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Branch Manager

Date: January 11, 2022
Location: Nordonia Hills Branch
Hours: Full-time (40 hours), including evening and weekend hours
Salary: Grade 15, $29.21/hour, exempt

About the Library

Since 1874, the Akron-Summit County Public Library (ASCPL) has been an essential community asset.  We’ve been recognized nationally as one of the finest public libraries in the United States due to our excellent customer service, collaborative community involvement, and high level of customer and employee satisfaction.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays, voluntary benefits (health, dental, and vision), ASCPL-provided life insurance, and retirement through the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).

Duties & Responsibilities:

The ASCPL is hiring a Branch Manager to support our Mission Statement to provide resources for learning and leisure, information services, meeting spaces, and programs for all ages that support, improve, and enrich individual, family, and community life.

This role manages all branch operations, including interviewing, evaluating, and training of branch employees; schedules and assigns work to staff, including the active engagement of community agencies and the establishing and maintaining of relationships with these contacts; 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:

Required:  A Master of Library and Information Science degree issued by an ALA-accredited school of library and information science and extensive professional librarian experience.  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.  Possession of an Ohio driver’s license or the ability to obtain one.

Preferred:  Professional public library experience.  Previous management experience.  Ohio Public Librarian Certification.

Application Deadline:

Open until filled (preference given to candidates who apply within the first two weeks)

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


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