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Materials Processor

Date: January 11, 2022
  Main Library, Technical Services
Hours: Part-Time (22.5 hours), may include evening and weekend hours; not job share eligible
Salary: Grade 3, $12.00/hour, non-exempt

About the Library

Since 1874, the Akron-Summit County Public Library (ASCPL) has been an essential community asset.  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 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 ASCPL is hiring a Materials Processor to support our Mission Statement to provide resources for learning and leisure, information services, meeting spaces, and programs for all ages that support, improve, and enrich individual, family, and community life. 

This position performs a variety of duties as associated with the system-wide processing of print and non-print materials including, but not limited to, barcoding newly arrived materials; applying plastic covers; affixing call number, genre, and other appropriate labels to meet system-wide and specialized routines; stamping; applying plastic sheeting; copying cover art and fitting audio visual material into appropriate cases for circulation; labeling and enumerating individual pieces and parts of AV sets; inspecting and repairing print and non-print materials; performing simple clerical duties, including generating replacement labels and delivering processed/shelf-ready items to Circulation; and performing other duties as assigned.

This job is expected to work generally Monday through Wednesday; however, the days of work may later change on a short- or long-term basis as business needs dictate.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Required:  Completion of a standard high school course or equivalent.  Ability to understand simple written and verbal directions.  Willingness to learn materials processing and mending practices and techniques.  Manual dexterity.  Demonstrated ability to work with reasonable speed and accuracy.  Demonstrated ability to work well with others.  Ability to lift, bend and push book carts loaded with library materials with or without reasonable accommodation

Application Deadline

Open until filled (preference given to candidates who apply within the first two weeks)

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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