Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Technician
Location: Nimitz Library, Naval Academy
Salary: $40,883 to $53,147

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.


  • You will perform library shelving to put items in proper shelf and removing damage materials.
  • You will locate documentation for users through the searches of classification and indexing systems
  • You will process, discharge, and return library materials, and other operations of the library in support of services provided to patrons.
  • You will answer customer queries to assist library customers.

Position: STEM & Open Science Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $52,000 to $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Libraries seeks two creative and service-oriented individuals to join our team of STEM librarians who report to the Head of the STEM Library. The two new subject librarians will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in reimagining how to best support our users’ needs in a time of change. We are seeking experienced librarians or those who are new to the field. Come and grow with us!

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.

Reporting to the Head of the STEM Library, the STEM & Open Science librarians manage a combination of duties and expectations, with responsibilities in: Collections and Content, Reference and Research Consulting, Teaching, Learning and Literacies, Outreach and Engagement, and Scholarly Communications and Research Data Services. Exact liaison responsibilities will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications. Additionally, the STEM & Open Science Librarians will develop programs benefiting their communities to expand the Libraries’ research-related programs and services. Programming may focus on issues relevant to the STEM community in the following categories: information literacy, scholarly communication, GIS, Maker lab, etc. The STEM Library serves several colleges and schools, including the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the A. James Clark School of Engineering, and the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. Along with other STEM and other subject librarians, the incumbent is in a key position to help the University of Maryland Libraries define a role for subject librarians that will allow the Libraries to be more closely integrated into the entire educational and research process at the University of Maryland. The STEM & Open Science librarians will help envision and shape new approaches to faculty/library relationships.

The incumbents are active members of the Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) department of the Research and Academic Services (RAS) division, contributing to departmental and divisional initiatives and leading specific projects in collaboration with colleagues and other units in the Libraries. The STEM & Open Science Librarians participate in developing and maintaining a departmental culture that is inclusive, equitable, diverse, customer-centered, and responsive to changes happening in academic libraries and higher education.)

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  • 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.


  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas and in academic librarianship.
  • Demonstrated experience with reference, instruction and collection development in science disciplines.
  • Demonstrated experience with or demonstrated aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students.
  • Subject background in assigned disciplines demonstrated through academic degrees, course work, or substantive experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas and in academic librarianship; knowledge of electronic resources and information technologies. The exact liaison responsibilities will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to produce published scholarship.
  • Excellent attention to details and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, to build and maintain relationships with partners and library staff; and the ability to provide exceptional services to a diverse clientele.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a just, equitable, and inclusive workplace evidenced through work experience, education, professional development, professional service and/or scholarship. Strong commitment to the principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

Position: Librarian III
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $65,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Library is seeking a passionate and engaged professional to lead the Selection Unit of the Collection Development Department. Under the direction of the Collection Development Department Supervisor, the Selection Unit Supervisor oversees the daily and on-going activities of the selection team which is composed of one administrative assistant and seven MLS degreed librarians. The Selection team purchases materials at all age levels for Baltimore City as well as materials in support of the Central Library’s role as the State Library Resource Center. The Library is looking for a team member who wants to build dynamic and diverse collections that will engage Library users across the city and state. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic and forward thinking about the methods and tools that can be used to build and maintain collections.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library system consists of a Central Library, 21 branches, and 3 mobile vehicles and has a collection of approximately 2.3 million volumes including print and audio-visual products. Selection is one of three units in the Collection Development Department, which also includes the Invoicing and Preservation Units. The position is located at the Central Library, which serves as the downtown branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, as well as the State Library Resource Center (SLRC).

Summary of Duties

  • The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department/division.
  • Manages daily activities of the Selection Unit team.
  • Supervises and evaluates job performance, updates job descriptions and provides work plans for unit staff.
  • Serves as lead project manager for the Selection Unit.
  • Prepares and submits regular unit activity reports to the Collection Development Manager and Deputy Chief of Collections.
  • Monitors the expenditure of allocated funds to ensure encumbrance of all monies by end of fiscal year.
  • Assists with development and monitoring of the annual print budget.
  • Creates and manages training manuals and other Selection Unit documentation.
  • Identifies new formats for purchase in order to increase library circulation and foot traffic into library locations.
  • Supports strong data collection procedures for the Selection team and advocates for the best tools available to the team.
  • Stays aware of best practices in Selection and recommends new tools and services to support library selection.
  • Develops and manages ongoing collection maintenance projects, including replacement and weeding.
  • Supports the Department manager in updating the Library’s selection policy, How Baltimore Chooses, on an ongoing basis.
  • Interprets library policies and procedures and communicates to unit team members.
  • Supports statewide professional development training in areas of expertise, including presentations.
  • Keeps abreast of current Library policies and procedures.
  • Works with the Collection Development Department team to establish best practices for selection, invoicing, and materials preservation.
  • Assists Collection Development Department manager with departmental planning and goal setting in support of the Library’s strategic plan.
  • Participates in local, regional and national professional activities, including serving on library committees.
  • Collaborates with the Technical Services, Invoicing and Preservation unit managers to ensure smooth and efficient operations of the department.


Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program. Five years of professional library experience, preferably in a public library. Demonstrated project management experience. Experience supervising and motivating staff. Demonstrated skill with Google, Microsoft Office Suite and Integrated Library Systems. Strong communication and customer service skills. Strong organization and problem-solving skills. Maryland State Librarian Certification required within one year of hire.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of library science principles, practices, trends, and techniques, and of public library administrative policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge and experience developing relevant and diverse collections.
  • Experience selecting print materials and familiarity with web-based bibliographic and acquisitions tools.
  • Knowledge of current publishing trends and review sources.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret Library data in support of building collections.
  • Experience reviewing and supporting contracts for library services and products.
  • Familiarity with emerging trends and issues in public libraries.
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems, especially acquisitions and cataloging modules, preferably SIRSIDynix.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, co-workers, and other library staff.
  • Ability to communicate articulately and respectfully, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, adapt to changing priorities, and handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated skills in time, workflow, and project management, with attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving ability and a commitment to excellent customer service.
  • Works with library staff in order to ensure successful project implementation and completion.

Position: Head of Technical Services & E-Resources Librarian
Location: McDaniel College

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

A regular, full time, 12-month professional position providing leadership for technical services and electronic resources management. This librarian manages the technical service areas of the library, including: Acquisitions, Serials, Cataloging, and Government Documents. Responsible for maintenance of the Integrated Library System in coordination with the Carroll Library Partnership. Maintains the library’s discovery service, proxy, and related systems. Responsible for the development of electronic resources appropriate to the current and evolving curriculum needs of McDaniel College. Supervises three full-time staff and indirectly supervises student assistants. Participates with other librarians in providing reference, instruction, supporting collection development, liaison to assigned departments, and other duties as assigned. Occasional evening and weekend hours required. This position reports to the Library Director.

Basic Responsibilities:

  • Manages the Technical Services department.
  • Provides leadership in collection development.
  • Performs system administration duties for the Integrated Library System (ILS).
  • Maintains the library’s discovery service, proxy, and related systems.
  • Participates in library collection development.
  • Participates in professional organizations and takes part in college academic activities.
  • Participates as a member of the leadership team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Manages the Technical Services department.
  • Oversees technical services functions including policy development, implementation, and review of procedures.
  • Monitors and advises the Library Director on materials budget expenditures.
  • Provides oversight for gifts processing including developing procedures and policies, evaluation, and disposition of donated materials.
  • Coordinates technical services projects with other library staff.

Provides leadership in collection development.

  • Manages the library’s electronic resources including e-journals, research and reference databases, e-books, online multimedia databases including sound and streaming video, and other electronic document collections.
  • Coordinates trials of new resources and vendor demonstrations as needed.
  • Coordinates and manages electronic resources. including preliminary license review in consultation with the Library Director and relevant liaisons.
  • Manages annual renewal processes.
  • Investigates and compares vendor products and offers, establishes and maintains effective vendor relations, negotiates and documents license terms and pricing, and collaborates with consortia partners.
  • Reviews and analyzes current online collections and provides recommendations for changes.
  • In cooperation with the STEM, Assessment, and Instruction Librarian, maintains usage statistics for electronic resources, and develops reports based on this data to aid in collection decision-making.

Performs local system administration duties for the shared Integrated Library System (ILS).

  • Keeps informed of updates and new features of the ILS and works closely with the Carroll County Public Library (the system owner) on planning and implementation.
  • Troubleshoots reported problems and contacts consortia partners or the vendor to resolve issues.
  • Runs routine loads of records into the system and provides reports and software updates as needed.

Maintains the library’s discovery service, proxy, and related systems.

  • Maintains the library’s discovery service (Ebsco EDS), and proxy (OCLC EZProxy). Coordinates web and LibGuide development with library staff.
  • Coordinates with vendors, resource suppliers, and IT regarding system changes, access issues, troubleshooting, and upgrades.
  • Maintains print and electronic periodical and database access on platforms such as SerialsSolutions, EZProxy, and LibGuides.
  • Works with faculty to facilitate appropriate linking to materials in multiple formats. Maintains LibGuide related to resource linking.

In collaboration with the library professional staff, provides liaison, reference, and instruction services

  • Assists users in conducting research, finding information, and using the library’s resources.
  • Is a part of the on-call reference rotation.
  • Prepares and delivers class presentations and resource demonstrations.
  • Liaises with designated academic departments, coordinating and facilitating the selection of library materials appropriate to the curriculum and the library’s collection development policy.
  • Develops and maintains LibGuide pages as needed for liaison departments.

Participates in professional organizations and takes part in college academic activities.

  • Participates in relevant professional organizations.
  • Attends professional meetings, workshops, and presentations.
  • Participates in College academic activities.

Participates as a member of the library leadership team in order to advance the mission and goals of the Hoover Library.

  • Serves on library committees and participates in annual planning.
  • Cross-trains as needed to provide backup support (e.g. basic circulation training).
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • ALA accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science.
  • A minimum of three years of progressive experience in library technical services.
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills and technological expertise.
  • Experience with DDC, LCSH, OCLC and MARC21 formats for bibliographic holdings and authority control, and with Integrated Library Systems.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in e-resources management and assessment.
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a strongly collaborative environment.
  • Ability to successfully lead and complete a wide scope of projects. Demonstrated commitment to the use of new information technologies.
  • Commitment to professional development and service excellence.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills with demonstrated ability to provide well-reasoned analysis using appropriate research and data resources; developing reports to support conclusions; and aptitude for detailed work.

Additional Information:

McDaniel College, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, and employment of students, faculty, and staff in the operation of any of its educational programs and activities. McDaniel College will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on basis of any protected status including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, marital status, veteran’s status or any other legally protected status. For more information on the College’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please visit

Application Instructions:

Completed applications must include a cover letter addressing position qualifications and related experience, resume, the names and contact information of three professional references, and a job application. Review of applications begins immediately. The position will remain open until filled.