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Library News

Northwest Akron Branch Library and Recreation Center Anniversary Concert & Ice Cream Social
Article Published: July 19, 2018
Join us for our annual celebration on Tuesday, August 7 from 6-9 pm at the Northwest Akron Recreation Center with the AKRON... Read More...
Norton Bicentennial Celebration
Article Published: July 05, 2018
The Norton Branch Library plays a role in honoring our community’s important milestone! Read More...
Akron-Summit County Public Library, MIT Media Lab partner to build food computer
Article Published: June 25, 2018
Learn about our Personal Food Computer, a project of the Public Library Innovation Exchange (PLIX). PLIX was created by the... Read More...

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Locations & Hours


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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326
330.643.9000

Monday: 10 am - 8 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

Drive-Up Window closes ten minutes before the building closes for the day

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Custodian

(Two (2) positions available)

Date: July 30, 2018
Location:
Main Library
Hours: Part-time (22.5 hours), including evening and weekend hours;
Salary: Grade 3, $11.52/hour

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 must either submit a resume 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 - Early Childhood

Date: August 8, 2018
Location:
Highland Square
Hours: Job-Share (22.5 hours), including evening and weekend hours
Salary: Grade 11, $19.96/hour

Responsibilities:

Provides services to the age group of infants through age eight, including: collection maintenance and marketing; planning and conducting programs; actively representing the Library through visits to schools, pre-schools, day care centers, and Head Start programs; establishing sustained community engagement relationships with local  organizations and agencies; providing reference and readers’ advisory; creating an attractive and appealing children’s area; cooperating closely with the Intermediate/YA Librarian in providing family and multi-age programming; performing daily circulation routines; supervising the branch in the absence of the Branch Manager, and performing other tasks as assigned.    

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of professional library science including familiarity with reference and bibliographic resources in the early childhood areas; good knowledge of reader interest levels, publishers and their practices and a good knowledge of child development; 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 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 a Public Service Assistant III, Grade 10, Step 1 ($19.42/hr), and upon confirmation of completion of the MLIS degree will be moved to Librarian, Grade 11, Step 1 ($19.96/hr).             

Application Deadline

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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

 

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

Job Listings Hotline: 330-643-9105 | TTY:330-643-9005

 


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