Librarian - Science & Technology Division

Posting Date: January 9, 2017
Main Library
Hours: Full-Time (37.5 hours), including evening and weekend hours
Salary: Grade 11, $19.76/hour


Advises and assists patrons in the selection, organization, and interpretation of library materials; helps patrons locate research materials; answers reference questions using a variety of print and automated resources; compiles bibliographies and locates hard-to-find reference materials; conducts database searches; maintains assigned special files or services; assists customers in the use of computers, printers, copy machines and other equipment; participates in community engagement; plans and conducts programs and tours for Library customers and community groups; and performs other tasks as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of professional library science, including familiarity with reference and bibliographic resources in the Science and Technology subject areas; knowledge of reader interest levels; 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 with 6 credit hours or less towards completion of the MLIS will also be considered under certain conditions. Individuals hired under these conditions will begin as Public Service Assistant III, Grade 10, Step 1 ($19.23/hour) and upon confirmation of completion of the MLIS degree will be moved to Librarian, Grade 11, Step 1, ($19.76/hour).

Application Deadline:


For consideration, applicants 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


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