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Recruitment #19-005482-0025


The Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped provides comprehensive library services to the eligible blind and physically handicapped residents of the State of Maryland. Our vision is to provide innovative and quality service to meet the needs and expectations of our patrons.




Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped
415 Park Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21201

Main Purpose of Job

This is a professional position responsible for assisting the Director in the planning, organization, supervision, development and administration of all library services, personnel, operation and programs. The Assistant Director is responsible for the management of the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) in the absence of the Director.  Assists with the development and implementation of regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines for LBPH. Provides leadership in the development and implementation of educational support activities (pre-K through 18 and lifelong learning) for individuals who are blind, low vision or print disabled. Manages the Patron Services, Reference, Technical Services, Collection Development (including the Recording Studio), Youth Services and Assistive Technology Departments. Assists with the management of the 55,000 square foot building, including personnel, ongoing and emergency facility maintenance, procurement of contracted services, and building operations. Responsible for the technical services and the technological infrastructure that enable LBPH to provide a comprehensive, statewide library service. Responsible for the planning, implementation, and direction of the Statewide Assistive Technology and Information Program which includes adaptive technology training and classes, outreach and partnerships, and consultant services. Also responsible for program procedures, goals and objectives; determining organizational structure and staffing needs of the program; providing oversight and management of program personnel and budget; developing short and long-range plans for the program operations and resources; and planning and supervising the work of the assigned staff.


Education: Master's Degree in Library Information Science or School Library Media from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.

Experience: Three years administering education or library programs


Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience working with the blind, low vision or print disabled.
2. Knowledge and understanding of the National Library Service's federal standards and guidelines for Libraries for  the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
3. Experience using Assistive technology including screen readers, screen magnifiers, and audio players.
4. Experience providing service to customers that are not physically able to come to your location.


Candidate may be responsible for providing their own transportation as needed to access meetings, remote locations, and job destinations as assigned


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date.


The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position. It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application. Please report all experience and education that is related to this position. Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Maryland State Library, Recruitment and Examination Division, 22 S. Calhoun Street, Baltimore, MD 21223. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the MSL Recruitment and Examination Division at, 667-217-4800 or MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruitment, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State's diversity.