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Librarian III

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Baltimore County Detention Center

Salary: Annualized $44,023 to $58,967, commensurate with experience


At Baltimore County Public Library (BCPL), staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, developing innovative learning environments and creating gracious library spaces. We circulate over 10 million items and provide library services through our 19 branches, four mobile library vehicles and a growing virtual online presence. If you are enthusiastic, self-motivated and open to new ideas consider joining the Baltimore County Public Library team as a full-time Librarian III assigned to provide services at the Baltimore County Detention Center.

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes four weeks of vacation and other paid leave, a variety of subsidized health care options, pension eligibility and other related benefits.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assists customers in finding answers to a broad range of questions through use of print and online resources
  • Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials either for personal pleasure or continued learning
  • Assists customers with technology related requests for service including e-reader devices
  • Oversees the Detention Center’s library collection
  • Plans and presents library-related programs and outreach services
  • Supports innovation by embracing change, being flexible and anticipating customers’ needs
  • Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter, rethinking processes and effectively solving problems
  • Demonstrates a commitment to teamwork by being an effective communicator and engaging in respectful and productive work relationships
  • Actively pursues continuous learning by participating in training opportunities and sharing knowledge in the workplace

Education/Experience Requirements

  • MLS from an ALA accredited school
  • Knowledge of library services and operations obtained through at least one year of work experience
  • Knowledge of print, electronic and online information resources and proficiency in using e-eaders, cloud technology and computer applications such as Microsoft Office, Google Drive and others
  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with customers, community groups and coworkers of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to plan, organize and present a variety of activities and presentations
  • Ability to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work a primary schedule of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and at other times as needed
  • Must pass a post-offer background and physical screening

To Apply

Send an email to and attach the following two documents:

1. A completed BCPL employment application, which you can find on our website www,
2. Your cover letter and resume as one PDF document

Include your last name in the title of the documents. Indicate the job title Librarian III—Baltimore County Detention Center in the subject line of your email.

Closing Date: 05/31/2018

Vacancy #: 2018-126