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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.

Queen Anne's County Library
Public Services Librarian

Responsibilities: Adult programming, collection development, reader's advisory, general reference, and some circulation desk duties.

Requirements and Qualifications: An energetic, self-starter with outstanding communication skills and dedication to public service. Knowledge of Online resources, social media and experience with e-readers and tablets. MLS from an ALA accredited institution. New graduates and students who will complete studies in December 2014 will be considered.

Salary and Benefits: $46,125 to $51,450 dependent upon experience Comprehensive benefits package

Application Process: Submit resume and 3 references to Kim Baklarz, Branch Manager, to This position will be open until filled. - Posted August 25, 2014.

Frederick County Public Libraries
Associate Director

Responsibilities: If you are ready for a big job and have passion for transforming the public libraries, this may be your chance. You will oversee the technology infrastructure, support operations and facilities management of the library system. You will advise and assist the Director in budget, long range, strategic and capital improvement planning. You will be a leader and innovator in this rapidly developing library system in Central Maryland.

Requirements and Qualifications: .Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program; .Minimum 8 years of progressively responsible management work experience, within the last 15 years, at the middle management level or higher in a public library, which must include at least 3 years work experience supervising others; .Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Office of Education or the ability to become certified within 6 months of hire for Master of Library Science degree OR .Master's degree in Information Management or related fields of study; .Minimum 8 years of progressively responsible operations management work experience, within the last 15 years, which includes 3 years work experience supervising others.

Salary and Benefits: This position is being advertised with a hiring range of $75,498.00 - $90,597.00 per year. Discussion of being hired above the base salary may take place at the time of job offer and is not guaranteed.

Application Process: For complete job description and to apply go to Applications for this position will be accepted until 4:00 pm, September 19, 2014. - Posted August 25, 2014.

Harford County Public Library
Library Associate I or II - STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics)

Responsibilities: Performs a variety of reference services within a branch; assists individuals and groups in locating and obtaining materials and information; assists customers with electronic resources; may maintain adult, teen and/or children's collection as assigned; manages collections and programs for specialized areas/ services/resources. This position will be responsible for managing the STEM collection and related programming. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Requirements and Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR LIBRARY ASSOCIATE I: .Bachelor's degree; Master's degree in Education, preferred; .1 year or more of related experience, in a science, technology field or other STEM related field; .1 year of direct customer/public service experience; .Experience in developing STEM related programs and selecting STEM related materials for pre-school through school-aged children; .1 year of direct customer/public service experience; .Computer experience including internet use and familiarity with interactive computer models and learning activities; .Ability to attend Library Associate Training Program and to complete the program within 2 years after starting the program; .Ability to work a variety of day, evening, and weekend hours. ADDITIONAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR LIBRARY ASSOCIATE II: . Completion of Library Associate Training Program or 9 academic credits from an approved library related curriculum from an ALA approved institution. Will be asked to provide documentation.

Salary and Benefits: STARTING PAY: $16.26 per hour, Grade 7 for Library Associate I; Non-Exempt. $17.84 per hour, Grade 8 for Library Associate II; Exempt. Excellent benefits package includes leave, health/dental/vision/drug program, deferred compensation program, pension. Work week:37.5 hours per week 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, About the Library and click on Library Jobs for vacancy announcement and application instructions. - Posted August 28, 2014.

