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Technical Services Assistant

Date: March 13, 2023
Technical Services
Hours: Full-Time (37.5 hours)
Salary: Grade 6, $14.28 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 Technical Services Assistant 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.

The Technical Services Assistant performs a variety of duties associated with the cataloging of Library materials. 

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Required:  Some college coursework or Associate’s degree is required. Knowledge of bibliographic descriptions and records. Knowledge of cataloging/metadata coding, formats, and record types including of AACRII, Dewey, MARC, OCLC, and LCSH. Skill in library technical services related to the cataloging of Library materials. Ability to maintain and organize records and files. Knowledge of the principles of intellectual freedom as they apply to public libraries. Ability to use a computer and job-related software or systems applicable to the essential functions of the job, which may include, but not be limited to, email/calendar software, internet/intranet browsers, word processing, spreadsheets, database software, and various systems of software used by Akron-Summit County Public Library. Criminal background and education verification checks are required.

Preferred:  Bachelor’s degree is preferred. 2 or more years of relevant experience is preferred.

Application Deadline

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

For consideration, applicants 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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