One Position: Maryland

Position: Technical Services Supervisor
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $57,934

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities Under the direction of the Collection Development Manager, you will oversee and manage the efficient operations and activities of the Technical Services Department; supervise assigned staff; serve as head cataloger, and perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions: Supervises and/or performs the cataloging, classification, and physical processing of all library materials (physical and digital); Supervises, schedules, trains, coaches, and evaluates the work of assigned staff including review and approval of timesheets; Monitors department workflow and sets goals and objectives; Creates original bibliographic records according to standard cataloging procedures as needed; Under the direction of the Collection Development Manager, identifies ways to improve and increase efficiencies in providing materials to customers in a timely manner; Responsible for the quality and accuracy of the library’s Public Access Catalog including maintenance of records, verification of information, consistency of records and procedures, and constant review and evaluation of records and edits as needed; Responsible for staying current with changes to cataloging standards and database record formats; Takes all necessary steps to ensure an accurate and up-to-date catalog; Resolves issues and problems with database; Creates catalog records for new materials, including editing all bibliographic fields, assigning a Dewey number consistent with CCPL guidelines and current standards, and transferring records into Integrated Library System (Polaris); Maintains vendor records; Merges onorder record into correct bibliographic record when necessary; Loads MARC records provided from library electronic resource vendors such as OverDrive, Hoopla, etc.; Trains staff in standard cataloging and processing procedures of library materials; Notifies system of systemwide cataloging and call number changes; Supervises the receiving of all deliveries at Headquarters (UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc.); 17. Monitors department substitute budget; Participates in meetings, teams/committees/workgroups, outreach activities and training opportunities, as appropriate; Participates in the Carroll Library Partnership and works with local partners to maintain a consistent database. Carroll County Public Library highly encourages applicants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire.

Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, two (2) or more years professional cataloging experience, and two or more years of supervisory experience; OR, Equivalent Degree, six (6) or more years professional cataloging experience, and two or more years of supervisory experience.

Application Process: To apply or for more information about Carroll County Public Library and the position, please visit our website https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx . Online applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Wednesday, November 30, 2022.

CCPL Commitment to Quality Service:

At Carroll County Public Library, superior customer service is core to everything we do. This position ensures CCPL customers have the best experience possible no matter how they choose to contact us or what service they require. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Marketing and Communications Specialist

Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line

Responsibilities: This is a 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. Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: 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. Salary Range: $41,582 – $71,747 Application Process: TO APPLY: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on AACPL Recruitment Page. Questions may be directed to: humanresources@aacpl.net. All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., November 23, 2022. Special Requests: Closing Date: 11/23/2022

One Position: Maryland

Position: Librarian Supervisor I (Branch Manager)
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $70,509

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The Neighborhood Library Services Division (NLS) of the Enoch Pratt Free Library is in search of passionate and dedicated individuals to fill the position of Librarian Supervisor I. This position will plan, administer, and supervise the delivery of services provided by a Pratt Library neighborhood branch. The ideal candidate is an experienced and effective leader who is committed to innovation and expanding public services in a large metropolitan area.
Summary of Duties-The Summary of duties listed is not exhaustive. Under the supervision of the Librarian Supervisor II (Group Supervisor), the Librarian Supervisor I: Oversees the operation of a branch library. Plans, administers, and supervises the delivery of services of a neighborhood branch. Interprets policies and procedures for branch staff and customers. Supervises and trains staff in reference skills (including use of automated databases) and in the development of services to the community. Responsible for the accuracy and maintenance of staff time records. Prepares evaluations for all branch staff members. Responsible for the development and maintenance of materials collection that address the needs and interests of the community. Consults and cooperates with various age-level specialists concerning branch materials and programs.
Requirements: Minimum Qualifications -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. Maryland Certification in Library Science required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-A working knowledge of the literature in the subject field(s), both bibliographic and general. Knowledge of the use and operation of automated databases and systems. Ability to provide effective leadership for staff and skill in human relations. Commitment to innovativeand expanding public services in a large metropolitan area. Ability to make long-range plans and carry forth the Library’s objectives. Understanding of library/community relationships, with the ability to interpret and promote them to both organized and informal groups. Written and verbal communication skills.
Salary Range: $70,509.00 Annually
Application Process: Click here to apply Librarian Supervisor I
Special Requests:
Closing Date: Open until filled

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Circulation Assistant Part-Time
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $16,291 – $28,108

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Provide customer service at busy circulation desks; assist library users borrowing and returning items, registering for library cards, and explaining library policies and procedures regarding the use of the library’s facilities and services. Perform clerical functions in support of circulation such as recordkeeping, filing, database maintenance, etc.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Graduation from high school or equivalency diploma including basic or introductory technical skills that include computer use and work experience in a capacity involving frequent contact with the public; or an equivalent combination of experience and training that has provided the knowledge, abilities, and skills listed in the job description.

Application Process: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on AACPL’s Recruitment page . Questions may be directed to humanresources@aacpl.net. All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., November 4, 2022.

Special Requests:
Closing Date: November 4, 2022

Position: Access Services Manager
Location: Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Under the direction of the Head Librarian for the Friedheim Music Library of the Peabody Institute, the Access Services Manager is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all operations related to the effective running of the circulation, reserves, and interlibrary loan. This is the sole staff position for the Peabody music library circulation desk and supervises a team of approximately 25 students. Several of the responsibilities are: Administers circulation functions for the Friedheim Music Library in Horizon, the library’s automated system. Represents AFL in university-wide committees related to access services, interlibrary loan, and reserves. Develops, documents, and trains staff on all access services activities including the library management system, course reserves scanning and management, reference services collection processing and binding, and customer service. Designs assessments for all circulation activities and collaborate with the Head Librarian on changes to policies, library hours, and services based on these assessments. Manages the activities of the circulation desk: Interviews, hires, schedules, trains and is the primary supervisor of approximately 25 student assistants. Manages traditional (print and audio-visual) and electronic reserves for Conservatory courses; complies with fair use and copyright guidelines. Oversees lending and borrowing through the Ivy League+ Consortium and traditional interlibrary loan via OCLC’s ILLiad System. Maintains stacks by coordinating shelving, shelf reading, and in-house sewing and binding. Answers basic reference questions and triage complex questions for referral to research and archives staff Pursues job-related training. Assists at circulation desks; may include some night and/or weekend hours.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications – High School Diploma or graduation equivalent. Three year’s experience working in libraries. Additional education may substitute for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.

Preferred Qualifications – Bachelor’s Degree in music strongly preferred. Experience working in a music library strongly preferred.

Salary Range: Starting Pay Range: $17.95 – $25.30/Hour (Commensurate with experience)

Application Process: https://career4.successfactors.com/careers?company=jhu

Special Requests:
Closing Date: Open until filled

Eight Positions: Maryland

Position: Assistant Director of Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM)
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Health Science and Human Services Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: Under a five-year cooperative agreement (2021 – 2026) with the National Library of Medicine, the HSHSL serves as the headquarters for the NNLM Web Services Office (NWSO). NWSO is responsible for developing and maintaining reliable Web services for NNLM in compliance with the US Department of Health & Human Services information policies. The Assistant Director of NWSO is responsible for leadership and development of NNLM web projects and the infrastructure that supports them. Reporting to the Executive Director of NWSO, the Assistant Director of NWSO provides oversight and leadership of the NWSO staff, including a web developer and a senior web developer. In collaboration with staff and the Executive Director, the Assistant Director of NWSO will support Drupal and WordPress websites, a Moodle Learning Management System, and several additional related systems. Previous management experience is desirable but not necessary.
Responsibilities: Oversee, plan, and develop the knowledge infrastructure, tools, and digital resources supporting NWSO and the NNLM. Provide day-to-day operational support and track progress for NWSO’s ongoing projects. Maintain an open dialog with stakeholders – including NNLM, RMLs, Offices, and Centers – regarding the development of infrastructure and services. Supervise NWSO staff including a Web Developer and a Senior Web Developer, setting goals consistent with NNLM and HSHSL goals and initiatives. Conduct periodic training and feedback sessions for stakeholders for NWSO provided resources and tools. Respond to incoming support requests concerning NNLM technologies and
troubleshoot issues. Balance technology needs of the NNLM with available budgets. Identify software to be used by RML, Office, and Center staff and assist them with selection and implementation of appropriate emerging technologies. Coordinate archiving of NNLM data and systems architecture. Oversee NNLM Web Working Group. In collaboration with the NWSO Executive Director, provide strategic direction for NWSO initiatives. Professional participation through presentations or publications regarding innovative library applications for practice or programs in health sciences libraries.
Requirements: Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent advanced degree; Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible library experience. Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multicultural community; Experience working in technology support and/or development; Good communication (public speaking and writing) and interpersonal skills. Familiarity and experience working with Content Management Systems such as Drupal; Familiarity with Learning Management Systems such as Moodle
Preferred: Ability to develop, articulate, and advocate a vision for applications and knowledge-based systems and the resources needed to support them in a team setting. Demonstrated project management experience. Experience developing and supporting database driven applications; Experience managing and developing staff. Demonstrated teaching and training experience. Knowledge of technology applications and trends in health sciences libraries. Comfort with change and experience in change management.
Salary Range: Minimum Salary: $80,000, commensurate with experience
Application Process: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Include the following documents as part of the application package: A resume or curriculum vitae; Three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; A cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a maximum 100 word statement describing their experience and commitment to equity,
diversity, and inclusion and how they would further the Library and UMB’s diversity values; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Library and UMB’s commitment to diversity. On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – this
does not need to be notarized. For more information, visit our website
at http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ or email jobs@hshsl.umaryland.edu.
Special Requests:
Closing Date: N/A

Position: Data Services Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to provide robust research data-related services for UMB faculty, staff, and students. This dynamic librarian advances the Library’s efforts in data sharing and in research data management, discovery, and access. The Data Services Librarian is a member of the Data and Bioinformation Services Department. They will join a data services librarian and bioinformationist to become a core member of the Library’s Center for Data and
Bioinformation Services (CDABS). The librarian also collaborates with faculty and staff within the HSHSL and with partners throughout the University. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director for Research and Information Services.
Requirements: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. Background or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with quantitative or qualitative research tools. Knowledge of the research data lifecycle and data management and sharing best practices. Familiarity with appropriate data repositories and public data sets. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
PREFERRED: Experience with using a variety of data analysis, visualization, and mapping tools. Experience with conducting quantitative or qualitative research and data analysis. Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library. Familiarity with data curation and preservation practices; Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.
Salary Range: SALARY: $55,000, minimum – commensurate with experience. Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.
Application Process: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. A complete application package must include: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized. For more
information, visit our website at http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ or
email jobs@hshsl.umaryland.edu.
Special Requests:
Closing Date: N/A

Position: Emerging Technologies Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The Emerging Technologies Librarian serves as the primary support person for all aspects of the daily operation of the HS/HSL Innovation Space from technical to educational. This librarian is responsible for monitoring and evaluating emerging technologies and tools relevant to teaching, learning, and research activities in health sciences and plays a lead role in disseminating the knowledge of those emerging technologies university-wide through various educational programs and outreach initiatives. As a member of the CATS team, the Emerging Technologies Librarian also participates in CATS projects as needed, creates and updates support documentation, instructional
materials, and software/hardware inventories as needed for CATS projects. This position also assists in technology project management as needed.
Requirements: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science; Familiarity with Web standards, relational databases, Web usability, and UX studies; Strong interest in and aptitude for technologies relevant to health sciences education and library services; Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills; Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations and instruction to groups; Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team; Commitment to self-directed learning for continuous professional development in technology skills and librarianship; Engage actively in committees within the HSHSL, the University, and professional organizations.
Preferred Qualifications-Work experience in academic libraries; Experience developing training materials and delivering instruction; Working knowledge in using a 3D printer/scanner, 3D modeling software, and lendable technology. Experience in data visualization and related tools Experience in conducting usability testing and UX studies; Experience in PHP or other server-side programming languages such as Python or Ruby; Experience with project management.
Salary Range: SALARY: $55,000 minimum – commensurate with experience. Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.
Application Process: For more information, visit our website at:
http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ or email jobs@hshsl.umaryland.edu.
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit
stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized.
Special Requests: Closing Date: N/A

Position: Head, Resource Development
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Health Science and Human Services Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking faculty librarian to head the Resource Development department. They provide vision and leadership for the ongoing development and management of the UMB Digital Archive and the UMB Data Catalog. As a key member of the Resource Development and Access Division’s management team, this faculty librarian collaborates with faculty and staff within the HSHSL, with stakeholders throughout the University as well as local, regional and national entities. They participate in divisional projects, decision-making, and strategic planning, serve on library-wide committees/task forces, and are expected to be active in the library profession, networking with colleagues at regional and national levels. They demonstrate the ability to build a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement.
Responsibilities Sets vision and strategies for short and long-term development; Implements and oversees all aspects of development and maintenance; Oversees content organization, presentation, digitization, and accessibility; Works with vendors to troubleshoot issues and incorporate new functionalities; Actively solicits content from various organizations on campus; Collects and evaluates datasets for cataloging from researchers and public repositories; Ensures copyright laws and open access policies are followed; Works with Metadata Management Department in metadata design and creation; Evaluates usage through data analysis and surveys Prepares and presents clear, concise statistical and narrative reports; Promotes services to the UMB community
Requirements: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution; Minimum three years of post MLS/MLIS professional library experience; Strong visionary leadership in the areas of responsibility; Demonstrate a mindset to seek continuous innovation as well as hands-on implementation skills; Strong project management skills; Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; Experience with metadata design and creation; Ability to mentor and motivate others; Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Excellent customer service skills; Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Preferred: Minimum of two years supervisory experience; Experience in all aspects of the development and management of a digital repository; Experience in migrating digital repositories.
Salary Range: $65,000 minimum, commensurate with experience.
Application Process: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. A complete application package must include A resume or curriculum vitae; Three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; A cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a maximum 100-word statement describing their experience and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and how they would further the Library and UMB’s diversity values; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Library and UMB’s commitment to diversity. Employment – HSHSL (umaryland.edu) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – this
does not need to be notarized.
Special Requests: Closing Date: N/A

Position: Research and Education Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The Research and Education Librarian is a member of an exceptional team responsible for advancing the library’s research support and educational goals. The HSHSL serves the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and the graduate school. The faculty librarian in this position will serve as liaison to the University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD). The successful candidate will assist students, faculty, and staff in the areas of research support, evidence-based practice, information literacy, and scholarly communication. They collaborate with the eight-member Research and Education Services (RES) department and colleagues Library-wide to develop and deliver innovative programs and services. In addition to advancing HSHSL and UMSOD priorities, they engage with the University community and participate in professional and scholarly activities.
Requirements: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. Demonstrated experience working in a service position, either in a library or other setting. Experience in database searching, including familiarity with health sciences databases. Training or experience in teaching to groups, either virtually or in-person. Experience working both in teams and independently. Excellent communication skills.
PREFERRED: Public service experience in an academic or health sciences library environment. Experience teaching online or in-person to a range of audiences, including faculty, students, and clinicians. Evidence of professional involvement, service, and/or scholarly activities.
Salary Range: SALARY: $55,000. minimum, commensurate with experience. This is a permanent status eligible, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position
Application Process: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Include the following documents as part of the application package: A resume or curriculum vitae; Three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; A cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a maximum 100 word statement describing their experience and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and how they would further the Library and UMB’s diversity values; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Library and UMB’s commitment to diversity. On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – this does not need to be notarized. For more information, visit our website at:
http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ or email jobs@hshsl.umaryland.edu.
Special Requests:
Closing Date: N/A

Position: Research and Education Librarian for ICTR
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore, Health Sciences and Human Services Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Research and Education Librarian to be embedded in the UMB’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). The UMB ICTR is a clinical and translational research initiative providing the administrative home for translational science partnerships at UMB, across the University System of Maryland (USM), and the joint UMB/Johns Hopkins (JHU) NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). This Research and Education Librarian position has four primary areas of responsibility: Participate in the discovery, selection, and implementation of a faculty profile system. Develop strategies for program evaluation and measuring the impact of the ICTR. Reports/data visualizations generated from these activities will be shared with various stakeholders. Develop tools linking faculty and staff to content experts and core resources. Provide research and instruction services. To provide a range of services supporting the UMB ICTR, this faculty librarian will collaborate with experts within the HSHSL and potentially with external colleagues and in the CTSA national network. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/ and about the ICTR, visit https://www.umaryland.edu/ictr/.
Requirements: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. Two years of experience related to position responsibilities. Experience designing instructional services. Experience delivering presentations. Experience searching biomedical databases such as PubMed and Scopus. Experience in program evaluation. Demonstrated evidence of successful project management. Demonstrated service orientation and skills. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
PREFERRED: Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library. Knowledge of faculty profiles systems. Experience in using citation metrics tools. Experience with tools such as Tableau, PowerBI, R, or Python.
Salary Range: $55,000 minimum, commensurate with experience. This is a permanent status-eligible, full-time, non-tenure track faculty position.
Application Process: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Include the following documents as part of the application package: A resume or curriculum vitae. Three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email. A cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a maximum 100 word statement describing their experience and commitment to equity,
diversity, and inclusion and how they would further the Library and UMB’s diversity values; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Library and UMB’s commitment to diversity. On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – this
does not need to be notarized.
For more information, visit our website
at http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ or
email mailto:jobs@hshsl.umaryland.edu.
Special Requests: Closing Date: N/A

Position: Collection Development Manager
Location: Carroll County Public Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The successful candidate is responsible for development and maintenance of the library’s collections, ensuring that they are balanced, diverse, and accessible. Oversees the operations of the Materials and Technical Services departments, including systemwide collection development and maintenance, selection, ordering, and cataloging of all materials, oversight of the materials and technical services budget; supervises assigned staff; performs other duties as assigned. At Carroll County Public Library, superior customer service is core to everything we do. This position ensures CCPL customers have the best experience possible no matter how they choose to contact us or what service they require. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success.
Requirements:

  1. Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program;
  2. Five (5) years’ experience in a library environment including responsibility for collection development;
    and,
  3. Three (3) years supervisory experience.
    Salary Range: $74,158 annually plus benefits. 37.5 hours per week
    Application Process: To apply or for more information about Carroll County Public Library and the
    position, please visit our website https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx. Online applications must
    be received by 11:59 pm on Friday, October 28, 2022.
    Special Requests:
    Closing Date: 10/28/2022

Position: Technical Services Supervisor
Location: Carroll County Public Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: At Carroll County Public Library, superior customer service is core to everything we do. This position, located in our administration offices in New Windsor, ensures CCPL customers have the best experience possible no matter how they choose to contact us or what service they require. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success. Under the direction of the Collection Development Manager, you will oversee and manage the efficient operations and activities of the Technical Services Department; supervise assigned staff; serve as head cataloger, and perform other
duties as assigned.
Requirements: Required Education/Experience:

  1. Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and two (2) or
    more years professional cataloging experience; and,
  2. Two or more years of supervisory experience; or,
  3. Equivalent Degree and six (6) or more years professional cataloging experience; and,
  4. Two or more years of supervisory experience.
    Salary Range: $57,934 annually plus benefits; 37.5 hours per week.
    Application Process: To apply or for more information about Carroll County Public Library and the
    position, please visit our website https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx .
    Online applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Friday, October 28, 2022.
    Special Requests:
    Closing Date: 10/28/2022

Seven Positions: Maryland and Delaware

Position: Librarian (Collection Management & Acquistions)
Location: Naval Academy
Salary: $74,950 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS. https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681992600

Summary

You will serve as a LIBRARIAN (COLLECTION MANAGEMENT & ACQUISITIONS) in the NIMITZ LIBRARY of the NAVAL ACADEMY.

