Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Legislative Reference Librarian I

Location: Maryland General Assembly, Department of Legislative Services

Originally posted on LLSDC Job Listings

Department: Office of Policy Analysis (OPA), Library and Information Services

Position: Legislative Reference Librarian I

Salary:  $55,000 – $67,500 depending on experience and qualifications.

Application Deadline: February 14, 2022

Telework Availability: Telework available up to 3 days per week.

Principal Duties:

  • Provides accurate and timely research, reference, and referral services to legislators, legislative staff, department staff, state agencies, and the public via in-person interactions, telephone conversations, and e-mail communications.
  • Provides expertise in extracting information from a variety of print and online sources.
  • Reads daily newspapers and selects articles of interest to be included in the Maryland Clipper and reads additional publications for current event awareness and knowledge in assigned areas of public policy, law, or library and information science issues.
  • Reviews and tracks legislation in assigned topical areas during the 90-day legislative session.


  • ALA accredited MLS
  • Excellent working knowledge of Westlaw, Lexis Nexis, or similar legal databases.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have the ability to work independently, in teams, and have the ability to prioritize requests to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Must have a high level of interpersonal skills, flexibility, and adaptability to serve a varied client group in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  • Must have sensitivity to the political environment and the information needs of all library users.

Must have the ability to work extended hours, including some weekends, during the 90-day legislative session from January to April.

Position: Library Services Specialist (Streaming Media)

Location: University of Maryland Libraries

Originally posted on MLA Job Line

Vacancy Number: 127020 

Responsibilities: This position provides streaming media reserves to UMD users as well as processes reserves in Sharestream and Ares, with an emphasis on streaming media reserves. Performs duties including the delivery, access, encoding, transcoding, and captioning of streaming assets. Provides general expertise in digital conversion. Ensures compliance with U.S. Copyright Law and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Provides guidance and instruction to library support staff and student assistants performing tasks related to streaming media reserves. Provides assistance to UMD Libraries’ users and communicates with staff at other libraries. Volume for these services is closely tied to the academic calendar. Assists library users and staff at other libraries; answers email, telephone, chat, and in-person inquiries regarding interlibrary loan, document delivery, and reserves policies and specific Troubleshoots audiovisual equipment and collaborates with DST for resolution. Other duties as assigned Position may be cross-trained in other resource sharing and reserves functions and assigned other duties as needed. Participates in university and/or library activities and training related to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. 

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience .Additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience. 

Preferred: Experience working in an academic library. Experience in leading and training student assistants or other employees. Experience working with multiple audiovisual formats. Knowledge, skills, and abilities: Required-General knowledge and understanding of the nature and function of libraries; of library services, standards and procedures; creating and editing streaming media assets. Skill in alphabetic and numeric filing; in using a computer terminal to input and retrieve information; in interpreting and applying library policies and procedures; and in analyzing problems of a moderately complex nature. Ability to communicate effectively; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library users and staff; to provide leading and training to colleagues and library patrons; to work independently; and to exercise initiative in interpreting and applying rules, procedures, and instructions. Preferred-Familiarity using Sharestream, encoding hardware, and compression software. Familiarity with Ares, Canvas, or other learning management systems. Familiarity with the operation of modern and legacy audiovisual content formats and playback equipment, including DVD, VHS, laserdisc, audiocassette, and compact disc. Knowledge of streaming parameters for multiple digital audiovisual formats. Knowledge of U.S. Copyright Law sections 107 and 108 as they apply to libraries and the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. Knowledge of accessibility standards and procedures as related to streaming media. General knowledge of film studies. For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to UMD Streaming Media Specialist. 

Salary Range: $40,487 – 48,584 

Application Process: Applications: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at Library Services Specialist. No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted. 

Best consideration date is February 9, 2022. 

Special Requests: Closing Date: 02/09/2022

Position: Communication Specialist

Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

Originally posted on MLA Job Line

Responsibilities: The Communications Specialist at PGCMLS is responsible for all English and Spanish, internal and external library communications at the direction of the COO for Communication and Outreach and Director of Dynamic Content and Engagement. Communications duties include media relations, communications writing, social media, government relations, public information officer duties, and contributing to major campaigns. The Communications Specialist will: -Serve as the Library’s primary media relations contact for pitching stories, responding to interview requests, publishing media releases, and issuing emergency operations notices. -Coordinate the Library’s media relations strategy with all appropriate stakeholders -Serve as the Library’s primary English and Spanish communications writer and copy editor for all media releases, scripts, formal remarks/talking points for stakeholders, reports, public email communications, grant reports, advocacy/government relations, employee announcements via the staff intranet, and the Library’s website. -Contribute to the Library’s social media by acting as a content lead or co-lead for one or more platforms, and reply to any customer inquiries received via social media. -Develop scripts, produce, and maintain the Library’s phone recordings in collaboration with the Library’s IT Department and Public Services Division. -Write feature and editorial content on behalf of the Library or partner organizations for publication in industry, local, or national publications (print and digital). -And more! 

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, English, Creative Writing, or a related field required. Master’s degree or commensurate experience in a related field preferred. Bilingual in English and Spanish required, with strong written and verbal professional communication skills. Three or more years of experience coordinating media relations for an institution or business. Flexible professional writing style (in English and Spanish) that supports a range of different deliverables, including media releases, website copy, social media, email communications, scripts, reports, and remarks/talking points. Expert copy-editing skills in multiple editorial styles, including AP style. Ability to adapt oral communication style to be an effective spokesperson for the Library. Strong public speaking skills and ability to serve as an institutional spokesperson in English and Spanish. Expert with Google Suite, Microsoft Office, email marketing platforms, social media, and Adobe Creative Suite. 

Salary Range: $62,354.52 Salary/year. 

Application Process: Please submit your online application, cover letter and resume by applying directly to the job posting located on our website: PGCMLS Each applicant must complete the required skills assessment as part of the application process. 

Special Requests: Closing Date: Open until filled.

Position: Librarian III

Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

Originally posted on MLA Job Line

Responsibilities: PGCMLS requires qualified candidates for two Librarian III positions: we are seeking an Adult Services Specialist and a Generalist for our Oxon Hill and Accokeek Branches. These positions require proven work experience in the areas of supervising and coaching staff, reference and readers’ advisory, program planning, community partnerships, collection development and more. Successful candidates must be demonstrated leaders, enthusiastic, and team-oriented with a strong commitment to customer service. 

Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution. -Three (3) years of professional library experience with three (3) years of supervisory experience. -Public Librarian Certification required within six-months of hire. -Written and oral fluency in English and a second language, preferred. -Demonstrated programming experience. -Considerable knowledge of literature, reference and information materials and publishers. -Knowledge of public library reference tools, including web and database searching. -Excellent communication and listening skills. -Outstanding customer service skills. -Strong organization and problem-solving skills. -Experience with collective bargaining a plus. -Proficient computer skills a must. -Must actively support PGCMLS’ values of being Welcoming, Curious, Accessible, Kind, Collaborative and Resilient. -Must have the ability to work day, evenings and Saturday hours. 

Salary Range: $67,023.37 Salary/year. 

Application Process: Please submit your online application, cover letter and resume by applying directly to the job posting located on our website: PGCMLS Librarian III. Each applicant must complete the required skills assessment as part of the application process. 

Special Requests: Closing Date: Open until filled.