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Baltimore County Public Library
Collection Development - Selector

Responsibilities: . Selects materials for specific areas of the collection; . Maintains individual materials budget(s); . Communicates and acts as a liaison with branches, Mobile Library Services and detention center; . Communicates with vendors and publishers; . Serves on system wide committees and teams; . Demonstrates a commitment to innovation by embracing change and being flexible; . Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter and effectively solving problems; . Demonstrates a commitment to teamwork by being an effective communicator and engaging in respectful and productive work relationships; . Demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning by participating in training opportunities, joining professional associations and sharing knowledge in the workplace. This includes completing job related continuing education requirements in a timely and acceptable manner.

Requirements and Qualifications: . Bachelor's degree and successful completion of LATI or MLS from an ALA accredited school; . Comprehensive knowledge of Library operations normally acquired through two years of progressively increasing responsibility and work experience in a public library; . Ability to lift up to 35 pounds, & push/pull a cart weighing up to 185 pounds; . Ability to sit at a desk and work on a computer for extended periods of time; . Ability to establish and maintain relationships with customers, community groups and co-workers; . Ability to plan, organize and present a variety of activities and presentations; . Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully, verbally and in writing with customers and staff; . 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 when needed; . Must possess a wide reading background; . Ability to travel throughout the system and outside the system to attend meetings. . Must pass a post offer drug and physical screening and background check.

Salary and Benefits: We offer an excellent benefit package that includes 4 weeks of vacation and other paid leave, a variety of subsidized health care options, pension benefits and other valuable individual options. Annualized Salary: $41,081.00 - $55,026.00, commensurate with experience.

Application Process: Go to and follow the directions to complete an application. Email your application, cover letter, and resume to (Only documents sent by email will be accepted.) Clearly indicate the title: Collection Development - Selector on your application and in the subject line of your email. - Posted October 23, 2014.

Prince George's County Memorial Library System
Technology Assistant

Responsibilities: Do you have experience troubleshooting desktop computers? Do you possess excellent customer service? Would you like to work in a casual and friendly environment? Bring your strong communication, customer service and technical skills to our Library System. We offer a casual, but professional work environment and a great comprehensive benefits package. Examples of Duties: Assists patrons with basic computer issues including log-in/password resets, network connections, printer problems, and use of equipment including photocopier and fax machines. Supports patrons work using e-mail, Internet, Microsoft Office Suite, PGCMLS software, and other desktop applications/software. May work in instructional setting providing one-on-one tutoring and small group instruction on basic computer education including word processing and spreadsheets. Logs equipment damage and malfunctions. Clerical duties such as sorting and shelving books and checking in materials may be assigned.

Requirements and Qualifications: A high school diploma, or equivalent, and one to two years of proven desktop troubleshooting experience. Knowledge of computer terminology, procedures, hardware and software including Microsoft Office Suite; excellent customer service skills; strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills; demonstrated ability to deal tactfully and efficiently with a diverse public and staff; demonstrated ability to follow oral and written instructions and to quickly learn and adhere to Library policies and procedures. Demonstrated ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment, work independently and in a team environment, work on multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines. Work involves extensive reaching, stooping, crouching, bending, lifting and grasping; sitting and walking; moving objects up to 30 pounds frequently and heavier objects occasionally; and use of computer, telephone and other office equipment.

Salary and Benefits: Salary: $15,894 annually ($15.28 per hour) + generous benefits package. Location: Spauldings Branch, 5811 Old Silver Hill Road, District Heights, MD. Hours: Part Time (20 hours/week) Schedule includes a combination of daytime, evening and Saturday hours.

Application Process: Mail Library Employment Application to PGCMLS, Attn: Human Resources, 6532 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782 or HR@PGCMLS.INFO. Library Employment Applications can be downloaded from the PGCMLS website at , click on about us and select employment. - Posted October 22, 2014.

Prince George's County Memorial Library System
IT Web Development Specialist

Responsibilities: Would you like to work in a casual and friendly environment? Get excellent benefits, including a LOT of paid time off - almost 3 weeks of annual leave your first year (and up to 5 weeks a year), 14 other paid days off and over 3 weeks of sick leave a year, which you can carry over and can count towards your retirement? Let your IT experience shine with us! Our Library System is searching for an experienced web specialist to work as a member of our Digital Services team. Examples of Duties: Responsible for the content and development of all Library web pages using HTML, CSS, Drupal/PHP, JavaScript, and, AJAX. Configure online catalog, and online resources and services. Design user-friendly accessible web interfaces. Create, post and curate content. Coordinate the work of content contributors and edit as needed. Manage user logins to online services and resources. Create or acquire appropriate graphics for web usage. Acquire usage permission from copyright holders as necessary for content in collaboration with Public Relations. Ensure interfaces and content are evaluated through usage reports, end-user surveys and other tools and apply needed and approved enhancements. Manage the website's content management system. Archive and back up content. Install and configure modules. Troubleshoot functionality issues. Evaluate new technology to determine whether it could be beneficial for the library's web sites. Install, configure and test the tools as necessary. Recommend appropriate tools and strategies to integrate innovative electronic resources on an ongoing basis. Provide support to staff and customers on issues relating to the library's website, online catalog and online resources and services. Keep abreast of professional developments and seeks to continually improve performance. Perform other duties or responsibilities that are related to the position.