Duties

You will develop and maintain a collection of materials so the library is current.
You will develop plans for library acquisitions, audiovisuals, and collection organization to enhance the library resources program.
You will manage projects and guide staff to successfully complete work.
You will study problems or processes to provide input on potential solutions and implements corrective actions.

Position: Library Technician (Technical Services)
Location: Air Force District of Washington

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position will be assigned to the library on Andrews AFB. This is a flexible position with no benefits.

Duties

Is responsible for all technical service operations. Assists in the training of new library aids and technicians on technical service tasks. Independently performs acquisition duties by implementing established procedures for technical services functions. Prepares, verifies, and processes all procurement purchase requests in accordance with AF Library and Information System procurement guidelines, regulations, general library philosophies, and funds procedures for various funding sources as directed by the supervisory librarian. Collects bibliographic data for ordering library materials. Using established procedures, renews subscriptions. Monitors receipt of all items purchased and routinely follows up on outstanding orders. Reports purchasing/delivery discrepancies to senior technician. Recommends titles for possible inclusion in the collection. Performs copy cataloging to meet specific library requirements. Uses automated cataloging resources such as OCLC and MARCIVE to obtain and modify catalog records for new library materials in a variety of formats. Downloads cataloging data for materials into the on-line public access catalog system to make the records accessible to library users. Ensures catalog records are accurate and current. Maintains name, series, and subject authority control records. Using established procedures, prepares library materials in a variety of formats for use by library customers. Logs in periodicals and checks for missing issues. Assists in the annual inventory of library materials. Using established procedures, prepares materials for disposal via excess lists or DRMO and prepares appropriate paperwork. Monitors and maintains stock levels of office and specialized library supplies. Assists in providing ready reference services to library customers. Refers difficult reference questions to the senior technician or librarian. Assists library users with library equipment. Performs routine clerical tasks. Uses varied and advanced functions of word processing software to prepare, format, modify, edit, and print a variety of letters, reports, memos, and other text documents. Receives and transmits electronic mail and attachments. Assists at the circulation desk as needed. Refers unusual or complex problems concerning work processes to the appropriate staff member. Performs other related duties as assigned.

If interested in applying for this position you may preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11673861

Position: Biomedical Librarian
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $61,947 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Join the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Library to enjoy local remote telework from Bethesda, MD as an information consultant and library instructor for NIH and Health and Human Services (HHS) researchers and policymakers. Specialize in services like scholarly communication, data services, bibliometrics, drug information, and/or evidence synthesis. Collaborate to develop and deliver quality information services to 27 NIH Institutes, Centers, and Offices, plus HHS groups working to enhance public health and advance science. View this Introduction to the NIH Library.

If you have experience providing information services and instruction in a clinical or biomedical research setting and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team. These opportunities will be available on USAJOBS.gov for ten calendar days in October. The application period reflects the NIH’s effort to hire talented people quickly.

The NIH is the world’s largest medical research facility, and we are seeking applications from exceptional candidates for two Biomedical Librarian positions at the NIH Library (Office of Research Services, Division of Library Services):

Librarian (Biomedical) GS-1410-9/11/12 FPL 13 announcement; dates: 10/14/2022-10/24/2022

Merit announcement: # NIH-ORS-MP-23-11668300 and link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681720600

DE announcement: # NIH-ORS-DE-23-11668256 and link: https://www.usajobs.gov/job/681698500

  • Serves as an expert information advisor and consultant to NIH and HHS customers.
  • Consults and collaborates with researchers, clinicians, and staff to aid them in locating, accessing, identifying, and managing information.
  • Utilizes a range of biomedical information resources and databases to provide information to researchers, clinicians, and staff.
  • Develops and provides a program of instruction in areas such as the use of analytical tools, scholarly resources, and library resources.
  • Provides advice and consultation to researchers, clinicians, and staff in using library products and services.
  • Performs outreach across NIH and HHS to understand users’ information needs and markets library services and resources that meet those needs.
  • Consults with research librarians, researchers, clinicians, and peer groups within and outside NIH and HHS to keep abreast of developments, new methods, and search techniques in the area of specialty, information science and biomedicine.
  • If you are selected at the GS-9, or GS-11, you will essentially perform the same duties as those described above, however, duties are less complex and will be performed under closer supervision with more detailed guidance.
  • For more information on the NIH Library, visit https://www.nihlibrary.nih.gov/.

A full package of Civil Service benefits is available including retirement, health and life insurance, long-term care insurance, leave, and a 401k equivalent savings plan.

This position is subject to a background investigation.

The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs.

Position: Library Associate – Special Collections University Archives
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.

This position works as part of the team that cares for, manages, and promotes Towson University’s Special Collections and University Archives by providing access to records of enduring value. Under the leadership of the Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), this position cultivates outward-facing relationships with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and independent scholars by assisting with and/or conducting research to fulfill reference questions, engaging in a range of outreach activities, and increasing the discoverability of and access to historic, manuscript, and archival research materials via digitization, metadata creation, and digital preservation strategies.

Responsibilities and Duties

Assist with the web archiving program using Archive-It and Conifer software. Ingest and create metadata for born digital and digitized material into our digital collections platform, Quartex. Assist with the preservation of physical and digital collections materials. Digitize documents, photographs, and other materials. Assist with developing and maintaining digital collections landing pages, digital exhibits, social media posts, and other web content. Provide direction to student assistants working on digitization projects. Participate in outreach efforts for SCUA, including exhibits, displays, presentations, events, and web features. Collaborate with SCUA colleagues to develop digital components of exhibits and displays. Participate in the preparation of materials for SCUA instruction sessions in collaboration with departmental staff. Responsible for submission aspects of the institutional repository MD-SOAR. Reformatting published materials from their published version to their pre-published version. Cleaning up accessibility errors/warnings in submitted files. Upload content and enter metadata for submissions.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One year of experience in a library setting or similar environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to customer service and user satisfaction.
  • Initiative, energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty, and staff of the University and external scholars.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the value and importance of the use of primary sources in research and education.
  • Strong attention to detail; analytical skills with a demonstrated ability to synthesize information into a broad context.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with departmental staff.
  • Ability to exercise discretion when working with sensitive or private information in keeping with state and federal guidelines.
  • Flexibility in a changing technological environment.

Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class 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.

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary and full University benefits that include 22 days of annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. To learn more about our benefits, please click here . TU also offers a variety of great perks and discounts, which can be found here .

If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you.
For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application.
This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, the University System of Maryland (USM) has strongly encouraged full COVID vaccination and up-to-date booster shots (when eligible) for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM as both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety.

Position: Senior Assistant Branch Manager Adult Services
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Position Summary:

The Senior Assistant Branch Manager assists with managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of the assigned branch designated as a Level II due to collection size, special collections and services, number of branch staff, and customer traffic. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration, providing equal and free access to information, programs and education.

Essential Duties:

  • Assists with overall branch management and oversees branch activities and personnel in the absence of the Branch Manager;
  • Provides reference and readers advisory services to the public;
  • Ensures appropriate transfer of training and information sharing activities have been developed and implemented for reference staff having attended training or staff development activities;
  • Assists in the development of branch staff schedules and, in conjunction with the Branch Manager, to meet customer and budgetary needs;
  • Oversees, plans and implements adult services;
  • Oversees budgets and purchasing for specific branch departments and line items;
  • Works the informational desks in the Adult department;
  • Prepares reports as directed;
  • Coordinates and leads the system-wide Library Information Services Training (LIST) for new reference staff;
  • Provides assistance and training on electronic resources to staff and patrons;
  • Provides oversight for special services, departments, collections and resources;
  • Performs collection maintenance activities, including weeding and assessment; keeping collections up to date; and ordering items;
  • Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library;
  • Provides troubleshooting for any building or staff issues to ensure public and staff safety;
  • Keeps abreast of new trends and changes within public libraries

Supervision Functions:

  • Serves as a hiring manager and supervises reference staff, reference substitutes, hourly staff and volunteers as assigned;
  • Oversees the training of staff and volunteers, as assigned;
  • Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the librarys performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
  • Approves annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for assigned staff;
  • Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and schedules;
  • Interprets and implements system-wide policies and procedures;
  • Ensures staff receive and understand the system and department communications via written or electronic format or in-person meetings;
  • May act as supervisor of a team or workgroup and/or may supervise volunteers.

Standard Functions:

  • Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  • Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  • 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 Librarys Policies and Procedures Manual;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, required (Note: will consider applicants who will complete such program within six months from date of application.);
  • Ability to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire;
  • Three or more years of related professional library experience, including direct information service and training of customers and staff on the use of computers, databases, preferably in public library;
  • Two or more years of supervisory experience;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours;
  • Ability to travel to branch/outside locations is required;
  • Valid drivers license with no more than three points;
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a favorable criminal background report.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to gain advanced knowledge of Harford County Public Library policies and procedures;
  • Ability to act as a representative of Harford County Public Library to the public;
  • Extensive knowledge of branch practices and procedures;
  • Knowledge of customer service principles and practices;
  • Knowledge of training methods and technologies;
  • Thorough understanding of the relationship of the facets of childrens, teens and adult services and the concepts necessary to develop strong cross services relationships;
  • Expert knowledge of relevant electronic resources, including the Internet and databases;
  • Knowledge of technology to include 3D printers, robotics, coding, virtual and augmented reality, green screens and relevant software packages;
  • Ability to engage with customers in a diplomatic and empathetic manner;
  • Ability to effectively coordinate, supervise, train and communicate with other staff members;
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
  • Ability to develop and implement programs in childrens, teens and adult services
  • Extensive knowledge of modern research techniques;
  • Ability to keep relevant parties informed of all major issues and programs and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records;
  • Ability to prioritize and multitask;
  • Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines;
  • Ability to be adaptable, flexible and patient with customers and staff;
  • Strong supervisory and managerial skills;
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Work Environment:

  • Work requires occasional physical effort in the handling of light materials, up to 30 pounds, in a non-strenuous work environment. For example, set up and takedown of tables, chairs or other equipment for meetings or events, pushing/pulling of library carts;
  • Environment includes moderate noises (i.e. an office with conversations, photocopiers, and/or computer printers);
  • Work also involves standing or walking up to 60% of the time;
  • Requires sitting and use of computer and keyboard for extended periods of time;
  • Observes safe workplace practices with uncluttered workspace, including office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, proper lifting techniques, and following fire regulations;
  • Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less;
  • Precise hand-eye coordination with the ability to judge distance and space relationships.

Reporting Relationship:

This position reports to the Senior Branch Manager. Does supervise staff. May supervise volunteers.

Work Week:

Work schedule includes day, 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 Librarys 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 organizations 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 www.HCPLonline.org . 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: Director of the Legal Information Center
Location: Delaware Law School

Widener University Delaware Law School in Wilmington, Delaware, seeks to hire a Director of the Legal Information Center (LIC) to begin July 1, 2023. In collaboration with LIC staff, law school faculty and staff, and the broader university community, the Director oversees operations, personnel, strategic planning, external relations, technology and other initiatives, and budget, and informs curricular matters associated with legal research as one of the intellectual and research centers of the Law School.

The Director would maintain the rank of tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor of Law, with equal expectations to teach one course per academic year as well as be a full faculty participant in faculty governance and professional service. Promotion and/or tenure is based on meeting institutional standards for teaching, scholarship, and service.
For more information and to apply, please see: https://careers.widener.edu/en-us/job/492931

Position: Technical Services Librarian
Location: Delaware Law School

Widener University invites applications for an engaged and experienced librarian to be our Technical Services Librarian for Widener University Delaware Law School. Reporting to the Director of the Library, this role provides support to the Delaware Legal Information Center.

The Technical Services Librarian is responsible for all aspects of Technical Services administration, including acquisitions, cataloging, e-resource management, and serials check-in. The Technical Services Librarian maintains the accuracy and integrity of bibliographic and authority records in the online catalog, performs original and copy cataloging when needed. The ideal Technical Services librarian will also have some knowledge of library systems.
For more information and to apply, please see: https://careers.widener.edu/en-us/job/492934

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Area Director
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
Salary: $89,504-$95,700

Originally posted on ALA JobList.

Description
Have your years of public service experience and your supervisory experience prepared you for a senior management position? Bring your gifts to our team! This librarian will serve on the Library’s leadership team while using knowledge of library operations to effectively manage operations and activities of an assigned group of library locations.
At the direction of the Chief Operating Officer for Public Services, the Area Director provides operational, strategic, and administrative leadership to an assigned group of library locations to successfully meet the Library system’s goals and objectives. They work collaboratively with their branch staff, supervisors, and PGCMLS departments to ensure the provision of high-quality, customer-focused library services and effective allocation of resources for their library locations. In collaboration with and in support of administrative staff, they advise, recommend, develop, plan for and implement public service procedures, policies, organizational initiatives, and strategic priorities. They serve as a managerial representative of the Library, supervise personnel, and may represent PGCMLS through active involvement with external committees and partners.
Essential Functions:
Ensures and facilitates the delivery of high-quality, customer-focused services, and assists in ensuring the Library’s services appropriately meet the needs of the community, organizational goals, and objectives.
Guides and supports branch supervisors and staff in developing, coordinating, and implementing branch and system goals.
Performs professional and administrative duties in planning, implementing, directing, and evaluating customer-focused library services.
Plans, coordinates, and manages operations and activities of an assigned group of library locations.
Manages and supervises direct reports; monitors and evaluates job performance; oversees staff training and development; mentors and counsels staff in the supervisory line; facilitates regular meetings with direct reports and other key staff.
Provides key input to guide, develop, plan for and implement public service procedures, policies, budgets, organizational initiatives, and strategic priorities.
Builds collaborative relationships with professionals and staff in a highly collegial, interdisciplinary, and collective bargaining environment based on customer-first initiatives.
Maintains an area budget to support branch-directed programming and ensures all allocated resources are used effectively.
Conducts analyses in relation to branch and community service requirements; oversees the maintenance and development of branch library collections; ensures collection materials appropriately meet the customers’ needs in each library location.
Represents the Library to and interacts with community groups, outside organizations, and the public; accurately communicates, builds, and maintains productive community partnerships.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Visit us online for more information: http://www.pgcmls.info.
Requirements
Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited program required.
A minimum of five years of experience in diverse phases of public library services which includes at least four years of branch supervisory experience required.
Maryland Professional Public Librarian certificate required within six-months of hire.
Thorough knowledge of established library practices and procedures as well as of public library operations, programs, and services.
Knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of public library services, customer service, technology, information services, adult services, and youth services as assigned.
Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and methods.
Ability to oversee and lead the continued development of public service initiatives.
Strong written and verbal communication as well as customer service skills.
Strong organization, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Ability to work independently in a variety of situations and be flexible and adaptable to change.
Ability to analyze data, processes, and procedures and develop meaningful reports and recommendations based on the analysis that will improve service and staff efficiency.

