Audiovisual Librarian Job Descriptions
Assistant Librarian - Audiovisual Specialist
Town Of Groton
Supervises the delivery of information services via audiovisual technology. Plans and produces promotional, training, educational, informational and documentary non-print materials for the library, Town departments and for local groups. Trains library staff and Town department staff in the utilization of audiovisual equipment and materials.
Supervises, trains and evaluates staff assigned to the Audiovisual Department (AV). Develops and evaluates services and makes recommendations regarding changes in services and delivery. Plans, organizes and assigns work to staff. Submits budgets for review and approval. Selects and purchases materials, equipment and supplies. Oversees maintenance and repair of equipment and materials. Remains current regarding new developments in the production of audiovisual materials and in the provision of audiovisual services in other public libraries, media centers and agencies and makes recommendations regarding applications for local use. Oversees AV equipment loan to library patrons and Town departments. Instructs on usage of audiovisual equipment. Maintains library's in house video collection. Recommends non-print materials to be purchased for circulating collection. Reviews public/Town proposals regarding production of audiovisual materials and makes recommendations regarding library participation in production. Heads library video production team. Edits and authors scripts for video productions. Plans videotaping and final editing of productions. Liaison for library and Town departments to local cable television, citizens cable access action groups and other organizations interested in AV technologies. Performs additional duties as directed.
Receives general supervision from Library Services Coordinator or designated Department supervisor.
The skills and knowledge required would generally be acquired with a Bachelor's Degree or a Master's Degree in Education, Instructional Technology, Library Science with a concentration in non-print media or Television/Broadcasting/Mass Communications and two years related experience including at least one year of supervisory experience. Knowledge of AV resources for use in library and municipal settings. Knowledge of copyright laws is desirable. Schedule flexibility is needed as evening and weekend hours may be required.
License or Certificate
Valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License.
Promoted From: Library Assistant (AV/Tech)
Promoted To: Librarian
Department Head Audiovisual Services
Plans, organizes and supervises the operations and services of all audiovisual services of the Library, including the acquisition and maintenance of materials and equipment, the training and development of staff in the use of equipment and in the knowledge of audiovisual services and opportunities, and leads in direct services to patrons; and coordinates activities with other unit heads.
Receives oral and written direction from the Library Director and/or the Assistant Director.
Establishes priorities in work assignments.
Assigns work to professional and support staff as needed.
Assists the Director in near term and long range planning for the acquisition of audiovisual materials and on the use of audiovisual technology in providing educational, cultural and recreational activities and opportunities for library patrons.
Participates in library special projects as required or as necessary, oversees and coordinates the use and circulation of audiovisual media.
Prepares and arranges audiovisual programs for presentation to groups.
Assists patrons planning audiovisual programs on content, utilization and technical matters.
Trains, schedules, supervises and evaluates assigned staff.
Provides audiovisual development and training opportunities for all staff members.
Coordinates the selection, purchase and lease of 16mm films, audio or video cassettes, compact discs and records.
Receives recommendations for purchase of materials from staff members and patrons.
Arranges for the circulation of new materials and the removal of outdated or damaged materials.
Evaluates audiovisual equipment and prepares specifications for purchase of equipment.
Oversees maintenance of audiovisual equipment.
Maintains booking/cataloging systems for the various media.
Programs feature films for the adult community.
Serves as library's representative to AV-oriented professional associations, advisory groups and meetings.
Provides professional library advice and services to members of the public.
Prepares narrative and statistical reports for the Assistant Director and Director.
Reports goals achieved to the Director.
Participates in department head meetings.
Attends Library Board meetings as required.
Participates in book selection and development.
Performs duties in other units as required. Works evenings and Saturdays as needed.
Interprets library rules and policies.
Receives general supervision from the Library Director and the Assistant Director.
The skills and knowledge required would be acquired with a Master's Degree in Library Science and four years of progressively responsible library work, preferably in media.
A working knowledge of audiovisual equipment and materials, including basic maintenance.
A working knowledge of supervisory methods, including work delegation, scheduling, evaluating performance and maintaining morale.
Ability to apply principles of library administration to situations where only limited standardization exists.
Ability to relate well to library patrons and co-workers.
Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
License or Certificate
Note: The above description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task or responsibility.
Audio/Visual Materials Manager
Summary of Responsibilities:
Responsible for building, processing, and maintaining of audiovisual collection.
Education and Training Required:
Holds a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college. A background in film and music is desirable, as is an understanding of technical services procedures. Attends A/V roundtables and workshops in order to keep abreast of new developments in media technology.
With other members of the audiovisual selection committees, selects materials regularly scheduled meetings based on extensive reading of reviews and keeping current with new and/or high quality audiovisual materials.
Orders materials within budgetary guidelines and based on our collection development policies from a variety of vendors, entering information into the Dynix Acquisitions Module and tracking the status of the ordered items all the way through to invoice.
Catalogues materials, using the Dynix Cataloguing Module, retrieving bibliographic records from OCLC, creating original MARC records as necessary, and entering holdings records.
Processes materials, physically preparing them for public use
Repairs materials in the collection, ordering replacement parts as necessary.
Oversees the creation and regular maintenance of audiovisual lists used by the public to access the collection.
Creates signage and displays for the audiovisual collection.
Oversees volunteers and staff assisting in audiovisual materials processing.
Acts as liaison to Music Committee, communicating with its chairman, scheduling monthly meetings, and ordering music CDs approved for purchase.
Attends monthly staff meetings and monthly training sessions (the latter, as appropriate).
Performs additional duties as required to insure excellence of the collection and provide optimum access for patrons.
Full-time position. 35 hours per week.
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