State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $37,410.00-$58,943.00 Yearly






An Associate Librarian I is the full performance level of responsible professional library work.  Employees in this classification direct the operation of a moderate-sized library in a State agency or institution.  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 a lower-level Librarian and secretarial or clerical personnel.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from either from an administrative officer of the agency, or a high-level Librarian.  General administrative direction is received with respect to fundamental policies and procedures, but employees in this classification are fully responsible for all the technical aspects of the operation of the library.

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

Supervises 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;

Performs other related duties.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


Class Descriptions 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.

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

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

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Date Revised

March 16, 2018

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006002; EST: ; REV: 3/16/2018;

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