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Librarian III-Prince George's County Memorial Library System

  • 04 Dec 2019 1:36 PM
    Message # 8176954

    Position Title:

    Librarian III-Prince George's County Memorial Library System


    Prince George's County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is seeking experienced librarians to lead age-level information departments in large-size branches or information and circulation departments in small-medium size generalist branches. Locations will vary based on operational needs. Selected candidates must be demonstrated leaders, enthusiastic, and team-oriented with a strong commitment to customer service. If you are interested in making a real difference in the community, bring your professional skills to work with us! 

    Position Duties and Responsibilities:

    • Oversee and supervise staff in supervisory line to include managing staff weekly schedules, monitoring and evaluating job performance, and training and development.

    • Provide reference and readers’ advisory.

    • Oversee programming.

    • Promote library services and collections.

    • Participate in community outreach as needed.

    • Participate in the maintenance and development of the library collection by weeding and identifying library materials in need of replacement.

    • Maintain library collection and places orders for new books and materials.

    • Manage customer relations and resolve escalated customer issues and conflicts.

    • Performs circulation desk duties as needed.

    • Keep abreast of current library policies and procedures.


    • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.

    • Three to five years of professional library experience, preferably in a public library.

    • Three years of experience supervising and motivating staff. 

    • Maryland Professional Public Librarian certificate upon hire or within six-months of hire.

    • Considerable knowledge of literature, reference and information materials, publishers, and periodicals required.

    • Knowledge of public library reference tools, including web and database searching.

    • Strong communication and customer service skills.

    • Strong organization and problem-solving skills.


    We offer a casual but professional work environment, exceptional training opportunities, and a comprehensive benefits package including:

    • Credit for time spent at other public libraries when calculating annual leave accrual and sick leave transfer, under certain circumstances.

    • Up to 14.5 days of annual leave in the first year; 22.75 days after three years; and 26 days after 15 years of service.

    • Up to 15.8 days of sick leave in the first year. Unused sick leave may count towards creditable service when you retire.

    • Up to 4 days of personal leave per year.

    • 11 holidays (12 during a Presidential Inauguration year).

    • A choice of 3 medical plans (subsidized at 70 - 75%), a prescription and vision plan (subsidized at 85%), and the choice of 2 dental plans.

    • Life insurance at 2x annual salary, up to a maximum of $150,000.

    • Long-term disability coverage with a benefit of 50% to 60% of income replacement – 180-day elimination period.

    • A defined benefit plan provided by the Maryland State Retirement Agency (SRA) at 7% per pay and tax deferred annuity plans through payroll deductions.

    Application Process:

    Please submit your employment application, cover letter and resume by applying directly to the job posting located on our website



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 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE
 Unit #: 1653
Washington, DC 20013
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