- 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.
FAIR LABOR STANDARDS ACT: Exempt
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.