Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Art and Architecture Libraries Coordinator
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $51,182 – $55,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Reporting to the Head of Art and Architecture Libraries, this position supervises operational aspects of the Art and Architecture libraries, which includes supervising hourly desk students, library opening procedures, maintenance and troubleshooting of public computers and equipment (e.g., scanners, copiers, and printers), facilities, and related functions.

The incumbent will work in a dynamic ever-changing work environment as the UMD Libraries roll out new services to meet changing needs of students and researchers. This position will supervise and facilitate the use of technology spanning from printers to specialized equipment loan, and will work with the Head of Art and Architecture to plan, implement, and provide new services. The incumbent will be a part of the planning for these changes and will lead implementation for new services as appropriate, including but not limited to, assisting users with new technology, facilitating events, and planning new spaces.

This position also provides public service at the Art and Architecture Services Desks as appropriate, including communicating library policies and procedures, circulating materials, responding to user information needs, as well as addressing and resolving problems and customer complaints. Provides guidance, instruction, and coordination to other library staff for services such as LibChat. Provides leadership in managing safety and security responsibilities for Art and Architecture during weekday hours. Primarily works Monday-Friday (generally 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM—adjusted when the library opens and closes later or earlier such as winter term, spring break, intersessions, and special events).


Background Check Required: Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.



Bachelor’s Degree


  • Two years of experience directly related to the primary duties of the position.
  • Experience in or an aptitude to working in a lead or supervisory capacity.

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, skills, and abilities)

  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels within and without the University system; evaluate student assistants and budget requirements; set and adjust priorities and be flexible in order to respond to shifting work demands.
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and execute complicated and continuing assignments independently; to manage office operations and staff.
  • Working familiarity or aptitude with both Windows and IOS platform computer workstations and relevant research and circulation software including Aleph (catalog), LibAnswers analytics, or equivalent products.
  • Skill in the practical application of office practices, procedures, and equipment;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of academic library system standards, policies and procedures related to personnel, collections and services.
  • Working knowledge of and facility with a complex library automation system and its functions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, and in writing with all persons potentially affected by the scope of the work.
  • Strong service orientation; ability to anticipate customer and staff needs and seek ways of providing satisfactory solutions; ability to interact effectively with a diverse staff inside the libraries, with the students, staff and faculty of the University, and with individuals from the greater research community.
  • Ability to manage tasks in response to varying time pressures with shifting priorities and changing constraints; demonstrated ability to analyze service pressure related issues, and organize workflow to maximize efficiency.
  • Advanced ability to use computer programs including word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software; the ability to help our patrons use these programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, and in writing with all persons potentially affected by the scope of the work.


  • Experience working in a large academic library setting, with duties and responsibilities for information and/or technology services.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of library system standards, policies and procedures related to personnel, collections and services.

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Position: Cataloging Librarian
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $57,050 – $105,127

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: This highly skilled and professional-level position maintains the integrity, usability, and reliability of the library’s metadata and authority control databases. Performs original and copycataloging. Supervises paraprofessional staff. Oversees receipt, cataloging, processing, and distribution of library materials. Participates in tasks and projects with related departments such as Materials Management and Circulation Services, including providing data and reports.

Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program; one year’s work experience in library service and two years of supervisory experience. One year’s experience in metadata development (cataloging) or metadata coursework is preferred. Reading and writing fluency in Spanish is highly preferred.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Ability to secure certification as a Professional Public Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days following appointment; ability to meet re-certification requirements 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., August 2, 2022.

Position: Library Specialist
Location: Johns Hopkins University Institute of the History of Medicine Historical Collection and Rare Book Room

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Institute for the History of Medicine is seeking a Library Specialist who will be responsible for the daily operations of a departmental library. Manages the public service desk and performs all circulation functions. This role acts independently with minimal supervision from the Curator of the Historical Collection.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities: Oversees all acquisitions of books and journals for the collection. Performs copy-cataloguing of new acquisitions and maintenance of collection records in Horizon system. Performs public service and technical service library activities, along with clerical duties. Responsible for all preparation of material for shelving, including labeling, stamping, plating, reinforcing and sending material to commercial binders. Answers telephone, greets visitors, and directs researchers to Curator for assistance, when appropriate. Operates computer to access e-mail, electronic calendars, and other basic office support software. Uses automated library system to create and maintain circulation, acquisition, and bibliographic records. Provides general library use assistance to the public and to members of the History of Medicine Department. Exchanges non-routine information tactfully, requiring good oral and written communication skills.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED; 3 years of related experience.

Additional education may substitute for required experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula which is: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree. Library experience in circulation and/or technical services preferred.

Physical Requirements: Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time. Ability to lift 30 pounds. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard. Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters. Ability to hear within normal range. Frequent exposure to book dust. Ability to push a loaded book cart.

Salary Range: Starting Salary Range: $17.59 – $24.80/hour (commensurate with experience) Full Time; M-F 9-5; Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Application Process: JHU School of Medicine Campus