Librarian - Library Express Delivery Service

Date: November 11, 2019
Location: Mobile Services
Hours: Full-Time (37.5 hours), Including Evenings and Weekend Hours, Job-Share Eligible
Salary: Grade 11, $20.16/hourly - Non-Exempt


Advises and assists customers with the selection, organization and interpretation of Library materials.  Researches and answers reference questions either in person or by telephone.  Performs a full range of collection maintenance duties, including merchandising, weeding, and working with Collection Development.  Plans and conducts programs for Library customers.  Leads a monthly book club. Maintains special files and collections.  Provides services to special populations, i.e. shut-ins, nursing home residents, corrections facilities, etc.  Oversees work and training of support staff.  Gives book talks to community groups.  Establishes and maintains contacts with appropriate community organizations.  Performs circulation routines, including filling requests prior to bookmobile and van runs.  Adheres to established customer service guidelines and procedures.  Drives a van and offers off-site service in all weather conditions.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of professional library science, including familiarity with reference and bibliographic resources in the adult services areas; good knowledge of reader interest levels; good knowledge of publishers and their practices; 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; ability to handle delivery bags and push book trucks loaded with materials with or without reasonable accommodation. Ability to learn to drive all Mobile Services vehicles: currently a 27’ long box truck and a 29’ long bookmobile.  Possession of a valid Ohio driver’s license, or the ability to obtain one, a good driving record, and insurable driving status at all times is required.  A Master of Library Science degree issued by an ALA-accredited school of library and information science is required and some previous library experience is preferred.  Applicants with 6 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 Sr. Public Service Assistant, Grade 10, Step 1, and ($19.61/hour) and upon confirmation of completion of the MLS degree will be moved to Librarian, Grade 11, Step 1, ($20.16/hour.)

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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