Librarian I- Children's Services Supervisor
Job Details
Perryville - Perryville, MD
Full Time
Graduate Degree
$41,585.00 - $46,921.00 Salary/year


Under the general supervision of the Perryville Library Branch Manager, the Children’s Services Supervisor will lead and manage the children’s services department in Perryville and Port Deposit and will develop, manage and deliver a full range of effective and innovative programs and services that meet the needs of the children, families, and caregivers within the community. Works cooperatively with the Perryville Branch Manager and Youth Services Coordinator to develop children’s services.



  • Manage the daily operations and staff of the Perryville and Port Deposit Children’s Services Departments.  Provide leadership, training, and guidance to staff and the public for children’s services.
  • Provide direct supervision, evaluation, and coaching to a staff of 1 full-time and 1 part-time employee.
  • Develop outreach and collaborative programs with the local school system and community based organizations.
  • Provide children’s reference and reader guidance services.
  • Provide leadership and guidance in developing summer reading and monthly programs for infants and children in Perryville and Port Deposit.
  • Monitor services, develop and make recommendations to the Branch Manager and Youth Services Coordinator regarding policies and procedures of Children’s Services Department.
  • Develop children’s services initiatives and programs that are responsive to community needs and enhance services.
  • Manage departmental scheduling and statistics; compile and prepare reports, data and other written work.
  • Provide guidance and training to the Perryville staff in children’s literature and reference resources, programming, procedures and services.
  • Collaborate with the children’s selector to develop, monitor, maintain, and evaluate the children’s collection, ensuring a full-service, relevant collection for children, families, and caregivers.
  • Work with the Branch Manager to establish and achieve branch performance goals within overall system goals.
  • Assist children and parents use technology.
  • Serve on internal and external committees.
  • Participate in local and statewide initiatives, training, and associations. Attend seminars, workshops and continuing education activities.
  • Network with other Children’s Services Librarians and Media Specialists.
  • Keep informed of and implement use of current technologies to enhance personal and department efficiency as well as patron services.
  • Assist in the development of system-wide, long-range plans for Children’s Services.
  • Provide daily coverage on the children’s services desk in Perryville.
  • Serve as Librarian-in-Charge.
  • Other duties as assigned.  



  • Promote and maintain a high standard of customer service, both internal and external.
  • Demonstrate ability to work with diverse populations.
  • Models positive attitude toward library technology and change.
  • Maintain courteous, friendly, and constructive relationships with patrons and staff.
  • Promote and advocate a positive library image in the community.
  • Maintain professional growth and awareness through training, self-directed learning and other means to stay abreast of current and emerging trends in the community and in libraries.
  • Performs job in keeping with the adopted policies, procedures, and values of the Cecil County Public Library.
  • Demonstrate collaborative, straight forward, team oriented leadership and supervisory methods.




  • M.L.S. from an ALA accredited program. The candidate must be able to provide documentation to support this as part of the application process. OR
  • Candidate must currently be enrolled in an ALA accredited program with the reasonable expectation of graduation within three years of hire.  The candidate must be able to provide documentation to support graduate school status as part of the application process.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education.
  • Minimum of 2 years professional library work experience with children and supervision, preferably in a library setting. Demonstrated ability to supervise direct reports at all professional and non-professional levels.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices with demonstrated skills and judgment in supervision and problem solving.
  • Ability to effectively organize work, determine priorities, make decisions and complete assigned duties with minimal supervision.
  • Considerable experience working with children ages 0-11.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, and market innovative and effective public library programs, events, collections, and services for children, families, and caregivers.
  • Demonstrated skills in staff training and development, and knowledge of the techniques for programming for children.
  • Excellent computer skills, including various software packages, knowledge of internet resources and how to use them effectively, knowledge of integrated library systems.  Ability to learn new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise.
  • Knowledge of Windows operation system, internet resources, social media, and other technologies and how to use them effectively.
  • Demonstrated experience with a variety of types of electronic devices for computing, listening, viewing, gaming and new technologies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of user’s interests, authors, books, readers’ advisory and new materials formats.
  • Ability to analyze and organize effectively.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop effective working relationships with supervisors, staff, the community, and members of the public.
  • Experience developing, analyzing, and managing innovative and effective library projects.
  • Valid Driver’s license.



Personal computer, laptop, mobile devices, photocopier, printer, AV projection equipment, security system, cash register.



Works in normal heat and light conditions with some exposure to seasonal draft conditions. Lifts and moves books and materials weighing up to 35 pounds.  Some eye fatigue from working at computer terminals; physical fatigue from working at counter height (39”) work surfaces.  Some stress from constant public contact.  Occasional travel to facilities throughout the county and state using library or own transportation. 





37.5 hours per week, including scheduled weekend and evening hours.  Additional flexibility may be required.



Certain conditions, e.g. economic constraints, staffing patterns, may necessitate change in job description.