Current Openings

Librarian

Date: April 23, 2018
Location: Main Library - Collection Development (Children's Materials)
Hours: Full-Time (37.5 hours), possible evenings and weekend hours; not job-share eligible
Salary: Grade 11, $19.96/hour

Responsibilities:

Performs a variety of professional library duties as related to the centralized selection development, and maintenance of the Library’s collection.  Selects appropriate materials in assigned areas.  Identifies materials for purchase by reading reviews, reviewing advertisements and publisher/vendor catalogs, and meeting with vendors; monitors best seller lists; assesses customer requests and staff suggestions and analyzes statistical data.  Serves as a system-wide expert in specific collection areas and/or formats.  Assists customers at public service desks as required.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Candidates will possess demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of library science as they apply to collection development and intellectual freedom; excellent customer service skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; ability to think and work independently; ability to speak and write effectively; and sound professional judgment. Experience with public library service and collection development required. A Master of Library and Information Science degree from an ALA-accredited school of Library and Information Science required.  Travel between Main Library and branches required.  Customer service experience preferred. Ohio Public Library Certification preferred. 

Application Deadline:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

For consideration, applicants for this position must either submit a resume including salary history and a cover letter indicating previous applicable experience and training or complete an Employment Application in the Human Resources Department at Main Library. Resumes should be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or should be mailed to:

Human Resources
Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 South High Street
Akron, OH 44326-0001

THE AKRON-SUMMIT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Job Listings Hotline: 330-643-9105


Deputy Director

Date: April 23, 2018
Location:
  Administration
Hours: Full-Time (37.5 hours), may include evening and weekend hours; not job-share eligible

The Akron-Summit County Public Library is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Director. Founded in 1874, the Library consists of a 274,000 sq. ft. Main Library, 18 branch libraries and two Bookmobiles. With a current full and part-time staff of 400, and an annual budget of $38.7 million, the Library served over 303,500 registered borrowers and had 2.2 million visitors in 2017. More information about the Library may be obtained on the Library’s website at www.akronlibrary.org.

Reporting to the Director of the Library system, the Deputy Director is responsible for the overall day-to-day public service operations of both Main and branch libraries, system-wide youth and adult services, and the supporting departments of Collection Development and Technical Services, and other supporting departments and functions. The incumbent will be involved in the planning and decision-making for most areas of the Library’s functioning, and will provide leadership in the absence of the Director. Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, ensuring the overall administration and operation of the Library; resolving both routine and non-routine issues in a timely manner; overseeing the preparation and analysis of a variety of reports; participating in the budgeting process; participating in the selection process for all Main Library division management and branch management positions; participating in other personnel decisions; and representing the Library in community organizations and state and national library associations.

Qualifications include, but are not limited to, a minimum of three to five years of professional public library experience at the management level or above required; a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program; certification by the Ohio Library Council as a Certified Public Librarian or eligibility for such certification preferred; proven leadership skills; excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to build consensus; ability to analyze community needs and to develop and maintain collections and programs to meet those needs; and ability to represent the Library in a positive manner to a wide variety of agencies, organizations.

Salary is commensurate with experience and ranges from $79,579 to the mid-point of $93,717. The benefit package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; participation in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS); generous vacation and sick leave; and flexible health and dependent care spending account options. Applicants must also successfully pass a thorough background check including employment/education verification and a criminal background check.

Application Deadline

May 21, 2018

For consideration, applicants for this position must either submit a resume including salary history and a cover letter indicating previous applicable experience and training or complete an Employment Application in the Human Resources Department at Main Library. Resumes should be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or should be mailed to:

Human Resources
Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 South High Street
Akron, OH 44326-0001

THE AKRON-SUMMIT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.


Substitute Public Service Assistant

The Akron-Summit County Public Library is seeking qualified applicants to substitute in the branches and Main Library for Public Service Assistant positions. Qualified candidates must have recent library experience (preferably in a public library setting). Applicants must have completed at least two years of college to work as a PSA. Former ASCPL employees will be considered, as well as current employees of other library systems. Hours may also include evenings and weekends and are not set or guaranteed as substitutes will be called on an “as-needed” basis. Candidates with the flexibility to report to work within two hours of being called and those with reliable transportation are desired. Training will be provided.

Responsibilities:

Assists customers in the routine selection and location of library materials and in utilizing library technology; answers routine reference questions; registers borrowers; performs routine circulation duties; maintains circulation records; collects fines and charges for payment of lost materials; performs opening and closing routines; performs a variety of clerical tasks and other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

An interest in and aptitude for library work; willingness to learn professional library techniques; good customer-relation skills, including a pleasing personality and ability to work well with others; record-keeping ability; ability to perform simple typing/PC tasks with reasonable speed and accuracy; ability to handle delivery bags weighing 25 lbs. and push book carts loaded with materials with or without reasonable accommodation; customer service experience, recent library experience, and completion of two years of college required; and possession of a bachelor’s degree preferred.

For application information, please call the Job Hotline at 330-643-9105

THE AKRON-SUMMIT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Job Listings Hotline: 330-643-9105

 


Substitute Librarian

The Akron-Summit County Public Library is seeking qualified applicants to substitute in the branches and Main Library for Librarian positions. Qualified candidates must have recent library experience (preferably in a public library setting). Applicants must possess a Master of Library and Information Science degree from an ALA-accredited school to work as a Librarian. Former ASCPL employees will be considered, as well as current employees of other library systems. Hours may also include evenings and weekends and are not set or guaranteed as substitutes will be called on an “as-needed” basis. Candidates with the flexibility to report to work within two hours of being called and those with reliable transportation are desired. Training will be provided.

Responsibilities:

Advises and assists patrons in the selection, organization, and interpretation of library materials; helps patrons locate research materials; answers reference questions in person or by telephone using a variety of print and automated resources; compiles bibliographies and locates hard-to-find reference materials; conducts database searches; and other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of professional library science, including familiarity with a wide variety of reference and bibliographic resources; good knowledge of reader interest levels; good knowledge of publishers and their practices; ability to develop programs; good research skills; ability to speak and write effectively; sound professional judgment; ability to direct the work of others; and good customer-relation skills, including a pleasing personality and the ability to get along well with others. A Master of Library Science degree issued by an ALA-accredited school of library and information science is required and some recent library experience is required.

For application information, please call the Job Hotline at 330-643-9105

THE AKRON-SUMMIT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Job Listings Hotline: 330-643-9105