Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Materials Assistant Director
Location: Harford County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Materials Assistant Director assists in overseeing the Materials Management and Technical Services Departments operations, activities, staff, and workflow. Takes part in developing, planning, and executing library and department objectives, supporting the selection, purchasing, cataloging, and processing of physical and digital materials the library provides to the citizens of Harford County.

Essential Duties

  1. The Materials Assistant Director assists in the management of activities, operations, and workflow of the Materials Management and Technical Services Department.
  2. Assists in the selection of library materials, both digital and physical, serving as a staff resource on intellectual freedom.
  3. Manages aspects of the departmental budget
  4. Establishes priorities and action plans with Director and develops workflow patterns and staff work plans.
  5. Resolves problems related to materials processing, ordering, converting, delivery, and cataloging.
  6. Ensures all materials are readily accessible to the public and maintains current knowledge of public service issues.
  7. Negotiates contracts with vendors, including utilizing databases for magazine subscriptions, standing order titles, and special collections maintenance.
  8. Executes library objectives by translating materials initiatives and activities that support public service goals.
  9. Performs long range planning and priority goal setting for the library collections in the system.
  10. Promotes and facilitates teamwork between the divisions and other library staff.
  11. Oversees the processing, ordering and maintaining special collections to include designing packaging, ordering replacement items and repairs.
  12. Evaluates statistics and determines actions based on results; recommends and implements changes to procedures and departmental policies.
  13. Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library.

Supervision Functions

  1. Supervises assigned staff, as well as assigned volunteers and participates in the hiring process;
  2. Oversees the onboarding and training of staff and volunteers of direct reports and as assigned;
  3. Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the librarys performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
  4. Approves the annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for direct reports and assigned staff;
  5. Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and schedules;
  6. Interprets and implements system-wide policies and procedures;
  7. Ensures staff receive and understand the system and department communications via written or electronic format or in-person meetings;
  8. Assists in the scheduling and facilitation of department/team meetings

Standard Functions

  1. Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  2. Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed;
  3. Notifies supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  4. Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  5. Is dependable and punctual;
  6. Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  7. Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Librarys Policies and Procedures Manual;
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Reporting Relationship
This position reports to Materials Management & Technical Services Director. Does supervise staff. May supervise volunteers.

Work Week
Primary work schedule consists of weekday shifts, but may occasionally require evening and weekend hours.

In addition to the specific duties and responsibilities of this job, it is the responsibility of every employee to comply with the Harford County Public Librarys Values statement, customer service guidelines, and all other policies detailed in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. The library administration reserves the right to change, modify, delete, and supplement job duties based on the organizations needs.

This and all library positions are eligible for system-wide transfer.

Harford County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only at . Review vacancy announcement and requirements, under Library Jobs tab. A resume is required for this position; however, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of the online employment application. Please do not state “refer to resume” on the application. HCPL is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an EOE.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Masters Degree in Library Science or related field in an approved library related curriculum from ALA-accredited institution;
  2. Three or more years of related professional experience or equivalent combination of technical training, education, and/or experience;
  3. Two or more years of supervisory experience;

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of administrative management associated with ordering, receiving, processing, cataloging; and moving inventory; and the ability to interpret them to the staff and the public;
  2. Broad knowledge of library materials, publishing, readers advisory, and public library/reference work;
  3. Knowledge and understanding of ILS (Integrated Library System) software with strong problem-solving skills;
  4. Ability to assess community needs and develop, plan, implement, and execute library materials processing initiatives to meet those needs.
  5. Knowledge of relevant electronic resources and databases, and of modern research and investigative techniques and procedures;
  6. Knowledge of customer service principles and practices;
  7. Ability to supervise and mentor both clerical and professional staff while working in a team environment;
  8. Ability to act as a representative of Harford County Public Library to the public;
  9. Ability to effectively coordinate, supervise, train, and communicate with other staff members;
  10. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
  11. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records;
  12. Ability to operate relevant computer systems and software programs, and office machines;
  13. Ability to prioritize, multitask and plan appropriately to ensure timelines and deadlines are met;
  14. Ability to be adaptable, flexible, and patient with customers and staff;
  15. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Position: Development Manager
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Development Manager is a member of the Leadership Team and reports to the Library’s Chief Operating Officer for Communication and Outreach. The Development Manager is responsible for managing–at the direction of the CEO and COO for Communication and Outreach–all aspects of fundraising to support the development and enhancement of Library services that meet the needs and interests of Prince George’s County residents. The Development Manager is also the primary liaison between the library staff and the PGCMLS Foundation Board and the Library’s friends groups. The Development Manager is responsible for cultivating innovative financial resources to support new/expanding Library services and executing fundraising strategies and initiatives that may include annual fund drives, planned giving, major gifts, endowment planning, grant solicitation/reporting, and assisting with Library advocacy efforts.

The Development Manager has promotion potential to a director-level position. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in business management, public administrations, marketing, communications, or related field required. 7+ years fundraising and development experience. Experience developing funding proposals and securing gifts and grants in excess of $100,000. Certified Fundraising Executive credential strongly preferred. Membership in fundraising professional associations preferred. Bilingual in English and a second language preferred. Knowledge of board governance and skill in cultivating board engagement. Excellent presentation skills. Strong organizational and networking skills. Experience growing and managing a comprehensive fundraising department that includes outreach to government officials, individual major gifts, foundation grants and/or special events. Demonstrated ability to manage grant writing and write successful grants and funding proposals. Knowledge of public relations and marketing.

Salary Range: PGCMLS offers competitive compensation based on prior experience, education, and position requirements. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off (holidays, vacation, sick and personal) and retirement benefits are offered.

Application Process: Interested candidates should apply online, upload a current resume and letter of interest, and complete required skills assessment tests.

View the full job announcement at: PGCMLS