Position: Librarian Supervisor II, Children’s
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $74,943

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is in search of an energetic, creative and passionate leader to serve
as the department manager for the Children’s Department.
This is a management position under the direction of the Chief of the State Library Resource Center
(SLRC) in programmatic collaboration with the Library’s Children’s Services Coordinator. This position
serves a local and statewide customer base.
Management Responsibilities: Assuring excellent customer service with adherence to the Library’s
mission; Ability to design and implement relevant children’s programming and outreach to a broad,
diverse statewide customer base; Develop relevant training for local and statewide public library staffs;
Function effectively and collaboratively as a member of the SLRC management team; Planning and
project management related to the Library’s and the State Library Resource Center’s Strategic Plan;
Supervision and evaluation of Children’s Department staff and programs
Core Skills: Application of existing and emerging technologies and their role in children’s services;
Awareness of trends in children’s service and 21st century learning skills; Confident presentation skills
on all age levels with the emphasis for children; Flexibility and collaboration looking beyond tradition;
Knowledge of trends and criteria of children’s materials in all formats; Understanding the role of
information literacy encompassing all related areas; Writing for the web
Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university and
experience in developing programs for children. This position also requires two (2) years of
demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, and supervisory
experience in a public library setting.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate must possess excellent written and
verbal communication skills and the proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced
environment. The successful candidate must have the ability to travel in Maryland with personal
transportation. The Librarian Supervisor II must have the ability work in concert with Library
administrative staff, the Chief of SLRC and other Maryland State public libraries. The Manager will be
expected to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required. Demonstrated knowledge and
experience with automated systems and the Microsoft software suite is required.
Salary Range: $74,943
Application Process: https://tinyurl.com/Librarian-Sup-II-Childrens
Special Requests:
Closing Date: Open until filled

Position: Teen Services Supervisor II
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries, C. Burr Artz Public Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We
are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary Teen’s Supervisor for our C. Burr Artz Public
Library. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly
developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects
people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth. This professional
management position assures that all customers (emphasis on teen 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 given to teen services
staff; supervision is received from the Assistant Branch Administrator.
Requirements: Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an American Library Association accredited
program
-Minimum 3 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 2
years working with Teens (6th-12th Grade)
-Minimum 2 years of work experience in a supervisory and/or lead capacity role
-Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to
obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS degree, current certification must then be
maintained
OR
-Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university
-Minimum 5 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 2
years in working with Teens (6th-12th Grade)
-Minimum 2 years of work experience supervisory and/or lead capacity role
-Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of
Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable
NOTE: A related Master’s degree may substitute for a portion of the professional or para-professional
library work experience
Salary Range: Salary: $61,166.00-$73,999.00 Annually
NOTE: Above base salary pay will be considered on a case by case basis and will be determined based
upon the qualifications of the successful candidate.
Application Process: For complete job description and to apply go to http://www.Frederickcountymd.gov
Special Requests:
Closing Date: 4:00 pm October 14, 2022

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Archives Technician
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $40,883 – $59,246

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. Incumbent serves as an Archives Technician in Research Services. Incumbent performs non-professional, quasi-professional and technical work that supports access to archival holdings and physical and intellectual control over records. The work encompasses reference, researcher assistance and other customer services, processing, accessioning, arranging, describing, preserving, and reformatting of records.

Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-7. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Provide reference service including reference search, re-file, interfile, copy, scan and redact information in various filing systems.
  • Arrange records according to established criteria and/or reviews records to provide input on how series of records should be arranged.
  • Assist archivist with preservation and rehabilitation projects.
  • Assist and prepare general description work and online catalog descriptions according to NARA lifecycle standards.
  • Assist in accessioning and disposal of all record types under the guidance of an archivist or archives specialist.

Position: Librarian (Agriculture and Food Law)
Location: National Agricultural Library
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Agricultural Library (NAL), Information Products Division (IPD), Beltsville, MD.

In this position, you will direct the Agricultural Law Information Partnership program which supports the dissemination of objective, scholarly, and authoritative agricultural and food law research, and legal tools, and serve as a subject matter expert in agricultural and food law information.

Duties

  • Directs the development and operation of the Agricultural Law Information Partnership to provide a wide range of information products and services.
  • Identifies, develops, and sustains partnerships to promote access to objective, scholarly, and authoritative agricultural and food law research, legal tools, and information.
  • Keeps abreast of current legislative, regulatory, and adjudicatory developments, as well as new publications relating to assigned fields of law and law librarianship.
  • Develops policies and procedures relating to collection development and serves as the recommending and selection officer for United States federal and state legal and legislative materials.
  • Initiates, plans, coordinates, and completes all necessary tasks on special projects and programs, either as assigned or approved by the Associate Director for Information Products and the Leadership of NAL.

Position: Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer
Location: Howard County Library System
Salary: $93,445 – $163,857

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the President & CEO, you are an experienced, mission-driven, actionoriented champion of equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging. You are a change agent responsible for the development and support of internal and community-facing diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. You ensure community engagement efforts reach underserved and marginalized populations and are designed and delivered with cultural sensitivity and maximum effectiveness.

Key Qualities: You live the Five Pillars of our strategic plan: Customer Loyalty; Everyone a Leader; Thinking Outside the Box; Winning Teamwork; and Community Partnerships. You are an effective communicator; able to prepare, interpret, and present clear equity plans, policies, and reports.

Essential Functions: You understand the organizational and cultural landscape and partner with the President & CEO on all strategic and tactical matters as they relate to organizational culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion. You align and integrate a wide range of new and existing initiatives to support and promote HCLS’ DEI objectives through recruitment and retention, training and development, outreach, and collaboration. You manage HCLS’ Brave Voices Brave Choices initiative, leading internal teams and committees on internal and public training, classes, events, and collaborative community building. You collaborate across the organization and create strategies to codify HCLS’ strategic plan by applying a DEI lens to all policies, curriculum, and communications.

Requirements: Do you have what it takes? You hold a bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Organizational Development and Behavior, Peace and Conflict Studies, Psychology, Sociology, or other closely related field. You hold a master’s degree with a focus in Counseling, Human Resource Management, Psychology, Social Work, Organizational Development, or other closely related field preferred. You have five (5) years of related experience. Professional Diversity Certification is highly desirable. You have exceptional communication, interpersonal and relationship skills, excellence in writing, presentation development and delivery, and public speaking to varied audiences. You have knowledge and experience in developing and implementing programs and initiatives that promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the community; you demonstrate an excellent command of contemporary diversity, equity, inclusion concepts, issues, and resources. You have the proven ability to develop and implement strategies that engage and mobilize diverse stakeholders. You have been an integral part of an organization’s success story. You have demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with diverse groups. You have strong problem-solving skills with demonstrated ability to make decisions based on accurate and timely analysis, and to develop new processes and procedures in response to changing needs and system-wide goals. You maintain regular and predictable attendance. You have a current valid driver’s license.

Application Process: Click on link below to visit our website and apply! Chief-EDI Officer. https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/All/40de7fa2-99e6-4bdb-99f4-432eb0ad0d28/Howard-County-Library-System

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services
Salary: $148,484 – $176,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJobs.

This position serves as the Director of the Division of Library Services (DLS), and exercises responsibility for leading, managing, and overseeing all aspects of DLS programs and services.
Duties
Exercises full technical responsibility for the planning, establishment, organization, development, coordination, and direction of an extensive biomedical library to support continually expanding research programs.
Coordinates library services with scientific information and communication programs conducted by other segments of HHS, other government agencies, scientific organizations and universities.
Manages and ensures the effective use of the resources of the DLS, and sets priorities and future direction for library services and collections.
Organizations and directs studies and demonstrations designed to explore various avenues of scientific communication and the dissemination of medical research findings.
Plans and implements staff development programs to assure employees have the knowledge, skills and abilities to meet the ever-changing information needs of NIH and HHS staff.
Requirements
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.
Employment is subject to the successful completion of a background investigation, verification of qualifications, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, and any other job-related requirement before or after appointment.
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
Position requires Education.
Qualifications
Qualification Requirements: In order to qualify for a Librarian, GS-1410 position, you must have:
A. successfully completed at least 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree in any field;
OR
B. a total of at least 5 years of combined college-level education, training, and/or experience. This education, training, and/or experience must have provided you with a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.
In addition to the above basic requirements, to qualify for a Supervisory Librarian position at the GS-15 level, you must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-14 level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector, performing the following types of tasks: identifying vision and priorities by developing long-term, mid-term, and short-term goals and objectives for a Library organization; overseeing the development and management of projects, initiatives and products designed to meet the needs of library customers; making recommendations to library policies, programs, and services based on the information needs of the research community; developing and implementing education and outreach services for a research or scientific library; and providing leadership in the design, development, implementation, and on-going support of various library systems.
You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay.
Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.
Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11543210
Education
This position has an education requirement. You are strongly encouraged to submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package. Official transcripts will be required from all selectees prior to receiving an official offer. Click here for information on Foreign Education.

Position: Technology Services Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an enthusiastic problem-solver and collaborative Technology Librarian to support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This position manages the Library’s educational technologies, including the makerspace; chairs the LNDL’s website committee; collaboratively leads the Library’s digital scholarship program; and supports the technology needs of Library staff. The Technology Services Librarian is highly engaged with faculty and staff, creating partnerships and piloting new services that expand pedagogical support and develop a community of makers. This position will be supported by institutional relationships with the universities’ information technology (IT) departments and consortial relationships with the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI). The position reports to the Assistant Director of Research & Technology Services, supervises full-time staff and student assistants, and administers LNDL’s technology budget.
LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from candidates that have demonstrated experience fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Technology Services Librarian will be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.
Position Responsibilities
Manage Technology Services unit staff.
Engage with faculty to explore and implement creative uses of technology that enhance teaching, learning, and research.
Lead the acquisition of educational and operational technologies to support the needs of a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.
Manage Technology Services budget.
Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences.
Work closely with the IT departments of both universities and outside partners to develop and maintain technological infrastructure and support future technology initiatives and digital services.
Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities.
Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.
About the Library:
The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning, and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total student population of 5,819 FTE that includes 4,529 FTE at Loyola and 1,290 FTE at Notre Dame.
The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. All positions at the Library are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, the Loyola Notre Dame Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No visa sponsorship is offered.
Application Procedures:
Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Technology Services Librarian” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.
Requirements
Required Qualifications:
Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
Demonstrated interest in motivating and leading library or technology staff;
Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
Experience analyzing and adapting services, spaces, or technologies to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that continually enhances the user experience;
Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and assess emerging trends;
Recent experience managing hardware and software;
Demonstrated commitment to professional development.
Preferred Qualifications:
Familiar with creating and/or advising digital scholarship projects using Omeka, WordPress, ArcGIS, or other web tools and platforms;
Familiarity with authentication and web security protocols such as EZproxy, OpenAthens, Shibboleth, LDAP, and SSL;
Familiar with HTML and web scripting languages;
The Loyola Notre Dame Library is dedicated to the safety of our staff and our surrounding communities. As part of that commitment, LNDL requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID inclusive of boosters. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination, inclusive of boosters, will be required before the start of employment in order to work at the Library. LNDL provides reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to qualified individuals with disabilities that enable them to perform their job duties as well as employees with sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, or practices that conflict with getting vaccinated. Reasonable accommodation may include appropriate adjustment or modifications of employer policies, including the Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

Position: Librarian II
Location: Johns Hopkins University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Johns Hopkins University and Medicine is a world leader in advancing Biomedical research, specifically in translational and Data Sciences, and precision Medicine initiatives. With its top-ranked Health Sciences schools, affiliated hospitals and Health System, Hopkins is committed to setting the standard for excellence in education, clinical care and global engagement to improve human health. The Welch Medical Library is seeking a Librarian II to deliver and grow our deeply embedded library services. This individual will also contribute to the development of innovative solutions to emerging needs of the faculty, staff, and students of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI). The Librarian II will work as an information expert alongside faculty, staff, fellows, residents and students in several assigned departments in the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and/or the Johns Hopkins Health System.
The successful applicant will be able to take advantage of a highly flexible work environment, build partnerships with user communities, and develop new services and curricula. They will also have a demonstrated track record of self-motivation, strong interpersonal and collaboration skills, and a personal commitment to excellence and innovation. This individual will join the library’s Information’s team at the forefront of revitalizing the way information experts engage with the Hopkins’ academic community. The team is currently embedded in the Medical, Public Health and Nursing curricula and has targeted outreach in graduate medical education. The position reports to the Associate Director of Information’s Services.
Johns Hopkins University and the Welch Medical Library are actively committed to building and sustaining a community of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Welch Medical Library welcomes applications from underrepresented minorities, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates invested in creating and enriching an inclusive environment through their work and interactions.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide dedicated support to assigned Academic and Clinical departments to support the research life cycle.
Develop, implement, and promote educational programming, for in-person and online course-integrated instruction, orientations, and workshops.
Design and develop instructional materials, such as tutorials, LibGuides, and online curricular materials.
Contribute to the Library’s support of expert-level literature reviews, including systematic reviews, by participating in effective project consultations and research projects as appropriate.
Work collaboratively to conduct and present Library research based on services, education, and outreach developed in their role.
Provide direct assistance to users via email, and in-person and virtual consultation.
Work collaboratively and collegially with colleagues to support the Library’s Vision, Mission, and Strategic Priorities
Serve on Library and departmental committees and/or task forces as appropriate.
Work on additional initiatives dependent on Library needs / candidate’s interest and expertise.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
MLS from an ALA-accredited Library school or an advanced related Degree.
Two years related experience.
Please include a cover letter with application.
*Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Preferred Qualifications:
2 years of Professional Library experience working in an Academic Health Sciences or Biomedical Library or similar academic Library setting.
Conversant in information-related competencies in undergraduate and graduate Medical, Public Health, and Nursing education.
Demonstrated interest in Librarian involvement in systematic review process and methodology.
Creative approach to active adult learner engagement.
Demonstrated interest in using emerging technologies and software to create solutions that address the evolving information needs of a research enterprise.
Special Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
Demonstrated abilities in teaching evidence-based practice to Health Professions learners.
Expert database searching and citation management skills.
High level of analytical skills.
Excellent presentation, instruction, communication, and relationship-building skills.
Classified Title: Librarian II
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PC
Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5:00pm
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: School of Medicine Campus
Department name: SOM Admin Welch Informationist Services
Personnel area: School of Medicine
Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Position: Library Services Manager
Location: Anne Arundel Community College

Full vacancy announcement available on SLA Careers.

Description
Job Details
Title: Library Services Manager
Posted Date: 09/09/2022
Job Category: Hourly and Temporary
Position Status: Hourly/Temporary
Position Summary:
The Library Services Manager works out of the Correctional Education Library Headquarters office performing essential administrative duties to support the correctional librarians across the state. This position works collaboratively with the Supervisor of Correctional Libraries to ensure the provision of high-quality library services, operational continuity and efficiency, and to provide effective allocation of resources and materials to all libraries.
Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administrators, and staff members. The college seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college’s excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, embrace concepts of equity and inclusiveness, and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, or sexual orientation.
While we appreciate your interest in employment with Anne Arundel Community College, applicants must be currently authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship (including H-1B sponsorship) is not available for any position.
In the best interest of the College, only individuals who are residents of Maryland or one of the following states will be eligible for employment at the college: Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia or the District of Columbia. The college will annually review this restriction and, if appropriate, expand the list of states of employment eligibility.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Position duties will include:

  1. Gather monthly statistics from institutional libraries. Prepare and compile required reports and statistics.
  2. Complete Maryland DPSCS and Correctional Librarian training sessions.
  3. Coordinate selections, acquisition and distribution of library materials. Purchase other essential supplies and distribute to
    CE Libraries statewide.
  4. Coordinate donation program from organizations and public.
  5. Assist with updating of library performance standards.
  6. Provide substitute librarian services as needed.
    Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree required. (Library degree not required)
    • Library or customer service experience helpful.
    • Driver’s License, access to transportation.
    • Position work location will be 1100 N Eutaw St, Baltimore, MD 21201 and involves occasional travel to institutions in
    the Jessup region.
    • Basic math skills for purchasing, gathering and analyzing statistics.
    • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
    • Ability to maintain friendly, enthusiastic and effective working relationships with staff across the region, work independently
    as part of a team and without direct supervision.
    • Must be able to pass background check to enter correctional institutions.
    Work Schedule:
    35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, Day Hours
    Required Documents:
    Cover Letter, Resume/Curriculum Vitae
    Anne Arundel Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
    As a condition of employment and in connection with your employment application process, Anne Arundel Community College shall conduct a background check on all candidates selected for employment. The information contained in such background reports shall be used for job relevant employment purposes. All offers of employment are contingent upon the favorable results of a background check screening.
    While we appreciate your interest in employment with Anne Arundel Community College, we regret that we are unable to sponsor employment Visas for job applicants at this time.
    College Statement on Diversity
    Anne Arundel Community College (AACC) has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. Established in 1961, AACC is a fully-accredited, public two-year institution that offers national and regional studies that can lead to a degree or certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution, or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning. AACC is committed to supporting and sustaining a diverse and inclusive educational environment with learning as our central mission. Diversity is not merely a goal but a value that is embedded throughout the institution in multiple areas including (but not limited to): learning, teaching, student development, institutional functioning, and engagement in partnerships with the local and global community.
    •AACC is an equal opportunity employer who values the power of diversity and the strength it brings to the workplace.

