoot technology. They will have a demonstrated ability to connect positively with the general public, library staff and community organizations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs a variety of duties under the direction of the Branch Manager;
  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for adults and teens;
  • Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/listening, and maintains familiarity with the adult, juvenile and young adult collections;
  • Implements an annual summer reading program for adult readers;
  • Uses technology to serve customers and to streamline workflow, and provides technology-related instruction to staff and customers;
  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for all ages utilizing all aspects of the Maker Space;
  • In conjunction with the Assistant Branch Manager, selects adult materials for purchase in the assigned formats. For the assigned formats, tracks collection development budget, communicates with cataloger and processes materials as needed, maintains and weeds collection, and reads current professional review sources.

Requirements: Qualifications: Master’s degree and 2+ years’ relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to obtain Professional Librarian certification within 6 months of hire. Ability to work as part of a customer-focused team.

Application Process: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to by November 9, 2021.

Position: Data Science Librarian
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a collaborative and knowledgeable individual to serve as the Data Science Librarian. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately and beginning no later than January 2022.

Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; a background in tools for storing, analyzing, and visualizing data; and a commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Supports data analysis and data visualization efforts by students and faculty across the university using tools such as SPSS, R, Tableau, Google Data Studio, Microsoft Excel or others; designs and implements data literacy services for students and faculty; works closely with graduate students, assigned departments and programs in a collaborative and team-based environment, the Data Science Librarian will provide individual and small-group consultations, workshops, and instruction in information, resource, and software use; develops and conducts training, group instruction, and workshops, both individually and collaboratively, on data science research methods, tools, platforms, and best practices; supports the work of liaison librarians working with classes that are data-intensive; promotes usage of the Data Studio and computers in the Data Studio by offering training in-person and online; in collaboration with the Office of Sponsored Programs and liaison librarians, provides training for librarians and individual consultations with faculty on authoring data management plans; provides input on data curation and preservation, sharing and reuse, citation, policy and governance as it relates to research projects on campus.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Application Process
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3532.

Applicant should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information of three relevant references. Cover letters should detail how the applicant’s teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Towson University’s commitment to diversity. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Position: Web Services Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Libraries

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI), the Web Services Librarian is charged with leadership, project management, and hands-on work related to the planning, coordination, design, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of the Libraries’ website and other major online user interfaces. Through user experience (UX) assessment methodologies and web usage analytics, this position will chart a path of continuous improvement for the Libraries’ web presence that adjusts to evolving user needs, effectively utilizes new web technologies and practices, and reflects the Libraries’ core values, including a commitment to inclusive design.

The Web Services Librarian will engage with the UMD Libraries’ community of learners and scholars to articulate solutions that meet the diverse and evolving needs of online users. This position will collaboratively develop a shared vision and a philosophy for the Libraries’ web presence, which will drive most of the sites’ architecture, organization, and design. The incumbent will coordinate with personnel from across the Libraries to improve the Libraries’ virtual environment and web presence, and lead a cross-unit advisory group on matters related to strategic goals, initiatives, design, content, and usability of the Libraries’ web properties. Among others, the incumbent will work closely with the Director of Strategic Communications and Outreach, the Discovery Strategies and Systems Librarian, Digital Services and Technologies’ (DST) web designers and developers, and library administration and management. The Web Services Librarian will communicate requirements and design needs with the technical development team and will check in with that team on a regular basis to adjust and revise requirements, as needed. The incumbent will also directly supervise the Libraries’ Web Designer, support their development, and deploy their skills to projects and assignments effectively.

As a cross-library position, the Web Services Librarian is responsible for overall analysis, design, integration, content coordination, and evaluation of the Libraries’ online user interfaces. Where appropriate, this includes implementation, integration, evaluation, and improvement of user-interface customizations and integrations of proprietary library products affecting: discovery/searching of information resources, interlibrary loan, room reservations, library research guides, and other functional areas. The position works closely with technical as well as public-facing colleagues to integrate both proprietary and open source platforms into the Libraries’ interfaces.

Minimum Qualifications:


Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or a non-US equivalent by the start of employment, or an advanced degree with two years relevant experience.


Two years of professional experience designing and developing websites or other web-based applications.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current web technologies and best practices
  • Knowledge of best practices for usability testing, web analytics, and other UX assessment methodologies
  • Knowledge of current web accessibility standards
  • Knowledge of information architecture design, taxonomy/ontology creation, and writing content for the web
  • Ability to manage CMS-driven websites
  • Ability to write and design web content using, at a minimum, HTML and CSS
  • Ability to manage complex technical projects
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Applicant must meet the Libraries’ requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to professional development, service, and self-directed research, scholarship, and/or creative activities. For additional information, consult the following website: .

Position: Development and Community Engagement Manager
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $74,158

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

At CCPL, superior customer service is at the core of everything we do. As our Development and Community Engagement Manager, you will ensure that CCPL customers have quality, up to date information on the library and provide them with opportunities to invest in the future of the library. As a member of the Communications team, you will work to frame the library’s donor and advocacy messages to ensure the future success of CCPL. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success.

Under the leadership of the Director of Communications, you will attend Executive Leadership Team as needed, be responsible for fundraising to support the development and growth of library programs, resources, and services, and oversee fundraising strategies and initiatives that may include fund drives, event sponsorships, grant solicitation, and reporting planned giving and major gifts. The Development and Community Engagement Manager is responsible for all aspects of donor development including support and management of the Friends of Carroll County Public Library.

You will work with the Executive Leadership Team and Executive Director to advocate on behalf of the Library throughout the community and serve as a liaison and CCPL representative on local, state, and national committees. This position involves researching, writing, and managing grant applications and reports, including grant management for Maryland State Library (MSL) grants. You will also support CCPL programming, resources, and services by cultivating partnerships and through development work.

To apply or for more information about Carroll County Public Library and the position, please visit our website

Online applications must be received by Sunday, November 14, 2021.

Required Qualifications

  1. Degree in non-profit management, donor development, public administration, or another related field. Post-graduate degree highly desired;
  2. Four years or more related work experience (fundraising, and development);
  3. Experience securing and managing grants in excess of $100,000;
  4. Ability to use donor management software;
  5. Membership in professional fundraising association preferred.