State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $33,148.00-$51,899.00 Yearly






An Assistant Librarian is entry level of responsible professional library work.  Employees in this classification direct the operation of a small-sized library of a general or specialized nature in a State agency or institution or assist a higher level professional librarian in the operation of a moderate-sized library.  The work involves the management and planning of all library activities including the selection, cataloging, classifying, preparing, shelving and binding of books and related library materials.  Employees in this classification may supervise secretarial or clerical personnel.

Employees in this classification receive close supervision and guidance from either from an administrative officer of the agency, or from a higher level professional librarian.  

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology. The use of this method involves comparing the assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work sections of the class specification.


Prepares recommendations for and administers library rules and regulations;

Supervises work selecting, requisitioning, examining, shelving, arranging, receiving, cataloging, filing and caring for books and other library property;

Supervises, or assists in circulation, reference work and research;

Compiles special indices, references, and bibliographies;

Makes recommendations for acquisitions;

Makes negotiations for and acknowledges books;

Gives instructions in library science and assists library patrons in making best use of library facilities;

Keeps abreast of developments in library science;

Keeps records and accounts and prepares reports;

Devises manuals, bibliographies, lists, and charts for use by the departmental staff;

Drafts correspondence in connection with the library;

Establishes and maintains essential library records and files;

Perform other related duties.


Knowledge of modern library methods, techniques, equipment and standards, particularly those involving technical services including selecting, ordering, purchasing, classifying, cataloging, and binding books and other library materials;

Ability to organize and direct the work of a small-sized library;

Ability to instruct staff members and employees in the use of the library and its resources;

Ability to comprehend the specific problems and function of a State department library and to select appropriate publications, periodicals, pamphlets, and other materials for the use of the department;

Ability to give appropriate assignments and instructions to library clerical employees and supervise the performance of their work;

Ability to prepare accurate, and informative, statistical, financial, and other library reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations;

Ability to establish and maintain the essential library records and files;

Ability to prepare correspondence in connection with the library.


Education:   A Master's degree or a Bachelor's degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university.


                  A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university including or supplemented by fifteen credit hours in Library Sciences.

Experience: One year of experience at the professional level in a library organized according to recognized library standards.

Note Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Librarian classifications or Librarian specialty codes in the library field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.





Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is assigned to Bargaining Unit G, Engineering, Scientific and Administrative Professionals classes. As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial, and confidential employees are excluded from collective bargaining. Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Date Established

Mar 1 1968 12:00AM

Date Revised

March 16, 2018 

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 000083; EST: 3/1/1968; REV: 3/16/2018;

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