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Recruitment #17-005055-0020



State Salary Grade 21 Annual

Salary Range:  $60,543 - $88,424


Nancy S. Grasmick Education Building

200 West Baltimore Street

Baltimore, Maryland 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This professional position responsible for providing leadership and technical assistance to local school systems, Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) staff members and other stakeholders for the implementation and use of information literacy skills to support student achievement and school reform.


Provides leadership and technical assistance for Maryland school library media programs; manages the implementation of State and national standards; consults with Local Education Agency supervisors to support school improvement and student achievement; serves as a liaison with public schools and various library affiliations; collaborates internally and externally to integrate Library Media Standards into Maryland College and Career Ready Standards and other content standards; participates in internal and external initiatives to promote and develop school library media programs; facilitates the MDK12 Digital Library Purchasing Consortium.


EDUCATION: Master’s Degree or equivalent 36 credit hours of post baccalaureate course work in a Library Media program.

EXPERIENCE:  Four (4) years of experience as a school based media specialist and at least two (2) years in a leadership role.  Library Media leadership experience with state/national associations or at the district level is preferred.


  1. Two years of additional experience as defined above may be substituted for the Master’s Degree.
  2. Possession of a Doctorate in a field related to the position may be substituted for one year of the experience requirements.


Knowledge of trends, regulations, policies, and issues affecting School Library Media programs; knowledge of State and national laws and regulations governing School Library Media programs; knowledge of effective integration of information and technology literacy skills into curriculum development and instruction in support of student achievement; skill in developing and presenting professional development programs; skill in a variety of information and instructional technologies; ability to organize, prioritize and manage multiple tasks; ability to work as a team member to establish and maintain effective working relationships; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 


Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act and possible travel throughout the State are required.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.


For immediate consideration please submit your application by November 24, 2017 - Open until filled.


To apply for this position online go to MSDE Jobs on JobAps (or complete an MSDE Application on On-line applications (and resumes) are the preferred method for receiving your application/attachments.  Using this method will allow applicants to access their documents for future recruitments for which they apply and verify that the appropriate documents (resume-credentials) have been attached to the recruitment that requires them. Applicants must include their resume and provide sufficient information on the application to document that they satisfy the minimum qualifications for this recruitment. Please do not put "See Resume" in the job duties section of your application; your application will not be considered.

If you utilize fax or regular mail as the option to submit required attachments, you will need to resubmit these documents each time you apply for a new position that requires the attachments.  Additionally, you must include the following information on each page of the attachment you submit in order to ensure that we append the attachments to the correct recruitment: First and Last Name, Recruitment Number, and the last 4 digits of your SS# and indicate application for  Education Program Specialist I, School Library Media Specialist 039651 (JobAps #17-005055-0020). Mailing Address: Maryland State Department of Education, Office of Human Resources, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland  21201. Fax: 410-333-8950 – This fax number is for Department of Education recruitment actions only.

If you have difficulty with your user account or have general questions about this online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division at 410-767-4850. For inquiries or an MSDE Application, contact 410-767-0019 or TTY/TDD 410-333-3045 or visit our website at  

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request