Teen Librarian

days, evenings and weekends on a rotating basis
5:00 p.m. April 14, 2021
Mansfield, Ohio and surrounding Richland County
$21.02 per hour to start


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 serving young adults is preferred.
  3. Experience working in public library setting is preferred.
  4. Experience working with teens is preferred.
  5. Advanced computer skills using Microsoft Office, GSuite, internet and email
  6. Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
  7. Must be experienced and comfortable working alone and in a team environment
  8. 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
  9. Experience working with a wide variety of professional reference, research, and reader’s advisory tools, publications, and resources.
  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 in all weather conditions is required.
  16. Required at time of hire: proof of eligibility to work in the United States.


Applications and full job description are available at www.mrcpl.org/jobs.

Applications, with current resume and letter of interest, will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.


Under the supervision of the Youth Services Coordinator, the Teen Librarian is responsible for providing and promoting library resources and services to persons of all ages, with a focus on Teens, and performs a variety of duties including actively assisting in collection development and planning and implementing programming for Teens.  Additional duties include:

  1. Oversee the Teen Advisory Board.
  2. 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.
  3. Conduct in-depth and skilled reader’s advisory services using resources and materials in a variety of formats.
  4. Conduct collection maintenance and development in assigned areas of the collection by identifying new and additional materials, evaluating existing materials, removing out of date or worn materials, and verifying physical labeling and catalog record accuracy.
  5. Assist with daily shelving, straightening, and shelf reading.
  6. Participate in producing regular Teen programming at the library and in the community under the leadership of the Youth Services Administrator.
  7. Develop and present specialized workshops and training based on customer interest, requests and needs and when requested by administration.
  8. Directly assist and instruct customers in using library online resources upon request either in person or over the phone.
  9. Assist in the use of computer reservation and print release software in accordance with library policy and procedure.
  10. Track and maintain statistical data within your area of responsibility or as requested by supervisor.
  11. Create and maintain displays on various themes and timely topics in or around the department.
  12. Create, publish and manage relevant and appropriate blog posts, Subject Guides and web pages within area of responsibility.
  13. Maintain a current awareness of system wide library programs, resources, and services in order to recommend to customers as appropriate.
  14. Produce bibliographic aids such as reading lists, bibliographies and resource guides and library displays as needed.
  15. Complete specialized projects or off-desk responsibilities as assigned by supervisor, meeting the operational needs of the department.
  16. Make minor corrections to the catalog, as needed.
  17. Serve as contact for community organizations including schools in your area of responsibility.


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