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Local History and Genealogy Librarian

  • Mansfield/Richland County Public Library
  • Mansfield, Ohio
  • Entry-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

The Local History & Genealogy Librarian is responsible for providing and promoting local history and genealogy resources and services to persons of all ages, with a focus on adults, taking a lead role in a variety of duties including recommending and implementing new and innovative local history and genealogical services and resources, leading the maintenance and development of the Sherman Room collection and local history archives, and the development, planning and implementing of general and specialized programming for about genealogy and local history.



Required Qualifications

1. MLS or MLIS from ALA-accredited university is required. Consideration will be given to candidates actively enrolled in the MLS/MLIS program with proof of current enrollment.
2. Coursework emphasis on archival, preservation, and genealogical research tools and techniques and genealogy is preferred.
3. Experience working in public library setting is preferred.
4. Advanced computer skills using Microsoft Office, GSuite, internet and email
5. Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
6. Must be experienced and comfortable working alone and in a team environment
7. Must have advanced facility with a variety of social media and digital formats along with devices used by customers, like IPad, tablets, eReaders, smart phones and the like
8. Experience working with a wide variety of professional reference, research, and reader’s advisory tools, publications, and resources.
9. Knowledge of current trends in public library resources, services, and programming.
10. Reliability and above average work attendance with ability to work flexible schedule including day, evening and weekend hours
11. Physical requirements: Engage in extended periods of sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, kneeling, twisting/turning and stretching to shelve materials throughout the library on shelves of varying heights from above shoulders to below knees. Engage in intermittent periods of climbing stairs, typing and viewing computer monitors, lifting and carrying equipment and materials occasionally weighing 40 – 60 pounds and pushing loaded book trucks weighing 75 - 100 pounds or more on tile or carpet. Must be able to use hands and fingers to grasp, handle and manipulate materials and operate tools and controls, including computers, phones and office equipment. Occasionally required to get on hands and knees to look for materials that have fallen under the shelves or stand on step stool 14 ½ inches high to reach upper shelves. May need to sweep or vacuum after programs.
12. Must be a US citizen for Passport duties
13. Must meet the qualifications to become a commissioned Notary Public in Ohio
14. Favorable results of pre-employment background check
15. Reliable transportation in order to meet work requirements
16. Valid vehicle operator’s license is required, with acceptable driving record and current vehicle insurance. Travel is required.
17. Required at time of hire: proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

How to Apply

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Additional Instructions:

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on September 13, 2023. Please include cover letter and current resume with application.

MRCPL offers a rich benefit package including
health, dental and vision insurance,
employer contributions to Health Savings Account,
paid term life insurance,
12 paid holidays,
paid sick and vacation,
supplemental benefits through Colonial Life and Shield@Work.

Posted On: Aug 22, 2023 / This posting expires: Sep 14, 2023