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Baltimore County Public Library
Assistant Library Manager II - Mobile Library Services


Responsibilities: . Applies leadership and coaching skills in the supervision and development of MLS staff; . Supervises, trains and evaluates 11 direct reports (3 full-time librarians, 4 full-time driver/circulation assistants, 3 part-time driver/circulation assistants and 1 office assistant); . Demonstrates leadership qualities in directing and administering library services; . In collaboration with the North Point Library Manager and Assistant Directors assists with developing goals and objectives for MLS; . Oversees relationships with organizations that are stops for the MLS vehicles; . Oversees the recruitment and selection of staff when vacancies arise; . Prepares monthly and daily schedules and evaluates the scheduling of MLS stops; . Oversees the maintenance and repair of the vehicles and follows-up with County Property Management personnel and the Operations Support Manager; . Assumes responsibility for driving MLS vehicles as needed; . Oversees provision of information service, readers' advisory service, and programming services to users of varied ages, cultures and skill levels; . Oversees the development, maintenance and evaluation of information resources and materials that are used by MLS customers.

Requirements and Qualifications: . An MLS from an ALA accredited school and comprehensive knowledge of public library operations acquired through three years of progressively responsible work experience in a public library. Supervisory experience is required. Experience managing mobile library services is preferred; . Experience using various technologies including Polaris or a similar ILS, online databases, E-readers, and Microsoft applications; . A commitment to excellent customer service and the ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds; . A commitment to innovation by embracing change and being flexible; . Ability to demonstrate initiative by being a self-starter and effectively solving problems; . A commitment to teamwork by being an effective communicator and engaging in respectful and productive work relationships; . Willingness and ability to travel throughout the system, work a variety of schedules that include evenings and weekends and accept system-wide transfers; . Post offer drug screening and physical.

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 related benefits. Annualized Salary Range: $55,026 - $73,770 commensurate with experience.

Application Process: Create an MS Word or PDF document that includes your: 1) cover letter, 2) resume, 3) salary history, and 4) contact information for three professional references and email this document to humres@bcpl.net. Your document must include all four items of information to be given full consideration. Clearly indicate the title: Assistant Library Manager for Mobile Library Services in your cover letter and in the subject line of your email. - Posted December 4, 2014.

Prince George's County Memorial Library System
Librarian III - Generalist, Fairmount Heights Branch


Responsibilities: If you are a librarian with at least three years of 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 new Fairmount Heights Branch, is a great opportunity for a librarian who is interested in serving every age-level every day. The Fairmount Heights Branch includes a new digital media lab, 58 public PCs, an enhanced children's area with a science-fiction/outer space theme and interactive learning area. 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: 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. Union Status: Included

Salary and Benefits: $50,040 + generous benefits package

Application Process: Submit Library Employment Applications, cover letters and resumes to PGCMLS, Attn: Human Resources, 6532 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782 or hr@pgcmls.info ASAP. Library Employment Applications can be downloaded from the PGCMLS website at www.pgcmls.info. Click on 'About Us" and then employment. - Posted December 11, 2014.

Enoch Pratt Free Library
Office Assistant III, SD&T


Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is accepting applications for an Office Assistant (OA) III for the Staff Development and Training (SD&T) Office. The OA III provides administrative support for the staff continuing education program. The ideal candidate will have strong organizational skills, excellent customer service techniques, budget/financial experience, and an interest in staff education and training. This position reports to the Training Officer, Staff Development and Training. Summary of Duties: The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department/division. Manage advertisement and registration for all classes. Update employee and program information in training database. Maintain budget spreadsheets using Excel. Prepare program attendance and participation reports. Log and track librarian certification progress. Monitor state continuing education requirements and review employee files for compliance. Print program support documents including attendance sheets and documentation of continuing education compliance. Process approved requests for funding for outside education events, record expenditures on internal budget spread sheet, submit vendor invoices to the Business Office, and distribute checks. Work with professional organizations to complete program and conference registration. Coordinate program logistics including room setup, food, and equipment. Meet trainers/vendors onsite to assist as necessary and distribute post-program paperwork. Work with Training Officer to answer staff questions with regard to certification, program registration, and other training requirements. Assist in preparation and coordination of bi-annual Staff Day. Perform routine office tasks. Serve on employee committees as appropriate; and perform other related duties as assigned.

