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Montgomery County Public Libraries
Public Services Administrator for Branch Operations

Responsibilities: Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) provides information services to & programming for children, teens, seniors & adults from 21 full service library facilities and the kiosk installation. This service is provided to a majority/minority County of just over 1 million residents. Demographics of the County are approximately 48% white; 18% Hispanic or Latino; 18% Black or African American and 15% Asian. 91% of adult residents have at least a high school diploma while 57% have a bachelor's degree or higher. These residents are served within our branches by a diverse and highly trained staff and outside our branches by the Outreach Team. This position is professional library administrative work having full accountability for administering all services of the 22 branches and kiosk of MCPL. An important aspect of the position will be to work closely with the Public Services Administrator (PSA) team and the Director to keep abreast of the changing library field, the needs of our many communities and residents, and the accomplishment of our strategic plan so that MCPL will continue to offer 21st century library services to our active users. Ongoing review of current branch policies and procedures and the study and recommendation of new or revised policies and procedures will also fall within the scope of responsibilities for this position. The employee will serve as the public services administrator for branch operations and the provision of customer service in the library department. Responsibilities include: assessing resources & customer needs across all branches, assisting the Director and the PSA team with planning goals & objectives for the Department's branch operations, overseeing the supervision & performance evaluations of all managers and supervisors in the branches of the Department, and working with the Director and the PSA team to develop strategies that will help to accomplish the Department's Strategic Plan.. This position reports directly to the Director of Public Libraries.

Requirements and Qualifications: Master's degree in library science or library information science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association plus seven years of progressively responsible professional experience in a field related to public library service. Employees will be responsible for maintaining appropriate level of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) to sustain State licensure requirements for this position.

Salary and Benefits: $78,794 - $143,037

Application Process: This is a re-announcement. The status of applicants who previously applied will remain the same. TO VIEW THE ENTIRE JOB ANNOUNCEMENT & TO APPLY ON-LINE, PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE &, click on "Careers" view requisition #irc14091. Position will be advertised from 8/12/14 to 9//12/14. RESUMES MUST INCLUDE INFORMATION SPECIFIC TO THE PREFERRED CRITERIA IDENTIFIED IN THE JOB ANNOUNCEMENT AS THIS WILL BE USED TO CREATE OUR ELIGIBLE LIST AND POOL OF APPLICANTS. - Posted August 12, 2014.

Academic Libraries

Harford Community College
Manager of Circulation and Acquisitions

Responsibilities: The manager supervises daily operations of circulation and acquisitions; maintains library statistics related to circulation, acquisitions, and building use; and supervises staff. Duties include, but are not limited to, placing purchase orders, processing invoices, and reconciling library accounts; scheduling Circulation Desk staffing; resolving patron issues; overseeing receipt of library materials; maintaining physical collections; hiring, training, and evaluating staff; and performing other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Requirements and Qualifications: A bachelor's degree and one to three years of experience in a library or related field are required. Supervisory experience preferred. Applicants must be proficient in a Windows-based computer environment.

Salary and Benefits: $42,543 - $51,052

Application Process: Visit our Web site at to view job details and apply online. Online application must include a cover letter and resume. For best consideration apply by January 5, 2014. HCC is a smoke/tobacco-free campus. HCC is an AA/EEO/ADA employer committed to diversity in the college community. - Posted December 12, 2013.

University of Maryland, College Park - Libraries
GIS/ Geospatial and Geography Information Specialist (Geospatial Specialist)

