Fifteen Positions: Maryland

Position: Law Library Associate-Part-time
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Law Library, Annapolis, MD
Salary: ($19.61/hr. – no benefits)

The Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County seeks a part-time library associate to serve in its law library. The associate will work in all aspects of law librarianship in a specialized library. The Law Library Associate will interact with a wide range of customers including judges, courthouse personnel, attorneys, and the public. Responsibilities include collection maintenance (including cataloging, classification, and processing new materials), reference and research assistance, instruction in the use of legal databases, management of law library web and internet interfaces, assistance in the preparation of financial and statistical reports, and other duties as assigned.

Attention to detail, computer experience including a thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, and excellent communication skills are essential. Additional required skills include: strong organizational skills; ability to coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously; and demonstrated skill in dealing with difficult situations calmly and effectively. Experience with SharePoint, Lexis and Westlaw is preferred.

Required – Candidate for or completion of a Master’s degree in Library Science/Information Science or a candidate for or completion of a Juris Doctor degree.

Rate – $19.61/hour

Please apply by September 27, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. by submitting a cover letter, resume, and list of three references as a SINGLE PDF (i.e., ONE PDF file) document to the
Office of the Court Administrator at libraryassociate@circuitcourt.org

Position: Head, Terrapin Learning Commons
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

The Terrapin Learning Commons (TLC) has the mission to provide students with an inviting and supportive environment that facilitates scholarly work and helps create community across all library locations. The staff of the TLC seek to work alongside and become partners with students to increase the quality of their academic studies and enrich their university experience. The commons at the University of Maryland are a catalyst for new learning opportunities in the form of innovative spaces and services and campus-wide partnerships.

Reporting to the Director of User Services & Resource Sharing (USRS), the Head of Learning Commons will work creatively and collaboratively with partners inside and outside of the Libraries to oversee the development and delivery of services in support of student learning. The incumbent will supervise Terrapin Learning Commons and John & Stella Graves Makerspace staff in McKeldin Library, assess and continually improve their services and operations, and coordinate events and tours within these spaces. Additionally, they will collaborate with other University Libraries Commons and the Teaching and Learning Services unit to offer services and programming, innovative learning spaces, and the integration of media and emerging technologies across the Libraries.

The Head of Learning Commons is an active member of the Public Services Division (PSD), contributing to divisional initiatives and leading specific projects in collaboration with other PSD units and with other units in the Libraries. In addition, the librarian works with the Director of User Services & Resource Sharing and other USRS unit managers to enhance cooperation between units and to develop and maintain a departmental culture that is inclusive, customer-centered, and responsive to changes happening in academic libraries and higher education.

Position: Assistant Branch Manager
Location: Edgewood Branch, Harford County Public Library, Maryland

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position Summary: Assists with managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of the branch; directly supervises and oversees training for hourly reference staff, including reference substitutes and other hourly staff or volunteers as assigned; provides reference, collection and readers’ advisory services to the public; oversees, plans and implements children, young adult and adult programs; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Position: Assistant Branch Manager II
Location: Abingdon Branch, Harford County Public Library, Maryland

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position Summary:
The Assistant Branch Manager II assists with managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of the branch to ensure excellent customer service for all library customers. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration, providing equal and free access to information, entertainment and education.

Position: Assistant Branch Manager II
Location: Bel Air Branch, Harford County Public Library, Maryland

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position Summary:
The Assistant Branch Manager II assists with managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of the branch to ensure excellent customer service for all library customers. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration, providing equal and free access to information, entertainment and education.

Position: Library Assistant II- Circulation
Location: Bel Air Branch, Harford County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary: Performs a variety of clerical duties related to the circulation of library materials, including but not limited to answering phones and greeting and directing customers, checking materials in and out, registering customers for library cards, providing orientation services and explaining library policies and procedures, maintaining accurate customer accounts; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Position: Library Assistant II-Circulation
Location: Havre de Grace Branch, Harford County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary: Performs a variety of clerical duties related to the circulation of library materials, including but not limited to answering phones and greeting and directing customers, checking materials in and out, registering customers for library cards, providing orientation services and explaining library policies and procedures, maintaining accurate customer accounts; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Position: Library Assistant II-Circulation
Location: Norrisville Branch, Harford County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary: Performs a variety of clerical duties related to the circulation of library materials, including but not limited to answering phones and greeting and directing customers, checking materials in and out, registering customers for library cards, providing orientation services and explaining library policies and procedures, maintaining accurate customer accounts; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Position: Librarian III
Location: Woodlawn Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $39,190-$60,736

