Youth Services Coordinator
The Somerset County Library System is currently seeking a creative and engaging leader to serve as Youth Services Coordinator and work diligently to keep the library actively involved in its community. Duties of this position include development and implementation of children’s and teen programs, collection development, and outreach to community organizations.
The system has three libraries, in Princess Anne, Crisfield, and Ewell, holds a collection of 50,000 items, circulates 100,000 items annually, and hosts more than 500 classes and community events per year. Major annual events developed by library staff include a 5k run/walk to kick off the summer reading program and a Trunk or Treat event drawing more than 800 people every October.
The full position description is available here.
Somerset County Library
Somerset County Library offers services six days a week to the residents of Somerset County. An up-to-date selection of print and audiovisual resources is complimented by access to a wide selection of electronic databases, eBooks, and downloadable audiobooks. Special digital collections of Somerset postcards and local newspapers round out the ways to access the library 24/7.
Somerset County is part of the Eastern Shore Regional Library, which allows the library to broaden its services, increase materials provided, and enhance the public library experience for everyone who lives in the county, and the newly formed Eastern Shore Library Consortium, which deployed a shared, eight-county ILS (Polaris) in August 2017.
The Princess Anne Library is located in the heart of the historic county seat, with many unique shopping and dining experiences available. Somerset County is a jewel on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. Just over 25,000 people live in the 330 square miles of the county, which has a year round pleasant climate suiting its rich agricultural production and seafood harvesting. The county is located approximately 100 miles from the Baltimore / Washington, Philadelphia, and Norfolk / Hampton Roads metropolitan areas.
Established in 1666 by Cecil Calvert, the county is proud of its heritage and culture. There are ample opportunities for residents and visitors to learn more about the early history of our country. Walking tours, self-guided driving tours, trolley tours, museums, historic homes, 18th and 19th century plantations, and events such as Olde Princess Anne Days with period craft demonstrations, music, and horse-drawn carriage rides will delight and enlighten the history buff. A waterfront-oriented county, Somerset attracts fishermen, hunters, tourists, and water sports enthusiasts. The natural beauty at Janes Island State Park offers the ideal spot to fish, launch your kayak, or walk on miles of peaceful trails. For those looking for the roaring surf, Ocean City, MD, is just 40 miles away!
Compensation and Benefits
The Somerset County Library provides a comprehensive set of employee benefits. Salary is negotiable from $30,000 based on experience and education. The Library provides full-time staff and their dependents access to medical, dental, and vision insurance benefits through the Somerset County Government. Employees qualify for cost sharing as follows: the Library pays 90% of single coverage and 75% of family coverage. Dental and vision insurance are paid solely by the employee.
Full-time staff earn ten vacation days (twenty days for MLS librarians) and six personal days per year. Full-time staff earn sick leave at the rate of one day per month. Sick leave can be carried over year to year and a portion of it can be applied towards retirement.
The Library participates in the Maryland State Contributory Pension system, which requires a 7% employee contribution.
Interested candidates may submit their resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and contact information for three reference to Ed Goyda, Library Director, at . Applications received by December 4 will receive first consideration.
The Somerset County Library is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to diversity in the workplace.