ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY invites applicants for the position of Collection Development Librarian – AACPL’s 16 branches serve 573,000+residents, with an annual circulation of over 5.2 million items.  For more information about our services, visit our website at

Grade 18MA – 37.5 hours/week
Salary range:  $53,523 – $94,458
Excellent benefits package includes eligibility to earn up to 4 weeks of annual leave, starting with first year of employment.

  • Responsibilities include:  Planning and carrying out activities related to system-wide materials selection and to the overall management of the system’s print and media collections.   Administrative work such as reporting and recordkeeping, participating in formulating and executing goals and objectives, and participating in tasks and projects with other members of the Support Services Department.
  • Minimum Qualifications:  Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association-accredited program plus three years professional-level library experience in collection development including one year supervisory responsibility
  • Preferred Requirements:
    Experience identifying, evaluating and selecting materials for children, young adults, or adults in a variety of formats for a diverse community.
    Comprehensive knowledge of literature and films for children, young adults, or adults.
    Strong computer skills; including the analysis of data sets and familiarity with Acquisitions module of an integrated library system.
  • Necessary Special Requirements:  Ability to secure certification as a Professional Public Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days following appointment; ability to meet re-certification requirements by completing 90 contact hours of continuing education every 5 years.
  • The Library reserves the right to not fill a position if there is not a qualified candidate.

TO APPLY:  Send cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form to

To download the AACPL employment application form and job description (Library Information/ Job Announcement) visit our website at
All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m.,
March 22, 2019.

TIMETABLE:  Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted no later than March 27, 2019.  Interviews will tentatively be scheduled during the week of April 1, 2019.   Target start date is mid to late April 2019. 

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