Harford County Public Library
Assistant Branch Manager II - Adult Services

Responsibilities: Responsibilities: Responsible for directly supervising the adult services staff and oversees, plans and implements adult library programs at HCPL's largest branch; Provides reference, collection maintenance and readers' advisory services to the public, and works on reference desk as required. Serves on the branch management team assisting with branch operations and activities and may assist with teen and children's programs and reference services; Participates in training of reference staff; Supervises other branch staff and volunteers, as assigned or needed. Shares a leadership role in developing system-wide adult services and activities. Will also serve as a Passport Agent for the Library's Passport Services within the branch. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Requirements and Qualifications: MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 1) Masters of Library Science degree or other Master's degree in an approved library related curriculum from ALA accredited institution. Note: Will consider applicants that will complete MLS program within six months from date of application. 2) Ability to obtain State of Maryland Certification as a Professional Librarian within six months from hire. 3) 2 years reference work including direct information service & training customers and staff on use of computers & databases and downloading digital library materials to a personal device, preferably in a public library setting. 4) 1 or more years of supervisory experience. 5) Experience in programs, services and outreach with an emphasis on adult group but also some knowledge of teen and children's services; and, 6) Ability to work a variety of day, evening, and weekend hours. APPLICANTS WHO MEET MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS WILL BE FURTHER REVIEWED ON: Excellent written communication skills to include writing letters, memos, reports, and calculate statistical data; Excellent interpersonal skills to handle problems and confidential information and deal effectively with all age groups; Ability to communicate effectively with customers and staff, including negotiation skills and explaining policies and procedures; Good organizational & planning skills.

Salary and Benefits: $25.69 - $28.26 per hour/annualized to $50,096 - $55,105, Grade 12; Commensurate with experience; Exempt. Excellent benefits package includes leave, health/dental/vision/drug program, deferred compensation program, pension. Full salary maximum $80,106.

Application Process: Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only. Please visit us at, About the Library and click on Library Jobs for vacancy announcement and application instructions. - Posted August 28, 2014.

Williamsburg Regional Library
Youth Services Director

Responsibilities: Leads, organizes, and administers all functions of the youth services division, including youth reference and readers' advisory services and youth and family programming; oversees and coordinates the selection, maintenance, updating, and weeding of youth collection materials in all formats; monitors the youth materials budget; handles questions concerning youth materials collection; provides public services from library youth information desks. - Responsible for the effective supervision of assigned staff including selection, performance management, employee relations, training, prioritizing and assigning work, and related activities; oversees activities of designated volunteers; develops, interprets, and implements all youth services division procedures; implements and interprets library policies. -Prepares budget requests; prepares grants for Friends and other outside funding sources; and, when appropriate, works closely with the Development Officer to solicit funding from businesses and organizations in the community; prepares monthly and other special reports including statistical and data information; evaluates library programs and services for youth and families; tracks and reports on trends influencing the development of youth and family services. -Works with school personnel and other community groups or agencies on partnerships and projects concerning youth and families; schedules and conducts school visits and tours. -Maintains an awareness of current trends and technologies related to library services; improves the quality of library services through individual and general staff development. -Collaborates with and supports other division directors/managers/officers; works closely with the Outreach Services Division on outreach activities and with the Adult Services Division on young adult and teen services; participates in library-wide planning and decision-making; serves on and/or chairs library committees; participates, as appropriate, in local, state, and national library associations. -Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements and Qualifications: -Requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited library school; three years of progressively responsible managerial and supervisory experience in a library providing service to youth and families and demonstrated experience advocating for youth and families; experience supervising professionals preferred. -Demonstrated knowledge and experience with current and emerging trends and technologies related to youth and family services; comprehensive knowledge of the library's strategic plan and library collections, programs, and services; the principles, practices, and techniques of personnel management and supervision; and, youth literature and how children think and learn. -Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills. -Ability to plan, organize, and administer a library division; establish and maintain relationships with the Library Director, Library Assistant Director, division directors/managers/officers, staff members, government/school/community officials and personnel, vendors, and the public; and, work well under pressure, pay close attention to detail, set priorities, meet deadlines and effectively delegate work.

Salary and Benefits: $54,287/ year or higher, DOQ.

