Media Librarian

varied - days, evenings, weekends
Mansfield Richland County Public Library 43 W Third St Mansfield OH 44902


Mansfield Richland County Public Library




  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 media materials in a variety of formats 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 films, video games and music in all genres is preferred.
  10. Knowledge of current trends in public library resources, services, and programming.
  11. Reliability and above average work attendance with ability to work flexible schedule including day, evening and weekend hours
  12. 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.
  13. Favorable results of pre-employment background check.
  14. Reliable transportation in order to meet work requirements.
  15. Valid vehicle operator’s license is required, with acceptable driving record and current vehicle insurance. Travel is required.
  16. Required at time of hire: proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Under the supervision of the Media Services and Special Collections Coordinator , the Media Librarian is responsible for providing and promoting library resources and services to persons of all ages, with a focus on media resources, media collections, and the Library of Things, taking a lead role in a variety of duties including recommending and implementing new and innovative services and resources, leading collection development and planning and implementing general and specialized programming related to various media materials.


  1. Consistently provide superior customer service.
  2. Handle multiple interruptions at once, sustaining productivity and accuracy.
  3. Exhibit professional, courteous and approachable demeanor at all times.
  4. Work at the Public Service desk as needed, and professionally and non-judgmentally provide quick and accurate answers, using appropriate reference techniques.
  5. Deal tactfully and professionally with unhappy customers, resolving the customer’s issues while explaining and adhering to Library policy.
  6. Locate and process materials to fulfill customer requests.
  7. Deal quickly and appropriately with emergency situations in accordance with library policies and procedures.
  8. Perform online searches, often with incomplete or inaccurate information, to help customers find desired film, video game, audiobook and music titles.
  9. Post film and music reviews written by staff members to the website.
  10. Produce discographies and videographies, as needed.
  11. Create and share procedures for circulation of Media materials.
  12. Routinely inspect and maintain Media material for damages.
  13. Conduct in-depth and skilled reference interviews, using resources and materials in a variety of formats, to provide research assistance and connect customers to the information they are seeking.
  14. Conduct in-depth and skilled reader’s advisory services using resources and materials in a variety of formats.
  15. Conduct collection maintenance in assigned areas of the collection by conducting collection analysis, evaluating existing materials, removing out of date or worn materials, and verifying physical labeling and catalog record accuracy.
  16. Lead the development of assigned sections of the collection, evaluating existing and new titles and making final selections for the collection.
  17. Assist with daily shelving, straightening, and shelf reading.
  18. Plan and execute thematic programs for all ages in the Library or at outside venues, as requested.
  19. Participate in producing occasional special programs in conjunction with other departments or locations.
  20. Develop and present specialized workshops and training based on customer interest, requests and needs and when requested by administration.
  21. Directly assist and instruct customers in using library online resources upon request either in person or over the phone.
  22. Assist in the use of computer reservation and print release software in accordance with library policy and procedure.
  23. Track and maintain statistical data within your area of responsibility or as requested by supervisor.
  24. Create and maintain displays on various themes and timely topics in or around the department.
  25. Create, publish and manage relevant and appropriate blog posts, Subject Guides and web pages within area of responsibility.
  26. Maintain a current awareness of system wide library programs, resources, and services in order to recommend to customers as appropriate.
  27. Produce bibliographic aids such as reading lists, bibliographies and resource guides as needed.
  28. Complete specialized projects or off-desk responsibilities as assigned by supervisor, meeting the operational needs of the department.
  29. Make minor corrections to the library catalog, as needed.
  30. Serve as contact for community organizations including schools in your area of responsibility.
  31. Identify and make recommendations for improvements to operations and streamlined work processes.
  32. Accept payments (print, faxes) and make accurate change.
  33. Represent the Library publicly at meetings and other activities, as directed.
  34. Maintain regular and predictable attendance, working days, evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the department.
  35. With reasonable accommodation, meet the physical requirements and perform essential tasks and responsibilities reliably within 6 months of on-the-job experience and training.


Contact Information: 

Human Resources

419-521-3147 phone

419-521-3129 fax

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