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Librarian III

Employment Type: Full-Time

Location: Randallstown Branch

Salary: $44,023 to $58,967 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.  If you are enthusiastic, self-motivated, and open to new ideas, consider joining the library as a full-time Librarian III.

We offer an excellent benefit package that includes four weeks of vacation, sick and personal leave, subsidized healthcare coverage, pension eligibility and other 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 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 gained through one year of service as a  librarian
  • 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. Indicate the job title Librarian III - Randallstown in the subject line of your email.

Closing Date: 08/06/2018

Vacancy #: 2019-003