Requirements and Qualifications: Possession of a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, web design, graphics or related field; and two (2) years of web design and web development experience using Drupal and PHP. Course work or certifications on computer science, web design and development or associated topics. Thorough knowledge of library resources, services, techniques, policies and procedures. General knowledge of PC hardware and software. Knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, JQuery, AJAX, and SQL. Ability to develop and integrate customized modules into Drupal applications. Strong communication and customer service skills. Ability to quickly learn web updating tools. Ability to accurately and appropriately edit copy. Demonstrated ability to deal tactfully and efficiently with diverse individuals and groups. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment and work in a team environment. Work involves occasional light lifting, such as three to four reams of paper, four or five books, or other materials (up to 20 pounds); and use of computer, telephone and office equipment.

Salary and Benefits: $43,244 - $72,509 DOQ + benefits.

Application Process: Submit Library Employment Applications AND cover letter and resume to PGCMLS, Attn: Human Resources, 6532 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782 or HR@PGCMLS.INFO. Library Employment Applications can be downloaded from the PGCMLS website at , click on about us and select employment. - Posted October 22, 2014.

Prince George's County Memorial Library System
Librarian III, Accokeek Branch

Responsibilities: If you are librarian with at least three years professional experience that includes prior supervisory experience, outstanding organizational skills and the dedication to provide high quality customer service, we want you! This position, located in our Accokeek Branch, is a great opportunity for a librarian who is interested in serving every age-level every day. Examples of Duties: Plans, organizes, coordinates and supervises the work of the information staff. Provides quality reference and readers' advisory services. Promotes library services and collection usage. Initiates and maintains local community contacts. Reads and reviews materials; develops, evaluates and maintains collections to meet community information and recreation requirements. Schedules, trains and evaluates personnel. Plans and presents story hours, book talks and programs for the public; plans and arranges displays. Compiles materials lists; maintains files and indexes. Works in various branches other than where regularly assigned. Collects, maintains and evaluates data relating to branch performance and program effectiveness. Keeps informed of professional developments in library service. Keeps informed of professional developments in technological services relating to community needs. Attends professional meetings, workshops and conferences and serves on committees as requested or assigned. Assumes the duties of a senior staff member upon request. Performs other duties or responsibilities that are related to the position.

Requirements and Qualifications: Qualifications/Requirements: Possession of a Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program and three (3) years of professional public library experience that includes prior supervisory experience. Ability to provide quality readers' advisory and reference services. Considerable knowledge of library policies, practices, goals and objectives. Knowledge of community organizations, agencies, and resources. Knowledge of sources and tools offering assistance in the selection of appropriate materials. Skill in program development and delivery. Ability to take professional initiative and effectively direct the activities of the staff. Ability to supervise staff, including planning, scheduling, training and evaluating staff. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse staff, community organizations and customers. Ability to maintain records, develop reports in a clear and orderly manner and make succinct oral presentations. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Work involves extensive standing, walking, reaching, stooping, bending, lifting and moving objects and use of computer and telephone. Necessary Special Requirement: Professional Public Librarian Certification in the State of Maryland.

Salary and Benefits: Salary: $50,440 + generous benefits package. Hours: Full-time (40 hours/week). Schedule includes a combination of daytime, evening and Saturday hours.

Application Process: Submit Library Employment Application AND cover letter and resume to PGCMLS, Attn: Human Resources, 6532 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782 or to HR@PGCMLS.INFO. Library Employment Applications can be downloaded from the PGCMLS website at , click on about us and select employment. - Posted October 22, 2014.

Frederick County Public Libraries
Children's Services Supervisor

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

Requirements and Qualifications: .Master of Library Science (MLS) degree from an American Library Association accredited program - may accept candidates who are eligible to obtain MLS within 6 months of hire; .Minimum 3 years of professional or para-professional library work experience that includes at least 2 years in Children's Services; .Minimum 2 years of work experience in a supervisory and/or lead capacity role, of which at least 1 year must be directly supervising staff, conducting performance evaluations, disciplinary actions, etc.; .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.

Salary and Benefits: $50,060.00

Application Process: Applications accepted until 4:00 pm November 14, 2014. To see full job description and to apply, go to or contact Human Resources at 301-600-1070. - Posted October 27, 2014.

