Librarian - Intermediate/Teen

Date: December 21, 2020
Location: Goodyear Branch
Hours: Full-Time (37.5 hours), including evening and weekend hours
Salary: Grade 11, $20.36/hour

Responsibilities:

Providing services to customers in fourth through twelfth grades, including: collection maintenance and merchandising; planning and conducting programs; actively representing the Library in the community through visits to schools and other community groups serving teens; cooperating with area teachers in the selection of appropriate materials; establishing sustained community engagement relationships with local organizations and agencies; providing reference and readers’ advisory; creating an attractive and appealing teen area; cooperating closely with the Early Childhood Librarian in providing family and multi-age programming; assisting customers in utilizing Library technology, including internet and Library databases and e-resources; may serve as in-charge person for the branch, overseeing the work of support staff and student assistants in the absence of the branch manager; performing standard Library routines, including circulation, delivery, and service desk duties; and performing other tasks as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of professional library science, including familiarity with reference and bibliographic resources in the intermediate/teen services areas; understanding of adolescent development and current trends and their influence on program planning, readers advisory, use of technology and relationship building; 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 within 6 credit hours or less toward completion of an M.L.I.S. degree will also be considered under certain conditions. Individuals hired under these conditions will begin as a Public Service Assistant lll, Grade 10, Step 1, ($19.81/hr), and upon confirmation of completion of the M.L.I.S. degree will be moved to Librarian, Grade 11, Step 1, ($20.36/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

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