Librarian - Special Collections

Posting Date: January 30, 2017
Main Library
Hours: Full-Time (37.5 hours), including evening and weekend hours
Salary: Grade 11, $19.76/hour


Advises and assists customers in the selection and interpretation of genealogy and local history research materials; provides instruction in the use of computers, copy machines and other equipment; answers reference questions in person, by telephone, or by correspondence using a variety of print and online resources; compiles bibliographies and locates hard-to-find reference materials; performs subject area collection development duties, including reviewing, selecting, ordering, weeding and collaborating with Centralized Collection Development staff regarding customer and community trends; processes, digitizes and provides access to archival materials; reproduces historic materials from microfilm, documents, photos, etc. for customers; plans and instructs Library programs and classes; actively engages and establishes relationships with community agencies with an interest in genealogy and/or local history; gives talks to community groups; maintains communications with other libraries and genealogical organizations in the Summit County area; directs tours of the Library; and performs other tasks as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of professional library science, including familiarity with reference and bibliographic resources pertaining to genealogy and local history; knowledge of archival procedures and practices; knowledge of conservation and preservation practices and techniques; experience with creation and management of digital content, including online exhibits; familiarity with genealogical publishers and their practices; ability to develop educational programs about genealogy for staff and customers; 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 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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