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Librarian (Teen Materials)

Date: September 10, 2021
Location: Main Library - Collection Development
Hours: Full-Time (37.5 hours), possible evenings and weekend hours; not job-share eligible
Salary: Grade 11, $20.56/hour

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 Intermediate/Teen Librarian to work collaboratively within the Collection Development 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 Collection Development Department at the Main Akron-Summit County Public Library, 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:

Performs a variety of professional library duties as related to the centralized selection, development, and maintenance of the Library’s collection.  Selects appropriate materials in assigned areas.  Identifies materials for purchase by reading reviews, reviewing advertisements and publisher/vendor catalogs, and meeting with vendors; monitors best-seller lists; assesses customer requests and staff suggestions; and analyzes statistical data.  Works collaboratively with other selectors in the department.  Promotes and manages physical and digital collections.  Serves as a system-wide expert in specific collection areas and/or formats.  Assists customers at public service desks as required.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

A Master of Library and Information Science degree from an ALA-accredited school of Library and Information Science required.  Candidates will possess demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of library science as they apply to collection development and intellectual freedom; excellent customer service skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; ability to think and work independently; ability to speak and write effectively; and sound professional judgment.  Experience with public library service and collection development required.  Travel between Main Library and branches required.  Customer service experience and Ohio Public Library Certification preferred.   

Application Deadline:


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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