Assistant Branch Manager – Harford County Public Library – Abingdon, MD

APPLICATION PERIOD: Posted: September 8, 2017; for Best Consideration Apply By – September 29,  2017 (open until filled)


COMPENSATION: Starting salary: $27.79 – $30.58 per hour, annualized to $54,190 – $59,631 year; full salary maximum – $86,642, Grade 12. Comprehensive benefits package includes paid leave, health/dental/vision/drug program, deferred compensation program, pension program and other voluntary benefits.


ABOUT HCPL: Harford County Public Library Harford County Public Library provides progressive and innovative library service and is an integral part of the economic, educational and social fabric of Harford County. The Library is a 3 time recipient of the of The Daily Record’s Innovator of the Year Award and a 7-time Library Journal Star Library. HCPL has eleven branches, one administrative office and two outreach vehicles serving over 181,000 registered borrowers of all ages and has an annual circulation of over 3.8 million. Harford County Public Library is committed to connecting people with information and promoting the love of reading within the community.


NATURE OF WORK: Responsible for directly supervising the children’s services staff and oversees, plans and implements children’s library program at HCPL’s second largest branch; Provides reference, collection maintenance and reader’s advisory services to the public and works the reference desk as required.  Serves on the branch management team assisting with branch operations and activities and may assist with teen and adult programs and reference services; Participates in training of reference staff; Supervises other branch staff and volunteers, as assigned or needed.  Performs other duties as assigned. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.


REQUIREMENTS: •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.

•Ability to obtain State of Maryland Certification as a Professional Librarian within six months from hire.

•2 years reference work including direct information service and training customers and staff on use of computers & databases and downloading digital library materials to a personal device, preferably in a public library setting.

•1 year or more of supervisory experience.

•Experience in programs, services and outreach with an emphasis on the birth to 14 years old age group but also some knowledge of teen and adult services.

•Ability to work well with people both in the library, as well as with school and other outside agencies and organizations.

•Ability to work a variety of day, evening, and weekend hours.


HOW TO APPLY: Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only. PLEASE NOTE: The application cannot be saved and returned to at a later time.  The application must be completed in its entirety prior to submitting. A resume is required for this position; however, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of the online employment application.  Do not state “refer to resume” on the application.  Please hold Ctrl key and click on the link below to complete the application for this position:


OPEN TO: This position is open for Public and Staff.
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