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
– Assists customers in finding answers to a broad range of questions through use of print and on-line resources
– Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/listening either for personal pleasure or professional development
– Assists customers with technology related requests for service including e-reader devices
– Develops and maintains a portion of the Library’s collection
– Plans and presents library-related programs and outreach services
– Serves on teams and committees within the branch and system-wide
– As needed, serves as Librarian in Charge by handling customer complaints and resolving facilities issues
– Supports innovation by embracing change, being flexible and anticipating customers’ needs
– Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter, rethinking processes, and effectively solving problems
– Demonstrates a commitment to teamwork by being an effective communicator and engaging in respectful and productive work relationships
– Actively pursues continuous learning by participating in training opportunities and sharing knowledge in the workplace

Position: Head of Research & Instruction
Location: Nimitz Library, United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Head of Research and Instruction leads, manages, and supervises the Research and Instruction Department and is responsible for the information literacy and research support services offered by Nimitz Library.  This position reports to the Associate Library Director for User Services.

This position includes:

  • Leading, supervising, and evaluating librarians in the Research & Instruction Department in alignment with Library and institutional policies and priorities.
  • Serving as library subject specialist for midshipmen and faculty in one or more subject areas.
  • Overseeing the planning, execution, and assessment of information literacy and research support services.
  • Demonstrating leadership and expertise by providing high-quality research support services as evidenced by staffing the research help desk, teaching information literacy sessions, holding individual research consultations, providing research support tailored to meet the needs of faculty, and creating resources for asynchronous research support.
  • Maintaining current knowledge of developments in the academic library field in order to contribute to planning and decision making regarding the Library’s functions and services.
  • Evaluating and maintaining the Library’s collections, both physical and electronic, for currency and relevance to the curriculum and to faculty research needs in assigned subject areas.
  • Formulating and revise policies and procedures related to the work of the Research & Instruction Department.
  • Facilitating collaboration and communication among various library and Academy departments and advocates for the needs of the department.
  • Collaborating with other Library department heads and staff to support the Library’s mission, vision, and goals.

Position: Public Services Associate
Location: Centreville Branch, Queen Anne’s County Library, Maryland
Salary: $39,130-$48,913

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Queen Anne’s County Library is seeking a full-time Public Services Associate for our Centreville branch. The ideal candidate will have strong customer service skills with a high level of comfort with and an ability to troubleshoot technology. They will have a demonstrated ability to connect positively with the general public, library staff and community organizations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Performs a variety of duties under the direction of the Customer Service Supervisor or Branch Manager; provides basic reference and reader’s advisory services; assists/instructs customers in the use of library equipment and computers; performs circulation tasks; assists Program and Marketing Coordinator in planning and conducting a variety of programs and special events; makes suggestions for purchase of new materials; assists with overall maintenance of library collections, and performs routine administrative work as necessary.

Position: Elementary School Librarian
Location: Elementary School in Baltimore

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

An exciting opportunity just came in from an excellent school in Maryland! This private, college-preparatory school in Baltimore needs an Elementary School Librarian beginning early September 2019. Ideally, the librarian will manage the library, oversee circulation for all faculty and students, coordinate author visits, and teach K-4 reading classes in small groups among other duties.

Candidates must hold at least a bachelor’s degree, but a master’s degree in library science is preferred. The new faculty will earn a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package based on experience and qualifications.

With any questions, please contact:
recruiter@southernteachers.com

SouthernTeachers.com

online application

Position: Library Services Supervisor
Location: University of Maryland, College Park
Salary: $45,432.00-$54,518.00

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Performing Arts Librarian, this position oversees daytime operations of the Library Services Desk in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library (MSPAL), which includes supervising hourly desk students, billing, reserves, circulation, reference, scan and deliver and ILL services, library opening procedures, maintenance and troubleshooting of public computers and equipment (e.g., scanners, copiers, and printers), and related functions.

The incumbent will work in a dynamic ever-changing work environment as the UMD Libraries roll out new services to meet changing needs of students and researchers. This position will supervise and facilitate the use of technology spanning from printers to specialized equipment loan, and will work with other MSPAL staff to plan, implement, and provide new services as part of Research Commons @ MSPAL, which will join Research Commons @STEM Library and Research Commons @ McKeldin Library in offering new spaces, events, services, and technology to enable the entire research and creative lifecycle. The incumbent will be a part of the planning for these changes and will lead implementation for new services as appropriate, including but not limited to, assisting users with new technology, facilitating events, and planning new spaces.

This position also provides public service at the Library Services Desk, including communicating library policies and procedures, circulating materials, responding to user information needs, as well as addressing and resolving problems and customer complaints. Provides guidance, instruction, and coordination to other library staff for services such as LibChat. Provides leadership in managing safety and security responsibilities for MSPAL during weekday hours. Primarily works Monday-Friday (generally 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM—adjusted when the library opens and closes later or earlier such as winter term, spring break, intersessions, and special events).

