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Film and Video Librarians

Overview

Librarians who oversee a collection of films and videos housed within a library, school, or business are called film and video librarians, or media librarians. They are in charge of researching, reviewing, purchasing, cataloging, and archiving the films and videos in all forms. The scope of the collection is dependent upon the type of institution or business in which they are employed.

Film and video librarians may also plan special viewing events or film discussion groups, or give class lectures. They take into account industry reviews and popular trends, as well as the input of the library director, teachers, students, and library patrons, when making new acquisitions. Many times they are also in charge of maintaining and providing instruction on the use of audiovisual equipment.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Hands On

Organized

Career Ladder
Library Director

Head of a Film and Video Department

Film and Video Librarian

Assistant Librarian or Media Center Aide