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    YOU ARE
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    Our Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library will officially open to the public Monday, February 19. Read our latest article on the community reception and branch opening.

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    AFRICAN-AMERICAN
    HISTORY & CULTURE

    A time to learn and to celebrate at a program near you!

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    2018 ALA
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    The American Library Association (ALA) Youth Media Awards have just been announced. Check out our collection of these award winning titles.

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    RECE LAB
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    Resources for Early Childhood Educators provides a Lab housed at Main Library and collections of teacher resources housed at all 17 branches and Main Library for teachers to borrow.

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    We make it easier to plan your next trip! Passport Services (including passport photos) are available through the Library. Learn more about this convenient service.

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    GET STARTED PLANNING
    YOUR NEXT TRIP!

    With so much information available, planning your next adventure can be difficult. Check out this list of Library books to help make your decision today.

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    10 YEARS OF
    SUMMIT MEMORY

    Launched in November 2007, Summit Memory is celebrating 10 years of sharing Summit County history through promoting local history collections, digitally.

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    Are you looking to play cards or board games? These programs are for you!

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NEW & NOTABLE

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Research? We have you covered! Select any of our web-based reference databases for all of your research needs.

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DIGITAL MEDIA

Borrow free TV shows, movies, ebooks, audiobooks, comics, and music with your ASCPL library card.

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Library News

IMAGE New Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library Will Open February 19; Community Invited To Preview
Article Published: February 05, 2018
The new Springfield-Lakemore Branch Library will officially open to the public Monday, February 19, at noon in the... Read More...
IMAGE 10 Years of Summit Memory
Article Published: January 23, 2018
Summit Memory has officially marked 10 years of sharing Summit County’s history, digitally. Since the beginning, Summit... Read More...
IMAGE 11th Annual Family Reading Festival
Article Published: January 12, 2018
Enjoy live music featuring Jim Gill; an amazing animal show with Outback Ray, the fascinating creations of the Bubble Lady,... Read More...

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Main Library

60 South High Street, Akron, Ohio 44326
330.643.9000

Monday: 10 am - 8 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 8 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 8 pm
Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Sunday: 1 pm - 5 pm

Drive-Up Window closes ten minutes before the building closes for the day

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Assistant Youth Services Coordinator

Date: July 10, 2017
Location:
Main Library - Youth Services Office
Hours: Full-Time (37.5 hours), including evening and weekend hours, not job-share eligible
Salary: Grade 13, $22.44/hour

Responsibilities:

Performs a variety of professional duties as related to the development and provision of Library services to youths ages 10 - 18. Advises and provides support to Intermediate/Teen Librarians system-wide, including, but not limited to: Teen collection development as part of Collection Development Department; meets with Branch Intermediate/Teen staff regularly to discuss collection needs and other service issues; oversees tween and teen programming and services; plans and implements regularly scheduled Youth Services meetings for system Intermediate/Teen Librarians; provides individual orientation and training to newly hired Intermediate/Teen Librarians; plans and designs tween and teen promotional displays; assists in overseeing the public service desk and provides public service to customers in the Main Library teen area; keeps current with teen use of technology; plans and presents system wide programs; actively participates in community engagement opportunities; promotes the Library to community groups through community events; represents the Library to teen/family groups; provides specialized book lists and reader’s advisory; plans tours and instruction for visitor groups; gives book talks; provides training and mentoring to the Intermediate/Teen librarians system wide; substitutes for Tween/Teen and Children’s programming where needed and provides programming to area shelters, schools and other community groups; supervises Youth Services Office in the absence of the Coordinator; supervises student assistant assigned to the Teen Area at Main Library, maintains awareness of developments in the field of Young Adult Librarianship; participates in in-service training, attends seminars and workshops as assigned; and performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Demonstrated comprehensive and broad knowledge of the principles and practices of library science as they apply to Young Adult work; working knowledge of publishers and their practices relating to the Teen materials; a deep and thorough knowledge of teen materials, fiction, nonfiction and music, demonstrated abilities in the following areas: good organizational/time management skills, developing and maintaining effective working relationships with Library staff, groups and professionals within the community; thinking and working independently; speaking and writing effectively; and using sound professional judgment and initiative. Requirements include: a Master of Library and Information Science degree issued by an ALA accredited school of library and information science; extensive experience in the field of Young Adult work preferred; and the ability to travel between Main and Branch libraries and throughout the community and state.

Application Deadline

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: 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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