Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Grants and Philanthropic Librarian
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $53,065

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Pratt Library is accepting applications for a Grants and Philanthropic Resources Librarian for the Business Science and Technology (BST) Department of Enoch Pratt Free Library which also serves as the State Library Resource Center (SLRC).

Under the direction of the managing supervisor of the Business Science and Technology Department and in coordination with the Deputy Chief of the State Library Resource Center, the Grants and Philanthropic Resources Librarian works with the Library Grants Collection (print & digital) developing outreach, training, programming and networking statewide.

The successful candidate will have experience in developing outreach services to the library community, an understanding of the basic needs of customers seeking grants related reference assistance, and comfort in developing and presenting training programs for the public and library staff statewide.

The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department/division.

  • Provide access to grant and foundation information, circulating and reference materials, training, and outreach services to Library customers in Central Library and throughout our 21 neighborhood locations. Customers include Maryland public libraries, governmental organizations, and nonprofits.
  • The ideal candidate for this position will be expected to reflect Pratt’s DEI principals to both internal and external customers. Research and select materials in a variety of formats relating to general grant development and foundation information.
  • Answer customer’s reference requests for information concerning grants and foundation information and provide consultation services to customers conducting grants and foundation research.
  • Develop an annual budget for the Collection and evaluate the Collection’s programs and performance in an outcomes based environment.
  • Submit a monthly report to the Chief of the State Library Resource Center.
  • Responsible for the Collection’s web presence and utilizing technology to reach a broad and diverse customer base.
  • Serve as the Library’s liaison with the Foundation Center in Washington DC in the Library’s role as a Foundation Center Cooperating Collection.
  • Attend professional conferences, general staff meetings, and staff development training opportunities.
  • Provide a full complement of reference desk and telephone service hours delivering reference and research support to EPFL/SLRC customers on a regular and as needed basis.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited college or university. Two years of increasingly responsible planning, programming, public speaking, and networking experience in a public library setting.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast
paced environment. Ability to work in concert with management and administrative colleagues.
Ability to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required. Knowledge and experience with automated systems and the Microsoft software suite and emerging technologies.

Certification: Current or eligibility for MD Librarian Certification within 90 days of hire.

Position: Librarian Supervisor I/Branch Mgr
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $70,509

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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.

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.

Under the supervision of the NLS Deputy Chief, the Librarian Supervisor I:

  • Leads the branch team members in providing the highest quality, responsive service to all internal and external customers.
  • Builds and maintains collaborative relationships within the neighborhood/community, schools, non-profits, etc. by establishing the branch as a community hub that supports civic engagement.
  • Committed to participating in the transformation of digital information and access to programs/activities that addresses community needs.


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.

Position: Library Services Specialist, Interlibrary Lending
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Salary: $41,944 – $41,944

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

UMBC’s Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery is seeking a customer-focused and detail-oriented Library Services Specialist to provide essential support to our users and partner libraries with high-quality interlibrary loan, document delivery and course reserves services.

Under the supervision of the Head of Interlibrary Loan and Course Reserves, the Interlibrary Lending Specialist processes lending requests to satisfy agreements with partner libraries and institutions.


  • Queries national and local online databases and library catalogs, as well as Internet and reference sources, to search and verify bibliographic references.
  • Communicates professionally with partner libraries as needed to clarify requests. Searches and retrieves books and journals from library collections.
  • Scans and delivers articles for interlibrary loan and document delivery. Prepares and ships print material. Manages incoming mail and electronic articles.
  • Updates ILLiad, Rapid ILL and OCLC records and requests. Works extensively with ILLiad database records for requests and borrowing library accounts.
  • Trains and provides direction to library staff and student assistants, and prepares and maintains documentation on tasks related to interlibrary lending and for other departmental tasks as needed.
  • Tracks and maintains interlibrary lending statistics and produces reports upon request.
  • This position is cross-trained to provide support for Course Reserves services, including requesting copyright permissions, creating and maintaining course reserves records using Ares automated course reserves system, updating item records in Aleph and communicating with faculty regarding requests.
  • Interlibrary Loan and Course Reserves staff serves as back-up at the library service desk and ensure library users are served courteously, promptly and in accordance with the Public Services Division’s values.


Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • One year of experience directly related to the primary duties of the position
  • Ability to work independently and exercise initiative in applying rules, procedures and instructions
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communications skills
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and apply basic principles of quality customer service, teamwork and conflict resolution
  • Demonstrated skill in analytical and problem solving
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and operate common computing and productivity applications (e.g., word processing, databases and spreadsheets, web browsers, Google Suite, etc.)

Note: Additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with electronic resource sharing management system such as ILLiad
  • Experience with Aleph Integrated Library System
  • Experience with electronic course reserves system such as Ares
  • Experience with course management systems such as Blackboard
  • Knowledge of copyright guidelines and best practices