LOCATION OF POSITION
Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped 415 Park Avenue Baltimore, MD 21201
MAIN PURPOSE OF JOB
This is a professional position serving as the Chief for the Library of the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH), responsible for providing leadership and support for the planning, development and improvement of statewide library services for citizens of Maryland who are blind, have visual impairments or have a disability while facilitating Statewide library partnerships.
Establishes library policies, standards, goals and procedures; provides fiscal oversight of State and federal budgets and grants; oversees the Instructional Resource Center (IRC) Maryland Accessible Textbook (MAT) program charged with coordinating statewide availability of textbooks and supplementary materials in electronic format to eligible students who are blind or have visual impairments and are enrolled in institutions of higher education and institutions of postsecondary education in the State; manages the operations of a 55,000 square foot building, including facility maintenance and repair, procurement of contracted services; acts as liaison to the Enoch Pratt free Library for security, planning, and other activities involving both libraries; provides leadership and support to public libraries in developing improved and innovative library services for persons with a disability that can be offered at the local level throughout the State.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
EDUCATION: A Master’s Degree in Library Information Science or School Library Media from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.
EXPERIENCE: Six years of professional experience in library administration, management, and supervision to include experience serving persons with disabilities.
DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge of library operations and the provision of library services for citizens who are blind, have visual impairments or have a disability; knowledge of disability legislation; knowledge of publishing industry and processes for obtaining instructional materials in alternative formats; knowledge of online integrated library systems and software used in library environment; skill in planning, organizing, and completing effective and creative presentations; ability to research information; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with diverse clientele and staff; ability to work effectively as a part of a team; ability to exercise good judgment and tact when dealing with various populations; ability to communicate effectively.
To apply for this position online go to http://jobaps.com/MD/jobs/msde which is the preferred method for submitting your application/attachments. Using this method will allow you to access your documents for future recruitments for which you apply and to verify that the appropriate documents have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Please provide sufficient information on your application to document that you meet the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put “See Resume” in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.
If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments. Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for Education Program Manager I, Branch Chief, Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped – Position # 039745, Jobaps # 14-005058-0005. Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.
If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at www.marylandpublicschools. Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request.
Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and travel throughout the state are required. Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.
|DATE OPENED||12/5/2014 11:30:00 AM|
|SALARY||$67,606.00 – $108,557.00/year|
|HR ANALYST||Angelic Wikes|
|WORK LOCATION||Baltimore City|