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Librarian (Adult Services)

Date: September 20, 2021
 Richfield Branch
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours), including evening and weekend hours
Salary: Grade 11, $20.56/hr, Non-Exempt

About the Library

Since 1874, the Akron-Summit County Public Library (ASCPL) has been an essential community asset that provides resources for learning and leisure, information services, meeting spaces, and programs for all ages that support, improve, and enrich individual, family, and community life.  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 seek an Adult Services Librarian to work collaboratively within the Richfield Branch team and with the ASCPL system as a whole while exhibiting the ASCPL Core Values of Excellence, Service, Learning, and Diversity and Inclusion.  The position is based in our Richfield location, close to a variety of dining and shopping options.

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:

  •  Advise and assist customers with the selection, organization, and interpretation of Library materials.

  • Plan and conduct adult programs, research and answer reference questions, assist customers with readers’ advisory, compile bibliographies and locate hard-to-find reference materials, perform collection maintenance duties including creating displays, weeding, and arranging materials for improved access, communicate and collaborate with Centralized Collection Development staff regarding customer and community trends and interests.

  • Assist customers in utilizing Library technology; actively engage community agencies and establish and maintain relationships with these agencies, provide services to special populations, perform standard Library routines, including circulation, delivery and service desk duties; maintain budgets for programs and supplies; and perform other duties as assigned.

  • Acts as responsible in-charge person for the branch in the absence of the Branch Manager.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Required:  A Master of Library and Information Science degree issued by an ALA-accredited school of library and information science. Knowledge of professional library science including familiarity with reference and bibliographic resources in the adult services areas; good knowledge of reader interest levels and 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. maintain general awareness of current technology protocols and smart devices. Applicants with 7 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 ($20.01/hr), and upon confirmation of completion of the MLIS degree will be moved to Librarian, Grade 11, Step 1 ($20.56/hr).

Preferred:  Some library experience.          

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 S. High Street, Akron OH  44326-0001. 


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