DATE ENTERED: April 3, 2018
POSITION: Librarian III/Public Services Specialist
LOCATION: Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), MD
APPLY BY: April 19, 2018

If you possess at least three years’ professional experience that includes supervisory experience, stellar organizational skills and enthusiasm for promoting adult programs in the community, we are the Library for you! This librarian/public services specialist will be ready to put his/her communication skills and program planning experience to work at our Oxon Hill Branch. We offer an attractive benefits package, including multiple health insurance options; participation in the Maryland State Teachers Retirement System; and credit for time spent at other public libraries when calculating annual leave accrual and sick leave transfer, under certain circumstances.  And we offer exceptional training opportunities for staff throughout their entire career with the Library.

Job Summary:  Under the direction of the Area Manager, provides quality reference and readers’ advisory service, promotes services and collections, coordinates the maintenance and development of the collection, and manages a department in a large branch. Trains, supervises and evaluates staff in supervisory line. Assumes authority for the branch in the absence of the Area Manager, if the Area Manager cannot be reached by phone. Keeps abreast of professional developments and seeks to continually improve performance. Performs circulation duties as applicable. Substitutes in other branches. Adheres to all PGCMLS policies and procedures and the union contract.

Education and Experience:
1.    Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program or other Master’s degree in related area.
2.    Three to five years of professional experience required; experience working in a library setting highly preferred.
3.    Three years of supervisory experience required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  
1.    Ability to gain thorough knowledge of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s practices, policies and procedures.
2.    Ability to act as a representative of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s to the public.
3.    Considerable knowledge of literature, reference and information materials, publishers, and periodicals required.
4.    Knowledge of public library reference tools, including web and database searching.
5.    Strong communication and customer service skills.
6.    Strong organization and problem solving skills.

Necessary Special Requirement:
1.    Librarian III: Maryland Professional Public Librarian certificate required or ability to secure certification within six-months following appointment.
2.    Public Services Specialist:  Library Associate Certificate (LATI) must be acquired within two years of hire.

Salary: The position offers a hiring salary of $54,062/year. Plus, earn additional pay for fluent foreign language skills and American Sign Language.

Application Process:  Qualified applicants should submit an employment application, cover letter and resume online at

Special Request:  Online skills assessment info will be auto generated after application submission. Complete by application closing date.

Closing Date:  April 19, 2018