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Public Service Assistant II - Floater

Date: September 16, 2022
  Public Services**
**The individual hired for this position will be deployed in various Library agencies, including Main and all branches, as needed on a daily basis.
Hours: Full-time (37.5), including evening and weekend hours
Salary: Grade 7, $14.35/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 need a Public Service Assistant ll-Floater to work throughout the ASCPL footprint ( to support different locations when they need extra support due to absences and other times of need.

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 Public Service Assistant II-Floater 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.

Helps customers in the routine selection and location of library materials and in utilizing library technology; answers routine reference questions; registers borrowers; performs routine circulation duties; maintains circulation records; collects fines and charges for payment of lost materials; monitors floating collections; performs collection maintenance and merchandising tasks; performs opening and closing routines; performs a variety of clerical tasks; answers telephones; and performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Required:  High school diploma or equivalent with some college coursework or Associate’s degree.  An interest in and aptitude for library work; willingness to learn professional library techniques; good customer-relation skills, including a pleasing personality and ability to work well with others; record-keeping ability; ability to perform simple typing/PC tasks with reasonable speed and accuracy; ability to handle delivery bags and crates and push book carts loaded with materials, with or without reasonable accommodation; customer service experience; valid Ohio Driver’s License is required with reliable transportation to all agencies within the Library system.

Preferred:  Possession of a bachelor’s degree.  Previous library work experience

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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