Librarian - Teen

Date: August 14, 2017
Location: Teen Area Main Library - Youth Services Office
Hours: Full-Time (37.5 hours) including evenings and weekend hours; not job-share eligible
Salary: Grade 11, $19.76/hour


Provides professional Library programs and services to customers, specializing in services to youth with a focus on middle and high school aged youth. Performs collection maintenance duties including displays; weeding; and arranging materials for improved access. Creates an attractive and appealing Teen area. Communicates with Collection Development staff regarding customer and community trends and interests. Plans and conducts developmentally appropriate programs for youth and tours for Library customers, including giving book talks and outreach programs to community groups and schools. Assists customers in utilizing Library technology, including internet and Library databases and e-resources. Establishes and maintains community engagement relationships with local non-profit organizations and agencies, schools, and units of government. Provides services to special populations, i.e. community agencies serving youth, schools, etc. as applicable. Cooperates with other Main Library divisions to provide programming for different ages. Provides reference and readers’ advisory services. Performs other tasks as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of professional library science, including familiarity with reference and bibliographic resources in the intermediate/young adult services areas; good knowledge of reader interest levels; good knowledge of intermediate/young adult publishers and their practices; ability to develop programs; good research skills; ability to speak and write effectively; sound professional judgment; good customer-service skills, including 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 M.L.I.S. 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 M.L.I.S. degree will be moved to Librarian, Grade 11, Step 1, ($19.76/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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