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Librarian - Early Childhood

Date: March 29, 2021
Location: Highland Square Branch
Hours: Job-Share (22.5 hours), including evening and weekend hours
Salary: Grade 11, $20.36/hourly (Non-Exempt)


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 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.)                         

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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