Law Librarian III, Maryland State Law Library

The Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, located in Annapolis, Maryland, is currently seeking applicants for the position of Law Librarian III, Maryland Collections Librarian.   

The full announcement and application link can be found on the Judiciary Career Center.

Position:Law Librarian III, Maryland Collections Librarian
Closing Date:January 26, 2021
Office:Administrative Office of the Courts, Law Library Annapolis, MD
Salary:*$69,280 *Current State Judiciary Employees Only: A salary offer for a current state Judiciary employee will be determined using the “Salary Practices for State Judiciary Employees”, found at
FLSA Status: Position type:Exempt Regular/ Full-time
Financial Disclosure:Yes

Essential Functions: 

The Maryland Collections Librarian, in coordination with the Head of Collection Management, is responsible for developing and maintaining the Library’s Maryland-specific print collections.

The Maryland Collections Librarian manages digitization projects, including preparing and organizing collection materials as necessary for digitization and processing the digital files produced for inclusion in the Library’s digital collections.  

The Maryland Collections Librarian provides regular reference and research assistance to all segments of the Library’s user population. All other duties as assigned.

Education: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) approved school.

Experience: Two (2) years of professional-level library experience.

Preferred: Experience with technical services. Experience in a law library.



  • Knowledge of the profession of librarianship, the legal system, and current information technology and architecture.
  • Knowledge of utilizing computer technology and software (e.g., word processing, spreadsheet, database software, web-based tools).
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks and duties.
  • Ability to lift up to twenty (20) pounds.
  • Ability to perform all of the essential functions of this position, with or without reasonable accommodations.

Cataloging and Digital Collections

  • Knowledge of collection management.
  • Knowledge of digitization and preservation standards. 
  • Knowledge of handling and maintaining a collection which includes material that is rare, old, and/or in poor condition.
  • Knowledge of cataloging practice and standards including MARC, RDA, and Library of Congress Subject Headings.
  • Knowledge of common metadata standards, such as Dublin Core.


  • Knowledge of legal database retrieval and document delivery technologies, such as Westlaw Edge.
  • Knowledge of legal, historical, and general information resources in multiple formats, including digital, print, and microform.
  • Ability to work well with a highly diverse customer base to assist with their legal information needs using a variety of communication methods, including telephone, e-mail, and in-person dialogue.
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex legal research/reference queries using multiple sources in multiple formats.
  • Ability to staff the reference desk for four (4) hour periods of time.

The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law.  Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed.  Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.

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