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Librarian - Intermediate/Teen

Date: August 16, 2021
  Northwest Akron
Hours: Full-time (22.5), including evening and weekend hours
Salary: Grade 7, $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 a Public Service Assistant to work collaboratively within the Highland Square 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 Highland Square 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:

The Intermediate/Teen Librarian:

  • Providing services to customers in fourth through twelfth grade to include; collection maintenance and merchandising and planning and conducting programs.
  • Actively representing the Library in the community through visits to schools and other community groups serving teens and 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, and 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, 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.

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 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.

Preferred:  Previous library experience.

Applicants within 7 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, ($20.01/hr), and upon confirmation of completion of the M.L.I.S. degree will be moved to Librarian, Grade 11, Step 1, ($20.56/hr).

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled

For consideration, applicants must either submit a resume 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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