Due to the nature of the academic calendar, annual leave cannot be used during the two weeks at the start and the two weeks at the end of the fall and spring semesters. Emergencies or other exceptional circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis.

Position: Librarian
Location: Jessup Correctional Institution
Salary: $57,615.00 – $92,059.00/year

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Main Purpose Of Job
This position manages the provision of library and information services in MCPRS, JCI (Central region)library branch using current library practices; develops and manages collection; provides reference services and aids patrons in the development of information seeking and finding skills; promotes the use of the program; assures access and delivery of library services within the facility/facilities.

Position: Interlibrary Loan Assistant
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an energetic, collaborative, and service-oriented person to join the Collections and Access Services Department, which includes Interlibrary Loan (ILL). The ILL Assistant borrows materials from other libraries, lends LNDL’s materials to other libraries, reviews workflows to ensure efficiency, and monitors emerging trends in ILL technology and services. Functioning as a member of a cross- trained Access Services unit, this position provides excellent customer service at the Library’s Help Desk, supervises student assistants, and tracks unit statistics. Reporting to the Access Services Librarian, the ILL Assistant works Monday through Friday in a fast-paced environment.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Information Services Manager
Location: Noll Historical Consluting, LLC (Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Department of the Treasury), Greenbelt, MD
Salary: $56,000

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Overview:
A new position with a private consulting firm is available in the historic collections of the
Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP), Department of the Treasury. The collections of
the BEP consist of original artwork, photographs, designs, engravings, and manuscript
material produced at the BEP in conjunction with the design and production of stamps,
currency, bonds, certificates, and other miscellaneous items from the Civil War to the
present. These are housed in the Historical Resource Center (HRC) of the BEP. This
open position is fulltime (pending funding) and is expected to commence upon applicant’s
receipt of a security clearance. This is a non-Federal position.

Position Summary:
The mission of the Information Services Manager is to organize, maintain, and develop
the Historical Resource Center library of physical and electronic documentary resources
used in research, to create systems that allow for the ready use of these resources by
HRC staff and other researchers, and to track the answering of queries coming into the
HRC. In effect, the Information Services Manager runs a one-person information center.
The Manager will take overall direction from the Historian and Lead Curator in the
performance of his or her duties, but will largely perform them without supervision. Work
will be performed on site in downtown Washington, DC, in a high-security facility.

Duties Include:
Library and Archive Work
1. Organize and maintain current and incoming physical and electronic resources
2. Maintain and preserve historic books and documents
3. Collect pertinent books, articles, and documents outside the HRC
Information Services Work
1. Maintain a centralized digital library using MS SharePoint, transitioning to TMS
2. Provide usage guidance and serve as help desk for HRC resources
3. Create finding aids, indexes, and other guides to facilitate research
Reference Services Work
1. Serve as reference librarian, answering internal research requests
2. Perform query record-keeping and maintain query database
3. Manage visits of on-site researchers
External Relations Support Work
1. Answer queries from the general public
2. Serve as resident expert on archival matters/liaison with Federal records manager
3. Perform employee outreach via blogs, articles, lectures, etc.

Essential Qualifications & Requirements:
The applicant must possess a graduate degree in archives and records management,
library science, history, or a related field. He or she must be able to work independently,
prioritize work and meet multiple deadlines, operate collaboratively, and be a self-starter.
Also, the ability to obtain a high-level Federal security clearance is essential.

Preferred Experience:
Professional experience with digital libraries and metadata creation is a plus as well as
experience with Microsoft SharePoint and familiarity with The Museum System (TMS).
Also preferred is experience with reference services, processing archival collections, and
digitization and OCR.

Benefits:
• A flexible schedule
• Ten paid Federal holidays annually
• Six weeks of paid personal leave annually
• Starting salary $56,000

To apply, please email resume or c.v. and cover letter to Dr. Franklin Noll, Noll Historical
Consulting, LLC, at NollHC@msn.com. Identify interest by indicating in the subject line:
ISM POSITION. Also, use this address for any questions you may have. The deadline
for applications is September 16, 2019.

Position: Librarian II
Location: Woodlawn Branch, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $35,520-$55,111

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 10 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL in this position.

Job Summary:

  • Assists customers in finding answers to a broad range of questions through use of print and on-line resources.
  • Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/listening either for personal pleasure or professional development.
  • Assists customers with technology related requests for service including e-reader devices.
  • Develops and maintains a portion of the Library’s collection.
  • Plans and presents library-related programs and outreach services.
  • Serves on teams and committees within the branch and system-wide.
  • As needed, serves as Librarian in Charge by handling customer complaints and resolving facilities issues.
  • Supports innovation by embracing change, being flexible and anticipating customers’ needs.
  • Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter, rethinking processes, and effectively solving problems.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to teamwork by being an effective communicator and engaging in respectful and productive work relationships.
  • Actively pursues continuous learning by participating in training opportunities and sharing knowledge in the workplace.

