Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Director of Philanthropy and Development
Location: Harford County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

For best consideration please apply by March 10, 2023.

Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, develops and implements a fundraising and development strategy for Harford County Public Library. Plans, directs and oversees fundraising activities and philanthropic growth for the Library through the Harford County Public Library Foundation. Uses the Library’s Strategic Plan to establish fundraising goals supporting library programs, services, and capital initiatives. Cultivates relationships with current and potential donors; strategic community partners; business community partners; and library staff. Liaison between the Library Foundation and Harford County Public Library in coordinating Foundation activities.

Essential Duties:

  • Develops and implements an effective and comprehensive fundraising plan that supports the Library’s short- and long-range goals and objectives, including robust and multi-faceted strategies such as capital campaigns, annual giving, major and planned gifts, grants, events, stewardship, and public/private partnerships
  • Identifies library programs and services that could be supported or enhanced by outside funding sources. In alignment with the Library’s strategic and operational plans, leads department goal setting and planning. Sets benchmarks and evaluates the effectiveness of fundraising activities and events
  • Identifies and researches new funder and partnership opportunities. Directly responsible for making the ask, with a particular emphasis on major gifts. Cultivates and stewards current and prospective individual and corporate donors
  • Establishes and implements systems and methods to manage donor relations. Creates and provides donor stewardship through targeted communications and relationship development
  • Acts as the Director of the Harford County Public Library Foundation, a 501(c)(3), managing day-to-day operations. Provides leadership and support for the Foundation’s Board of Directors, members, and committees. Leads the recruitment, orientation, and development of Foundation Board Members
  • Provides oversight for the Foundation financials to include the annual audit and 990 forms; monthly financials; reconciliations; donor tracking and financials; creating and monitoring the annual Foundation budget and individual budgets for events and activities throughout the year. Identifies grant opportunities to include grant writing and submission, and reporting requirements.
  • Event planning and outreach activity planning.
  • Plans and coordinates media alerts, press releases, and other Foundation promotional initiatives.
  • Develops regular communications that support donor cultivation and engagement and ensure clear and compelling messaging, including the Foundation’s annual report, announcements, newsletters, brochures, and solicitations
  • Provides oversight of the Library Friends Groups and their activities
  • Provides oversight of the Foundation Bylaws, policies, procedures, financial filings, and other legal filings.
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervision Functions:

  • Serves as a hiring manager and supervises assigned staff, including other supervisory staff, as well as assigned volunteers;
  • Oversees the training of staff and volunteers, as assigned;
  • Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the Library’s performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
  • Approves annual leave, checks and tabulates timesheets for assigned staff;
  • Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and schedules;
  • Interprets and implements system-wide policies and procedures;
  • Schedules and facilitates department/team meetings;
  • Ensures staff receives and understands system and department communications via written, electronic format, or in-person meetings.

Standard Functions:

  • Chairs, serves, and coordinates committees and teams as appropriate made up of Foundation Board members, volunteers, and library staff; participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  • Provides oversight for the operations of the Foundation to include budgeting, donor recruitment and retention; donor database; laws and financial regulations; and board relations.
  • Provides direct supervision of the Foundation Specialist. Provides leadership and oversight for library teams and committees.
  • Represents Library at various outreach activities, as requested by the Library CEO;
  • Suggests ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  • Maintains good public relations with the community through contacts with public officials, community leaders, volunteers, Friends of the Library, appropriate school personnel, library staff, and the general public;
  • Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  • Is dependable and punctual;
  • Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  • Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Library’s Policies and Procedures Manual;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Non-Profit Management, Communications, Marketing, Development, or related field;
  • Master’s degree preferred in Development, Management, Marketing, or relevant field
  • Certified Fund Raising Executive certification, preferred;
  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible development and fundraising work with history of demonstrated accomplishments;
  • Three (3) years of supervisory experience;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement fundraising plans
  • Three (3) years of experience researching and writing grants, fundraising solicitations, and corporate sponsorship packages with the ability to communicate to donors
  • Three (3) years of experience with planning large-scale fundraising and donor appreciation events
  • Financial and budgeting management
  • Experience using donor management database
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a favorable criminal background report;
  • Ability to provide documentation of valid Driver’s License with no more than 3 points;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekend hours.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proven experience working with a Board of Directors.
  • Proven experience in providing oversight of financials and legal issues pertaining to development and foundations.
  • Knowledge of marketing department practices and procedures including grammatical, proofreading, and copy editing skills;
  • Project management proficiency
  • Ability to multi-task and work on several projects at one time;
  • Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and simple machines;
  • Ability to create and manage appropriate database;
  • Ability to be adaptable, flexible, and patient with customers and staff;
  • Knowledge of original desktop publishing and design;
  • Organizational and planning skills, including event planning experience;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Understanding of financial reports.

