Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Area Director
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
Salary: $89,504-$95,700

Originally posted on ALA JobList.

Have your years of public service experience and your supervisory experience prepared you for a senior management position? Bring your gifts to our team! This librarian will serve on the Library’s leadership team while using knowledge of library operations to effectively manage operations and activities of an assigned group of library locations.
At the direction of the Chief Operating Officer for Public Services, the Area Director provides operational, strategic, and administrative leadership to an assigned group of library locations to successfully meet the Library system’s goals and objectives. They work collaboratively with their branch staff, supervisors, and PGCMLS departments to ensure the provision of high-quality, customer-focused library services and effective allocation of resources for their library locations. In collaboration with and in support of administrative staff, they advise, recommend, develop, plan for and implement public service procedures, policies, organizational initiatives, and strategic priorities. They serve as a managerial representative of the Library, supervise personnel, and may represent PGCMLS through active involvement with external committees and partners.
Essential Functions:
Ensures and facilitates the delivery of high-quality, customer-focused services, and assists in ensuring the Library’s services appropriately meet the needs of the community, organizational goals, and objectives.
Guides and supports branch supervisors and staff in developing, coordinating, and implementing branch and system goals.
Performs professional and administrative duties in planning, implementing, directing, and evaluating customer-focused library services.
Plans, coordinates, and manages operations and activities of an assigned group of library locations.
Manages and supervises direct reports; monitors and evaluates job performance; oversees staff training and development; mentors and counsels staff in the supervisory line; facilitates regular meetings with direct reports and other key staff.
Provides key input to guide, develop, plan for and implement public service procedures, policies, budgets, organizational initiatives, and strategic priorities.
Builds collaborative relationships with professionals and staff in a highly collegial, interdisciplinary, and collective bargaining environment based on customer-first initiatives.
Maintains an area budget to support branch-directed programming and ensures all allocated resources are used effectively.
Conducts analyses in relation to branch and community service requirements; oversees the maintenance and development of branch library collections; ensures collection materials appropriately meet the customers’ needs in each library location.
Represents the Library to and interacts with community groups, outside organizations, and the public; accurately communicates, builds, and maintains productive community partnerships.
Performs other duties as assigned.
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Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited program required.
A minimum of five years of experience in diverse phases of public library services which includes at least four years of branch supervisory experience required.
Maryland Professional Public Librarian certificate required within six-months of hire.
Thorough knowledge of established library practices and procedures as well as of public library operations, programs, and services.
Knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of public library services, customer service, technology, information services, adult services, and youth services as assigned.
Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and methods.
Ability to oversee and lead the continued development of public service initiatives.
Strong written and verbal communication as well as customer service skills.
Strong organization, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work independently in a variety of situations and be flexible and adaptable to change.
Ability to analyze data, processes, and procedures and develop meaningful reports and recommendations based on the analysis that will improve service and staff efficiency.

Position: Librarian Supervisor II, Children’s
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $74,943

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is in search of an energetic, creative and passionate leader to serve
as the department manager for the Children’s Department.
This is a management position under the direction of the Chief of the State Library Resource Center
(SLRC) in programmatic collaboration with the Library’s Children’s Services Coordinator. This position
serves a local and statewide customer base.
Management Responsibilities: Assuring excellent customer service with adherence to the Library’s
mission; Ability to design and implement relevant children’s programming and outreach to a broad,
diverse statewide customer base; Develop relevant training for local and statewide public library staffs;
Function effectively and collaboratively as a member of the SLRC management team; Planning and
project management related to the Library’s and the State Library Resource Center’s Strategic Plan;
Supervision and evaluation of Children’s Department staff and programs
Core Skills: Application of existing and emerging technologies and their role in children’s services;
Awareness of trends in children’s service and 21st century learning skills; Confident presentation skills
on all age levels with the emphasis for children; Flexibility and collaboration looking beyond tradition;
Knowledge of trends and criteria of children’s materials in all formats; Understanding the role of
information literacy encompassing all related areas; Writing for the web
Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university and
experience in developing programs for children. This position also requires two (2) years of
demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, and supervisory
experience in a public library setting.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate must possess excellent written and
verbal communication skills and the proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced
environment. The successful candidate must have the ability to travel in Maryland with personal
transportation. The Librarian Supervisor II must have the ability work in concert with Library
administrative staff, the Chief of SLRC and other Maryland State public libraries. The Manager will be
expected to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required. Demonstrated knowledge and
experience with automated systems and the Microsoft software suite is required.
Salary Range: $74,943
Application Process:
Special Requests:
Closing Date: Open until filled

Position: Teen Services Supervisor II
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries, C. Burr Artz Public Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We
are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary Teen’s Supervisor for our C. Burr Artz Public
Library. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly
developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects
people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth. This professional
management position assures that all customers (emphasis on teen services and programs) are involved
in a wide range of library activities and operations. Assists in developing services that respond to
community needs and interests as outlined in FCPL’s strategic plan. Supervision is given to teen services
staff; supervision is received from the Assistant Branch Administrator.
Requirements: Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an American Library Association accredited
-Minimum 3 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 2
years working with Teens (6th-12th Grade)
-Minimum 2 years of work experience in a supervisory and/or lead capacity role
-Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to
obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS degree, current certification must then be
-Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
-Minimum 5 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 2
years in working with Teens (6th-12th Grade)
-Minimum 2 years of work experience supervisory and/or lead capacity role
-Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of
Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable
NOTE: A related Master’s degree may substitute for a portion of the professional or para-professional
library work experience
Salary Range: Salary: $61,166.00-$73,999.00 Annually
NOTE: Above base salary pay will be considered on a case by case basis and will be determined based
upon the qualifications of the successful candidate.
Application Process: For complete job description and to apply go to
Special Requests:
Closing Date: 4:00 pm October 14, 2022