Responsibilities: Based in the Humanities and Social Sciences Librarians group within the Research Services unit, the GIS/Geospatial and Geography Information Specialist will have responsibilities for GIS/Geospatial data, and liaison services to the Department of Geographical Sciences. The librarian in this position is a forward-focused individual who will establish and grow the Libraries' GIS services program. S/he will be an expert in applying geospatial concepts and techniques to the research agendas of faculty and students, will manage the geography and maps collections, maintaining strong relationships with faculty and students in the Department of Geographical Sciences, and will enhance curricula and research innovation across the University relating to spatial and visual thinking. Responsibilities: * Develop a robust GIS Program based on analysis of constituent needs through the University. * Actively engages and collaborates with the Department of Geographical Sciences and other units to develop a comprehensive plan for GIS services in the Libraries' Research Commons, and on campus. * Serves as library liaison to the Department of Geographical Sciences, which involves, but is not limited to, promoting services available through the Libraries, teaching introductory and upper level GIS workshops, and other related courses in support of the Libraries' information literacy efforts and faculty research, creating web and digital content, developing and managing print and electronic collections, providing research data management services, and overseeing the maps collection in all formats and locations. * Support data visualization activities by promoting techniques associated with specialized, evolving data visualization tools for spatial applications. * Design and deliver consulting services to faculty and students using spatial data in a wide range of units across the University, and will collaborate with units already providing GIS consulting. * Work closely with the Digital Programs and Initiatives, and others to increase understanding of geospatial and data issues pertaining to research and teaching throughout the Libraries and on campus at large. * Responsible for acquiring, developing, and curating geospatial data collections and for leveraging research software and technology resources to enhance course development and research innovation. * Provides general and subject-specific information and research service in person, by phone, through CHAT, IM, and by email, exploring new ways of communication and challenging existing limitations. * Participates in the activities of the Humanities and Social Sciences Librarians and Research Services, in library and campus committees as appropriate. * Participates in professional development activities. * Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements and Qualifications: Required Qualifications: * ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Information Science, or a Master's degree in GIS/Geography, Geology, Planning, Computer Science, or related discipline and equivalent background. * Knowledge of the organization of information and of scholarship in the geoscience disciplines. * Understanding of current and emerging trends in GIS, cartography and related geographic information resources and applications. * Excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, build and maintain relationships with partners and library staff; ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele. Preferred Qualifications: * Strong experience with ESRI software and its applications in research and teaching. * Ability to conduct environmental scans and reviews of faculty and student research needs. * Demonstrated strong teaching abilities. * Experience in or aptitude towards collection development in Geography, including in specialized formats required by the discipline. * Ability to lead change. * One year of library or related professional experience. * Experience with web technologies, repository systems, or database structure, description and development. * Familiarity with Semantic Web technologies; and collections (e.g., scholarly journals, databases, digital libraries and other formats). * Knowledge of remote sensing, Visual Basic programming skills, understanding of and/or willingness to learn math and statistical analysis. For the full position description, please go to Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant's experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website:

Salary and Benefits: Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

Application Process: APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until August 25, 2015. The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, or gender identity and expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. - Posted July 31, 2014.

School, Special and Other Libraries

National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Assistant Library Director

Responsibilities: The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, a non-profit membership organization, has reopened its search for a talented and forward-thinking library professional to serve as an integral part of the management team of the DAR Library. We are looking for an experienced professional who will have the opportunity to work closely with the Library Director to develop and carry out its plans, policies and delivery of programs and services offered at the Library; who will get to manage and oversee the operation of the reference desk and staff, and will help to ensure the smooth functioning of the Library and overall department operations. The successful candidate will have a genuine passion, interest in and knowledge of genealogical/historical research, and a genuine desire to share that passion with others. Essential Responsibilities Include: . Oversees the staffing, function, and schedules of the reference/ information desks and the Seimes Technology Center, as well as supervision and management of Search Services activities and staff; . Provides informed genealogical reference services and referrals to all researchers utilizing all types of information media such as books, periodicals, online databases, other internet resources, CD-ROMS, etc.; . Works with the Library Director in developing, overseeing and carrying-out a variety of programs and community outreach initiatives and activities; . Gives library tours or orientations and is comfortable speaking to large groups; . Manages and oversees the work and work assignments of volunteers, as needed; . Participates in the selection of new books and other research materials and provides recommendations for purchases for the collection; . Assists with the collection of content for Library publications and indexing of new publications; . Works with Library Director or others on projects to de-accession duplicate books and other materials from the collection; . Takes the lead on software updates, researching new software options, if appropriate, and troubleshooting software issues, as needed. For more information about the DAR Library and other programs and activities please visit our website at

Requirements and Qualifications: As part of our long term succession planning the qualifications and requirements are as follows: Education: . Master of Library Science (MLS) required. . Bachelor's degree required, preferably in American History. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1) Minimum 5 years of Library experience. 2) Minimum 2 years management/supervisory experience. 3) Experience using library-specific software and superior skills using Microsoft Office. 4) Must have demonstrable experience working in a genealogical/historical collection or experience working frequently with a genealogical/historical collection of a library or similar research center. 5) Previous experience in genealogy research acquired through accredited or credible coursework is desirable. 6) Experience developing programs, community outreach opportunities and other activities that help promote and showcase the library's collection. 7) Experience working with visitors or patrons providing information, resources, or services, preferably serving on a reference desk. 8) Excellent management and supervisory capabilities; specifically the ability to lead a team and inspire excellence. 9) Outstanding written, verbal and listening communication skills and ability to interact effectively with broad range of people, including a diverse staff, executive committee, a large membership and the public. Strong organizational and interpersonal skills are essential. 10) Applies knowledge of professional library principles, best practices and procedures and maintains a current awareness of trends and developments in the fields of American genealogical research and state and local history. 11) Demonstrated success in prioritizing among multiple competing assignments, projects or programs. 12) Organizational skills, including accuracy and attention to detail.

Salary and Benefits: $45,000 - $52,000, dependent upon skills and experience.

Application Process: Please send a cover letter and resume or application outlining your qualifications and skills for the position along with salary requirements to: Attention: Human Resources Director, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 1776 D St., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006-5303. You may also email to: or send fax to: 202-737-5702. This position will be open until filled. - Posted August 20, 2014.