Position: Marketing & Communications Specialist
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $39,791 – $65,755

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Minimum Requirements:
Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree in English, Journalism, Marketing, communications or related field with two years professional experience in the field of marketing, public relations, journalism, social media, or related fields; or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, abilities, and skills listed in the job description.

Responsibilities:
Professional and administrative level position that assists in the effective operation of the library’s public relations, marketing and social media programs. Responsibilities include assisting in the development, implementation, coordination, maintenance, and analytics for an active and engaging social media presence for AACPL, as well as creating custom graphics and video content to be displayed on library social media platforms. Provide assistance with design, layout and printing of promotional materials including posters, fliers, and other printed matter. Work also involves contacting sources both inside and outside the Library for information and assisting with general media relations.

Position: Senior Network Engineer
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $58,223 – $102,770 (Offer based on experience)

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Minimum Requirements:
Expert knowledge of computer networks normally acquired through any combination of six years of postsecondary education, training, and professional work experience. This position is required to possess SonicWall Network Security Professional (SNSP) certification prior to the end of a twelve-month probationary period.

Responsibilities:
Oversight for the library’s network infrastructure and network security across 17 locations in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The ideal candidate will require little regular supervision, and be expert with design, configuration, documentation, installation, maintenance and support of all network firewalls, routers, switches, wireless access points, cloud-based networking components, and network protocols.

Required Skills: Proven hands-on expertise with: Firewalls; Managed Layer 3 Switches; Wi-Fi AP’s and management systems; VPN’s, DMZ’s; VLAN’s; DNS, DHCP, SMTP; Cloud based virtual networking.

Position: Human Resources Manager
Location: Administrative Offices-Townson, Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $81,424-$109,068

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 10 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL in this position.

Job Summary:

  • Oversees the development of, and performs administrative duties related to, the management of human resources including: performance management, organizational feedback, recruitment, compensation and benefits, staff and organizational learning, compliance and reporting, organizational structure planning, staff relations, HRIS management, diversity and inclusion initiatives.
  • Works with the director and manager of fiscal services to prepare the annual budget submission for salaries.
  • Serves as consultant to the director and managers regarding HR issues and concerns.
  • Coordinates recruitments for management positions.
  • Facilitates and creates content for various training programs regarding employment law, HR procedures, and new hire orientation.  Responsible for facilitating the annual New Manager Series and coordinating the Leadership Development Program.
  • Facilitates two cross-functional advisory groups: the Organizational Learning and Inclusion, Diversity and Equity.
  • Coordinates an annual Quality of Work-life Survey.
  • Oversees planning for the annual Day of Learning (Staff Day).
  • Develops and recommends HR policies and procedures to achieve operational and strategic objectives.
  • Manages HR department staff workload.  Develops the annual service plan for the HR department and initiates specific programs to achieve strategic objectives.
  • Supervises and evaluates three direct reports.
  • Actively supports the mission, vision and values of Baltimore County Public Library.
  • Demonstrates leadership qualities when providing customer service and building relationships internally and externally.

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Cataloging Librarian II
Location: Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Inc., Charlotte Hall, MD
Salary: $52,949 – $84,720

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Regional library seeks a professional to join our team. Performs copy and original cataloging and classification of library materials. NACO level authority control work, and an opportunity to create an organizational archive. Acts as Team Leader (Supervisor) for technical services clerks.
ALA accredited MLS required. Two years experience, or graduate level coursework in cataloging and technical services processes required. Two years supervisory experience required.

Application Deadline September 17, 2019

Position: Chief Operating Officer for Communications and Outreach
Location: Administrative Offices, Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), Largo, MD
Salary: $131,808.86 – $145,000.00

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is seeking a Chief Operating Officer for Communications and Outreach. This COO will have the primary responsibility of guiding and directing library service approaches and channels of communication with a focus on insightful strategy and innovation. S/he will encourage and implement unexpected yet effective new efforts that strengthen the library’s presence and impact in the community. S/he will ensure that creativity is at the core of all activities and leveraged to build opportunities across the library system for library users, community partners and staff. S/he will serve as a member of the Executive Team, reporting to the Library’s CEO.

Position: Reference and Instruction Librarian
Location: Bogomolny Library, University of Baltimore

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The University of Baltimore’s RLB Library is seeking an enthusiastic individual to serve as a Reference and Instruction Librarian. Responsibilities include teaching a three-credit information literacy course for undergraduate students, providing reference services and participating in the library’s information literacy program. The successful candidate will be able to work as part of a team involved in the continual assessment of the library and its services in order to create an environment that is engaging and approachable. This full-time faculty appointment reports to the Head of Reference. Some weekend and evening hours are required.

