Outreach Librarian-Mansfield/Richland County Public Library

Salary: $20.21/Hour This is a full-time job [40 hours per week]
Grade: 24, FLSA nonexempt [hourly]
Reports to: Outreach Manager
Posted through: 6/28/2017

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28, 2017.

Print out an application, complete, and submit to any MRCPL location or to the Business Office, 43 W. Third St., Mansfield, OH 44902.

POSITION SUMMARY: Under direct supervision of the Outreach Department Manager, the Outreach Librarian assists with the daily and varied (including clerical) Outreach Department operations to various locations throughout Richland County. The incumbent could also be required to assist customers at Main Library, identifying and locating resources and circulating materials using electronic, print, and other means.


Master’s degree in Library Science is required.
Current knowledge of reference sources, in print and online; and experience with providing reader’s advisory and reference services.
Must display energy and enthusiasm for the type of work described; and a professional, courteous, and approachable demeanor.
Must have a proven record of comfortably working in a team environment.
Working knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System.
Favorable results of pre-employment background check.
Valid driver’s license with acceptable driving record and current vehicle insurance
Must be able to drive in all weather conditions.
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 over 100 pounds into van and various sites.
Ability to work flexible schedule.

Library policy and procedure [acquired after hire].
Library online circulation system, catalog, and resources [acquired after hire].
Advanced knowledge of Standard English grammar, spelling, and usage.
Office/computer hardware and software/equipment use, preferably with Microsoft Windows products.
Safe and reasonable work practices.

Reading, writing, and speaking effectively in Standard English. Advanced listening skills.
Working effectively and pleasantly with older adults and disabled persons.
Communicating effectively both orally and in writing with diverse customers.
Solid Internet searching skills. Intermediate computer and keyboard skill.
Providing and following oral and written instructions clearly and concisely.
Working independently in the absence of close supervision.
Managing simultaneous tasks, interruptions, and activities at once, and as dictated by Outreach Department needs and work flow.
Establishing priorities for the most effective use of time and resources.
Professionally and non-judgmentally providing quick and accurate answers, using appropriate reference techniques.
Referring customers to appropriate agencies, when necessary.
Keeping abreast of current reader’s advisory and reference resources.
Applying excellent internal and external customer service skills.
Developing and maintaining professional working relationships with the Outreach Department Manager, coworkers, and Library Staff system-wide.
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.

Maintains contact with agencies and organizations serving the adult and disabled communities, in order to encourage Library use.
Delivers materials on a rotating basis to community agencies and organizations.
Pulls reserved and/or requested materials for customers.
Assists the public in the use of the adult Library collections, providing directions, information, and referral services to Library customers.
Provides reader’s advisory and reference services.
Compiles and maintains statistical data.
Shelves new materials and maintains Outreach collection.
Assists with computer-related tasks, such as discarding items and changing item information.
Plan and provide programming and other Outreach efforts, as requested.
Chooses and pulls books, audiobooks, and DVDs for Outreach customers, and processes them for delivery.
Follows Outreach Department procedures and addresses issues related to them.

Note: The tasks listed below are illustrative, but not exhaustive, of the tasks performed by persons in this classification.

Maintains a current working knowledge of trends in reader’s advisory and reference services through meetings and professional reading.
Introduce or to present programs to adults and/or seniors, as requested.
Participate in school visits, and occasional Library tours, as requested.
Assist with various tasks, such as pulling homebound materials, and assisting the Outreach Department Manager.
Serve as a Staff trainer, sharing ideas and planning and presenting workshops, as requested.
Attends meetings scheduled by Outreach Manager.
Attends Staff Development Day, workshops, seminars, and conferences, as appropriate.
Adheres to, supports, and effectively implements Administration and Board policy, procedures and core values.
Performs additional duties and assignments, as required by the upward chain of command, which moves from the Outreach Librarian to the Outreach Manager, to the Deputy Director, to the Director.

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