Librarian: Children’s Services Department (full-time)
The Barberton Public Library is seeking a dynamic, creative, and enthusiastic individual who will provide strong public library services to children, educators, and families in our community.  The Children’s Librarian position is full-time, scheduled at 35 hours per week. The Librarian works a flexible schedule, which will include nights and weekends on a rotating basis.
Working closely with the Children’s Services Manager, the Librarian will maintain and promote a collection and programs that support juvenile and family literacy.  The successful applicant will have excellent knowledge of children’s literature and strong readers’ advisory skills.  The Librarian will provide reference services to children and other customers of all ages, assist in collection development duties, develop and present age-appropriate programs, and perform clerical duties as needed.
The Barberton Public Library offers excellent benefits including vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays, Ohio Public Employees Retirement, health and life insurance, OLC membership, and direct deposit. 

A master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited university is required.  A good working knowledge of classic and contemporary children’s literature and reference materials is required.  Experience in the public library setting working with children, children’s resources, and children’s programming is preferred.
Salary range
$14.55 - $21.24 per hour / 35 hours per week.  Starting compensation depends on qualifications.


Initial review of applicants will begin September 28, 2018.  The position is open until filled.  Please submit resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to director@barbertonlibrary.org.

Other library employment resources helpful to those in our area include the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System employment page as well as the Ohio Library Council's Jobline

Students seeking internships or practicum experience should email the Library's Interim Director, Ken Cornelius, at Director@barbertonlibrary.org.  Individuals must be currently enrolled in a degree program in order to request an internship or practicum.

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