Branch Library Manager

Date: September 11, 2017
  Springfield-Lakemore Satellite Branch (slated to open in Dec. 2017)
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours) including evening and weekend hours, not job-share eligible
Salary: Grade 15, $27.79/hour

Additional Information:

This new satellite branch is located in 4500 SF of space in the busy Tri-County Plaza in Lakemore. The Village of Lakemore, which has a population of almost 3,000 and is 1.5 square miles in size is situated within the larger Springfield Township. With approximately 17,000 residents, Springfield Township is almost 15 square miles in size. All township residents are served by the Springfield Local School District which consists of three elementary schools and one junior/senior high school.


Manages all branch operations, including interviewing, evaluating, and training of branch employees; schedules and assigns work to staff, including the active engagement of community agencies and the establishing and maintaining of relationships with these contacts; manages the branch facility, including overseeing the general building maintenance; maintains positive public relations with the community by promoting library services, working closely with the Friends group and developing rapport with customers, key community leaders and organizations; develops library programs for children, young adults or adults; oversees children, young adult and adult materials collections, and branch book inventory; provides general reference services to customers, including readers’ advisory and book talks, and performs other tasks as necessary.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Proven aptitude in professional library science, preferably in a public library setting, including a comprehensive knowledge of reference sources, reader interest levels, books and authors; demonstrated supervisory skills; ability to assess community interests and needs and develop programs and services accordingly; excellent customer service skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; professional presentation skills and sound professional judgment.  A Master of Library and Information Science degree issued by an ALA-accredited school of library and information science and extensive professional librarian experience are required.

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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