Friday, April 5, 2013

Chief, Public Services & Branch Management

ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY invites applications for the position of Chief, Public Services & Branch Management. AACPL’s 15 branches serve 540,000+ residents, with an annual circulation of over 4.8 million items. For more information about our services, visit our website at


Grade 24MA – 37.5 hours/week

Full Salary Range: $71,911 - $119,770

Excellent benefits package includes 4 weeks of annual leave, starting with first year of employment.

Responsibilities include: This is professional librarian and managerial work with responsibility for formulating, developing plans for, and fostering satisfaction of the Library's strategic directions through its public service units, for supervising the heads of the three administrative areas of branches throughout Anne Arundel County, and evaluating the performance of branch libraries in achieving the goals and objectives of the Library System. Work includes responsibility for guiding and supervising library programs, outreach, virtual, and community services, and collection management to fulfill the Library's strategic plan. Work further extends to the development of capital and operating budget requests, and physical plant planning and supervision. These responsibilities involve important obligations in representing the System before the Board of Trustees, funding agencies, and community groups. See attached job description for position responsibilities and additional job requirements.

Minimum Qualifications: Possession of a Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program plus considerable supervisory and administrative experience in planning and conducting public library services and programs.

Necessary Special Requirement: Ability to secure certification as a Professional Public Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days of appointment; ability to meet re-certification requirements by completing 90 hours of training every 5 years. 

TO APPLY: Send cover letter, resume and completed AACPL Employment Application Form to Ms. Terry Bowen at To download the AACPL employment application form (Library Information/ Job &Volunteer Opportunities) visit our website at All required application materials must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. April 19, 2013.

TIMETABLE: Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted no later than April 23, 2013. Interviews will be scheduled the week of April 29, 2013 and/or May 6, 2013. Target start date is mid to late June, 2013.

Anne Arundel County Public Library is committed to diversity in the workplace. Anne Arundel County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Library’s policy is to treat all applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national or ancestral origin, sexual orientation, and/or disability in accordance with applicable laws. If you need assistance with any aspect of the application process, please contact the Human Resources Office at 410-222-7107, (

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