Montgomery County Public Libraries
Manager III - Branch Manager

Responsibilities: Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) provides information services to & programming for children & adults from 22 library facilities. This is professional library administrative work having full accountability for management of a library branch in MCPL. Employee will serve as a branch manager overseeing the provision of direct service & assistance to library customers. Duties include: assessing human resources & customer needs, planning goals & objectives for the branch, overseeing the supervision & performance evaluations of branch staff, coordinating collection development activities, & establishing, maintaining, & improving communications & working relationships with diverse community groups, advisory committees, & the news media using a variety of social and traditional media methods.

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

Salary and Benefits: $72,261 - $132,076


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.

Goucher College
Special Collections & Archives Assistant (Part-time)

Responsibilities: Goucher College, a vibrant, independent, coeducational liberal arts college founded in 1885, situated on a beautiful campus of 287 acres in Towson, MD, a suburb of Baltimore, and the first college in the nation to require all undergraduates to have an international experience, invites and encourages applications for a part-time assistant to support the department of special collections & archives within the on-campus library. Reporting to the curator of special collections and archives, the assistant will work up to 18 hours per week and will be responsible for greeting and assisting visitors; managing reference email; and tracking department activities. The assistant will manage and train student employees; provide support for class visits, public presentations, and events; and coordinate departmental involvement with various library initiatives. S/he will also be responsible for monitoring and updating content on social media platforms and performing other duties as assigned.

Requirements and Qualifications: Qualified applicants will have a high school diploma or equivalent and at least one year of experience in an administrative, office management, or related capacity, including supervisory or leadership responsibilities. The successful candidate will be customer focused and detail-oriented; possess strong organizational, research, and writing skills; and be able to work independently and as part of a team. Knowledge of social media platforms; as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office applications and scanning software is also required. A bachelor's degree in humanities or related field and/or library experience a plus.

Salary and Benefits: Please include hourly rate requirement on cover letter.

Application Process: Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants must apply online at Please submit the following application materials online: . Cover letter, with hourly rate requirement; . Resume, and . Three professional references. Goucher College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. - Posted October 23, 2014.

School, Special and Other Libraries

Morris Automated Information Network Library Consortium
Executive Director

Responsibilities: MAIN is a consortium based in Morris County NJ of 33 public libraries and the Morris County Library. MAIN is responsible for the shared catalog, joint purchasing of content and technical support for member libraries. The 30 year old consortium, currently managed by a volunteer Executive Committee, is migrating to an Executive Director management model and now seeks qualified candidates for the position of Executive Director. The new Executive Director will have the exciting opportunity to launch the M.A.I.N. organization and continue to build it from the ground up. The Executive Director of MAIN will report to the consortium's Executive Board. In that capacity the Director will be responsible for administering all of MAIN's staff, services and operations. Financial oversight: . Monitor all fiduciary obligations and responsibilities of MAIN including its status as a 501c 3 non- profit organization : . Prepare annual budget for approval by Executive Board; . Manage the consortium in compliance with the approved budget and provide Executive Board with regular reports regarding the financial status of MAIN; . Explore and recommend partnerships, collaborations and membership development opportunities that will benefit MAIN. Administrative Oversight: . Recommend staff positions, job titles, compensation and policies; . Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate all MAIN employees in accordance with the organization's personnel policies; . Develop and oversee teams or committees for special projects of MAIN. Services and Operations Oversight: . Cultivate productive relationships with member libraries through effective communications, training and customer service; . Maintain the quality and effectiveness of the MAIN virtual catalog; . Oversee the technical support MAIN provides to member libraries; . Report to and manage communications with the MAIN Executive Board; . Facilitate a strategic planning process for MAIN and oversee implementation of strategic priorities; . Monitor trends and innovations in library services and technology and apprise member libraries of upcoming developments and pending needs; . Apply prudent business practices when considering the adoption or implementation of new developments in information technology; . Assure that the quality and effectiveness of the automated information network is maintained; . Negotiate and monitor compliance with vendor contracts and service agreements. . Promote a greater awareness of MAIN among organizations and identify opportunities for MAIN to participate in those organizations; . Advocate for public library service at local, state and national levels.

Requirements and Qualifications: . MLS from an ALA accredited library science program or other relevant experience; . Five to ten years of experience working as a professional librarian or in another relevant capacity-at least three years of which must include personnel management; . Familiarity with an integrated library system; . Vision and creativity regarding the possibilities for library service in the future; . Understanding of the New Jersey library landscape; . The ability to bring together a diverse group of library directors and trustees to work collaboratively in the best interests of MAIN; . Experience in financial planning as it applies to non -profit entities.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary starting at $80,000+ and benefits package, commensurate with experience.

Application Process: Please send resumes to by November 14, 2014. - Posted October 13, 2014.