Position: Branch Manager
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
Salary: $74,928 – $80,000
Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.
Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is looking for outstanding Branch Managers at multiple locations to oversee daily operations of a library branch and manage staff in supervisory line.
Oversee daily operations of the library branch (projects and initiatives, branch procedures, administrative tasks, Sunday Service, computer lab, special collections, etc.); Supervise library branch staff; monitor and evaluate job performance; oversee staff training and development, as needed; Collaborate with Talent and Culture on the issues of hiring, discharge, suspension, disciplinary action, performance evaluations, and the grievance process; Provide reference, reader’s advisory, and computer assistance to library customers and provide instruction on the use of library catalog and databases; Oversee library information/circulation services desk; Initiate and maintain community contacts and represent the Library in the community; Promote library services and collections to library customers; Oversee programming for library customers, as needed; Establish customer service priorities and coordinate services and activities in response to these priorities; Oversee security guard procedures and practices; Report and follow up on building maintenance issues; Substitute in other branches; Perform other duties as assigned.
Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program; Three to five years of professional library experience including three years of supervisory experience; Maryland Professional Public Librarian certificate within six-months of hire.
Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and methods; Knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of public library services, customer service, technology, information services, adult services, youth services, as assigned; Considerable knowledge of literature, reference and information materials, publishers, and periodicals required. Knowledge of public library reference tools, including web and database searching; Strong written and verbal communication as well as customer service skills; Excellent organization, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills; Flexible and adaptable to change; Planning and goal setting skills; Experience working in a labor/management environment highly preferred; Bilingual skills are a plus;
Position: Library Associate for Electronic Resources
Location: Towson University
Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.
Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.
Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a detail-oriented, tech savvy, customer-focused Library Associate to manage the library’s electronic resources, including e-journals, databases, aggregator and e-book collections, e-resources statistics, and the Open URL Resolver Knowledge Base and SFX. The individual in this position will also be responsible for troubleshooting access issues for the library’s electronic resources. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus’ commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html .
Responsibilities and Duties
- The responsibilities of this position include:
- Activate, review, and maintain access to e-journals, databases and other electronic resources.
- Maintain the Knowledge Base on the URL Link Resolver for all e-resources.
- Troubleshoot database access problems and other issues reported by staff, students, and faculty.
- Communicate regularly with vendors, Towson University faculty, library staff, and the University of Maryland College Park Libraries regarding access to e-resources.
- Explain e-resources arrangement and answer questions about e-resources from faculty, students, and staff.
Qualifications and Skills
- Bachelor’s degree
- Two years of experience in a library setting or similar environment
- Attention to detail
- Flexibility in adapting to changing priorities
- Skill in learning new technologies
- Commitment to public service
- Excellent communication skills
- Strong organizational abilities
- A high degree of competence working with spreadsheets.
Salary and Benefits
Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, please click here . TU also offers a variety of great perks and discounts, which can be found here .
If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you.
For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.
The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety.
Position: Library Manager
Location: Anne Arundel Community College
Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.
The Library Services Manager works out of the Correctional Education Library Headquarters office performing essential administrative duties to support the correctional librarians across the state. This position works collaboratively with the Supervisor of Correctional Libraries to ensure the provision of high-quality library services, operational continuity and efficiency, and to provide effective allocation of resources and materials to all libraries.
Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administrators, and staff members. The college seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college’s excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.
While we appreciate your interest in employment with Anne Arundel Community College, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for any position.
In the best interest of the College, only individuals who are residents of Maryland or one of the following states will be eligible for employment at the college: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. The college will annually review this restriction and, if appropriate, expand the list of states of employment eligibility.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Position duties will include:
- Gather monthly statistics from institutional libraries. Prepare and compile required reports and statistics.
- Complete Maryland DPSCS and Correctional Librarian training sessions.
- Coordinate selections, acquisition and distribution of library materials. Purchase other essential supplies and distribute to CE Libraries statewide.
- Coordinate donation program from organizations and public.
- Assist with updating of library performance standards.
- Provide substitute librarian services as needed
- Bachelor’s degree required. (Library degree not required)
- Library or customer service experience helpful.
- Driver’s License, access to transportation.
- Position work location will be 1100 N Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201 and involves occasional travel to institutions in the Jessup region.
- Basic math skills for purchasing, gathering and analyzing statistics.
- Ability to lift 50 lbs.
- Ability to maintain friendly, enthusiastic and effective working relationships with staff across the region, work independently as part of a team and without direct supervision.
- Must be able to pass background check to enter correctional institutions.
Position: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
Location: Librarian or Public Services Specialist for Workforce Development
Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.
Responsibilities: PGCMLS is seeking a dynamic and knowledgeable workforce development professional to serve as Librarian or Public Services Specialist. In this role, you will:
- Oversee the operations of the Workforce Development Life Lab.
- Plan and implement workforce development programs and services including job readiness coaching/mentoring, resume preparation and interview techniques, education and training; and career development.
- Conduct outreach and serve as a point of contact for workforce development initiatives.
- Liaise with stakeholders at Employ Prince George’s and other community organizations.
- Train new staff and volunteers on Life Lab technologies and best practices.
- Provide reference, reader’s advisory, and computer assistance to library customers.
- Provide instruction on the use of library catalog and electronic resources.
- Participate in the maintenance and development of the library collection.
- Assist with special projects as required: Perform other duties as assigned.
Requirements: -Public Services Specialist: Bachelor’s degree; three years of professional library experience or workforce development experience; completion of Library Associate Training Institute (LATI) within two years of hire date; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 hours of training every five years.
Librarian: Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution; one to three years of professional library experience or workforce development experience; ability to secure certification as a Professional Public Librarian in the State of Maryland within six months of hire date and meet recertification requirements every five years.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Bilingual English and Spanish, strongly preferred. Considerable knowledge of literature, reference and information materials, publishers, and periodicals, especially resources pertaining to workforce and career development. Knowledge of public library reference tools, including web and online resource searching, especially resources pertaining to workforce and career development. Excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills. Strong attention to detail and collaborative problem-solving skills. High level of professionalism and reliability. Ability to work independently and in a team environment. Proficient with Google Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Trello, electronic databases, e-mail, smartphones and tablets, internet navigation and other office equipment. Ability to reach, pull, push, bend, stoop, and frequently lift or move up to 20 pounds.
Application Process: Submit application materials online at Employment – Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (pgcmls.info) apply here: Librarian or Public Service Specialist