Requirements and Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED. Two years of directly related office support experience. Intermediate proficiency in MS Word and Excel. Desired Qualifications: Additional secretarial and/or business classes or Bachelor’s degree. Advanced proficiency in MS Word and Excel. Valid Maryland Driver’s License. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel at intermediate or advanced level. Ability to learn/skilled at using proprietary training databases. Experience or training in accurate record keeping and maintenance. Strong interpersonal relations and communication skills. Must be able to carry 10/15 pounds (flip charts, screen, training materials). Ability to commute to various Pratt Library branch locations used as training sites. Supplemental Information: Drug & Alcohol Testing - 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. Enoch Pratt Free Central Library Renovation: The Enoch Pratt Free Library is excited to announce a major renovation of the Central library slated to begin in 2015. The Central library will remain open throughout the renovation and continue to provide full patron services. For more information, please click on the following link: http://www.prattlibrary.org/CentralRenovation/.

Salary and Benefits: $29,378.00 - $33,879.00

Application Process: Applications are online only. We will not accept paper applications. You will need an email address to apply. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the posted closing date. How to Apply for Employment: Go to the Pratt website http://www.prattlibrary.org, click on "ABOUT" and Jobs@ Pratt listed on the right. To apply, click on the desired position and then click on the 'Apply' link located in the upper-right of the job posting. Please be prepared to attach the following to your application: •Cover Letter, •Resume, and •Work References. The Pratt Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. - Posted December 11, 2014.

Enoch Pratt Free Library
Librarian Supervisor I, Collection Management


Responsibilities: The Pratt Library is accepting applications for a Librarian Supervisor I, Selection Unit Supervisor for the Collection Management Department. The Collection Management Department is scheduled to move off-site early 2015 due to a renovation of the Central Library. The successful candidate for this position will possess patience, vision, flexibility, and a sense of humor to guide the Selection Unit through the renovation process and beyond. The Selection Unit Supervisor selects materials in all formats and age groups, and coordinates the work of 5 librarians who choose resources for the Central Library, 22 branch libraries, and 2 bookmobiles. This position reports to the Manager of the Collection Management Department, who oversees Selection, Acquisitions, Technical Services, and Preservation. The Central Library serves as the State Library Resource Center (SLRC), as well as the downtown branch of the Enoch Pratt Free Library system, and the selection of resources reflects and supports the mission of both. Summary of Duties: The summary of duties listed below is not exhaustive. Additional duties are dependent upon the needs of the hiring department/division. Anticipate the needs and interests of a diverse user population to provide timely delivery of quality information resources to library branches and departments. Supervise professional and support staff in the day-to-day operations of the Selection Unit, including training, mentoring, goal setting, evaluation, and the maintenance of related personnel records. Monitor the expenditure of a $3 million materials budget and recommend allocation of funds in collaboration with CMD Manager. Review and analyze Collection Assessment and Replacement Schedules to address resource needs and respond to branch and department feedback. Assist branch and department staff with selection, evaluation, weeding, opening day collections, and other collection-related project work. Help train library staff in collection development practices and processes. Collaborate with selectors to identify and implement new models of responsive and efficient collection development. Conduct regular meetings of the Selection Unit, consulting with department head to determine priorities and accomplish goals. Work closely and effectively with other unit heads to ensure timely and accurate purchasing, receipt, processing, and distribution of materials. Mediate on behalf of the unit to assess and resolve collection-related problems as needed. Recommend strategies, policies, and procedures to improve collection development, and facilitate collaboration between CMD and other library departments. Coordinate with Institutional Advancement staff to oversee the responsible and timely expenditure and reporting of grants and gift funds. Along with department head and/or selectors, meet with publisher and vendor representatives to review, recommend, and evaluate library products and services. Participate in departmental planning and goal setting in support of the library’s strategic plans. Serve on library committees and demonstrates interest and engagement in library activities. Track publishing trends and community interests, and seek out best practices for building relevant library collections and facilitating their use. Maintain skills and knowledge through continuing education opportunities and participation in local, regional, and/or national professional activities. Perform related duties as assigned.