Position: Information Systems Specialist II
Location: Southern Maryland Regional Library
Salary: $60,098 – $96,157

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Southern Maryland Regional Library Association, Inc. is seeking an individual to join the team responsible for maintaining and developing library computer systems including email management, the integrated library systems and web services.
Requirements: Knowledge of computers and applications normally acquired through B.S. in computer science or equivalent combination of experience and training. Minimum 2 yrs. experience in computer workstation/server and LAN support. Experience in: customer service support, administering Windows Servers, Exchange Server, Windows desktop environments, Microsoft System Center Manager, HTML, VMware, Share Point, storage area networks, and networking at the TCP/IP level. Knowledge of business/data analytics tools.
Also seeking: the ability to work independently, work with flexible schedule to accommodate systems coverage, strong customer service, and communication skills with customer-centered approach.

Position: Director of Library and Academic Support
Location: Chesapeake College, Wye Mills, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Description
The Director of Library and Academic Support is an administrative position reporting to the Dean for Teaching and Learning. The director provides leadership for the integrated library and academic support center through supervision of full- and part-time staff and work with campus partners for development, delivery, and evaluation of cross-disciplinary, multimodal library and academic support for the diverse needs of students and other campus constituents. The director develops and implements assessment measures in line with federal, state, and Middle States Higher Education Commission (MSHEC) accrediting guidelines. The director serves on institutional, faculty, and ad hoc committees

Position: Technical Services and Digitization Manager
Location: Caroline County Public Library, Denton, MD
Salary: $43,661 – $50,310

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: This is a library manager position overseeing management of technical services, digitization, and interlibrary loan. Oversees cataloging and materials processing; supervises and evaluates assigned library staff; manages local history and genealogy digital collection development; collects statistical information; may manage budgets; is part of the library management team. Excellent written and verbal communication skills and high level of computer proficiency are required. Experience using Polaris ILS preferred.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Cataloging Technician
Location: Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Md
Salary: $32,132-$44,099

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Position Summary:
The Cataloging Technician I/II is responsible for assisting in cataloging library materials in a variety of formats. This includes searching for appropriate bibliographic records and saving them to a local workfile; physically preparing many materials; and assisting in maintaining quality control for the online catalog, in order for patrons to successfully find, identify, select, and obtain resource information from the library’s catalog. This is the primary position responsible for accurate accountability and inventory control for the library’s collections.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work independently to search for bibliographic records for library materials in a variety of formats, using judgment to select the best available bibliographic record: search WorldCat through OCLC Connexion; verify author, title, edition, imprint, pagination, series, ISBN, etc.; and save the record in a local workfile for use by the Cataloging Manager
  • Physically process new library materials, added copies and volumes, replacements, and rebound materials: affix barcode stickers to the physical items and link the barcode number to the correct item record, assigning the correct circulation policy and adding other item codes and notes as appropriate; print and affix spine labels using the dedicated label printer; affix marks of ownership in the form of bookplates, property stamps, book pockets, and security tags
  • Complete a variety of collection maintenance tasks: withdraw outdated library materials; process library materials for transfer to different locations or collections within the library; sort and shelve materials received from our Acquisitions section in preparation for cataloging; provide and support inventory control over the library’s collections, maintaining accountability for all library materials, including high-value items (e.g. anatomical models and laptop computers); maintain statistical records of materials added and withdrawn; maintain adequate quantities of cataloging supplies
  • Perform minor repairs and in-house pamphlet binding; prepare materials for shipment to the commercial bindery, and inspect and reprocess materials returned from the commercial bindery
  • Serve as backup, in the Cataloging Manager’s absence, to temporarily catalog items needed immediately: create brief temporary records in the library management system or import copy records from OCLC Connexion sufficient to allow the item to circulate, subject to later review by the Cataloging Manager
  • Serve as backup for interlibrary loan borrowing services using OCLC WorldShare, CLIO, and the library management system to ensure continuation of this service in the absence of the Interlibrary Loan Technician
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to enhance and maintain currency of job skills, including knowledge of current cataloging rules sufficient to distinguish different editions and formats; the library management system; OCLC bibliographic utility; and bibliographic record tagging conventions for most-used formats
  • Maintain a constructive and cooperative working relationship with internal staff in order to discover and resolve problems with records in the library catalog; use effective written and oral communication skills to provide accurate and timely answers to questions; serve on library and/or college committees (e.g., staff search committees, employee constituency groups, etc.) as appropriate

Position:Programming & Outreach Coordinator
Location: Library Headquarters, Anne Arundel County Public Library, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $48,367 – $79,926

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Overall Position Purpose: This is varied professional work providing programming and outreach to the public of all ages. The majority of time is spent providing outreach to targeted populations and working on system-wide projects. Incumbent may participate at a system level in training, planning and other committee activities or projects.

