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Current Vacancies (updated 9/25/14)

Adult Resources and Staff Development Coordinator

Calvert Library is seeking an Adult Resources and Staff Development Coordinator. This position requires a collaborative, detail-oriented and flexible team player to oversee several critical areas: adult collection development and acquisitions, Reference services, Outreach services, staff development and Calvert Library’s CLASS partnership with Calvert County Public Schools.

The successful candidate will be a vital member of a dynamic administrative team, working closely with the library Director and two other coordinators.

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.

This position will be responsible for a wide range of services. Candidate will possess:

  • Strong leadership and management experience that will be brought to bear in supervising the Outreach staff and coordinating teams
  • Experience in collection development and acquisitions
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Experience in budget management
  • Strong 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.

Minimum qualifications: MLS/MLIS from ALA-accredited institution and have or be eligible for an Advanced Professional Library Certificate from Maryland State Department of Education or Bachelor’s Degree and Library Associate Certificate.  Additionally, must have at least 4 years of related library experience and 2 years of supervisory experience.

The position is full time, 35 hours per week, exempt.  There are occasional weekend and evening hours, but most work weeks are Monday through Friday, 9-5.  This position is based in the Administrative Office in Prince Frederick.

Compensation: Starting salary is $51,415.  The library offers competitive health, dental and vision benefits and a Maryland State Retirement Plan.

Application: Interested candidates should submit a 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 October 27, 2014 at 4pm. For more information, call (410) 535-0291.

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