One Position: Maryland

Position: Deputy Director
Location: Thurgood Marshall State Law Library
Salary: $103,597

Purpose of Role: The Deputy Director serves as the second ranking administrator for the Thurgood Marshall State Law Library and assists the Director in the supervision and management of 15 professional and support staff members. The Deputy Director supports all aspects of day-to-day Library management, including the physical facility, the print and online collections, and the provision of reference and outreach services. Similarly, the Deputy Director proposes additions and changes to the Library’s services, policies, procedures, collections, and equipment, and aids the Director in procurement activities and the creation of the annual budget.

As part of the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, you will be joining a progressive team of library professionals who are extremely excited about the future innovations of the State Law Library. Planning is underway for a new Courts of Appeal building, which will include a new home for the State Law Library. The selected candidate will play an integral role in the organization of the new library.

Education: Master’s Degree in library or information science from a graduate program that is accredited by the American Library Association.

Experience: Six (6) years of progressively responsible professional law library experience to include substantial legal reference work. Three (3) years of experience managing staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Law library administration, including management of public services and collection development.
  • Staff supervision and human resources management.
  • Budgeting processes.
  • Legal information resources, both print and online.
  • Best practices in reference services.
  • Legal information needs of the public, the legal community, and the Maryland Judiciary.
  • Structure, scope, and implications of online information sources.
  • The role of law libraries in preserving legal and cultural memory.
  • The role of an independent, fair, and impartial Judiciary in ensuring access to justice.

Ability to:

  • Communicate effectively, through speaking and writing.
  • Foster cooperative and respectful working relationships with a diverse group of staff, stakeholders, and patrons.
  • Exercise judgment, discretion, and creativity in a management capacity.
  • Represent the Library, Director, and Maryland Judiciary at public events and professional gatherings.
  • Follow the Director’s instructions and requests, as well as applicable requirements and procedures mandated by statute or regulation, the Library Committee, and other Maryland Judiciary departments.
  • Provide information about current trends in library science and technology to the Director and Library staff.
  • Use computers and standard office equipment to carry out daily responsibilities.
  • Perform all the essential functions of the position.

*Note: All applicants must complete the online application process to be considered for this vacancy. After completing the online application, please send the following requested documents via email to

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume

Beginning December 29, 2021, all new employees will be required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of their employment. Full vaccination status requires that two weeks have passed since the employee’s second Pfizer or Moderna vaccination shot, or since the one Johnson and Johnson vaccination shot. Religious and medical exemptions will be made on a case-by-case basis. This new condition of employment is consistent with other state judiciary orders and with local, state, and federal requirements being adopted to control COVID-19 transmission rates and to safeguard the health of Judiciary personnel and the public.

The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law. Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed. Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.

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Job ID: 8006