Adult Services Coordinator-Mansfield/Richland County Public Library

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, April 21, 2017.
Applications can be found online at or at any MRCPL location. Please print, complete and submit application to any MRCPL location or to the Business Office, 43 W Third St, Mansfield OH 44902.
Reports to: Deputy Director FLSA Status: Exempt/Salary
Pay Grade: 30 Location: Main Library
POSITION SUMMARY: Under broad supervision of the Deputy Director, the Adult Services Coordinator plans, coordinates implements and supervises programs and services of the Adult Services (including Teen), Reference, and Audiovisual Services Departments, the Computer Lab and the Sherman Room.

1. Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution required
2. 3-5 years professional experience, including supervisory, reference services and public services responsibilities
3. Current knowledge of reference sources, in print and online; and experience with providing reader’s advisory and reference services
4. Understanding of the principles, theories, concepts, and functions of a public library and library administration
5. Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and a professional, courteous, and approachable demeanor.
6. Strong analytical ability, problem solving and project development skills
7. Excellent organizational skills, including attention to detail and accuracy
8. Working knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System.
9. Public speaking skills
10. Favorable results from pre-employment background check.
11. Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and current vehicle insurance
12. With reasonable accommodation, engage in intermittent periods of sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, stretching, lifting and carrying equipment and materials weighing 40 – 60 pounds or more and pushing loaded book trucks weighing 75-100 pounds or more.
13. Ability to work flexible schedule, including days, evenings and weekends.

1. Library policy and procedure [acquired after hire].
2. Library online circulation system, catalog, and resources [acquired after hire].
3. Budgeting process
4. Reference and reader’s advisory practices, including in-depth knowledge of reference materials, online reference, and audiovisual format(s)
5. Microsoft Office software and internet searching
6. Safe work practices.
1. Schedule, assign, delegate, supervise, and evaluate the work of others
2. Ability to act as a leader and to assist others to adapt to growth and change
3. Uphold the principles of intellectual freedom, privacy of records and the code of professional ethics
4. Develop team work by setting standards for effective work behaviors and demonstrate them consistently
5. Use tact and sound judgment to analyze and effectively respond to customers’ and co-workers’ needs
6. Organize, prioritize and implement work plans for all areas as defined in general summary
7. Work closely and cooperatively with all other Library managers and departments
8. Handle multiple concurrent activates coupled with frequent interruptions
9. Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with diverse customers
10. Professionally and non-judgmentally providing quick and accurate answers, using appropriate reference techniques
11. Carrying out essential tasks and responsibilities reliably within 6 months of on-the-job experience and training.

Note: The tasks listed below are illustrative, but not exhaustive, of the tasks performed by persons in this classification.
1. Coordinate, supervise, implement and evaluate staff and services for Adult Services including Teen, Computer Lab, and Audiovisual Services departments
2. Maintain current detailed knowledge of Adult Services and Audiovisual Services programs including Computer Lab and Sherman Room
3. Meet and communicate frequently with Deputy Director, AV Services Manager and Computer Lab Manager on all issues and together set goals/develop objectives for the department
4. Participate in budgetary planning and monitor spending of moneys in Adult and AV department
5. Work with Volunteer Coordinator to plan and implement adult programs at Main Library; cooperate with other locations in planning system-wide programs
6. Select and update all databases for the Library
7. Interpret Library policy and procedure to staff and public as appropriate
8. Serve as a member of the Management Team and work cooperatively with the Director on matters of Library policy, procedures and plans
9. Develop and implement in-house training programs in collaboration with other managers and employees to meet organizational needs
10. Work with Collection Development Administrator to assist in development and maintenance of department collections, including online sources
11. Compile and maintain statistical data.

Note: The tasks listed below are illustrative, but not exhaustive, of the tasks performed by persons in this classification.
1. Work at Adult Services and Audiovisual Services desks as needed
2. Attend meetings as scheduled by the Director and Deputy Director
3. Adhere to, support and effectively implement Administration and Board policy, procedures and core values
4. Attends Staff Development Day, workshops, seminars, and conferences, as appropriate.
5. Hold regular meetings for Adult Services staff members
6. Participate in community and professional organizations, serving as a representative of and advocate for the Library
7. Maintain an awareness of developments and changes in the profession through professional reading and meetings/committee/Board involvement
8. Performs additional duties and assignments, as required by the upward chain of command, which moves from the Adult Services Coordinator to the Deputy Director, to the Director.

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