Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Circulation & Reserves Manager — Hoover Library
Location: McDaniel College

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.


The Circulation & Reserves Manager is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of circulation and reserve services for the Hoover Library. Duties include managing a workforce of 20 or more part-time students and temporary employees, managing user accounts including levying and collecting overdue and lost item fees with the Bursar’s Office, and providing project management and assistance to the Associate Director. The Manager will also provide back-up support for the Library Administration Coordinator. Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required. This position reports to the Associate Director.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required
  • Computer proficiency with Windows, Microsoft Office and database systems required
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail, leadership and training skills, and the ability to interact successfully with the college community, public and co-workers
  • Strong commitment to providing the highest quality service
  • Occasional backup weekend or evening coverage as needed
  • Relevant library and supervisory experiences preferred
  • Familiarity with an integrated library system in areas related to circulation and reserves.

Position: Assistant Director Programs and Outreach
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Who we are looking for

Do you want to help lead an organization that is committed to changing lives every day? Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is seeking an energetic, results-oriented professional with extensive project management experience, strong communication and organizational skills, and a concentrated customer service focus to join our collaborative and dynamic administrative team. Individuals from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Who we are

MCPL is an innovative, award-winning public library system serving a majority/minority population of over 1 million residents near the Nation’s capital. MCPL provides services to all ages from 21 full-service library facilities. County residents are served within our branches by a diverse and highly trained staff and outside our walls by the Outreach Team. MCPL is one of 28 departments in County government. It is a NACO (National Association of Counties) and Urban Libraries Council award winning Library system that has strong community support.

Montgomery County is one of Maryland’s outstanding places to live and work. Demographically, the County is approximately 42.9% white; 20.1% Hispanic or Latino; 20.1% Black or African American and 15.6% Asian. 91% of adult residents have at least a high school diploma while 58.9% hold a bachelor’s or higher degree.

What you will be doing

This Assistant Director (Manager II) position will lead the Department’s outreach and programming efforts, serving the needs of the County’s majority/minority residents. This work includes the management of our Outreach team; marketing; partnerships; programming from birth to seniors and coordinating the Department’s early literacy efforts. Working with the other Assistant Directors to support the Director in developing strategies to accomplish MCPL’s mission will be integral to this position. This position reports directly to the Director of Public Libraries. The Assistant Director for Programming and Outreach performs professional library administrative work.

Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Supports equity, diversity, and inclusion in MCPL community engagement, programming, and outreach efforts
  • Develops and maintains working relationships with community partners as well as other governmental organizations
  • Oversees the development and presentation of Workforce Development programming
  • Oversees the development and presentation of early literacy, and other programming and services for children and youth
  • Oversees the development and implementation of programs and initiatives for adults and seniors
  • Oversees ongoing programs including Summer Reading Challenge, special events and partnership programs
  • Supervises all aspects of the work of the Department’s Outreach team
  • Active member of the Director’s Executive Committee
  • Works collaboratively with other members of the Executive Committee to carry out Departmental and County initiatives
  • Represents MCPL at meetings, conferences, seminars locally, statewide, and nationally
  • Develops and implements the Department’s Marketing Plan, including the monthly calendar of events

Additional information

This position is full time, 40 hours per week, based in our Central Administrative Offices in Rockville, MD. Work will include occasional nights and weekends. This position is eligible for telework under Montgomery County’s Telework Program. As a manager/supervisor of unionized employees, the Assistant Director has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation.

Individuals who hold a master’s degree in Library Science or Library Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association must apply for state certification.

Employees will be responsible for maintaining appropriate level of Continuing Education (Contact Hours) to sustain State licensure requirements for this position

Position: Assistant University Archivist Librarian
Location: Towson University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.


Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Assistant University Archivist 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 in Fall 2022.

Reporting to the Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections and University Archives the Assistant University Archivist plays a key and collaborative role in building, stewarding, supporting research and teaching, and promoting use and engagement with university records documenting the history of Towson University across the diverse voices and experiences of students, faculty, and staff past and present. The Assistant University Archivist manages the routine transfer, accessioning, arrangement, description, and preservation of university records of all formats. Uses appropriate best practices and strategies to ensure the accessibility, preservation, discovery, and use of university records and the collective memory of the institution. Prepares finding aids, descriptive metadata, and research guides according to relevant professional standards and established local practice through the use of ArchivesSpace, Quartex, LibGuides, and related software. Assists in the preservation assessment and management of collections and in the selection of materials for conservation treatment. Contributes to the unit’s reference, outreach, and instruction. Completes special projects as assigned. Participates in library assessment initiatives. This position is a 12-month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Required: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Ability to assume a variety of responsibilities related to archival material in all formats, including selection, appraisal, arrangement and description, preservation, and access and outreach. Demonstrated work or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections. Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials. Ability to assist with disaster recovery efforts. Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library software applications. Strong, positive interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to work in a team environment. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects simultaneously. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management, and project management skills. Ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing and fast paced environment with a diverse population. Demonstrated ability to meet the University’s criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty. Ability to work with a diverse population. Commitment to continued growth in areas of responsibility.

Position: Assistant Branch Manager II
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $54,593 – $97,792

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Professional, managerial level work in supervising public service and/or operational functions of a medium to large branch. Provides direct public service and shares responsibility for managing the daily operations of the branch.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program. Three years of professional experience in the provision of library services, including two years supervisory experience.

Necessary Special Requirement: Ability to secure certification as an advanced Professional Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days following appointment; ability to meet recertification requirements by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.

Application Process: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on AACPL’s Recruitment Page. Questions may be directed to All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., June 10, 2022.

Position: Library Associate
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $39,791 – $66,741

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Providing library services, including reference, readers’ advisory, programming and outreach, and library instruction to the public of all ages. Work requires maintaining considerable expertise in the use of information technology, including, but not limited to databases, email, downloadable e-books, e-audio and the internet. May assume responsibility for branch operations as designated person in charge in absence of management.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with Bachelor’s degree awarded. One-year experience in the one of the following areas: library service, teaching, social service work, childcare, or a related setting preferred.
Preferred Requirement: Spanish language skills.
Necessary Special Requirement: Attainment of eligibility under Bylaw 1305.04.03 of the Maryland State Board of Education as a Library Associate and complete Library Associate Training Institute within two years following appointment; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.

Application Process: TO APPLY: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on AACPL’s Recruitment Page. Questions may be directed to All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., June 22, 2022.