AV/media librarianship in public libraries.

Michael Boedicker (mjb18@acsu.buffalo.edu)
Tue, 13 Apr 1999 11:31:35 -0700 (PDT)

Hello I'm a student in the MLS program at the Univ. of Buffalo. I'm
very interested in pursuing AV/media librarianship at the public library
level, but the journals, job postings, etc. I've seen have only dealt w/
it in academic settings.

I've been told that dedicated media librarian positions are difficult to
find in PL settings (except in large cities), and that often media
duties are given to other librarians (reference, etc) to perform.

Can anyone comment on this? I'd be especially interested in hearing
from those in public library positions, but all comments are welcome.

Thanks!
Mike Boedicker
School of Information & Library Studies
University of Buffalo