Librarian - Adult Services

Date: May 21, 2018
Location: Firestone Park Branch
Hours: Full-Time (37.5 hours), including evenings and weekend hours
Salary: Grade 11, $19.96/hour


Advises and assists customers with the selection, organization, and interpretation of Library materials; plans and conducts adult programs; researches and answers reference questions; compiles bibliographies and locates hard-to-find reference materials; performs collection maintenance duties including creating displays, weeding, and arranging materials for improved access; communicates and collaborates with Centralized Collection Development staff regarding customer and community trends and interests; assists customers in utilizing Library technology; actively engages community agencies and establishes and maintains relationships with these agencies; provides services to special populations; performs standard Library routines, including circulation, delivery and service desk duties; maintains budgets for programs and supplies; and performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of professional library science including familiarity with reference and bibliographic resources in the adult services areas; 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 and Information Science degree issued by an ALA-accredited school of library and information science is required and some previous library experience is preferred.  Applicants with 6 credit hours or less towards completion of the MLIS will also be considered under certain conditions.  Individuals hired under these conditions will begin as a Public Service Assistant III, Grade 10, Step 1 ($19.42/hr), and upon confirmation of completion of the MLIS degree will be moved to Librarian, Grade 11, Step 1 ($19.96/hr).

Application Deadline:


For consideration, applicants for this position 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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