Position: Librarian II, Tween
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Originally posted on ALA Joblist.
The Pratt Library is accepting applications for a Librarian II – Tween Services for the Neighborhood Library Services Division at our Hamilton Location.
Under the direction of the Branch Manager, the Librarian II – Tween Specialist is responsible for providing programming and library services to “tween” customers in grades 4-8 and will work collaboratively with the children and young adult specialists and branch staff to facilitate and support branch activities, afterschool programs, school and community partnerships, and direct reference and public service.
The desired candidate is someone who is passionate about youth services, develops innovative programs and solutions, provides excellent customer service, and thrives in a collaborative environment.
Enoch Pratt Free Library employees may be required to work in any branch in the library systems and can be moved from one branch to another as need dictates. Flexibility on work location is a must and public service is a priority.
- MLS or MLIS from a college or university accredited by ALA, or a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with relevant focus.
- Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Minimum of two years of experience in a public library or school setting, including experience in children, tweens or teen services as well as some supervisory experience.
- Demonstrated knowledge of children’s and teen literature and programming trends, youth development, and related “best practices” in the provision of library services to children and teens.
- Relevant experience in planning and implementing public programs. Excellent customer service and communication skills. An eagerness to learn about and use emerging technologies in a makerspace environment.
- Ability to provide effective leadership and supervision for staff; skill in human services; ability to make long-range plans; understanding of library/community relationships; and an ability to interpret and promote them to organized and informal groups.
- Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Ability to resolve problems and conflict with diplomacy and discretion.
- Candidates who are bilingual are strongly encouraged to apply.
Location: University of Maryland
Chartered as the Maryland Agricultural College on March 6, 1856, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is the cornerstone of the University of Maryland system, built upon a foundation of sound science, groundbreaking research through the Agricultural Experiment Station, and Maryland pride. The University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) is a leading Land-Grant institution providing teaching, research, and programs through the University of Maryland Extension (UME) to a diverse clientele in the State of Maryland and beyond.
Within the University of Maryland Extension, this position provides leadership for a broad-based Extension Digital Literacy project (Tech Extension) to address the digital divide and increase broadband adoption in Maryland. The Extension Digital Literacy project aims to develop and adapt curricula and train and support Marylanders to increase their digital literacy and bridge the digital divide in Maryland. The project serves youth, adults, families, and communities in urban, rural, suburban counties in Maryland.
The position provides the leadership for the project team and works closely with Program Leaders, AEDs, faculty, and staff. The position will develop partnerships with AGNR and colleges at the University of Maryland as well as local, state, federal government agencies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, faith-based groups, for-profit industry, and others.
- M.S. degree in information science, public policy, business administration, or related fields.
- Three to five years of professional experience in project management, non-profit, government, program development, and education.
- Experience in program development, fiscal management, personnel supervision, coaching, and mentoring.
- Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, communicate clearly, and interact with various audiences.
- Proficiency in using technology in program development, project management, reporting, and working with staff to develop and implement the project activities.
- Strong project management skills handling interdisciplinary, complex, multifaceted projects within the timeline and resources.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Organization skills and ability to work on multiple tasks with deadlines. Must be able to travel within the state, have personal transportation, and have a valid driver’s license.
- Evidence of capacity to build UME Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Respect capacity through Extension program model.
- This position is subject to a Criminal History Record Check and a University of Maryland Background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and clearance of the Criminal History Record Check.
- Provides oversight and coordination of project management, fiscal reports, project partnerships, and personnel management.
- Plan, direct, coordinate, and lead all project activities to ensure the project goals are met within the designated project budget and timeframe. Project activities include community needs assessment, development/adaptation of digital literacy curriculum, training and educational program offering, partnerships building, website development, program evaluation, and digital literacy network.
- Manage project expenses as well as prepare projections and budget reports.
- Develop a work plan including staffing needs and resources to accomplish each phase of the project. Monitor and revise the plan to accomplish the project goals. Prepare progress and annual reports.
- Coordinate, plan, and manage project personnel management (search, hiring, training, evaluation) in coordination with UME and AGNR policies and procedures. Coordinate personnel management with the Assistant Director of Operations. Responsible for supervision of program staff.
- Assist in developing, adapting, training, and evaluating digital literacy educational programs that are research-based or research-informed.
- Establish and facilitate partnerships with state and county government agencies, libraries, workforce agencies, faith-based groups, non-profit organizations, etc.
- Coordinate regular meetings with PI, program leaders, Extension Steering Committee, and Advisory Council.
- Develop a marketing and communication plan to promote and implement the project.
- Provide the content expertise and leadership in the Extension digital literacy project on behalf of UME for local, state, university, and community relations.
- Ensure the Extension Digital Literacy project is aligned with UME, AGNR, and UMD priorities.
- Collaborate with program leaders, Extension faculty, staff, and stakeholders in the digital literacy program development, delivery, and evaluation, as well as the development of a statewide digital literacy network.
Position: Public Services Librarian
Location: Queen Anne’s County Library
The Queen Anne’s County Library is seeking a full-time Public Services Librarian for our Centreville branch. The ideal candidate will have strong customer service skills with a high level of comfort with and an ability to troubleshoot technology. They will have a demonstrated ability to to connect positively with our community, library staff, and community organizations.