Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Branch Manager
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library

Original job posting on MLA Jobline.

Responsibilities: The Enoch Pratt Free Library’s Neighborhood Library Services Division (NLS) is in search of passionate and dedicated individuals to fill the position of Neighborhood Branch Manager (Librarian Supervisor I) at our Edmondson Ave and Herring Run locations. Edmondson Ave. branch (EDM) is located in Edmondson Village and serves the Allendale and Rognel Heights communities. This vibrant, majority African-American neighborhood is a lively destination for teens, families, and seniors with a median household income of approximately $45,000. With approximately 6-8 branch team members, this community anchor has free outdoor wifi, community meeting rooms, social impact programs (Peer Recovery and Social Worker in the Library, etc.) as well as the traditional library resources (collections, programs, etc. Herring Run branch (HRR) is located adjacent to Erdman Shopping Center and serves the Belair-Edison community. The Herring Run branch has a history of strong
community presence and a high level of trust with neighborhood residents. With a median income of approximately $50,000 and an 86% African-American community served by the branch has evolved and diversified, an increasing number of households have sought to build their own small, at-home businesses. HRR has free outdoor wifi, community meeting room, job and career resources, as well as the traditional library resources. Enoch Pratt Free Library employees may be required to work in any branch in the library systems and can be moved from one branch to another as need dictates. This position does include traveling to branch locations and flexibility on work location is a must. Public service is a priority. The Summary of duties listed is not exhaustive.
Under the supervision of the NLS Deputy Chief, the Librarian Supervisor I, the ideal candidate is an experienced, effective leader with exceptional communication skills and a passion for serving the whole person. Serve as the library’s ambassador in the community, creating and supporting strategic partnerships, coaching and developing staff while maintaining an environment of respect and accountability.
Requirements: A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university is required. Three years successful library experience, including reference work in related or allied field(s) and in an administrative capacity. Strong supervisory experience is a must.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong commitment to customer service excellence and collaboration.
Able to build, coach and mentor a diverse team. Commitment to innovative and expanding public services in a large metropolitan area. Ability to make long-range plans and carry forth the Library’s objectives. Demonstrated leadership skills including the ability to influence behaviors and decision making in a supportive and constructive manner. Excellent time management and organizational skills.
Ability to organize and manage time, multiple projects and priorities. Project leadership and strong supervisory skills is a must. Champions intellectual freedom, accessibility, and fair library practices.
Experience with conflict resolution, performance management, and strategic planning is required.
Salary Range: starting $70,509.00
Application Process:
Special Requests: Closing Date: Open until filled

Position: Chief, NLSD
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library

Original job posting on MLA Jobline.

Responsibilities: The Enoch Pratt Free Library is seeking applications for the next Chief of Neighborhood Library Services Division (NLSD). The Pratt Library is one of the oldest free public library systems in the United States, serving the 622,000+ residents of Baltimore through its twenty-one branch locations and also serves the 6,000,000 residents of Maryland as the State Library Resource Center.
The ideal candidate is a big picture thinker with outstanding leadership and management skills who will bring new and fresh ideas to a changing organization. Excellent communication, talent management and presentation skills are essential.
The Chief of Neighborhood Library Services (NLS) is a member of the Library Leadership Team and, under general direction from the VP of Public Services, provides leadership, oversight, and management of the Neighborhood Libraries Services Division. This division is comprised of twenty-one branchlibraries; three Deputy Chiefs; 21 branch managers, and an executive assistant. The NLSD offices are located at the Central Library, in downtown Baltimore.
Experience in developing new and responsive models of service in an urban library setting is required.
Preparation and management of the division’s operating budget and standard operating procedures are also required.
Baltimore is a diverse city, made up of distinct neighborhoods with very specific needs. The Enoch Pratt Free Library (EPFL) provides services to all of these communities through a variety of innovative services.
The Library values diversity and equity and recognizes the importance of these to Baltimore. In keeping with these values, the NLSD is reflective of these values and responsive to community needs and proactive in making connections with organizations and groups that support and comprise Baltimore’s communities. Additionally, the Chief should be an empowering force for the District and Library managers, while simultaneously communicating and upholding Leadership decisions.
Requirements: A Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution. Five (5) years of professional experience in an urban library with three (3) years of the required experience in highlevel/leadership.
Salary Range: $86,518. to $114,691
Application Process:
Special Requests: Closing Date: Open until filled