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Substitute Librarian

Pay Rate: $20.36/hour

The Akron-Summit County Public Library is seeking qualified applicants to substitute in the branches and Main Library for Librarian positions. Qualified candidates must have recent library experience (preferably in a public library setting). Applicants must possess a Master of Library and Information Science degree from an ALA-accredited school to work as a Librarian. Former ASCPL employees will be considered, as well as current employees of other library systems. Hours may also include evenings and weekends and are not set or guaranteed as substitutes will be called on an “as-needed” basis. Candidates with the flexibility to report to work within two hours of being called and those with reliable transportation are desired. Training will be provided.


Advises and assists patrons in the selection, organization, and interpretation of library materials; helps patrons locate research materials; answers reference questions in person or by telephone using a variety of print and automated resources; compiles bibliographies and locates hard-to-find reference materials; conducts database searches; and other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of professional library science, including familiarity with a wide variety of reference and bibliographic resources; good knowledge of reader interest levels; good knowledge of publishers and their practices; ability to develop programs; 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 Science degree issued by an ALA-accredited school of library and information science is required and some recent library experience is required.


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