Minimum Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a Bachelor’s degree awarded with two years of experience working in a library and/or educational setting. Two years of supervisory experience.

Responsibilities:
Professional work providing programming and outreach to the public of all ages. The majority of time is spent providing outreach to targeted populations and working on system-wide projects. Incumbent may participate at a system level in training, planning and other committee activities or projects.

Necessary Special Requirement: Completion of Library Associate Training Institute within two years of hire; and ability to maintain eligibility by completing 90 contact hours of training every 5 years. Proficiency in spoken and written Spanish.

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian
Location: Westat, Rockville, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Westat is an employee-owned corporation providing research services to agencies of the U.S. Government, as well as businesses, foundations, and state and local governments. Westat’s research, technical, and administrative staff of more than 2,000 is located at our headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, DC.

Job Summary:
Westat is seeking a librarian with demonstrated experience in conducting complex bibliographic database searches and other in-depth research. This position is based in Rockville, MD.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert literature search services, including systematic reviews, for published and grey literature in a variety of subject areas (e.g., health, education, social sciences).
  • Develop sound search strategies, execute searches, and document search methods both independently and in collaboration with other librarians.
  • Manage search results with bibliographic software programs (e.g., Reference Manager, EndNote).
  • Assist with legislative monitoring and business development activities.
  • Evaluate and search bibliographic, news, and business resources.
  • Communicate effectively with requestors to understand, guide, and meet their research needs.
  • Respond to complex reference questions.
  • Develop promotional and training materials and conduct effective training in the use of research tools.
  • Other special projects, as assigned.

Position: Librarian for History and Area Studies
Location: Homewood Campus, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $59,280 to $81,435

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

General Summary/Purpose:

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Academic Liaison and Special Collections, the librarian for History and area studies actively engages with faculty, students, and staff to develop strong working relationships with the designated departments and programs, and provides proactive research support and innovative instruction by connecting faculty and students with library resources in both the general and special collections.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Support the work of faculty and students in History, History of Science and Technology, and area studies programs to be determined based on the candidate’s education, experience, and interest.
  • Analyze trends in assigned departments’ and programs’ teaching and research programs to stay abreast of scholarship and scholarly communications in the disciplines themselves, and use this knowledge to create and implement services to support these trends.
  • Collaborate and build partnerships with other liaisons and special collections curators to develop interdisciplinary solutions and create shared practices for integrating distinctive intellectual content and services into the academic environment.
  • Build and manage a distinctive, interdisciplinary, culturally diverse, and responsive research collection in all formats (print, digital, and archival) for both the general and special collections.
  • Apply pedagogical best practices, including the ACRL Framework, to provide research and information literacy support to students and faculty.
  • Be knowledgeable about, and be able to speak to, a wide range of library issues, including scholarly communication, copyright issues, collection space allocation, digital scholarship, the development of new online tools, and the integration of information literacy skills into the curriculum.
  • Broaden access to unique and important collections through physical exhibits and digital project initiatives that expose the collections’ unique resources and engage the community at the broadest level.
  • Participate proactively on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.

Position: Assistant Library Manager II
Location: Towson Branch, Baltimore County Public County
Salary: $52,508-$81,424

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 10 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL in this position.
Schedule:

This is a full time position working 40 hours a week. All library branch staff will be required to work evenings, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year as part of the normal work schedule.

Job Summary:

  • Works in collaboration with the Branch Manager to set performance expectations and customer service goals for librarian staff.
  • Actively contributes to the branch management team to ensure that high quality library services and resources are delivered to customers.
  • Leads staff by modeling the appropriate workplace behaviors and effectively communicating with staff regarding individual and team expectations.
  • Recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates librarian staff.  Accurately assesses staff abilities.  Develops staff strengths and coaches staff to improve performance.
  • Oversees the provision of information service, readers’ advisory service, and programming/outreach services to users of varied ages, cultures and skill levels.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of information resources and materials that are used by branch customers.
  • Demonstrates effective communication and relationship building skills with diverse customers and staff.
  • Demonstrates commitment to teamwork by engaging in respectful and productive work relationships.
  • Seeks creative and appropriate solutions to address varying branch and system operational needs.
  • Embraces productive change and demonstrates flexibility in response to changing community needs.
  • Exercises good judgment when making decisions and applying policies to workplace issues.
  • Models continuous learning and holds staff accountable to continued professional development.
  • In the absence of the Branch Manager, assumes manager duties when necessary.

Position: Web Development Specialist
Location: Administrative Offices (AO), Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, Largo, MD
Salary: $52,888.40 – $52,888.40

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

PGCMLS is accepting applications for a Web Development Specialist. This position will be responsible for the development and maintenance of the Library’s website, intranet, and app. The successful candidate will be creative and innovative with computer-savvy and social skills to ensure the Library’s presence is culturally relevant, responsive and accessible. Apply today!