Application Process: Submit a James City County application form at - Posted August 28, 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
Director, Consortial Library Application Support (CLAS)

Responsibilities: The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking a Director for the Consortial Library Application Support (CLAS) Department, to provide leadership and support to the USMAI Library Consortium in the integration, operation and maintenance efforts of the consortiums software and database applications. The CLAS Director serves as a senior member of the College Park Libraries Digital Systems and Stewardship Division (DSS), reporting to the Associate Dean for Digital Systems and Stewardship at the University of Maryland Libraries. The CLAS Director will focus efforts to work closely and effectively with the Council of Library Directors (CLD) of USMAI and its Executive Director. He/she provides leadership and direct supervision to a professional technical staff. The CLAS director will be responsible for developing and managing budgets for approved projects and initiatives of the USMAI. The director will also be responsible for developing annual budgets for the CLAS team, for presenting that budget to the CLD and for executing budgets, once they are approved by the CLD. The CLAS Director will be responsible for the research, planning, procurement, development, deployment, support and management of USMAI library application software; and for the integration, implementation, and maintenance of software to provide access and discovery services to scholarly and administrative information. The USMAI is at a crossroad in its evolution, at the edge of adopting new discovery tools and next generation systems. This position is an excellent opportunity for someone who would like to be in the forefront of national leadership in the development of large consortial library information systems.

Requirements and Qualifications: Demonstrated Abilities: ● Demonstrated initiative and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously; ● Excellent organizational, analytical, time management and communication (oral and written) skills; ● Demonstrated ability to manage complex budgets that involve multiple organizations and institutions; ● Positive interpersonal skills; ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, with executive management bodies, with multiple stake holders, and with technical and library staff having widely varied skill sets and technical knowledge; ● Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to identify emerging trends in libraries and relevant technology. ● Flexibility in a changing technological and organizational environment. Ability to adapt to, implement, and manage change in business and in service models. Education: Master's Degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association OR an advanced degree in either information sciences or information management with experience in library management. Experience - Required: ● A minimum of four (4) years of professional experience in information technology services. ● A minimum of two (2) years of experience in a managerial role (e.g. project leader). ● Familiarity with library software applications as well as new trends/developments in this field. ● Strong technical background related to the responsibilities of the position. ● Ability to meet promotion and permanent status requirements of the University of Maryland at College Park Libraries as described in APPSC Policy BOR II-1.00: The University of Maryland Policy on Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status of Library Faculty. Experience - Preferred: ● Experience with commercial and/or open source library software solutions. ● Experience working with commercial vendors on procurement, contract development, and technical support. ● Knowledge of and experience with applying project management principles (PMP certification preferred). ● Experience with or working knowledge of consortial environments and requirements. ● Experience supporting applications running in Unix/Linux and Windows environment(s). ● Experience managing software application development lifecycle. ● Programming and/or database administration experience. ● Experience delivering presentations. ● Demonstrated ability to define a vision for a team and bring it to fruition.

Salary and Benefits: 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: Benefits: 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: For the full position description, please go to 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 September 19, 2014. - Posted August 25, 2014.

Salisbury University / Blackwell Library
Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian

Responsibilities: Manage serials, including ordering, receiving, and maintaining serials in print and electronic formats. Manage the lifecycle of electronic resources, including databases, e-books, streaming video, serials, and the like. Train, supervise, and evaluate the Serials Assistant. Develop assessment strategies and conduct ongoing assessment; collaborate on collection development initiatives. Act as liaison for one academic department, providing instruction, collection development, and research support. Participate in library, campus, consortium, and regional/national activities as appropriate.

Requirements and Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree from a foreign institution and one (1) year of professional library experience in serials or electronic resources. Preferred Qualifications:Academic or research library and supervisory experience. Demonstrated experience and/or exposure to the use of current serials and electronic resource best practices and trends. Familiarity with MARC format. Ability to work with vendors and negotiate license agreements. Experience using staff interface of an integrated library or next generation system such as Aleph, Alma, or OCLC WorldShare. Experience with proprietary database/resource administrative modules. Experience with a web-scale discovery service such as OCLC WorldCat Local or Ebsco's Discovery Service. Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Demonstrated ability to solve problems and commitment to customer service. Demonstrated skills in time, workflow, and project management. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and work well under pressure, independently, and in a team-oriented environment.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a library faculty position on a permanent status track with excellent benefits. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin around January 1, 2015, but the date is negotiable.

Application Process: Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University's Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions. To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and phone numbers of at least three professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Martha Zimmerman at - Posted August 28, 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.