Work Environment:

  • Environment includes moderate noises (i.e. an office with conversations, photocopiers, and/or computer printers);
  • Observes safe workplace practices with uncluttered workspace, including office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, proper lifting techniques, and following fire regulations;
  • Ability to travel to branch/outside locations is required.

Reporting Relationship:

This position reports to the CEO. Supervises the Foundation Assistant and volunteers.

Work Week:

The primary work schedule consists of weekday shifts but occasionally requires evening and weekend hours.

In addition to the specific duties and responsibilities of this job, it is the responsibility of every employee to comply with the Harford County Public Library’s Values statement, customer service guidelines, and all other policies detailed in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. The library administration reserves the right to change, modify, delete, and supplement job duties based on the organization’s needs.

This and all library positions are eligible for system-wide transfer.

Harford County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply: Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only at . Review vacancy announcement and requirements, under Library Jobs tab. A resume is required for this position; however, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of the online employment application. Please do not state “refer to resume” on the application. HCPL is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an EOE.

Position: Research Librarian
Location: Latham & Watkins LLP

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Latham & Watkins, a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world, is seeking a Research Librarian to join our dynamic team in Washington, D.C. Please note that this role may be eligible for a flexible working schedule that allows for a hybrid and in-office presence.

About Latham & Watkins

Latham & Watkins is a global law firm consistently ranked among the top firms in the world. The success of our firm is largely determined by our commitment to hire and develop the very best and brightest, creating a team that provides our clients with the highest quality of work and service. We are driven by our core values: respect, innovation, and collaboration.

About the role

As a Research Librarian, you will be responsible for providing research services involving legal, business, and general information sources to attorneys, paralegals and staff using a variety of research tools. You will also be responsible for providing training and awareness of research resources. Key responsibilities include:

  • Conducting domestic and international legal and non-legal research utilizing appropriate research tools and directs users to appropriate resources; analyzing results for relevancy and appropriateness to the specific research request.
  • Compiling and organizing information obtained in research projects into a coherent, focused collection of information, accompanied by explanatory notes or memoranda if relevant, so that the material is readily understandable to the user; working with end-users to organize information according to their preference.
  • Monitoring legal, business and news sources for current developments in practice areas for clients and industries.
  • Promoting awareness and conducting end-user about internal and external research resources. Works with Litigation Services, Knowledge Management and Strategic Research.
  • Assisting with library operational functions

About you

We’d love to hear from you if you are:

  • Intellectually curious and have a passion for research and problem-solving
  • Proficient in litigation and transactional research
  • Collaborative and enjoy working as part of a team

And have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree required
  • A Master’s in Information or Library Science, or other advanced degree is preferred
  • A minimum of two (2) years of research experience in a law firm or other professional service entity

Successful candidates will not only be provided with an outstanding career opportunity and welcoming environment but will also be provided with a generous total compensation package with bonuses awarded in recognition of both individual and firm performance. Eligible employees can participate in Latham’s comprehensive benefit program which includes:

  • Healthcare, life and disability insurance
  • A generous 401k plan
  • At least 11 paid holidays per year, and a PTO program that accrues 23 days during the first year of employment and grows with tenure
  • Well-being programs (e.g. mental health services, mindfulness and resiliency, medical resources, well-being events, and more)
  • Professional Development programs
  • Employee discounts
  • And more!

Additionally, we have a range of diversity programming including Global Affinity Groups. These groups provide a firmwide platform to share experiences and advice as well as an opportunity to participate in a supportive network with common interests to help make life at the firm even better.

Latham & Watkins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity, equal opportunity, pro bono work and sustainability enables Latham & Watkins to draw from a remarkable wealth of talent to create one of the world’s leading law firms. Our lawyers, paralegals, and professional staff worldwide comprise a rich mixture of different races, ethnic backgrounds, religions, sexual orientations, cultures, and primary languages. Our diversity makes us who we are.

