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Working at Calvert Library


For current librarian and other library professional vacancies, see our Current Vacancies.


Calvert Library employs students between the ages of 16 and 18 to shelve books at minimum wage. For more information and to see whether we're hiring, please contact your local branch.


We welcome volunteers for most all of our activities and administrative tasks. If you would like to contribute your unique talents to the library, visit our Volunteer page, fill out our volunteer application and contact your local branch.


Current Vacancies (updated 6/3/2016)

Full-time Public Services Librarian in Children's

Calvert Library Prince Frederick

Calvert Library is an organization that values lifelong learning, teamwork and collaboration.  We are committed to staff training and encourage personal growth.  Excellent customer service is a core operating principle. See for our vision, mission and values.

Required Education:
Bachelor's Degree

Full-Time, 35 hours per week
Includes some evening and weekend hours:
2 evening shifts (1-9pm)
2 of three Saturdays

Attendance at trainings and staff meetings is required.  Staff meetings are held monthly on third Fridays from 9-11. Some travel outside of Calvert County is required.

Perform a variety of duties to provide assistance to customers in a busy, varied position. Prepare and present children's classes and events including Storytime classes.  Help customers with circulation and reference. Be comfortable using, and teaching customers how to use, various technology platforms and devices.

The person hired for this position will work for the Board of Library Trustees of Calvert Library. He/she will be required to receive a Library Associate (LA) certificate within two years of date of hire.  This is a 90 hour training program that is provided by the Division of Library Development and Services of the Maryland Department of Education.

Starting salary: $35,708 - $45,154 depending on education and experience.

Benefits for this position include:
Maryland State Retirement System (7% of salary is employee contribution)
Health Insurance, employee and employer share in the cost
Personal time – 3 days per year
Annual Leave – 15 days per year*
Sick Leave – 15 days per year
*During the 6 month probationary period, annual leave may not be used.

Documents to prove employment eligibility will be required to comply with the Immigration Reform Act.

A background check will be conducted.

Application Process: complete applications will include and should be sent to by June 28, at 4:00pm: 

Please indicate the job title in the subject line of your email.


Substitute Library Assistant - all branches

Position available for up to ten  hours a week; includes evenings and Saturdays.  Duties include providing assistance to customers in a busy environment, helping customers with borrowing material, research, reader's advisory, and other aspects of using the physical and digital library. Required: High School diploma or equivalent, excellent customer service skills and experience, and strong computer skills.  $15.51 per hour to start.  Full job description, expectations and KSA questions can be found below or at any Calvert Library location.

To be considered for this position, submit meaningful cover letter, completed application form, résumé, and KSA answers to by June 28 at 4:00 p.m. Please indicate the job title in the subject line of your email. Post-offer background check.  EOE