Position: Library Association I – Children’s
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $39,213

Originally posted on Maryland Library Association JobLine.

Responsibilities: Performs a variety of public services including programming, technology assistance,
information, and circulation duties to meet the needs of the community; works in the children’s
department under general supervision; performs other duties as assigned.
Carroll County Public Library highly encourages applicants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the
date of hire.
Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree; and
  2. Requires 90 contact hours of approved in-service training through Library Associate Training Institute
    (LATI) within first 2 years of employment or 9 hours of formal academic course work in library science.
    Salary Range: $39,312 annually plus benefits. 35 hours per week; must be able to work day, evening
    and weekend hours, including Sundays.
    Application Process: To apply or for more information about Carroll County Public Library and the
    position, please visit our website https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx. Online applications must
    be received by 11:59 pm on Friday, September 30, 2022
    Special Requests:
    Closing Date: 09/30/2022

Five Positions: Maryland

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

Originally posted on ALA Joblist.

Description
Information and application interface at this link –
https://mcpl.link/IRC55207
Are you an experienced librarian looking for new challenges in a stimulating and supportive environment? Join us to begin your next great adventure! We are offering an exciting opportunity for you to join Montgomery County Public Libraries on our journey to transform and provide excellent library services for the residents of Montgomery County.
If you excel in the areas of communication, staff development and training, customer service and want to work in an innovative and inclusive environment, this is the job for you. Our Senior Librarians supervise staff, serve as system trainers, and participate as members of planning and implementation workgroups.
Who we are:
We serve a diverse population of residents and communities from 20 physical branches. Our award-winning Outreach team strives to meet our customers where they are.
We have a strong virtual presence – on our website, in social media and through virtual programming.
We love to leverage the tried and true by experimenting with new things – like an open-source ILS.
At Montgomery County Public Libraries, we embrace and maintain an environment of inclusion, diversity, and respect for your coworkers and customers. Whether working directly with customers or behind the scenes, we are committed to service that aids in creating a more equitable and just society for all people.
In this role you will:
Ensure delivery of excellent customer service by guiding staff and implementing policies and solving problems.
Serve as a member of a branch management team, participating in planning and organizing the work of the branch.
Lead or assist in leading the day-to-day operations of a library branch.
Serve as an on-site manager or assistant manager, supervising, training, evaluating as well as coaching and mentoring staff.
Develop, provide, and evaluate training to a diverse staff, throughout the Department.
Respond directly to customer concerns, suggestions, and complaints.
Serve on workgroups and committees designed to encourage communication and problem solving across all levels of the organization
Requirements
You are:
Flexible, adaptable, and eager to implement change to better serve our communities
Able to communicate effectively with diverse audiences through a variety of platforms
Ready to grasp new technologies and train staff to use these technologies
Comfortable developing, presenting, and evaluating training, virtually and in person
An empathetic listener who enjoys understanding and responding to the needs of customers and staff
Ready to understand the part your branch plays in the Department and the role the Department plays in County government.
You will need to have:
An MLS, MLIS or similar American Library Association-accredited degree
4 years of professional library experience

Position: Librarian Children Services
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on SLA Careers.

Description
Position Summary:
The Librarian performs professional librarian services including reference services, reader’s advisory, computer support, technical instruction, location of materials, and general customer service. Performs basic supervisory responsibilities for hourly staff. Plans and presents programming. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.
Essential Duties:
Performs services within a branch, including but not limited to:
Assessing, evaluating, and weeding assigned collections;
Reviewing, selecting, and ordering materials in print and non-print formats;
Analyzing and interpreting statistical and community information as part of the selection process;
Managing assigned selection budgets by following established finance procedures;
Interpreting censorship and freedom of access issues as pertains to selection of materials for library customers;
Keeping abreast of publishing trends for materials;
Writing and compiling bibliographies and booklists;
Preparing and compiling required reports and statistics;
Mentoring professional and paraprofessional staff, as assigned.
Assists the public in the use of library resources, including computer catalogs, indexes, computerized search systems, and the Internet:
Performs in-depth reference searches and performing readers’ advisory services;
Plans, assembles, and arranges displays of materials to support popular topics;
Conducts library tours and orientations;
Provides information on library activities, facilities, rules, and services to customers;
Plans and executes programs for children, teens, and adults; coordinates special programs such as summer readings, story times, or holiday programs;
Moderates a book club.
Develops training tools and conducts staff training;
Plans, directs, or carries out special projects involving library promotion and outreach activities;
Improves library leadership skills through attending special workshops, classes, discussion groups, etc.
Performs reference and materials management activities in all service areas (A, J, YA) on a limited basis, as well as circulation activities;
May supervise hourly staff (part-time hourly and substitute).
Supervision Functions:
Supervises hourly reference staff, including reference substitutes, and other hourly staff or volunteers as assigned;
Recruits, selects, trains, and schedules staff and volunteers;
Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the library’s performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
Approves annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for assigned staff;
Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and monthly schedules;
Interprets and implements system wide policies and procedures;
Schedules and facilitates department/team meetings;
Ensures staff receive and understand system and department communications via written or electronic format;
May act as supervisor of team or work group and/or may supervise volunteers.
Standard Functions:
Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
Notifies Supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
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:
Master of Library Science degree from an accredited ALA institution.
State of Maryland Department of Education Professional Librarian Certification within six months of hire;
Experience in library setting, preferably public library;
Computer experience including reference databases and internet;
Ability to work day, evening, and weekend hours.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of reference and readers’ advisory services;
Ability to anticipate customer needs and respond to a variety of situations involving the public;
Ability to develop and implement programs for children’s, young adults and adult services;
Broad knowledge of the local community to assess needs and plan well-received programs.
Knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and database information retrieval;
Ability to operate and troubleshoot relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, current audio-visual equipment; and office machines;
Organizational and planning skills;
Strong communication skills, both verbal and written;
Basic math skills;
Ability to be flexible, adaptable, and patient with customers and staff;
Work Environment:
Work requires occasional physical effort in handling of light materials, up to 30 pounds, in non-strenuous work environment. For example, set up and take down of tables, chairs or other equipment for meetings or events, pushing/pulling of library carts.
Environment includes moderate noises (i.e. an office with conversations, photocopiers, and/or computer printers);
Work also involves standing or walking up to 60% of the time.
Requires sitting and use of computer and keyboard for extended periods of time.
Observes safe work place practices with uncluttered workspace, including office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, proper lifting techniques and following fire regulations.
Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less;
Precise hand-eye coordination with the ability to judge distance and space relationships.
Reporting Relationship:
This position reports to the Branch manager. May supervise other staff. May supervise volunteers.
Work Week: Work schedule includes day, 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 http://www.HCPLonline.org. 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: Librarian, Adjunct Faculty
Location: Community College of Baltimore County

Originally posted on SLA Careers.

Description
Class Description
Provide reference service to students, faculty, staff, and the community. Provide library instruction to individuals and classes; and participate in collection development and collection maintenance efforts.
Minimum Requirements
M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an accredited ALA institution
Experience locating information using online research databases and other credible information sources.
Class Specific Essential Duties

  1. Staff reference desk, including opening, evening and Saturday hours
  2. Conduct reference interviews to determine information needs
  3. Choose sources appropriate to questions asked, assignment objectives and user’s level of expertise
  4. Effectively use and teach a variety of sources including print materials, online catalog, subscription databases, internet and Microsoft Office applications
  5. Maintain an open, friendly and professional attitude when handling multiple reference and information requests
  6. Collaborate with classroom faculty to plan library instruction sessions
  7. Teach principles of information literacy in library instruction sessions
  8. Instruct classes in the use of library resources
  9. Develop online and print teaching aids and handouts
  10. Participate in collection maintenance projects

Position: Children’s Resource and Program Specialist (Library Associate II)
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $40,896

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Vacancy Number: 2022-00997
Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is in search of a Children’s Resource and Program Specialist for our Herring Run, Walbrook, Washington Village, and Waverly locations. This individual will have exceptional experience and knowledge in the area of juvenile and children’s literature and programs. This position reports to the branch manager and includes traveling to branch locations; flexibility on work location is a must. The 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. Public service is a priority.
The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring division. Answer reference and information questions for patrons. Plan and implement book-talks, storytelling, and school programs for specific age-level customers. Perform reference and reader’s advisory services. Assist all customers with catalog, databases and other computer programs. Recommend material for purchase. Prepare special reports on age-level activities. Attend professional meetings, serve on committees and read professional literature. Maintain ongoing knowledge of age-level literature and developments in the field. Perform related duties as assigned.
Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. Fluency in other languages is desired.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated knowledge of literature and programming trends, youth development, and related best practices in the provision of library services. Excellent customer service and communication skills with an eagerness to learn and use emerging technologies.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to resolve problems and conflict with diplomacy and discretion. Commitment to and understanding of effective community library service in an urban environment. Awareness of socio-economic conditions and trends affecting youth in urban areas. Ability to plan, stimulate and implement age-level programs. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and Saturdays.
Salary : $40,896.00 Annually
Application Process: For more information and to apply-Childrens Resource and Program Specialist
Special Requests: Open until filled. Those under final consideration for appointment will be required to submit to drug and alcohol testing.
Position of Trust: Those under final consideration for appointment will be required to authorize the release of and successfully complete a criminal conviction check.

Position: Teens/Young Adult Resource & Program Specialist (Librarian II)
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $40,896

Originally posted on MLA Job List.

Vacancy number: 2022-00995
Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is in search of Teens/Young Adult Resource and Program Specialists for our Edmondson Avenue, Northwood, and Walbrook locations. This individual will have exceptional experience and knowledge in the area of teens, tweens and juvenile literature and programs. This position reports to the branch manager and includes traveling to branch locations. Flexibility on work location is a must. The 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. Public service is a priority. The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring division. Answer reference and information questions for patrons. Plan and implement book-talks, storytelling, and school programs for specific age-level customers. Perform
reference and reader’s advisory services. Assist all customers with catalog, databases and other computer programs. Recommend material for purchase. Prepare special reports on age-level activities. Attend professional meetings, serve on committees and read professional literature. Maintain ongoing knowledge of age-level literature
Requirements: Minimum Qualifications- Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university. Fluency in other languages is desired.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-Demonstrated knowledge of literature and programming trends, Youth development, and related best practices in the provision of library services. Excellent customer service and communication skills with an eagerness to learn and use emerging technologies. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to resolve problems and conflict with diplomacy and discretion. Commitment to and understanding of effective community library service in an urban environment. Awareness of socio-economic conditions and trends affecting youth in urban areas. Ability to plan, stimulate and implement age-level programs. Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and Saturdays.
Salary:$40,896.00 Annually
Application Process: For more information and to apply: Teens and Young Adult Resource
Special Requests: Open until filled Those under final consideration for appointment will be required to submit to drug and alcohol testing.
Position of Trust: Those under final consideration for appointment will be required to authorize the release of and successfully complete a criminal conviction check.

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian (Acquisitions)
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $74,950 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, National Agricultural Library, Data Production Division, Acquisitions and Metadata Branch in Beltsville, Maryland.

In this position, you will work with NAL units, USDA officials, publishers, and others to ensure that library resources are efficiently and properly acquired.

Duties

  • Maintains records in NAL, ARS, and USDA financial management and other library management systems.
  • Assists in the maintenance of an accurate database of legal access and delivery rights for electronic resources.
  • Assists in the acquisition of and processing payments for print and electronic materials and related supplies purchased by the National Agricultural Library.
  • Serves as a government purchase card holder and Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for acquisition of materials, services, and equipment necessary for digitization and collection operations.
  • Places orders, compares prices and services offered by competing vendors, and responds to vendor terms, billing, and user agreements.
  • Assists with scanning and storage of electronic and paper records of licenses and other contractual documents.
  • Serves as the point of contact for databases vendors to gather usage statistics and makes necessary adjustments as per contracting rules and regulations.
  • Uses databases and spreadsheets to compile, present, and maintain statistical reports.

Position: Library Technician (Technical Services)
Location: Air Force District of Washington

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position will be assigned to the library on Andrews AFB. This is a flexible position with no benefits.

Duties

Is responsible for all technical service operations. Assists in the training of new library aids and technicians on technical service tasks. Independently performs acquisition duties by implementing established procedures for technical services functions. Prepares, verifies, and processes all procurement purchase requests in accordance with AF Library and Information System procurement guidelines, regulations, general library philosophies, and funds procedures for various funding sources as directed by the supervisory librarian. Collects bibliographic data for ordering library materials. Using established procedures, renews subscriptions. Monitors receipt of all items purchased and routinely follows up on outstanding orders. Reports purchasing/delivery discrepancies to senior technician. Recommends titles for possible inclusion in the collection. Performs copy cataloging to meet specific library requirements. Uses automated cataloging resources such as OCLC and MARCIVE to obtain and modify catalog records for new library materials in a variety of formats. Downloads cataloging data for materials into the on-line public access catalog system to make the records accessible to library users. Ensures catalog records are accurate and current. Maintains name, series, and subject authority control records. Using established procedures, prepares library materials in a variety of formats for use by library customers. Logs in periodicals and checks for missing issues. Assists in the annual inventory of library materials. Using established procedures, prepares materials for disposal via excess lists or DRMO and prepares appropriate paperwork. Monitors and maintains stock levels of office and specialized library supplies. Assists in providing ready reference services to library customers. Refers difficult reference questions to the senior technician or librarian. Assists library users with library equipment. Performs routine clerical tasks. Uses varied and advanced functions of word processing software to prepare, format, modify, edit, and print a variety of letters, reports, memos, and other text documents. Receives and transmits electronic mail and attachments. Assists at the circulation desk as needed. Refers unusual or complex problems concerning work processes to the appropriate staff member. Performs other related duties as assigned.

If interested in applying for this position you may preview the online application: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11629133

Position: Librarian Supervisor II, Children’s
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $74,943

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is in search of an energetic, creative and passionate leader to serve as the department manager for the Children’s Department.

This is a management position under the direction of the Chief of the State Library Resource Center (SLRC) in programmatic collaboration with the Library’s Children’s Services Coordinator. This position serves a local and statewide customer base.

Management Responsibilities: Assuring excellent customer service with adherence to the Library’s mission; Ability to design and implement relevant children’s programming and outreach to a broad, diverse statewide customer base; Develop relevant training for local and statewide public library staffs; Function effectively and collaboratively as a member of the SLRC management team; Planning and project management related to the Library’s and the State Library Resource Center’s Strategic Plan; Supervision and evaluation of Children’s Department staff and programs

Core Skills: Application of existing and emerging technologies and their role in children’s services; Awareness of trends in children’s service and 21st century learning skills; Confident presentation skills on all age levels with the emphasis for children; Flexibility and collaboration looking beyond tradition; Knowledge of trends and criteria of children’s materials in all formats; Understanding the role of information literacy encompassing all related areas; Writing for the web

Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university and experience in developing programs for children. This position also requires two (2) years of demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, and supervisory experience in a public library setting.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and the proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment. The successful candidate must have the ability to travel in Maryland with personal transportation. The Librarian Supervisor II must have the ability work in concert with Library administrative staff, the Chief of SLRC and other Maryland State public libraries. The Manager will be expected to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with automated systems and the Microsoft software suite is required.

Position: Wealth Management Data Governance Associate
Location: Morgan Stanley – Baltimore

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Maintain catalog of business data elements and associated system attributes in the firm’s data glossary. Define and monitor data quality checks to help ensure complete and accurate data is available to the Credit department. Log and analyze data quality issues raised by users through partnership with colleagues in WM Credit, Firm Risk Management, IT, Operations, and a variety of business units. Respond to data quality issues reported by end users, identify root causes, and work with IT to execute plans to address them. Work with stakeholders across Risk, BU, Finance, and IT to manage strategic projects that improve processes and data flows.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree required. 2 years of work experience (Library Science, Financial Services, or IT preferred). Excellent verbal and written communication, with ability to communicate effectively with senior management across various teams. Strong prioritization skills with ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment. Self-motivated and proactive attitude, with an ability to work independently, if needed. Skilled using Excel and databases (SQL, Access or VBA).

Application Process: https://ms.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=3205956&lang=en

Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian – Adult Services
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities:

The Librarian performs professional librarian services including reference services,
readers advisory, computer support, technical instruction, location of materials, and general customer service. Performs basic supervisory responsibilities for hourly staff. Plans and presents programming. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Requirements:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an accredited ALA institution:
  • State of Maryland Department of Education Professional Librarian Certification within six months of hire;
  • Experience in library setting, preferably public library;
  • Computer experience including reference databases and internet;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekend hours.

Application Process: Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only. Please visit us at www.HCPLonline.org and click on Library Jobs tab for vacancy announcement details and application instructions.

Position: Translational Research Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Faculty Librarian to work with the UMB’s Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR). The UMB ICTR is a clinical and translational research initiative providing the administrative home for translational science partnerships at UMB, across the University System of Maryland (USM), and the joint UMB/Johns Hopkins (JHU) NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).

The Translational Research Librarian is responsible for participating in the discovery, selection, and implementation of a faculty profiles system; measuring the impact of the ICTR; developing tools linking faculty and staff to content experts and core resources; and providing research and instruction services. To provide a range of services supporting the UMB ICTR, this faculty librarian will collaborate with experts within the HSHSL and potentially with colleagues at JHU and in the CTSA national network. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/ and about the ICTR, visit https://www.umaryland.edu/ictr/ .

