PGCMLS is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic and organized professional to serve as Librarian III, Electronic Resources. Under the direction of the Chief of Materials Management, the successful applicant will manage the selection and oversee electronic resources that enhance the library’s collection. Let your project management experience shine with us! We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including 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.
Position Title: Librarian III, Electronic Resources
Location: Administrative Offices, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo, MD
Hours: Full-time (40 hours/week). Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm
Salary: $51,071/year or $24.55/hour + generous benefits package.
Examples of Duties: Responsibilities include evaluating and recommending electronic resources, including online databases, eBooks, eAudio, eMusic, emagazines, and streaming video for the library collection; overseeing and managing library staff in supervisory line to include training and development and monitoring and evaluating job performance. Communicates with vendors, staff, and customers about collection needs and requests; participates in vendor license agreement negotiations with CMM; and monitors fiscal year budget expenditures of allocated funds for library electronic resources. Develops best practice standards for reporting usage of library electronic resources; collaborates with CMM to develop, implement and maintain an electronic resources collection development policy; and in cooperation with the Library’s Staff Development Coordinator, suggests and assists with training for staff in use of electronic resources. Acts as liaison for Materials Management to Digital Services Department. Keeps informed professional and community developments affecting the library field. Prepares correspondences and reports. Performs other duties or responsibilities that are related to the position.
Qualifications/Requirements: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program; three to four years of professional library experience; and three years of supervisory experience. Considerable knowledge of electronic resources, literature, reference and information materials, vendors, publishers, and periodicals required. Knowledge of public library reference tools, including web and database searching. Ability to gain thorough knowledge of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s practices, policies and procedures. Strong communication and customer service skills. Ability to work independently and with volunteers. Strong organization and problem solving skills. Ability to effectively supervise, including planning, scheduling, training and evaluating staff. Demonstrated ability to deal tactfully and efficiently with a diverse public, community organizations and staff. Ability to maintain records, develop reports in a clear and orderly manner and make succinct oral presentations. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 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 systems. Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment. Work involves extensive standing; walking; reaching, stooping, bending, grasping and moving objects up to 20 pounds; and use of computer, telephone and other office equipment.
Necessary Special Requirement: Maryland Professional Public Librarian certificate; ability to secure certification as a Professional Public Librarian in the State of Maryland within six-months following appointment; ability to meet re-certification requirements by completing 90 hours of training every five (5) years.
Union Status: Included