Adult Services Librarian-Akron-Summit County Public Library

JOB TITLE: LIBRARIAN (ADULT SERVICES) DATE: May 8, 2017

LOCATION: FIRESTONE PARK

HOURS: Full-time (37.5 hours), including evening and weekend hours

SALARY: Grade 11, $19.76/hr

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

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 AND 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 ($19.23/hr), and upon confirmation of completion of the MLIS degree will be moved to Librarian, Grade 11, Step 1 ($19.76/hr).

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Open until filled

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: library-HR@akronlibrary.org or should be mailed to: Human Resources, Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High Street, Akron OH 44326-0001. For more information about the Akron-Summit County Public Library system, please visit our website at www.akronlibrary.org.

THE AKRON-SUMMIT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY IS AN EQUAL OPPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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