Requirements and Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university. Five years of librarian experience. Three years of supervisory experience. Familiar with MARC records and library integrated systems. Desired Qualifications: Familiar with SirsiDynix. Project management experience. Experience in a public library and/or urban setting serving a diverse user population. Experience with web-based bibliographic and acquisitions tools, such as Baker & Taylor’s Title Source and Ingram’s iPage. Genuine curiosity and a commitment to lifelong learning, with a broad range of interests and reading background. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated ability and enthusiasm for existing & emerging technologies. Familiarity with MARC records and integrated library systems (SirsiDynix preferred). Knowledge of current trends in print, non-print, and electronic resource publishing, access, and acquisition. Understanding of the reading interests and demands of adults, young adults, and children. Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully, verbally and in writing, with customers and colleagues. Ability to meet deadlines and adapt to changing priorities. Certification: Must be eligible to for MD Librarian Certification within 90 days of hire. Supplemental Information: Drug & Alcohol Testing - 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. Enoch Pratt Free Central Library Renovation - We are excited to announce a major renovation of the Central Library beginning in mid-2015. The library building will remain open throughout the renovation and continue to provide full service to patrons. For more information on the renovation, see http://www.prattlibrary.org/CentralRenovation/ .

Salary and Benefits: Salary is dependent upon qualifications.

Application Process: Applications are online only. We will not accept paper applications. You will need an email address to apply. Applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the posted closing date. How to Apply for Employment: Go to the Pratt website http://www.prattlibrary.org, click on "ABOUT" and Jobs@ Pratt listed on the right. To apply, click on the desired position and then click on the 'Apply' link located in the upper-right of the job posting. Please be prepared to attach the following to your application: •Cover Letter, •Resume, and •Work References. The Pratt Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. - Posted December 11, 2014.

Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Libraries
Assistant Director/Director of Fiscal Services


Responsibilities: Assistant Library Director Applicant will assist the Library Director with general library duties and will be responsible for all fiscal activities of the library.

Requirements and Qualifications: 5 years in library management preferred. Must be familiar with accounting and payroll procedures. Knowledge of QuickBooks helpful; a MLS degree a must. Should be detail oriented, able to multi-task & to meet deadlines.

Salary and Benefits: $32,000-$64,000 This is a full-time position with benefits.

Application Process: Submit resumes to: E-mail: pam.coyle@ martin.lib.wv.us. You may also fax your resume to Fax: 304-267-9720 or mail to: Martinsburg-Berkeley County Public Libraries, 101 West King Street, Martinsburg, WV 25401 - Posted December 11, 2014.

Prince George's County Memorial Library System
Graphic Artist


Responsibilities: Designs and produces promotional and informational publications, including posters, flyers, forms, brochures, signs and other items to be used as publicity and informational materials by the Library System. Creates graphic text for webpages and may assist with the design and/or re-design of the Library's digital presence. Assists with other graphic design and layout projects using commercial art techniques and tools. Responds to inquiries about programs, policies and procedures. May edit, publish or post online photographs, audio or video as needed. Performs work with a high degree of accuracy, completeness and conformance to established standards and procedures. Provides general support as needed, including answering phones, responding to messages, and processing mail. Attends meetings, trainings, and workshops as assigned. Performs other duties or responsibilities that are related to the position.

Requirements and Qualifications: A high school diploma, or equivalent, and one to three years of related experience in commercial art, conventional and computerized graphic design. Ability to gain thorough knowledge of Prince George's County Memorial Library System's practices, policies and procedures. Considerable working knowledge of best practices for graphic design, layout, tools and techniques. Thorough knowledge of business English, spelling, punctuation and grammar. Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and other desktop publishing software. Familiarity with Mac-based desktop publishing software or the ability to gain this knowledge. Ability to operate other relevant computer systems including content management software, electronic resources, e-mail, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment. Demonstrates originality in creating designs appropriate to a variety of publications. Strong communication and customer service skills. Strong organization and problem solving skills. Must meet deadlines. Maintains a log of projects. Ability to work quickly and independently. Ability to act as a representative of Prince George's County Memorial Library System's to the public. Work involves extensive sitting; repetitive hand movements; walking, standing; reaching, stooping, bending, grasping and moving objects; and use of computer, telephone and other office equipment. Union Status: Included

Salary and Benefits: $30,032 and a generous benefits package

Application Process: Submit a Library Employment Application along with a cover letter and resume to PGCMLS, Attn: Human Resources, 6532 Adelphi Road, Hyattsville, MD 20782. This position will be open until filled. Library Employment Applications can be downloaded from the PGCMLS website at www.pgcmls.info. Click on "About US", Employment and employment application. - Posted December 18, 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 http://www.harford.edu/job-seekers/career-opportunities.aspx 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.

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