Latham & Watkins LLP is committed to protecting the health and well-being of our employees and partners, their families, and members of our community against COVID-19. Accordingly, the Firm requires all partners and employees based in the United States to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Employees must present proof of full COVID-19 vaccination at the time that a conditional offer of employment is made. This policy is mandatory except for employees with a documented legally permissible exemption for not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Position: Librarian I – e-reources
Location: Montgomery County Public Libraries
Salary: $57,455 – $93,895

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Promote and support MCPL’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion values with staff and customers. Center the experiences of people and communities who are most affected by structural inequities when engaging in collection management work. Under the supervision of the Collection Manager, maintain MCPL’s electronic resources collection and assist MCPL staff and customers with electronic resources access. Provide support to the Cataloging & Processing unit in loading catalog record files, and other cataloging efforts (database cleanup, copy-cataloging, some original cataloging). Utilize new technologies and platforms. Serve on committees, and workgroups for projects, and initiatives for the library system. Assist in collection development, analysis, and maintenance, and making recommendations to the Collection Manager regarding electronic resources. Serve as a subject matter expert on electronic resources.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications

Education: Master’s degree in Library Science or Library Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association. Experience: None. Licensure: Employees will be responsible for maintaining appropriate level of Continuing Education Units (Contact Hours) to sustain State licensure requirements for this position Equivalency: No equivalency applies.

Preferred Criteria All minimally qualified will be placed on the eligible list as Qualified. Candidates with the following experience may be extended an invitation to interview. Taking the time to address these areas in your resume is recommended. Experience with electronic resources management and integrated library systems, particularly in creating and maintaining metadata. Experience with batch management work in integrated library systems and electronic resources management systems, to batch update records and to maintain accuracy of holdings metadata and bibliographic records. Experience with Electronic Data Interchange workflows, including reviewing vendor supplied electronic EDI MARC records and invoicing files for newly acquired library materials. Experience working with and managing authentication systems – e.g. EZproxy, Shibboleth, or Open Athens. Experience compiling data related to budget and usage statistics of electronic resources. Experience providing electronic technical support to library users and staff and maintaining ongoing correspondence with suppliers to resolve technical access problems, as well as issues regarding subscriptions, renewals, and payment. Experience writing documentation of complex technical processes (for example: linking to eresources in the Online Public Access Catalog, data connections, and usage statistics collection.) Candidates with language skills in Spanish or Chinese are highly encouraged to apply.

Application Process: Use this link for more information and application process – Job Details (

Position: Senior Librarian/Branch Supervisor
Location: Montgomery County Public Libraries
Salary: $68,840 – $113,091

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Promotes and supports MCPL’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion values with staff and customers. Centers the experiences of people and communities who are most affected by structural inequities when engaging in programming, partnerships, and information services work.
Managing a branch collection. Ensures delivery of excellent customer service by guiding staff and implementing policies and solving problems. Serves as a member of a branch management team, participating in planning and organizing the work of the branch. Leads or assists in leading the day-to-day operations of a library branch. Serves as an on-site manager or assistant manager, supervising, training, evaluating as well as coaching and mentoring staff. Develops, provides, and evaluates training to a diverse staff, throughout the department. Responds directly to customer concerns, suggestions, and complaints. Serves on workgroups and committees designed to encourage communication and problem solving across all levels of the organization.

Requirements: Experience: Four (4) years of professional library experience.
Education: Master’s degree in Library Science or Library Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.
Equivalency: None.

License: Employees will be responsible for maintaining appropriate level of contact hours to sustain State licensure requirements for this position.
Note: There will be no substitutions for this section.

Preferred Criteria The applications of those individuals meeting the minimum qualifications will be reviewed to determine the extent, relevancy of training, and experience in the following areas: Leading diverse teams, coaching and/or supervising personnel, including providing input to or creating performance evaluations and staff schedules. Developing, conducting, and evaluating staff training and planning and/or leading meetings. Providing customer service and resolving complex customer service issues in a library setting; being person in charge in absence of a manager or supervisor. Managing a project or similar assignment.

Application Process: Information at this link: – Job Details ( .

Position: Catalog/Index Librarian (Legislative Librarian I)
Location: MD General Assembly, Department of Legislative Services, Library and Information Services Office of Policy Analysis
Salary: $60,000 – $80,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.


  • original cataloging of state government documents in digital and print formats
  • copy cataloging using OCLC
  • indexing proposed legislation and print publications
  • maintaining the catalog
  • collaborating with library staff on identification and intake of agency reports


  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science (applicants with degree by June 2023 will be considered)
  • experience using AACR2 and RDA standards, LCSH, and MARC format
  • experience with integrated library systems; Sirsi preferred
  • strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • experience in government documents, public policy, and legislative issues preferred

Application Process: Email Resume to and include code 04-23. The Department of Legislative Services is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment in a manner that violates law, regulation, or legislative policy.