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Working at Calvert Library


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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.


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Current Vacancies (updated 1/8/2015)

Adult Resources Coordinator

Under the general direction of the Library Director, this position performs collection development for adult print and audio materials and provides leadership in coordinating activities of reference and staff development.  Works as part of an administrative team in establishing the activities and direction of the library system.

We serve a county with a population of 90,000 with a central library, three branches and a vibrant outreach service. Calvert Library is well-respected, deeply engaged in our community and forward thinking.  As our vision states: Calvert Library is your destination for imagination, information and inspiration.  We live that vision every day in our extensive offering of events and classes, our collections both digital and physical, and our excellent customer service.

All four locations are open 61 hours a week.  We are closed on Friday mornings to allow time for staff training and meetings; there are currently no Sunday hours at Calvert Library. The library has two outreach vehicles, 54.2 FTE, circulation over 1 million, budget of $3.9 million, our librarians answered almost 154,000 reference questions and over 55,000 customers attended library events.

Successful candidate will possess:

  • Experience in collection development and acquisitions
  • Strong leadership and management experience
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Experience in budget management
  • Effective organizational and time-management skills
  • Open and attuned to emerging technologies, trends, theories, principles and techniques of librarianship – particularly in the areas of collection development, acquisitions, staff development and reference services.

This position is based in the Administrative Office in Prince Frederick.

Full Time, 35 hours per week
Schedule:  Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Occasional weekend and evening hours

Salary range is $56,020 to $83,119 plus competitive medical, dental and vision benefits and a Maryland State Retirement Plan.  This position is exempt.

Required Education/Experience:

  • MLS/MLIS from ALA accredited institution with 4 years of progressively responsible library experience or Bachelor’s Degree and Library Associate Certificate with 6 years of progressively responsible library experience.

There will be a 6 month probationary period.

Travel required, mostly in Maryland.

Application: Interested candidates should submit a meaningful cover letter, resume, application and answers to KSA questions to Carrie Plymire, Director, Calvert Library, 850 Costley Way, Prince Frederick, MD 20678. Applications are due by February 2, 2015 at 4pm. For more information, call (410) 535-0291.


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