This is a full-time, permanent status eligible track HSHSL Faculty Librarian position at a rank of Librarian I or II. The Translational Research Librarian operates in a dual-reporting structure between the Associate Director for Research and Information Services at the HSHSL and the Director, UMB ICTR.

The HSHSL is actively committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from people with underrepresented backgrounds and identities. The HSHSL seeks professionals who are invested in creating an inclusive environment by embracing empathy, respect, and self-reflection, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Faculty Profiles System

  • Assist in the discovery, selection, and implementation of a faculty profiles system in collaboration with partners in participating units and institutions.
  • Identify and implement tools or products supporting effective tracking of productivity and impact.
  • Develop a marketing and education strategy promoting UMB faculty expertise through effective use of a faculty profiles system in collaboration with ICTR staff.

Research Impact

  • Develop strategies for program evaluation and measuring the impact of the ICTR in research output, knowledge transfer, clinical implementation, community benefit, and the research impact of traineeships.
  • Conduct in-depth publication metrics reports at the author level (individual/group/ department), article level, and journal level enhancing visibility and demonstrating the research impact of the ICTR.
  • Employ data visualization tools to illustrate and highlight ICTR funded research.

Promotion and Networking

  • Market and promote ICTR collaborations and resources in partnership with ICTR staff.
  • Working with ICTR staff, implement systems linking ICTR faculty and projects to content experts at UMB and to other institutional partners.
  • Share information about the evolving landscape in scholarly communication such as open access and open science.

Research and Instruction

  • Design and offer workshops and consultation services related to research visibility, research impact, and scholarly publishing.
  • Participate in grant preparation and collaborate on grant-funded projects.
  • Develop presentations and share expertise in ICTR professional settings.

Other

  • Actively engage in committees and on teams within the HSHSL, the UMB ICTR community, UMB, and professional organizations.
  • Pursue research and professional development activities.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • One year of experience related to position responsibilities.
  • Experience designing instructional services.
  • Experience delivering presentations.
  • Experience searching biomedical databases such as PubMed and Scopus.
  • Experience in program evaluation.
  • Demonstrated evidence of successful project management.
  • Demonstrated service orientation and skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

PREFERRED:

  • Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library.
  • Knowledge of faculty profiles systems.
  • Experience in using citation metrics tools.
  • Experience with tools such as Tableau, PowerBI, R, or Python.

APPLICATIONS:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by Friday, June 3, 2022.

Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized.

Position: Emerging Technologies Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Job Summary

The Emerging Technologies Librarian serves as the primary support person for all aspects of the daily operation of the HS/HSL Innovation Space from technical to educational. This librarian is responsible for monitoring and evaluating emerging technologies and tools relevant to teaching, learning, and research activities in health sciences and plays a lead role in disseminating the knowledge of those emerging technologies university ‐wide through various educational programs and outreach initiatives.

As a member of the CATS team, the Emerging Technologies Librarian also participates in CATS projects as needed, creates and updates support documentation, instructional materials, and software/hardware inventories as needed for CATS projects. This position also assists in technology project management as needed.

This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director for Library Computing and Technology Services and is part of a highly collaborative IT division.

The HSHSL is actively committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from people with underrepresented backgrounds and identities. The HSHSL seeks professionals who are invested in creating an inclusive environment by embracing empathy, respect, and self-reflection, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions.

Job Duties

Innovation Space

  • Provide technology and educational consultation and support for Innovation Space users.
  • Create and update instructional materials and written guides for the Innovation Space and related and other emerging technologies.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot all software and hardware equipment in the HS/HSL Innovation Space to keep them in good working condition.
  • Schedule and promote offerings from the Innovation Space university ‐wide in a timely manner.
  • Create and publish the monthly online Innovation Space Newsletter in collaboration with the Effective Communications Committee.
  • Evaluate the Innovation Space usage and the value it provides to the campus; form concrete plans for its continuous growth in collaboration with the iSpace working group committee.
  • Keep track of the purchase and usage of the Innovation Space supplies and make orders in a timely manner. Keep track of the usage data for the Innovation Space.
  • Explore, test, and recommend any additional software or hardware equipment relevant to the evolving needs of the Innovation Space users.
  • Assist the Associate Director for library application and knowledge systems in setting, evaluating, and renewing the direction for the Innovation Space in strategic alignment with the mission and goals of the HS/HSL.

Emerging Technologies

  • Develop and establish active education and outreach initiatives to familiarize students and faculty with emerging technologies. Evaluate technology effectiveness on a regular basis and refresh and revise for improvement and continued relevance.
  • Identify and develop use cases for new emerging technologies and tools that are relevant and beneficial to the HS/HSL and its users; perform needs assessment and design plans to implement those use cases.
  • Develop programs and events, building university‐wide awareness and knowledge regarding emerging technologies’ impact on, potential benefits for, and applications to health sciences in multiple formats best suited to the needs of the target audience.
  • Monitor and explore the use of new and emerging technologies in higher education and health sciences research and share the result with CATS and the other library staff on a regular basis.
  • Collaborate, as needed on HSHSL Center for Data and Bioinformation Services projects.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in library and information science
  • Familiarity with Web standards, relational databases, Web usability, and UX studies
  • Strong interest in and aptitude for technologies relevant to health sciences education and library services
  • Strong analytical, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to deliver presentations and instruction to groups
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team
  • Commitment to self-directed learning for continuous professional development in technology skills and librarianship
  • Engage actively in committees within the HSHSL, the University, and professional organizations.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Work experience in academic libraries
  • Experience developing training materials and delivering instruction
  • Working knowledge in using a 3D printer/scanner, 3D modeling software, and lendable technology.
  • Experience in data visualization and related tools Experience in conducting usability testing and UX studies
  • Experience in PHP or other server-side programming languages such as Python or Ruby
  • Experience with project management

Application Process:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by Friday, May 27 th , 2022.

Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized.

Position: Data Services Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to provide robust research data-related services for UMB faculty, staff, and students. This dynamic librarian advances the Library’s efforts in data sharing and in research data management, discovery, and access.

The Data Services Librarian is a member of the Data and Bioinformation Services Department. They will join a data services librarian and bioinformationist to become a core member of the Library’s Center for Data and Bioinformation Services (CDABS) . The librarian also collaborates with faculty and staff within the HSHSL and with partners throughout the University. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director for Research and Information Services. For more information about the HSHSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/ .

The HSHSL is actively committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from people with underrepresented backgrounds and identities. The HSHSL seeks professionals who are invested in creating an inclusive environment by embracing empathy, respect, and self-reflection, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Consult with faculty, students, and staff about data aspects of research projects.
  • 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.
  • Assist researchers with writing data management plans.
  • Identify software and tools and develop services supporting the discovery and management of research data.
  • Provide support for CDABS data visualization service.
  • 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 HSHSL.
  • Participate in the growth of the UMB Data Catalog by creating dataset records associated with UMB-related scholarly publications and engaging in outreach activities to UMB scholars.
  • Engage actively in committees within the HSHSL, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Engage in professional development, service, and publication/presentation opportunities.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Background or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with quantitative or qualitative research tools such as R, Python, SAS, SPSS or STATA.
  • Knowledge of the research data lifecycle and data management and sharing best practices.
  • Familiarity with appropriate data repositories and public data sets.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

PREFERRED:

  • Experience with using a variety of data analysis, visualization, and mapping tools.
  • Experience with conducting quantitative or qualitative research and data analysis.
  • Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library.
  • Familiarity with data curation and preservation practices
  • Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.

Application Process:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by Friday, April 29, 2022.

Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae; 2) three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized.

Seven Positions: Maryland

Position: Archives Technician
Location: National Archives and Records Administration
Salary: $40,883 – $59,246

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration. This position is part of the the Office of Research Services (R) at the National Archives and Records Administration. The incumbent follows accepted practices in resolving non-recurring problems and meeting deadlines; completed products are evaluated for effectiveness in meeting goals; extensive guidelines in the form of verbal instructions, manuals, and regulations are applied.

Duties

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-7. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Provide reference service including reference search, re-file, interfile, copy, scan and redact information in various filing systems.
  • Arrange records according to established criteria and/or reviews records to provide input on how series of records should be arranged.
  • Assist archivist with preservation and rehabilitation projects.
  • Assist and prepare general description work and online catalog descriptions according to NARA lifecycle standards.
  • Assists in accessioning and disposal of all record types under the guidance of an archivist or archives specialist.

Position: Librarian (Instruction)
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Salary: $89,834 – $116,788

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

You will serve as a LIBRARIAN in the Learning Resource Center of UNIF SRVS UNI OF THE HLTH SCI.

Duties

  • You will manage the library instruction program.
  • You will provide classroom-based reference instruction.
  • You will identify and implement new topics and methods for instruction to meet the needs of the university’s educational mission.
  • You will design web-based learning modules.
  • You will create and develop topics of interest to university patrons to be included in the instruction program.
  • You will work with students to create modules for students on specialized library topics.
  • You will conduct in-depth, highly specific scientific and medical searches for faculty, staff and students using medical and bioscience databases.
  • You will advise patrons on the most effective use of bibliographic resources.
  • You will serve as a Learning Resource Center liaison with the University’s School of Medicine, Graduate School of Nursing and Postgraduate Dental Colleges.

Position: Coordinator of Branch Services
Location: Allegany County Library System
Salary: $34,235 – $51,360

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Coordinator of Branch Services supervises the Service Leaders and oversees and manages the delivery of services and activities of branch staff. The Coordinator of Branch Services supervises all branch operations so ACLS enriches and enhances the community through its spaces, services and partnerships. They work with Service Leaders and other departments to create and manage efficient and effective processes and workflows to carry out library functions. They work with Service Leaders and other departments to coordinate the delivery of optimum customer service and service processes. The Coordinator of Branch Services plays a pivotal role in coordinating the work of the branch staff so that events, activities, partnerships, and initiatives can be carried out and fulfill the intended goals of improving the lives of those in the communities we serve. The Coordinator of Branch Services is a vital part of the library administrative team and represents the public services staff and their perspective in strategic meetings.

Requirements: Master’s Degree OR Two years of experience in fields or trade related to management, district wide supervision, and/or library management. Must be able to successfully complete Library Associate Training Program and maintain certification. Proven history of working with and coordinating varied stakeholders and the ability to craft work plans that achieve results. Proven record of supervisory experience, delegation, and oversight.

Application Process: Submit a letter of interest and resume to Andrea Everett, Allegany County Library System, 31 Washington Street, Cumberland, MD 21502 or email: aeverett@alleganycountylibrary.info

Special Requests: Come join the Allegany County Library System in Mountain Maryland. We are seeking to fill our Coordinator of Branch Services position to help us deliver community focused library services. This dynamic and friendly person will lead and guide our public services staff to expand their current efforts to achieve the library’s mission by engaging with our communities to learn what they need and how the library can help. Allegany County is an affordable and great place to live, work and play less than 2.5 hours from Baltimore/Washington as well as Pittsburgh. This position offers you the opportunity to use all your library and community building skills and witness the positive impact we can make. This position will be supported and energized by a creative and enthusiastic Leadership Team focused on the library system as the path to enrich and improve the community. Mountain Maryland offers 70,000 acres of majestic nature, internationally recognized bike trails, three centuries of American history, a diverse food, brewery, and winery scene, and an endless amount of outdoor adventure.

Closing Date: 8/30/2022

Position: Library Associate I – Outreach
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $42,120

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Outreach Services Department, located at the Westminster Branch, operates mobile library services vehicles and provides a variety of public services, including programming, technology assistance, information, and circulation, to meet the needs of the community. Under general supervision, this position may perform other duties as assigned.

At Carroll County Public Library, superior customer service is core to everything we do. This position ensures CCPL customers have the best experience possible no matter how they choose to contact us or what service they require. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success.

Requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree.
  2. Requires 90 contact hours of approved in-service training through Library Associate Training Institute (LATI) within first 2 years of employment or 9 hours of formal academic course work in library science.
  3. Valid class C driver’s license and a clean driving record.

Application Process: Applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, August 9, 2022.
Applications must be submitted online at https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx

Special Requests:
Closing Date: 08/09/2022

Position: Children’s Services Supervisor I
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries
Salary: $57,166 – $68,599

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary Children’s Supervisor for our Brunswick Branch Library.

Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth.

This professional management position assures that children, their families and caregivers experience the joy of reading in a friendly, creative and dynamic Children’s Department.

Requirements:

  • Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an American Library Association accredited program.
  • Minimum 2 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 1 year in Children’s Services.
  • Minimum 1 year of work experience supervising and/or directing the work of others.
  • Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS degree, current certification must then be maintained.

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum 4 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 1 year in Children’s Services.
  • Minimum 1 year of work experience supervising and/or directing the work of others.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable.
  • NOTE: A related Master’s degree may substitute for a portion of the professional or para-professional library work experience.

Application Process: Deadline to apply: 4:00 pm, August 17, 2022. For complete job description and to apply go to www.frederickcountymd.gov

Special Requests:
Closing Date: 4:00 pm August 17, 2022

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

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: In this role you will:

  • Ensure delivery of excellent customer service by guiding staff and implementing policies and solving problems.
  • Serve as a member of a branch management team, participating in planning and organizing the work of the branch.
  • Lead or assist in leading the day-to-day operations of a library branch.
  • Serve as an on-site manager or assistant manager, supervising, training, evaluating as well as coaching and mentoring staff.
  • Develop, provide, and evaluate training to a diverse staff, throughout the Department.
  • Respond directly to customer concerns, suggestions, and complaints.
  • Serve on workgroups and committees designed to encourage communication and problem solving across all levels of the organization.

Requirements: You are:

  • Flexible, adaptable, and eager to implement change to better serve our communities.
  • Able to communicate effectively with diverse audiences through a variety of platforms.
  • Ready to grasp new technologies and train staff to use these technologies.
  • Comfortable developing, presenting, and evaluating training, virtually and in person.
  • An empathetic listener who enjoys understanding and responding to the needs of customers and staff.
  • Ready to understand the part your branch plays in the Department and the role the Department plays in County government.

You will need to have:

  • An MLS, MLIS or similar American Library Association accredited degree.
  • 4 years of professional library experience.

Application Process: Please use this link to Montgomery County’s Recruitment Page – https://mcpl.link/IRC55207

Special Requests:
Closing Date: August 17, 2022

Position: Public Services Librarian
Location: Queen Anne’s County Library
Salary: $49,292 – $56,582

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for adults and tracks related expenditures
  • Designs, implements, and evaluates specific programs and activities (both in the library and in the community) with a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion based on the various needs and interests of our community
  • Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/listening, and maintains familiarity with the adult, juvenile and young adult collections
  • Implements an annual summer reading program for adult readers
  • Uses technology to serve customers and to streamline workflow, and provides technology-related instruction to staff and customers
  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for all ages utilizing all aspects of the Maker Space related equipment.
  • Creates an environment that attracts and invites customers to use the library’s collection and spaces
  • Assists customers at their point of need to find answers to a broad range of questions by using appropriate resources
  • In conjunction with the Branch Manager, selects adult materials for purchase in the assigned formats.
  • For the assigned formats, tracks collection development budget, communicates with cataloger and processes materials as needed, maintains and weeds collection, and reads current professional review sources
  • Performs all circulation related functions
  • Merchandises and promotes the library’s collection
  • Follows library procedures to open and close the building
  • Occasionally prepare the cash drawer and make bank deposits.
  • Understands and implements departmental, branch, and system policies and procedures
  • May serve as the librarian in charge and, in consultation with a circulation staff member, handle customer issues and respond to building problems with follow-up provided to branch manager
  • Must be able to meet scheduling requirements by arriving to work on time and staying until the end of one’s shift with ability to plan, prioritize, and accomplish tasks
  • Actively supports and adheres to the Staff Handbook for Queen Anne’s County Library
  • Ability to follow instructions and work effectively under minimal supervision
  • Must possess the knowledge and ability to effectively work in an environment that serves people of diverse ages, cultures, abilities, and skill levels
  • Must possess computer skills and be able to use different technologies to perform work duties and serve customers
  • Actively supports the library’s mission, vision, and strategic direction
  • Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter and effectively solving problems, embracing change, and taking measured risks
  • Participates in or presents training and development opportunities, joins professional associations, and shares knowledge in the workplace, and completes job related continuing education requirements in a timely manner
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library Science and 2+ years’ relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to obtain Professional Librarian certification within 6 months of hire.
  • Ability to work as part of a customer-focused team.

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Associate Director, Public Services

Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Originally posted on ALA JobList. 

The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County seeks an experienced and innovative manager to become a key member of the Library Executive Team and to provide future vision, oversight, leadership and strategic direction for the library’s public services.

This permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position at the rank of Librarian II reports to the Library Director. The Associate Director is the head of Public Services and provides leadership and strategic visioning for the departments of Reference Services, Circulation Media Services, Interlibrary Loan, and Special Collections and Archives and the Library Gallery at UMBC’s Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery.

