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Librarian II

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Owings Mills and Towson Branches

Salary: $39,914 to $53,506 per year, commensurate with experience

About

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 as a full-time Librarian II.

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 for reading, viewing and listening either for personal pleasure or professional development
  • Assists customers with technology related requests for service including e-reader devices
  • Develops and maintains a portion of the library’s collection
  • Plans and presents library-related programs and outreach services
  • Serves on teams and committees within the branch and system-wide
  • As needed, serves as Librarian in Charge by handling customer complaints and resolving facilities issues
  • 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

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college. Successful completion of the Library Associates Training Institute (LATI) or an MLS from an ALA-accredited school within two years of date of hire
  • Knowledge of public library services and operations
  • Knowledge of print, electronic and online information resources
  • 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
  • Willingness and ability to travel throughout the system, work a variety of schedules that include evenings and weekends and accept system-wide transfers
  • Must pass post-offer criminal background check

To Apply

Send an email to humres@bcpl.net and attach two documents:

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

Include your last name in the title of the documents. If you have a preference between the Owings Mills and the Towson Branch, please specify in your cover letter. Indicate the job title Librarian II in the subject line of your email.

Closing Date: 07/03/2018

Vacancy #: 2018-136