The Web Development Specialist will:

  • Act as primary contact for web vendor.
  • Maintain the functionality of the library’s website, intranet and app. Develop new features and functions upon request.
  • Post and curate content. Review site for accurate and current information.
  • Develop and implement PGCMLS web-standards including ADA Compliance (Section 508).
  • Employ analytics to ensure web content is evaluated and enhanced through reports, end-user surveys and other tools.
  • Increase our public website’s Search Engine Optimization.
  • Maintain and develop HTML and JavaScript code to adapt third party vendor products, including ILS and content management system.
  • Configure the website’s content management system. Install and configure modules. Troubleshoot functionality issues.
  • Research and evaluate new technology to determine whether it could be beneficial for the Library’s web sites, and efficiently install, configure and test the tools as necessary. Recommend purchases to Administration.
  • Collaborate with the IT and Marketing Departments in Digital Signs, Web filter, and other related projects.
  • Keep abreast of professional development and seeks to continually improve performance.
  • Provide support and training to staff members as needed.
  • Act as an ambassador and advocate for the library.
  • Attend meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned.
  • Assist with special projects as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position: Library Associate – Children’s Services and Library Associate – Teen Services
Location: Jarrettsville Branch – Jarrettsville, MD, Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Position Summary: Performs a variety of reference services within a branch and/or materials management responsibilities; assists individuals and groups in locating and obtaining materials and information; assists patrons with electronic resources; selects materials in all formats for all audiences; maintains adult, young adult and children collections, may manage specialized collections and programs for Detention Center, Learning and Sharing Center, Sharing the Gift program, Small Business, Children with Special needs, etc.; performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Data Services Librarian
Location: Health and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to develop robust research data-related services for UMB faculty, staff, and students. This dynamic librarian advances the Library’s efforts in data management planning, discovery of and access to research data, and data sharing. The Data Services Librarian partners with the HS/HSL’s Bioinformationist. The librarian will also collaborate with other faculty and staff within the HS/HSL and with partners throughout the University. This new position is a member of the Services Division, home to information services, research and education services, and bioinformation services. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director for Services. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/.

Responsibilities:

  • Identify software and tools and develop services supporting the discovery and management of research data.
  • Consult with faculty, students, and staff regarding research data needs.
  • Develop and lead instructional programming on data-related topics and tools.
  • Assist researchers in locating and accessing open and secondary datasets for use in research.
  • Engage with University partners integrating research data services into academic programs and administrative units within UMB schools (dentistry, graduate school, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work).
  • Develop marketing strategies and initiatives, and conduct outreach activities promoting research collaboration and data sharing programs of the HS/HSL.
  • Participate in the development and growth of the UMB Data Catalog by establishing a systematic approach for locating UMB researchers’ data and creating dataset records associated with UMB-related scholarly publications.
  • Engage actively in committees within the HS/HSL, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Pursue research and professional development activities.

Position: Multiple Openings
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library, Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library has some great opportunities to become a part of our team! You can see more by visiting our website and viewing our jobs page or clicking the link below.

Pratt Library Jobs Page

Position: Assistant Director
Location: Worcester County Library, Snow Hill, MD
Salary: $65,000 – $75,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

This is a senior management position and considered essential personnel. Responsible for assisting the Library Director in
the planning, organization, supervision, development and administration of all library services, personnel, operations and
programs. Assumes the duties of the Library Director in his/her absence. Assists in personnel selection. Directly
supervises and schedules training for all personnel. Assists Director in evaluation and assessment of overall departmental
functions and in the implementation of new service objectives and programs. Responsible for conveying and carrying out
of the Library’s Mission and Vision Statements. Responsible for the supervision and evaluation of the Adult Program
Manager, Youth Services Manager, and Technical Services Manager. This position may include temporary or substitute
work at different branch libraries. Related work as required.

Position: Public Services Librarian
Location: Calvert Library, Prince Frederick, Maryland
Salary: $37,255 – $42,679

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

We seek an enthusiastic, technology loving, and youth-focused individual who works well in a team environment to join our Children’s Department! Calvert Library is an organization that values lifelong learning, curiosity, building connections, and teamwork. Excellent customer service is a core operating principle.

If you embody Calvert Library’s values and are passionate about the power of public libraries to transform communities, consider joining Calvert Library as a full-time Public Services Librarian.

Interested candidates should complete an application online by August 5, 2019 at calvertlibrary.appone.com. Interviews will be held Friday, August 9, 2019.

At Calvert Library, staff have the opportunity to empower individuals by facilitating lifelong learning and to strengthen the community by encouraging connections to fellow community members and the world. Calvert Library circulates over a million items and provides exceptional customer service at its 4 locations, and via 2 mobile library vehicles. We have an extensive network of community partners including Calvert County Public Schools.