Specific duties include:

  • Develop, set and assess the strategic direction for Circulation Media, Special Collections, Reference and Interlibrary Loan Departments;
  • Ensure that goals and strategic direction align with the Library’s Strategic Plan;
  • Lead departmental managers who are responsible for Circulation Media, Special Collections, Reference and Interlibrary Loan Departments;
  • Participate in library planning in collaboration with the Director and Associate Directors;
  • Serve on library-wide, university and university system committees and task forces including the Library Executive Council; and
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Requirements

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program required.
  • Five years’ professional experience with progressive responsibility, including a minimum of three years’ experience managing and developing staff in an academic library, particularly in public services areas.
  • Proven knowledge of current and emerging trends, principles, procedures, and best practices related to at least three of the public services areas: circulation, course reserves, resource sharing (Interlibrary Loan), information services (reference), and stacks management.
  • A record of successful collaborative work in a complex environment, such as a consortium or multi-type library.
  • Proven leadership and management skills.
  • Proven experience working in a collaborative team environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to high quality user service.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably and person-ably both verbally and in writing.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with Ex Libris products.
  • Experience working directly in one (or more) of the public services departments: Reference, Interlibrary Loan, Circulation/Media, and Special Collections & Library Gallery.
  • Experience managing change in an academic library.

Position: Resource Sharing Specialist, Lending

Location: University of Maryland Libraries

Originally posted on ALA JobList

Manages the lending of library materials to other libraries. Processes interlibrary loan requests and materials in ILLiad. Identifies and resolves problems related to ILL lending. Supervises ILL student employees, and provides guidance and instruction to library support staff performing tasks related to ILL lending. Assists with improving lending policies, procedures, and workflows. Provides assistance to staff at other library institutions and UMD Libraries’ users.

Volume for these services is closely tied to the academic calendar. Accordingly, annual leave cannot be used during the month of January and the two weeks before and after the start of the Fall and Spring semesters, except in emergencies or other exceptional circumstances.1 These are peak periods with increased workloads for the Resource Sharing & Reserves unit.

Manages lending of library materials to other libraries (40%)*

a. Processes lending requests in ILLiad, our interlibrary loan management system.
b. Searches the library’s catalog and online databases to verify citations and the availability and location of materials.
c. Uses Confluence, OCLC Knowledgebase, and other documentation to verify the lendability of particular collections and online resources.
d. Prints pull slips and organizes them by location and call number.
e. Manages the lending of returnables to other libraries, including renewals and returns.
f. Identifies and resolves ILLiad system alerts, OCLC special messages, problem items, and other errors related to Lending.
g. Oversees lending workflow and monitors turnaround time, ensuring priority requests are filled in 24 hours and other requests within 4 business days

To review the entire job description view https://www.lib.umd.edu/about/careers/staff-faculty

Requirements

Education: Bachelor’s Degree

EXPERIENCE:
Required: One year of experience directly related to the primary duties of the position.

Required
General knowledge and understanding of the nature and function of libraries; of library services, standards and procedures; of bibliographic records, publishing and publication formats, and library information storage and retrieval systems. Skill in alphabetic and numeric filing; in using a computer terminal to input and retrieve information; in interpreting and applying library policies and procedures; and in analyzing problems of a moderately complex nature. Ability to communicate effectively; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library users and staff; to provide guidance and instruction to subordinate personnel; strong attention to detail; to work independently; and to exercise initiative in interpreting and applying rules, procedures, and instructions.

Position: Head, Resource Development and Sharing

Location: Health Sciences & Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Originally posted on MLA Jobline

Responsibilities: Resource Sharing: Oversees the ILL staff including hiring, training, staff development, and performance assessment; Sets, modifies and enforces policies, procedures based on laws/guidelines, needs, and fairness; Leads the team to create and follow best practices; Evaluates and trials new methods, technologies, and products; Fosters a learning, collaborative, and caring environment; Stays current with technology and practices relating to the field; Maintains high service standards and measures performance using data and surveys; Participates in USMAI (University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions) committees and task groups when appropriate; Resource Development (UMB Digital Archive and UMB Data Catalog): Sets vision and strategies for short and long-term development; Implements and oversees all aspects of development and maintenance; Oversees content organization, presentation, digitization, and accessibility; Actively solicits content from various organizations on campus; Collects and evaluates datasets for cataloging from researchers and public repositories; Ensures copyright laws and open access policies are followed; Works with Metadata Management Department in metadata design and creation; Evaluates usage through data analysis and surveys ; Promotes services to the UMB community Requirements: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution; Minimum of two years supervisory experience; Strong visionary leadership in the areas of responsibility; A mindset to seek continuous innovation as well as hands-on implementation skills; Ability to mentor and motivate others in a multitask environment; Ability to establish priorities, meet deadlines; Strong analytical and problem-solving skills; Ability to work independently and as part of a team; Excellent customer service skills; Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; Strong project management skills; Ability to prepare and present clear, concise statistical and narrative reports Preferred: Supervisory experience in an interlibrary loan/document delivery unit in an academic, research or special library; Minimum three years of post-MLS/MLIS professional library experience; Experience in all aspects of the development and management of a library or institutional repository; Technical knowledge in use of library technology and standard desktop applications; Experience with metadata design and creation Salary Range: $65,000 minimum, commensurate with experience Application Process: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Interested candidates please apply for this position through Taleo: https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=2200013J&lang=en Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1. A resume or curriculum vitae; 2. Three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3. A cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a maximum 100 word statement describing their experience and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and how they would further the Library and UMB’s diversity values; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Library and UMB’s commitment to diversity. 4. On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – this does not need to be notarized. Special Requests: For best consideration apply by August 19. 

Position: Research and Education Librarian

Location: Health Sciences & Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Originally posted on MLA Jobline.

Responsibilities: The Research and Education Librarian: Cultivates and sustains connections between the UMB School of Medicine and the Library. Builds collaborative relationships with students and faculty, advocating for their research and learning needs. Partners with members of the Research and Education Services department, building a collaborative team and developing innovative programs and services. Delivers engaging instruction and consultations to students, emphasizing searching skills, finding quality evidence, critical appraisal of resources, and information management. Consults and collaborates with faculty and staff in support of research and scholarly publishing. Provides expert searching for systematic reviews, scoping reviews, other literature reviews, and grant applications. Develops workshops and video tutorials on searching, publishing, information management and other topics of interest to the UMB Community, in person and virtually. Participates actively on committees within the School of Medicine, the Library, the University, and professional organizations. Follows and appraises emerging research and curricular trends within the health sciences, academic librarianship, and medical education. Cultivates and sustains inclusive and equitable working relationships with Library colleagues and with students, faculty, and staff. Engages in professional development, service, and research activities to enhance professional expertise and maintain or advance appointment rank. Requirements: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program. Demonstrated experience working in a service position, either in a library or other setting. Experience in database searching, including familiarity with health sciences databases. Training or experience in teaching to groups, either virtually or in-person. Experience working in teams and independently. Excellent communication skills. Preferred: Experience with, or enthusiasm for, the health or biological sciences. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Public service experience in an academic or health sciences library environment. Experience teaching online or in-person to a range of audiences, including faculty, students, and clinicians. Evidence of professional involvement, service, and/or scholarly activities. Salary Range: $55,000 minimum commensurate with experience Application Process: Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled. Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by August 12, 2022. Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) A resume or curriculum vitae; 2) Three references with the names, professional titles, relationships to applicant, and contact information, including email; 3) A cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a maximum 100 word statement describing their experience and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion and how they would further the Library and UMB’s diversity values; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further the Library and UMB’s commitment to diversity. On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – this does not need to be notarized. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: https://umb.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=2200010R&lang=en For more information, visit our website at http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/general/about/employment/ or email jobs@hshsl.umaryland.edu. Special Requests: For best consideration, apply before August 12.

Position: Branch Manager

Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on MLA JobLine. 

Responsibilities: The Branch Manager oversees and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, activities, and staff of the assigned branch and is designated as a Level I due to collection size, number of branch staff and customer traffic. Ensures that branch staff adhere to HCPLs Values Statement and deliver exceptional customer service. Acts as liaison between branch staff and Administration. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration, providing equal and free access to information, programs and education. Requirements: Masters degree; MLS preferred from an ALA-accredited institution; *Ability to obtain State of Maryland certification as a Professional Librarian within six months of hire or LATI training within two years of hire; *Five or more years of professional library experience, including direct information service and training of customers and staff on use of computers, databases, of which two years must be in a public library or complex customer service setting; *Minimum of three years of increasingly responsible supervisory experience; *Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours; *Ability to travel to branch/outside locations is required; *Ability to provide documentation of valid driver’s license with no more than three points; *Ability to obtain and maintain a favorable criminal background report. Salary Range: Undisclosed Application Process: Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only. Please visit us at http://www.HCPLonline.org and click on Library Jobs tab for vacancy announcement details and application instructions. Special Requests: Closing Date: Open Until Filled.

Position: Library Associate II – Learning & Sharing Coordinator

Location: Harford Public Library

Originally posted on MLA JobLine. 

Responsibilities: The Library Associate II – Learning & Sharing Coordinator performs a variety of reference services within a branch in order to assist patrons in using the library and its services to their fullest advantage. Assists customers with locating materials, information, using electronic resources and emerging technologies. Plans and presents programming. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration. Requirements: Minimum Requirements: *Bachelors Degree; *Completion of State of Maryland Library Associate Training Institute program or nine (9) credits of formal academic course work in library science from an ALA approved institution; *Two (2) or more years of related experience; *Computer experience including internet, use of computer databases and downloading digital materials to a personal device; *Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours. Salary Range: Undisclosed Application Process: Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only. Please visit us at http://www.HCPLonline.org and click on Library Jobs tab for vacancy announcement details and application instructions. Special Requests: Closing Date: Open Until Filled.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Assistant Branch Manager I
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $50,544 – $87,210

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: 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.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree and three year’s 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

Application Process: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on AACPL’s Recruitment Page. Questions may be directed to humanresources@aacpl.net. All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., August 5, 2022.

Special Requests:
Closing Date: 08/05/2022

Position: Programming & Outreach Coordinator Multicultural Community Engagement
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $50,544 – $87,210

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: This is varied professional work providing programming and outreach to the public of all ages. This position includes 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.

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

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 is required. Valid driver’s license which is not suspended or revoked. AACPL will have your driving record reviewed as a requirement of our insurance carrier.

Application Process: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on AACPL’s Recruitment Page. Questions may be directed to humanresources@aacpl.net. All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., August 22, 2022.

Special Requests:
Closing Date: 08/22/2022

Position: Branch Manager
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS)

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: PGCMLS is currently seeking candidates to fill Branch Manager positions at multiple locations. Branch Managers are responsible for oversight of daily branch operations and supervising professional and paraprofessional staff. Successful candidates will have excellent communication skills that include writing, coaching, and presenting, creativity, and demonstrated values that support diversity and inclusion.

Requirements: Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program. Three to five years of professional library experience including three years of supervisory experience. Maryland Professional Public Librarian certificate upon hire or within six months of hire. Knowledge of supervisory principles, practices, and methods. Knowledge of current trends and developments in the field of public library services, customer service, technology, information services, adult services, youth services, as assigned. Strong written and verbal communication as well as customer service skills. Excellent organization, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Flexible and adaptable to change. Ability to work in a labor/management environment.
Candidates selected for hire will be required to work some evenings and weekends.

Application Process: To be considered for these vacancies, visit: http://www.pgcmls.info and complete an online application. PGCMLS Branch Manager

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Market Intelligence Analyst
Location: DLA Piper

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

DLA Piper is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be treated without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, gender identity, or any other factor protected by law. Job applicant poster viewing center.

DLA Piper LLP (US) has a COVID vaccine policy, and this position may require in-office presence. Request for reasonable accommodations may be considered in accordance with applicable laws.

DLA Piper LLP (US) is a leading global business law firm. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining the best people across our practice and business service groups. We are looking for collaborative, results oriented people who enjoy working in a fast paced environment and have exceptional problem solving skills.

If you are a highly talented Market Intelligence Analyst, we want to hear from you!

This position can sit in our Sacramento, Atlanta, Austin, Albany, Atlantic City, Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Miami, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Raleigh, Tampa or Wilmington office.

The work schedule will be 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM (PST).

The Competitive Intelligence team crafts custom-made research dossiers that analyze client and prospective client businesses in-depth, giving our lawyers critical insight into the client’s legal and business needs along with a competitive edge in the legal market. With a deep understanding of global business and legal issues, the team understands how to hone in on and then explain key data points to provide studies that are high level and information-rich. Work done by this team has consistently proven instrumental for winning new business.

Our team offers a collegial, fast-paced, and challenging environment, continuous career growth, and access to the most innovative knowledge resources and platforms. The effectiveness of our work is immediate and clear. Researchers will swiftly see how their work enhances our business development and contributes to the success of the firm.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 3 years’ experience in research or knowledge services
  • Strong analytical skills to gather, analyze, and interpret a variety of data
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills required to interact with staff of all levels
  • Experience conducting online research using various business and legal research platforms
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment

Preferred Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or related field
  • Knowledge of the legal market and competitors
  • Market Research Experience

What will your day look like?
You will be responsible for conducting extensive research on current and potential clients, in addition to key industries, competitors, and new markets. In this role, you will identify market trends, industry developments, client movements and other relevant client news in an effort to provide information for the firm’s marketing department and attorney client teams. You will analyze the firm’s clients, prospects, key industries serviced, competitors and identify new markets. You are additionally responsible for client pitches and provide information needed for RFPs. You will analyze search results, compile reports and provide a written executive summary. You are responsible for providing critical information to the firm’s business development and competitive advantage initiatives. You will assist management with developing a highly functioning global competitive intelligence research and business analysis group by contributing ideas, suggestions, and using information and tools not typically found in a law firm.

To learn more about DLA Piper, please visit our website.

We offer exceptional career opportunities in an environment that is challenging, rewarding, and, we believe, truly different from our competitors. Our employees enjoy a competitive benefits package and a dynamic and diverse environment in which they can build a long and fruitful career and reap the rewards of their success.

Agency applications will not be considered.

Position: Librarian I – Circulation & Reference Librarian
Location: Caroline County Public Library
Salary: $45,000 – $50,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Essential Functions- Provides frontline customer service at all three (3) CCPL locations; Provides detailed reference and referral services; Assists with collection maintenance, including shelving, shelf reading and weeding; Assists customers with computers and other equipment; Educates customers on library technology, resources and services; Assists with opening and closing procedures; Performs other duties as assigned.

CIRCULATION & REFERENCE MANAGER: Oversees, tracks, and resolves individual circulation-related customer issues. Oversees the day-to-day operations of circulation and reference services at the Central Library. Supervises assigned library staff, establishing and overseeing assignments and the division of work. Helps maintain a circulation procedure handbook. Helps develop and update library policies, procedures and training documentation. Processes all assigned circulation and collection reports. Oversees customer service, reference/information training. Works with administration and other managers to develop and implement department or branch goals within overall system goals. Maintains an accurate and up to date patron database. Participates on the hiring team as needed. Works with Office Manager to ensure adequate public services supplies. Assists with collection development as assigned.

Additional Functions: May contribute to library programming and/or outreach. May serve as liaison with local and state organizations. May write grants for public and nonprofit funding and seek corporate sponsorship to help fund library resources, programs and services. May assist with adult summer reading. May contribute to library programming and/or outreach.

Requirements: Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program. Possess a Maryland Class “C” driver’s license or an equivalent from another state. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. High level of computer proficiency, including familiarity with both Mac and Windows operating systems.

Preferred Qualifications: Library experience; Supervisory experience. Familiarity with Polaris ILS. Customer service experience.

Application Process: Please view complete job announcement, position description, and application instructions at https://www.carolib.org/careers-at-the-library

Special Requests: Closing Date: 8/20/2022

Position: Children’s Services Supervisor I
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries
Salary: $57,166 – $68,599

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: This professional management position is located at the Brunswick Public Library. This position assures that children, their families, and caregivers experience the joy of reading in a friendly, creative, and dynamic Children’s Department. Supervision is given to professional and paraprofessional Children’s Services staff; supervision is received from the Branch Administrator.

Requirements:

  • Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an American Library Association accredited program.
  • Minimum 2 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 1 year in Children’s Services.
  • Minimum 1 year of work experience supervising and/or directing the work of others.
  • Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS degree, current certification must then be maintained.

