DATE ENTERED: January 9, 2018
POSITION: Multiple Positions
LOCATION: Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), MD
APPLY BY: No date specified


The Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is searching for dynamic librarians/public service specialists with supervisory experience and outstanding organizational skills to manage generalist branches in the Central Area of Prince George's County.  The positions offer a hiring salary, commensurate with experience and qualifications, negotiable from $54,062/year depending on qualifications.  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 in a large branch or the information department in a generalist branch, promotes services and collections in a large branch or the information department in a generalist branch. Coordinates the maintenance and development of the collection, manages departments in a large branch or the information department in a generalist 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 related area.
2.    Three years of professional experience or experience working in a library setting required.
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.
7.    Ability to work independently and with volunteers.
8.    Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Word, electronic databases, e-mail, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security/alarm systems.

TO APPLY: http://ww1.pgcmls.info/1297