Current Openings

Branch Library Manager*

*The branch manager will also serve as the Adult Librarian

Date: June 3, 2019
Location: Kenmore
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours), including evening and weekend hours, not job-share-eligible
Salary: Grade 15, $28.35/hour (Non-Exempt)

Responsibilities:

Manages all branch operations, including interviewing, scheduling, evaluating, and training of branch employees; manages the branch facility, including overseeing the general building maintenance; maintains positive public relations with the community by promoting library services, working closely with The Friends group and developing rapport with customers, key community leaders and organizations; develops library programs for children, young adults or adults; oversees children, young adult and adult materials collections, and branch book inventory; provides general reference services to customers, including readers’ advisory and book talks, and performs other tasks as necessary.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Proven aptitude in professional library science, preferably in a public library setting, including a comprehensive knowledge of reference sources, reader interest levels, books and authors; demonstrated supervisory skills; ability to assess community interests and needs and develop programs and services accordingly; excellent customer service skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; professional presentation skills and sound professional judgment. A Master of Library and Information Science degree issued by an ALA-accredited school of library and information science and extensive professional librarian experience are required.

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


Librarian - Intermediate/Teen

Date: June 24, 2019
Location: Odom Branch
Hours: Full-Time (37.5 hours), including evenings and weekend hours
Salary: Grade 11, $20.16/hour (Non-Exempt)

Responsibilities:

Providing services to customers in fourth through twelfth grades, including: collection maintenance and merchandising; planning and conducting programs; actively representing the Library in the community through visits to schools and other community groups serving teens; cooperating with area teachers in the selection of appropriate materials; establishing sustained community engagement relationships with local organizations and agencies; providing reference and readers’ advisory; creating an attractive and appealing teen area; cooperating closely with the Early Childhood Librarian in providing family and multi-age programming; performing daily circulation routines; and performing other tasks as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of professional library science, including familiarity with reference and bibliographic resources in the intermediate/teen services areas; understanding of adolescent development and current trends and their influence on program planning, readers advisory, use of technology and relationship building; good; 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 and Information Science degree issued by an ALA-accredited school of library and information science is required, and some previous library experience is preferred. Applicants within 6 credit hours or less toward completion of an M.L.I.S. degree will also be considered under certain conditions. Individuals hired under these conditions will begin as a Public Service Assistant lll, Grade 10, Step 1, ($19.61/hr.), and upon confirmation of completion of the M.L.I.S. degree will be moved to Librarian, Grade 11, Step 1, ($20.16/hr.).         

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


Maintenance Assistant

Date: July 8, 2019
Location: Facilities Services - Main Library
Hours: Full-Time (37.5 hours), including evenings and weekend hours
Salary: Grade 3, $11.64/hour (Non-Exempt)

Responsibilities:

Performs general cleaning of Main Library and Branch library buildings and grounds including, but not limited to, cleaning floors, dusting, checking supplies, pressure washing areas as directed and carpet cleaning. Clearing rest room and other drains using basic hand or powered equipment. Assists with the moving of furniture, including erecting and removing shelving units. Removes trash and recycling materials and operates trash compactor. Receiving supplies and fulfilling orders to Branch locations. Maintaining inventory of department supplies. Maintenance and repair of all rest room dispensers. Performs other tasks as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Ability to operate a variety of manual and power-driven cleaning equipment and basic hand and small power tools; basic mechanical knowledge; ability to operate materials handling equipment such as hand trucks and pallet jacks; ability to lift, bend and climb ladders as associated with custodial duties; willingness to learn; ability to understand and follow oral and written directions with accuracy; ability to work well with others; ability to work well with minimal supervision; completion of a standard high school education or equivalent; some previous experience in building cleaning preferred; possession of a valid Ohio driver’s license or the ability to obtain one is required; must maintain a good driving record and insurable driving status at all times.      

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


Public Service Assistant II

Date: July 15, 2019
Location:
  Maple Valley
Hours: Full-Time (37.5 hours), including evening and weekend hours
Salary: Grade 7, $13.93/hour (Non-Exempt)

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; monitors floating collections; performs collection maintenance and merchandising tasks; 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 and crates and push book carts loaded with materials, with or without reasonable accommodation; customer service experience and completion of two years of college required; previous library work experience and possession of a bachelor’s degree preferred.

Application Deadline

July 29, 2019

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.

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