Position: Librarian, Instruction, & Outreach
Location: Stevenson University, Ownings Mills, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Librarian, Instruction & Outreach, serves as the library’s subject specialist and liaison for several departments and programs at the university. In this role, the Librarian collaborates with faculty to build collections to support department needs; designs, teaches and delivers in-class information literacy instruction and creates tutorials and other tools to support learning. The Librarian will develop and lead library programs, activities and projects related to student engagement, library orientation for freshmen, as well as connect the library with campus-wide initiatives focused on student success, academic support and retention. The position has faculty status and voting rights in the faculty governance structure.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Executive Director
Location: Washington County Free Library, Hagerstown, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Washington County Free Library (WCFL) seeks a progressive and dynamic leader with vision and proven collaborative management experience to take executive-level responsibility for an innovative public library system centered in a diverse urban core but also servicing both small town and rural communities.

WCFL provides library services to a population of 150,000 through seven branches and a bookmobile. The Central Library is open seven days a week, with the remaining branches open various hours. WCFL has 61 FTE staff and an FY 2019 budget of 4.9 million. The system has 87,167 card holders and circulated 1,012,039 items in FY 2018. As the designated state regional library for Western Maryland, WCFL oversees service enhancements to all three public library systems serving the three counties located in Western Maryland.

Salary is negotiable from $105,000, based on education and experience; excellent benefits package.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified candidates must have a Master’s Degree in Library Science and must be eligible to obtain a Maryland Public Library Director certificate. Additional formal coursework in public administration/management is desirable. A minimum of ten years of public library experience with at least five years in a managerial/administrative capacity is preferred.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS: Demonstrated library leadership and management achievements including finance and budget management; experience working with a policy-making board and elected officials; the ability to support and promote organizational values including innovation, trust, staff participation and team management; the ability to maintain a safe and secure library environment for staff and customers; the ability to work collaboratively with stake holders and public officials; is forward-thinking and has a positive track record in forecasting, strategically directing and implementing change; and, a broad knowledge of current library practice and information technology.

Applications received by August 1, 2019 will receive first consideration; however, recruitment is open until filled. Inquiries are welcome. Please call Frances Lockley, Human Relations at 301-739-3250 ext. 162 or flockley@washcolibrary.org.
Full-time applicants must submit a completed application for employment, cover letter, and resume.

Position: Head, Resource Sharing & Reserves (Librarian (Open Rank))
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Head of Resource Sharing and Reserves’ primary area of responsibility is for vision, planning, and oversight of the Resource Sharing and Reserves unit. As such, the librarian works with the unit staff to set lending, borrowing, and reserves policies; establishes and continually refines workflows and procedures; pursues greater system automation and interoperability; hires, trains, supervises, evaluates, and mentors staff; manages budgets for interlibrary loan, copyright, and student labor and assistance (L&A); and upholds resource sharing agreements with strategic partners. The librarian evaluates and promotes interlibrary loan and reserves services and develops new services as needed. In addition, the librarian works with the USRS department director, other USRS unit managers, and branch library supervisors to enhance cooperation and provide user services that are intuitive, seamless, and accessible.

The Head of Resource Sharing and Reserves is an active member of the Public Services Division (PSD), contributing to divisional initiatives and leading specific projects in collaboration with other PSD units (e.g., Research and Learning Services) and with other units in the Libraries (e.g., Digital Systems and Stewardship (DSS), Collections Strategies and Services (CSS)). The librarian will also collaborate with university and external partners, such as the campus Division of Information Technology (DivIT), User Services Advisory Group (USAG) of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), and the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA) Interlibrary Loan Coordinators.

Position: Preservation Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Libraries Preservation Department is responsible for the care and conservation of the Libraries general and special collections across formats. It binds, repairs, replaces, and reformats general collections material, and conserves special collections. Preservation also manages the Libraries disaster response and recovery efforts, monitors special collections environments and initiates corrective action, and prepares special collections materials for digitization. The incumbent librarian will act as the department’s registrar and will be responsible for managing the department’s conservation lab. S/he will develop policies and procedures in her/his area of responsibility, and will participate in overall department management; will participate in planning, establishing, and achieving department goals and objective; may take a leadership role in a variety of projects; and perform simple to moderately complex treatments of collections. S/he works closely with faculty and staff throughout the library at all levels in support of the collection and its preservation, and participates in committees and group activities in the department, the division, the Libraries, and the University.

Position: Multiple Positions
Location: Wicomico Public Libraries, Wicomico County, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Wicomico Public Libraries are seeking to fill the following positions: Branch Assistant; Circulation Manager; Events & Development Manager; and STEAM Instructor – Part Time. The application and job announcements can be found here.