OR

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • Minimum 4 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 1 year in Children’s Services.
  • Minimum 1 year of work experience supervising and/or directing the work of others.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable.
  • NOTE: A related Master’s degree may substitute for a portion of the professional or para-professional library work experience

Application Process: Deadline to apply: 4:00 pm July 25, 2022. For complete job description and to apply go to www.frederickcountymd.gov

Special Requests: Closing Date: 4:00 pm July 25, 2022

One Position: Maryland

Position: Librarian Supervisor II, Children’s

Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library

Salary: $74,943

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Vacancy Number: 2015-00217 Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is in search of an energetic, creative and passionate leader to serve as the department manager for the Children’s Department. This is a management position under the direction of the Chief of the State Library Resource Center (SLRC) in programmatic collaboration with the Library’s Children’s Services Coordinator. This position serves a local and statewide customer base. Management Responsibilities: Assuring excellent customer service with adherence to the Library’s mission; Ability to design and implement relevant children’s programming and outreach to a broad, diverse statewide customer base; Develop relevant training for local and statewide public library staffs; Function effectively and collaboratively as a member of the SLRC management team; Planning and project management related to the Library’s and the State Library Resource Center’s Strategic Plan; Supervision and evaluation of Children’s Department staff and programs. Core Skills: Application of existing and emerging technologies and their role in children’s services; Awareness of trends in children’s service and 21st century learning skills; Confident presentation skills on all age levels with the emphasis for children; Flexibility and collaboration looking beyond tradition; Knowledge of trends and criteria of children’s materials in all formats; Understanding the role of information literacy encompassing all related areas; Writing for the web. Requirements: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university and experience in developing programs for children. This position also requires two (2) years of demonstrated, successful, and increasingly responsible planning, programming, and supervisory experience in a public library setting. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: The successful candidate must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and the proven ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced environment. The successful candidate must have the ability to travel in Maryland with personal transportation. The Librarian Supervisor II must have the ability work in concert with Library administrative staff, the Chief of SLRC and other Maryland State public libraries. The Manager will be expected to maintain an atmosphere of confidentiality as required. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with automated systems and the Microsoft software suite is required. Salary Range: $74,943 Application Process: https://tinyurl.com/LSII-Childrens Special Requests: Closing Date: Open until filled.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Art and Architecture Libraries Coordinator
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $51,182 – $55,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Reporting to the Head of Art and Architecture Libraries, this position supervises operational aspects of the Art and Architecture libraries, which includes supervising hourly desk students, library opening procedures, maintenance and troubleshooting of public computers and equipment (e.g., scanners, copiers, and printers), facilities, 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 the Head of Art and Architecture to plan, implement, and provide new services. 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 Art and Architecture Services Desks as appropriate, 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 Art and Architecture 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).

Requirements:

Background Check Required: Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree

EXPERIENCE:

  • Two years of experience directly related to the primary duties of the position.
  • Experience in or an aptitude to working in a lead or supervisory capacity.

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, skills, and abilities)

  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels within and without the University system; evaluate student assistants and budget requirements; set and adjust priorities and be flexible in order to respond to shifting work demands.
  • Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and execute complicated and continuing assignments independently; to manage office operations and staff.
  • Working familiarity or aptitude with both Windows and IOS platform computer workstations and relevant research and circulation software including Aleph (catalog), LibAnswers analytics, or equivalent products.
  • Skill in the practical application of office practices, procedures, and equipment;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of academic library system standards, policies and procedures related to personnel, collections and services.
  • Working knowledge of and facility with a complex library automation system and its functions.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, and in writing with all persons potentially affected by the scope of the work.
  • Strong service orientation; ability to anticipate customer and staff needs and seek ways of providing satisfactory solutions; ability to interact effectively with a diverse staff inside the libraries, with the students, staff and faculty of the University, and with individuals from the greater research community.
  • Ability to manage tasks in response to varying time pressures with shifting priorities and changing constraints; demonstrated ability to analyze service pressure related issues, and organize workflow to maximize efficiency.
  • Advanced ability to use computer programs including word processing, database, spreadsheet, and presentation software; the ability to help our patrons use these programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, and in writing with all persons potentially affected by the scope of the work.

Preferred

  • Experience working in a large academic library setting, with duties and responsibilities for information and/or technology services.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of library system standards, policies and procedures related to personnel, collections and services.

To view the complete position description, please view: http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Position: Cataloging Librarian
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library
Salary: $57,050 – $105,127

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: This highly skilled and professional-level position maintains the integrity, usability, and reliability of the library’s metadata and authority control databases. Performs original and copycataloging. Supervises paraprofessional staff. Oversees receipt, cataloging, processing, and distribution of library materials. Participates in tasks and projects with related departments such as Materials Management and Circulation Services, including providing data and reports.

Requirements: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Possession of a master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program; one year’s work experience in library service and two years of supervisory experience. One year’s experience in metadata development (cataloging) or metadata coursework is preferred. Reading and writing fluency in Spanish is highly preferred.

NECESSARY 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.

Application Process: To Apply: Upload cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form on AACPL’s Recruitment Page. Questions may be directed to humanresources@aacpl.net. All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m., August 2, 2022.

Position: Library Specialist
Location: Johns Hopkins University Institute of the History of Medicine Historical Collection and Rare Book Room

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Institute for the History of Medicine is seeking a Library Specialist who will be responsible for the daily operations of a departmental library. Manages the public service desk and performs all circulation functions. This role acts independently with minimal supervision from the Curator of the Historical Collection.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities: Oversees all acquisitions of books and journals for the collection. Performs copy-cataloguing of new acquisitions and maintenance of collection records in Horizon system. Performs public service and technical service library activities, along with clerical duties. Responsible for all preparation of material for shelving, including labeling, stamping, plating, reinforcing and sending material to commercial binders. Answers telephone, greets visitors, and directs researchers to Curator for assistance, when appropriate. Operates computer to access e-mail, electronic calendars, and other basic office support software. Uses automated library system to create and maintain circulation, acquisition, and bibliographic records. Provides general library use assistance to the public and to members of the History of Medicine Department. Exchanges non-routine information tactfully, requiring good oral and written communication skills.

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma/GED; 3 years of related experience.

Additional education may substitute for required experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula which is: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree. Library experience in circulation and/or technical services preferred.

Physical Requirements: Ability to stand, walk or sit for an extended period of time. Ability to lift 30 pounds. Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction. Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard. Communication skills using the spoken word. Ability to see within normal parameters. Ability to hear within normal range. Frequent exposure to book dust. Ability to push a loaded book cart.

Salary Range: Starting Salary Range: $17.59 – $24.80/hour (commensurate with experience) Full Time; M-F 9-5; Exempt Status: Non-Exempt

Application Process: JHU School of Medicine Campus

Two Positions: Virginia

Position: Virginia Room Librarian (Librarian I)

Location: Fairfax County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Under direction of the Virginia Room Manager, provides information services to customers of all ages, including reference, programming and outreach, and inter-library loan. Recommends reading materials to customers with an emphasis on Virginiana, local and family history. Performs entry-level professional librarian work utilizing specialized professional knowledge to manage the collection, including weeding, replacements, input to collection development, and annual periodical selection. Communicates and interprets library policies and procedures to the public. Performs other duties as may be assigned to further the goals and objectives of Fairfax County Public Library. Note: This job announcement may be used to fill future full-time Virginia Room Librarian (Librarian I) vacancies.
Salary: The salary offer will not exceed the midpoint (or $72,561.84) of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.
Schedule: Standard hours may include day and/or evening hours to include weekdays and weekends.
To learn more about a career with Fairfax County Public Library, watch our video “Library Staff Share Why They Love Working at the Library

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)

  • Answers informational and reference questions from customers using print and electronic resources;
  • Assists and instructs customers in the use of print and online materials and technology;
  • Advises and assists customers in the selection of books, periodicals, media, and other materials;
  • Plans and provides programs and outreach to customers of all ages;
  • Maintains collection by weeding, marketing, and merchandising library materials;
  • Troubleshoots library computers and reports unresolved problems through proper channels;
  • Performs copy cataloging of library materials;
  • Identifies materials to be considered for addition to the library collection;
  • Remains current in resources, services and technologies in the information field;
  • May supervise volunteers;
  • May serve as person in charge;
  • Provides reference services using Library collections and subscription databases, including Special Collections holdings;
  • Describes, preserves, provides access in both physical and digital formats to Special Collections materials which include manuscripts, photographic images and subject files.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

  • Knowledge of the principles, standards, and practices of library science;
  • Knowledge of library reference sources and methods;
  • Ability to create or curate professional resources;
  • Ability to use professional knowledge to manage the library’s collection;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a self-directed workload;
  • Ability to provide information service to customers of all ages;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with others;
  • Ability to exercise tact, good judgment, and initiative;
  • Knowledge of word processing and computer applications;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to answer reference questions and provide reading guidance;
  • Knowledge of the Library’s operating procedures;
  • Ability to interpret Library policy for staff and the general public;
  • Ability to promote interest in library services;
  • Ability to plan and provide community-oriented library programs and outreach;
  • Ability to adapt to workplace change;
  • Ability to classify and catalog material.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include a practical, oral and/or written exercise.
The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.
Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Masters degree from an ALA (American Library Association)-accredited library school; or ability to obtain a Master’s degree from an accredited library school within three months of the job advertisement closing date.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of a certificate issued by the Virginia State Board for Certification of Librarians within (3) three months of date of appointment to the position.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
One or more years of experience working in a library setting. Strong customer services skills. Experience with local history/genealogy collections and archives. Experience in planning and providing programs and outreach to adults.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
  • The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Ability to input, access, and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to travel to various locations throughout Fairfax County to provide coverage, attend meetings and trainings. All duties performed with or without reasonable accommodations.

Position: Information Services Librarian (Librarian I)

Location: Fairfax County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Provides information services to customers of all ages, including reference, programming and outreach, and inter-library loan. Recommends reading materials to customers with an emphasis on services to adults. Performs entry-level professional librarian work utilizing specialized professional knowledge to manage the collection, including weeding, replacements, input to collection development, and annual periodical selection. Communicates and interprets library policies and procedures to the public. Performs other duties as may be assigned to further the goals and objectives of Fairfax County Public Library.
Note: This job announcement may be used to fill future full-time Information Services Librarian (Librarian I) vacancies.
Salary: The salary offer will not exceed the midpoint (or $72,561.84) of the advertised compensation range. Promotional rules apply for current Fairfax County Government and Fairfax County Public Schools employees.
Schedule: Scheduling flexibility is imperative. Standard hours may include day and/or evening hours to include weekdays and weekends as assigned. The schedule may vary depending on the needs of the library.
To learn more about a career with Fairfax County Public Library, watch our video “Library Staff Share Why They Love Working at the Library

Illustrative Duties

(The illustrative duties listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list. A complete list of position duties and unique physical requirements can be found in the position description.)

  • Answers informational and reference questions from customers using print and electronic resources;
  • Assists and instructs customers in the use of print and online materials and technology;
  • Advises and assists customers in the selection of books, periodicals, media, and other materials;
  • Plans and provides programs and outreach to customers of all ages;
  • Maintains collection by weeding, marketing, and merchandising library materials;
  • Troubleshoots library computers and reports unresolved problems through proper channels;
  • Performs copy cataloging of library materials;
  • Identifies materials to be considered for addition to the library collection;
  • Remains current in resources, services and technologies in the information field;
  • May supervise volunteers;
  • May serve as person in charge.

Required Knowledge Skills and Abilities

(The knowledge, skills and abilities listed in this specification are representative of the class but are not an all-inclusive list.)

  • Knowledge of the principles, standards, and practices of library science;
  • Knowledge of library reference sources and methods;
  • Ability to create or curate professional resources;
  • Ability to use professional knowledge to manage the library’s collection;
  • Ability to prioritize and manage a self-directed workload;
  • Ability to provide information service to customers of all ages;
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with others;
  • Ability to exercise tact, good judgment, and initiative;
  • Knowledge of word processing and computer applications;
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to answer reference questions and provide reading guidance;
  • Knowledge of the Library’s operating procedures;
  • Ability to interpret Library policy for staff and the general public;
  • Ability to promote interest in library services;
  • Ability to plan and provide community-oriented library programs and outreach;
  • Ability to adapt to workplace change;
  • Ability to classify and catalog material.

SELECTION PROCEDURE:
Panel interview and may include an oral, practical and/or written exercise.
The population of Fairfax County is very diverse where 39.8% of residents speak a language other than English at home (Spanish, Asian/Pacific Islander, Indo-European, and others) and we encourage candidates bilingual in English and a foreign language to apply to this opportunity.
Fairfax County Government prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, age, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetics, political affiliation, or military status in the recruitment, selection, and hiring of its workforce.
Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Master’s degree from an ALA (American Library Association)-accredited library school; or ability to obtain a master’s degree from an accredited library school within three months of the job advertisement closing date.
CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED:
Possession of a certificate issued by the Virginia State Board for Certification of Librarians within (3) three months of date of appointment to the position.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working in a library setting.
  • Strong customer services skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with electronic book reading devices and basic knowledge of e-book downloading procedures.
  • Experience in planning and providing programs and outreach to adults.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • All newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (two weeks after the last required dose) as a condition of employment or obtain approval of a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. Proof of an exemption or vaccination status will be required during the pre-employment onboarding process. New employees who obtain an exemption from the vaccine mandate for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs may be subject to a weekly testing requirement. Vaccinated employees and employees with a medical or religious exemption will complete the attestation online on their first day of employment or shortly thereafter.
  • The appointee to the position will be required to complete a criminal background check and Child Protective Services Registry check to the satisfaction of the employer.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Business Intelligence Manager

Location: Western Maryland Regional Library

Salary: $50,000 – $55,000

Originally posted on the MLA Jobline. 

Responsibilities: Creates systems and processes to gather and analyze data; Manages and coordinates business analytics to drive performance; Leads, coordinates, and conducts studies of library service and operational effectiveness; Analyzes and interprets data to identify patterns and customer preferences; Oversees measurement of effectiveness through design of measurement tools; coordination of measurement activities, and analysis of results; Contributes to the identification of library performance standards, and routinely monitors progress; Identifies and communicates variances in performance metrics to library administration.; Provides support for library planning processes; Coordinates and conducts special projects as assigned; Participates on and/or leads committees and workgroups as assigned; Represents the WMRL and county library systems to the public, community groups, county government, non-profits, and other library systems; Participates in training opportunities and attends meetings as necessary; Represents the WMRL at state-wide meetings as appropriate. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required; with coursework in statistics, analytics, or related field preferred. Must be able to complete Library Associate Training sponsored by the Maryland State Library Association within the first two years of employment. Working knowledge of planning and data evaluation techniques and methodologies. Experience working with advanced analytic tools. Working knowledge of current public library practices and initiatives strongly preferred. Salary Range: This position offers a hiring salary range of $50,000 – $55,000 and an excellent benefits package. Benefits include health insurance, vacation, sick, personal leave, and retirement benefits through the State of Maryland, along with eligibility for a deferred compensation program (457b). Application Process: To apply, send resume, cover letter, and three professional references to adminhr@washcolibrary.org. Special Requests: Closing Date: Position is open until filled; first consideration will be given to resumes received by August 12, 2022.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Technician
Location: Nimitz Library, Naval Academy
Salary: $50,643 – $72,907

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

You will serve as a LIBRARY TECHNICIAN in the Systems & Materials Processing Department in the Nimitz Library of NAVAL ACADEMY.

GS-08 Salary Range: $56,086-$72,907
GS-07 Salary Range: $50,643-$65,831

Duties

  • You will perform cataloging/metadata primarily using the Library’s enterprise information system and a cloud-based metadata collaborative (OCLC).
  • You will manipulate records for a wide variety of library materials in various formats, including but not limited to, streaming media, digitized primary sources, born electronic material, and a variety of periodicals/serials continuously used.
  • You will approve invoices within the Library’s enterprise information system and coordinate payment with Nimitz, Academic Cost Center, and Comptroller financial personnel.
  • You will utilize interlibrary borrowing/loaning information system to obtain research materials and/or lend material to other researchers upon request.

Position: Regional Manager
Location: Baltimore County Public Library
Salary: $98,881

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

Under the general direction of the Chief Customer Experience Officer, provides operational, strategic and administrative leadership to one service region (Western, Central or Eastern). Works collaboratively with other Regional Managers to ensure the provision of high-quality, customer-focused library services, operational continuity and efficiency, effective allocation of resources and consistency within and across branches and regions. In collaboration with and in support of administrative staff, advises, recommends, develops, plans for and implements public service policies, organizational initiatives and strategic priorities. May represent BCPL through active involvement with external committees and partners.

  • Recruits, trains, supervises, develops and coaches Library Managers in assigned region
  • Guides and supports Library Managers in development, coordination and implementation of branch and system goals, strategies and work plans. Works in collaboration with Library Managers within assigned region to study branch data analytics and community demographics, gain an understanding of community needs, evaluate branch performance and community impact and identify opportunities for enhancement or improvement
  • Provides direction and counsel to branches within assigned region on all aspects of operations, including facilities, provision of services, quality of service, addressing customer complaints and interpretation and compliance with policies. Responds to and resolves escalated customer service inquiries and issues
  • Provides oversight and guidance, in alignment with Human Resources, on personnel training and performance in branches within assigned region
  • Reviews and approves large purchase requests from branches within assigned region
  • Provides support to Chief Operations Officer and Library Manager during branch renovation and building projects
  • Facilitates regular meetings of Library Managers, Assistant Library Managers, Circulation Services Managers, and other key positions
  • May recruit, train, supervise, develop and coach Security Coordinator

Requirements

  • MLS from an ALA accredited school
  • Comprehensive knowledge of library operations acquired through eight (8) years of progressively responsible work experience in a public library
  • Five (5) years of supervisory experience
  • Have or be able to secure Maryland State Department of Education Professional Librarian Certification
  • Must have access to transportation, as needed, to fulfill the responsibilities of the position, including meetings, events and activities at other branch locations or offsite
  • Must be able to use computer for extended periods of time

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian II, Tween

Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library

Salary: $50,013.00-$60,785

Originally posted on ALA Joblist.

Description

The Pratt Library is accepting applications for a Librarian II – Tween Services for the Neighborhood Library Services Division at our Hamilton Location.

