Position: Public Services Specialist/Librarian
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Original post on ALA JobList.
Professional level work in providing library services including reference, readers’ advisory, programming and outreach, and library instruction to the public of all ages. Work requires maintaining considerable expertise in the use of information technology including, but not limited to, databases, email, downloadable e-books, e-audio, and the internet. Acts as part of branch’s management team and assists in the management of branch operations and the supervision of branch staff. May assume responsibility for branch operations as designated person in charge in absence of Branch Manager.
Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a bachelor’s degree and three years’ work experience in a library or educational setting. One year of supervisory experience.
Special Requirement for non-MLS candidates: Completion of Library Associate Training Institute within two years following appointment; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years.
Preferred Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science or master’s degree in related field and one year of work experience in library or educational setting. One year of supervisory experience. Spanish language skills.
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.
Position: Student Success and Outreach Librarian
Location: Harford Community College
Original post on ALA JobList.
The purpose of this position is to develop, coordinate, and support the HCC Library’s student success initiatives and to coordinate and support the HCC Library’s programming, marketing, and outreach activities at HCC and within the community. In addition, the Student Success and Outreach Librarian shares in general responsibilities assigned to all HCC librarians.
The essential functions of this position include:
- Collaborating with campus partners in Student Affairs, such as the Learning Center and the My College Success Network, to develop and support co-curricular programming that fosters student success, recruitment, and retention.
- Coordinating marketing of Library resources, services and programs and developing outreach programs and events.
- Coordinating efforts to assess the impact of the Library’s reference and instruction services and programming on student success and college-wide Key Performance Indicators.
- Coordinating Library support for Open Education Resources (OER) initiatives.
- Collaborating with Harford County Public Schools and other area schools, as well as the Harford County Public Library, to help bridge the gap in research skills between high school and college, and to support lifelong learning.
This is an exempt, professional staff position and includes a comprehensive benefits package offering medical, dental and vision coverage; generous paid time off; tuition assistance; and retirement savings.
Employees of Harford Community College, including instructors for online and virtual courses, must be residents of Maryland or the contiguous states of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia; non-residents are expected to relocate to meet this requirement.
Education: Master’s degree in Library Science or related field from an ALA-accredited institution is required.
Experience: Minimum of one year of relevant experience required. At least one year of information literacy instruction or other teaching experience strongly preferred. Experience in an academic setting preferred. Demonstrated experience providing reference and research help services, experience creating online learning objects, and experience in library marketing and programming strongly preferred.
- Experience working in a library setting.
- Proficiency in a Windows-based computer environment.
Position: Librarian I or Library Specialist – Children’s Services
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries
Original post on MLA Jobline.
Responsibilities: This professional position assures that all customers (emphasis on children’s 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 received by the Children’s Services Supervisor, Assistant Branch Administrator or Branch Administrator. Requirements: REQUIREMENT FOR LIBRARIAN I: Master of Library Science degree (ALA accredited program); may consider candidates who will obtain the MLS within 6 months of hire; Minimum 1 year of work experience working with children aged birth to 5th grade (internships may be considered); Minimum 1 year of customer service work experience working directly with the public in retail, education, community or public relations, or any high traffic customer service setting; Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS – current certification must then be maintained. REQUIREMENT FOR LIBRARY SPECIALIST: Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university; Minimum 6 months recent (within last 5 years) library work experience; Minimum 1 year of work experience with children aged birth to 5th grade (internship may be considered); Minimum 2 years of customer service work experience working directly with the public in retail, education, community or public relations, or any high traffic customer service setting; Library Associate certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 2 years after hire, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable Salary Range: Librarian I salary = $49,930; Library Specialist salary = $46,664. Exempt; full-time; 40 hours per week (varied workdays and hours within the FCPL operating schedule); full benefits NOTE: Above base salary pay will be considered on a case by case basis and will be determined upon the qualifications of the successful candidate. Application Process: Deadline to apply: 4:00 pm EST April 3, 2023. For complete job description and to apply go to: Librarian or Library Specialist – Children’s Services Special Requests: Closing Date: 4:00 pm, April 3, 2023