Youth Librarian

Date: September 25, 2017
  Springfield-Lakemore Satellite Branch (opening Dec. 2017)
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours), including weekend and weekend hours
Salary: Grade 11, $19.76/hour


Provides services to the age group of birth through age eighteen, including: collection maintenance and merchandising; planning and conducting youth, family and multi-age programming; actively representing the Library through visits to early childhood education centers, including Head Start programs, and elementary, middle, and high schools; establishing sustained community engagement relationships with local organizations and agencies; providing reference and readers’ advisory; creating attractive and appealing youth areas; performing daily circulation routines; supervising the branch in the absence of the Branch Manager, and performing other tasks as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of professional library science including familiarity with reference and bibliographic resources for youth from birth through age eighteen; knowledge of reader interest levels, publishers and their practices and a good knowledge of child development; 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.)

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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