Under the direction of the Branch Manager, the Librarian II – Tween Specialist is responsible for providing programming and library services to “tween” customers in grades 4-8 and will work collaboratively with the children and young adult specialists and branch staff to facilitate and support branch activities, afterschool programs, school and community partnerships, and direct reference and public service.

The desired candidate is someone who is passionate about youth services, develops innovative programs and solutions, provides excellent customer service, and thrives in a collaborative environment.

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. Flexibility on work location is a must and public service is a priority.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • MLS or MLIS from a college or university accredited by ALA, or a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with relevant focus.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Minimum of two years of experience in a public library or school setting, including experience in children, tweens or teen services as well as some supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of children’s and teen literature and programming trends, youth development, and related “best practices” in the provision of library services to children and teens.
  • Relevant experience in planning and implementing public programs. Excellent customer service and communication skills. An eagerness to learn about and use emerging technologies in a makerspace environment.
  • Ability to provide effective leadership and supervision for staff; skill in human services; ability to make long-range plans; understanding of library/community relationships; and an ability to interpret and promote them to organized and informal groups.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to resolve problems and conflict with diplomacy and discretion.
  • Candidates who are bilingual are strongly encouraged to apply.

Position: Project Director, Director of Extension Digital Literacy

Location: University of Maryland

Salary: $77,600-$97,000

Chartered as the Maryland Agricultural College on March 6, 1856, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is the cornerstone of the University of Maryland system, built upon a foundation of sound science, groundbreaking research through the Agricultural Experiment Station, and Maryland pride. The University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR) is a leading Land-Grant institution providing teaching, research, and programs through the University of Maryland Extension (UME) to a diverse clientele in the State of Maryland and beyond.

Within the University of Maryland Extension, this position provides leadership for a broad-based Extension Digital Literacy project (Tech Extension) to address the digital divide and increase broadband adoption in Maryland. The Extension Digital Literacy project aims to develop and adapt curricula and train and support Marylanders to increase their digital literacy and bridge the digital divide in Maryland. The project serves youth, adults, families, and communities in urban, rural, suburban counties in Maryland.

The position provides the leadership for the project team and works closely with Program Leaders, AEDs, faculty, and staff. The position will develop partnerships with AGNR and colleges at the University of Maryland as well as local, state, federal government agencies, educational institutions, non-profit organizations, faith-based groups, for-profit industry, and others.

  • M.S. degree in information science, public policy, business administration, or related fields.
  • Three to five years of professional experience in project management, non-profit, government, program development, and education.
  • Experience in program development, fiscal management, personnel supervision, coaching, and mentoring.
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, communicate clearly, and interact with various audiences.
  • Proficiency in using technology in program development, project management, reporting, and working with staff to develop and implement the project activities.
  • Strong project management skills handling interdisciplinary, complex, multifaceted projects within the timeline and resources.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Organization skills and ability to work on multiple tasks with deadlines. Must be able to travel within the state, have personal transportation, and have a valid driver’s license.
  • Evidence of capacity to build UME Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Respect capacity through Extension program model.
  • This position is subject to a Criminal History Record Check and a University of Maryland Background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion and clearance of the Criminal History Record Check.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides oversight and coordination of project management, fiscal reports, project partnerships, and personnel management.
  • Plan, direct, coordinate, and lead all project activities to ensure the project goals are met within the designated project budget and timeframe. Project activities include community needs assessment, development/adaptation of digital literacy curriculum, training and educational program offering, partnerships building, website development, program evaluation, and digital literacy network.
  • Manage project expenses as well as prepare projections and budget reports.
  • Develop a work plan including staffing needs and resources to accomplish each phase of the project. Monitor and revise the plan to accomplish the project goals. Prepare progress and annual reports.
  • Coordinate, plan, and manage project personnel management (search, hiring, training, evaluation) in coordination with UME and AGNR policies and procedures. Coordinate personnel management with the Assistant Director of Operations. Responsible for supervision of program staff.
  • Assist in developing, adapting, training, and evaluating digital literacy educational programs that are research-based or research-informed.
  • Establish and facilitate partnerships with state and county government agencies, libraries, workforce agencies, faith-based groups, non-profit organizations, etc.
  • Coordinate regular meetings with PI, program leaders, Extension Steering Committee, and Advisory Council.
  • Develop a marketing and communication plan to promote and implement the project. 
  • Provide the content expertise and leadership in the Extension digital literacy project on behalf of UME for local, state, university, and community relations.
  • Ensure the Extension Digital Literacy project is aligned with UME, AGNR, and UMD priorities.
  • Collaborate with program leaders, Extension faculty, staff, and stakeholders in the digital literacy program development, delivery, and evaluation, as well as the development of a statewide digital literacy network.

Position: Public Services Librarian

Location: Queen Anne’s County Library

Salary: $49,202-$56,582

The Queen Anne’s County Library is seeking a full-time Public Services Librarian 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 to connect positively with our community, library staff, and community organizations.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Outreach and First Year Librarian
Location: United States Naval Academy

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Are you interested in working with an accomplished and motivated student body? Would you like to collaborate with colleagues at a top tier liberal arts college with a unique culture? Does living in a historic capital city on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay sound appealing? Please consider applying for the Outreach and First Year Librarian position at the United States Naval Academy’s Nimitz Library!

The Outreach and First Year Librarian will coordinate targeted programs and information literacy instruction for first year students, lead outreach efforts for Nimitz Library, and provide general research assistance to the U.S. Naval Academy community. For more information and to apply:

https://www.usna.edu/HRO/jobinfo/Librarian-AY22.php

Position: Librarian II, Children’s
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $50,013 – $60,785

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Pratt Library is looking for a an energetic and creative Librarian II, Children’s Services, for the Neighborhood Library Services Division.

Under the direction of the Branch Manager and in consultation with the Coordinator of Children’s Services, the Librarian II will administer services to children and young adults.

The Librarian II, Children’s Specialist:

Plans, organizes, and directs the work of the children’s department, interprets policy relative to the provision of library service to children.

Trains, develops, supervises, and evaluates children’s librarians assigned to the location.
Assist with the training of new children’s services staff for the library.

Oversees programs for children in providing system-wide children’s programs.

Promotes library services to area schools, organizations, and community groups.

Advises and aids customers in the selection and use of children’s books, children’s materials and databases at the branch location.

In consultation with Collection Management, monitors and maintains the materials collection for children.

Keeps abreast of current development in children’s services as well as public demands and interests.

Attends professional and general meetings; serves on staff and professional committees; chairs committees of professional librarians in support of children’s programs; assists the Branch Manager in the management of financial and programming support from donors.

Requirements

A Master’s Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). Maryland Certification in Library Science.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Minimum of three years of successful library experience, including experience in children’s services as well as some supervisory experience.

Knowledge of children’s literature, an awareness of child development, and related “best practices” in the provision of library services to children.

Ability to provide effective leadership and supervision for staff; skill in human services; ability to make long-range plans; understanding of library/community relationships; and an ability to interpret and promote them to organized and informal groups.

Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Position: Technology Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an enthusiastic problem-solver and collaborative Technology Librarian to support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This position manages the library’s educational technologies including makerspace; develops LNDL’s website; collaboratively leads the Library’s digital scholarship program; and supports the technology needs of library staff. The Technology Librarian is highly engaged with faculty and staff, creating partnerships and piloting new services that expand pedagogical support and develop a community of makers. This position will be supported by institutional relationships with the universities’ information technology (IT) departments and consortial relationships with the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI). The position reports to the Assistant Director of Research & Technology Services, supervises full-time staff and student assistants, and administers LNDL’s technology budget.

LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from candidates that have demonstrated experience fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Technology Librarian will be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Position Responsibilities

  • Engage with faculty to explore and implement creative uses of technology that enhance teaching, learning, and research.
  • Manage technology services unit staff.
  • Lead the acquisition of educational and operational technologies to support the needs of a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Manage technology services budget.
  • Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences.
  • Work closely with the IT departments of both universities and outside partners to develop and maintain technological infrastructure and support future technology initiatives and digital services.
  • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Experience analyzing and adapting services, spaces, or technologies to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that continually enhances the user experience;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and assess emerging trends;
  • Recent experience managing hardware and software;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated interest in motivating and leading library or technology staff;
  • Comfortable with navigating a Linux environment using command line;
  • Familiar with creating and/or advising digital scholarship projects using Omeka, WordPress, ArcGIS, or other web tools and platforms;
  • Familiarity with authentication and web security protocols such as EZproxy, OpenAthens, Shibboleth, LDAP, and SSL;
  • Fluent with HTML and web scripting languages;
  • Experience working within a library consortium.

Application Procedures:

Review of applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Technology Librarian” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.org. Only complete applications will be considered.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Manager II, Assistant Director Programs and Outreach

Location: Montgomery County Public Libraries

Salary: $93,567 – $169,856

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Who we are looking for Do you want to help lead an organization that is committed to changing lives every day? Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) is seeking an energetic, results-oriented professional with extensive project management experience, strong communication and organizational skills, and a concentrated customer service focus to join our collaborative and dynamic administrative team. Individuals from underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply. Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. Who we are MCPL is an innovative, award-winning public library system serving a majority/minority population of over 1 million residents near the Nation’s capital. MCPL provides services to all ages from 21 full-service library facilities. County residents are served within our branches by a diverse and highly trained staff and outside our walls by the Outreach Team. MCPL is one of 28 departments in County government. It is a NACO (National Association of Counties) and Urban Libraries Council award winning Library system that has strong community support. Montgomery County is one of Maryland’s outstanding places to live and work. Demographically, the County is approximately 42.9% white; 20.1% Hispanic or Latino; 20.1% Black or African American and 15.6% Asian. 91% of adult residents have at least a high school diploma while 58.9% hold a bachelor’s or higher degree. What you will be doing This Assistant Director (Manager II) position will lead the Department’s outreach and programming efforts, serving the needs of the County’s majority/minority residents. This work includes the management of our Outreach team; marketing; partnerships; programming from birth to seniors and coordinating the Department’s early literacy efforts. Working with the other Assistant Directors to support the Director in developing strategies to accomplish MCPL’s mission will be integral to this position. This position reports directly to the Director of Public Libraries. The Assistant Director for Programming and Outreach performs professional library administrative work. Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to: Supports equity, diversity, and inclusion in MCPL community engagement, programming, and outreach efforts Develops and maintains working relationships with community partners as well as other governmental organizations Oversees the development and presentation of Workforce Development programming Oversees the development and presentation of early literacy, and other programming and services for children and youth Oversees the development and implementation of programs and initiatives for adults and seniors Oversees ongoing programs including Summer Reading Challenge, special events and partnership programs Supervises all aspects of the work of the Department’s Outreach team Active member of the Director’s Executive Committee Works collaboratively with other members of the Executive Committee to carry out Departmental and County initiatives Represents MCPL at meetings, conferences, seminars locally, statewide, and nationally Develops and implements the Department’s Marketing Plan, including the monthly calendar of events Additional information This position is full time, 40 hours per week, based in our Central Administrative Offices in Rockville, MD. Work will include occasional nights and weekends. This position is eligible for telework under Montgomery County’s Telework Program. As a manager/supervisor of unionized employees, the Assistant Director has a responsibility for fostering a positive labor relations environment based on mutual trust, respect, and cooperation. Individuals who hold a master’s degree in Library Science or Library Information Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association must apply for state certification. Employees will be responsible for maintaining appropriate level of Continuing Education (Contact Hours) to sustain State licensure requirements for this position
Additional Employment Information
Effective August 30, 2021 all new hires will be required to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus prior to their first date of employment. Individuals who are unable to be vaccinated should contact OHR@montgomerycountymd.gov to discuss possible accommodations. OHR reviews the minimum qualifications of all applicants, irrespective of whether the candidate has previously been found to have met the minimum requirements for the job or been temporarily promoted to the same position. This evaluation is based solely on the information contained in the application/resume submitted for this specific position/IRC. Montgomery County Government is an equal opportunity employer, committed to workforce diversity. Accordingly, as it relates to employment opportunities, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities, in accordance with the law. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the Office of Human Resources via email to OHR@montgomerycountymd.gov. Individual determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made in accordance with all applicable laws. Montgomery County Government also provides hiring preference to certain categories of veterans and veterans/persons with a disability. For more information and to claim employment preference, please refer to the Careers webpage on Hiring Preference. All applicants will respond to a series of questions related to their education, relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities required to minimally perform the job. The applicant’s responses in conjunction with their resume and all other information provided in the employment application process will be evaluated to determine the minimum qualifications and preferred criteria status. Based on the results, the highest qualified applicants will be placed on an Eligible List and may be considered for an interview. Employees meeting minimum qualifications who are the same grade will be placed on Eligible List as a “Lateral Transfer” candidate and may be considered for interview. If selected for consideration for this position, you may be required to provide evidence that you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities indicated on your resume. Montgomery County Ethics Law: Except as provided by law or regulation, the County’s “Public Employees” (which does not include employees of the Sheriff’s office) are subject to the County’s ethics law including the requirements to obtain advanced approval of any outside employment and the prohibitions on certain outside employment. The outside employment requirements of the ethics law can be found at 19A-12 of the County Code. Additional information about outside employment can be obtained from the Ethics Commission website.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications
Education: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor’s degree. Experience: Seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience in a community focused organization, such as a library, non-profit organization, educational institution, or social service organization; three years of which were in a supervisory or executive capacity. Note: The term “executive” is further defined as a high echelon or high-level position in an organization that is assigned technical research, management advisory services responsibilities, or policy-making duties and responsibilities that exerts considerable influence on organizational policy, plans, and operations through technical research, management advisory services, and/or policy-making duties and responsibilities (e.g., County positions at Grade 30 or above). Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted. Note: Based upon legislative requirements, some positions may be subject to different minimum qualifications.
Preferred Criteria
There are no preferred criteria for this recruitment. All applicants will be reviewed by OHR for minimum qualifications. Applicants who meet minimum qualifications will be rated “Qualified,” placed on the Eligible List, and may be considered for interview. Preference for interviews will be given to applicants with experience in the following: Managing staff and/or teams in public libraries or other non-profit organizations Using project management techniques to design, implement, monitor, and modify services and procedures, and develop alternatives Strategic planning and fostering the growth of County and community partnerships that will directly benefit the library and its customers Speaking in front of or presenting information to community groups, government partners, non-profit organizations, educational institutions in person or virtually Using a variety of tools in assessing community needs, and planning and implementing programs in response to diverse and underserved populations’ needs and interests A Master’s degree in one of the following fields – Library Science (from an ALA accredited college or university), Education, Social Work or similar

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Children’s Services Supervisor; Eldersburg Branch
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $57,934

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Manages, directs, and participates in the daily operations and activities of the Children’s Department in a full-service library, including supervision of assigned staff, collection maintenance, programming, and information service; performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements: Requires an ALA-accredited MLS, experience working with children and one-year professional experience including supervisory experience or training. Should be familiar with automated library systems, Internet resources and proficient in the use of current technologies. Ability to others in the use of current technologies. Must be willing to receive US Department of State Passport Acceptance Agent Training within six months to a year of hire & actively participate in passport services.

Salary Range: $57,934 annually plus benefits; 37.5 hours per week Must be able to work day, evening, and weekend hours including Sundays.

Application Process: To apply or for more information about Carroll County Public Library and the position, please visit our website https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx. Online applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Tuesday, May 24, 2022.

Special Requests:
Closing Date: 5/24/2022

Position: Children’s Services Supervisor II
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries
Salary: $59,098 – $70,917

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary Children’s Supervisor for our C. Burr Artz Public Library. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth. This professional management position assures that children, their families and caregivers experience the joy of reading in a friendly, creative and dynamic Children’s Department. Requirements: Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an American Library Association accredited program; Minimum 3 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 2 year in Children’s Services; Minimum 2 year of work experience in a supervisory and/or lead capacity role; Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS degree, current certification must then be maintained.

OR

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Minimum 5 years of professional or paraprofessional library work experience that includes at least 2 year in Children’s Services; Minimum 2 year of work experience in a supervisory and/or lead capacity role; Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable;

NOTE: A related Master’s degree may substitute for a portion of the professional or para-professional library work experience

Application Process: For complete job description and to apply, go to:
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/

Special Requests:
Closing Date: 4:00 pm May 23, 2022

Position: Library Technician Senior
Location: Department of the Navy
Salary: $19.50 – $24 per hour

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary

Monitors all circulation and technical service operations and resolves problems and deviations. Trains new staff in circulation and technical services procedures and processes. Evaluates circulation and technical service policies, procedures, and processes and recommends improvements.

Duties

Accurately, and in a timely manner, resolves circulation and technical services problems and deviations. Effectively trains lower grade staff in library circulation and technical service policies and procedures. Accurately monitors library expenditures, account balances, and financial records.
Effectively utilizes on-line databases and computer systems to facilitate circulation, technical service, and reference duties. Accurately performs descriptive cataloging. Promptly assists in developing an effective library marketing and public relations program. Efficiently produces library programs and submits after-action reports in an accurate and timely manner. Effectively uses word processing software to prepare/develop accurate and useful documents. Accurately recognizes differences in existing procedures and applications and makes choices from among established alternatives. Promptly receives and transmits electronic messages with attachments and documents as appropriate.
Performs other related duties as assigned.