Web Services Librarian  - Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library

Purpose of Role:

  • Assists the Web Content Administrator in the management of the People’s Law Library (PLL) website. PLL, originally developed by Maryland public interest law groups and now managed by the Maryland Thurgood Marshall State Law Library (TMSLL), is the Judiciary’s primary method of providing legal information and referral assistance to self-represented litigants.
  • Assists with technology development efforts, including upgrades to the content management platform, enhancements to accessibility, and web usability. The Web Services Librarian’s essential technology- related responsibilities include: developing directory and calendar optimizations to enhance delivery of material relevant to self-represented litigants; identifying and correcting coding errors within PLL pages; applying current accessibility standards and best practices to all site pages; coordinating with outside vendors on enhancements to content management systems; and working on other projects as directed.
  • Assists in ensuring that PLL delivers reliable, accurate, and relevant content to users. Essential responsibilities include: identifying out of date and incorrect site content and taking remedial action, as directed; ensuring that legal services directory information is accurate and categorized; and responding to patron questions and suggestions for site improvements.
  • Maintains and improves the TMSLL website. Essential responsibilities include: updating content; maintaining and evaluating website statistics; and assisting in selection and maintenance of future content management systems and internet domain name coordination.
  • Participates in the provision of reference and research assistance to all segments of the Library’s user population, as needed.

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree

Experience:  Two (2) years of related work experience which must include library or legal writing experience.

Note: Substitutes for the two years of experience may include: a Master’s Degree in Library Science from a program that is accredited by the American Library Association (ALA); a Master’s Degree in a computer-related field; or a Juris Doctor from a law school that is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).

 Preferred: Undergraduate or graduate degree in computer science, information systems, or library science. Spanish proficiency is preferred

Salary: $80,357 (A note for Current State Employees: A salary offer for a current state Judiciary employee will be determined using the “Salary Practices for State Judiciary Employees”, found at  https://www.mdcourts.gov/hr/salranges)

See the full job description and apply at: https://www.mdcourts.gov/careers

Note: In addition to applying through the Maryland Judiciary Careers page, please send a resume and cover letter to [email protected].