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North Canton Public Library Work Culture Statement
We are the North Canton Public Library. We serve a supportive community, and we ourselves are a supportive community. As co-workers, we treat one another with kindness, compassion, and respect. We strive to find a balance of transparency, integrity, and professionalism in our communication, valuing co-operative relationships and consistent collaboration across all departments. We recognize that we are better together, as each of us brings individual experiences, unique perspectives, and a wealth of knowledge that we share with our co-workers and patrons on a daily basis. We leave room to experience joy in our work and with our co-workers, pausing to find the silver linings in challenging situations, the opportunities among obstacles, and the fun and humor in our daily interactions with one another. Together, we form an organization that is welcoming, vibrant, flexible, and inclusive. We are honored to serve our community and proud to be an integral part of it.

Openings:
The North Canton Public Library is always looking for kind, professional, and enthusiastic individuals to join our library team! We strive to provide a pleasant, positive working environment for our staff. Applications are available at our Patron Services Desk and may be picked up during regular library hours of operation or digitally using this link. Open positions will be posted on this page as they come available.


North Canton Public Library Job Postings:

Librarian – Adult & Teen Services
The North Canton Public Library is looking for a friendly, innovative, and dynamic librarian committed to providing high quality, charismatic customer service to patrons of all ages, with a strong focus on adult and teen programming. The successful candidate will provide direct library service to patrons, performing reader’s advisory, reference, technology instruction, and programming.

Job Title: Librarian – Adult & Teen Services
Education: Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited college or university; library experience preferred
Hours: Full Time (40 hours per week), including evening and weekend hours
Salary: $14.67 per hour to $16.14 per hour, dependent upon experience
Immediate Supervisor: Head of Reference & Technology Services

Responsibilities:
-Under limited supervision, provides reference, technology instruction, and reader’s advisory services to Library patrons
-Guides patrons in the operation of Library services and equipment
-Maintains a working knowledge of the Adult & Teen Collection
-Assesses the needs of the community and coordinates appropriate program activities (both online and in person) to ensure that the goals and objectives of the Library are met
-Works with interdepartmental team to plan, implement, and assess events, displays, and online content at the Library and in the community
-Collaborates with interdepartmental staff to promote and highlight Library services and resources with a distinct focus on promoting programs and collections to potential customers, partners, and the community
-Composes bibliographies, book/media reviews, and Library user guides
-Communicates ideas, issues, and potential solutions to Head of Reference & Technology Services
-Develops, maintains, and promotes positive and professional relationships with internal staff, volunteers, customers, vendors, contractors, and the general public

Qualifications and Requirements:
Knowledge of professional library principles, methods, techniques, and procedures
Passion for being informed about developments in the library profession
Ability to empathize and relate to patrons; ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to launch and manage programs from inception to completion
Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal, and organizational skills are required
Must be proficient with social media, Internet, and both basic and emerging technology
Ability to make decisions, multi-task, and work effectively under pressure
Ability to work with the public and handle potentially difficult situations with skill and tact
Ability to speak effectively in public
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions
Understanding of budget maintenance and responsible fiscal decision-making
Must be able to lift and carry (up to 40 pounds) library materials, push, and/or pull book trucks, bend and reach, utilize a standard mouse and/or keyboard, and be able to spend a reasonable amount of time seated in front of a computer
Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing

Deadline: Applications will be accepted through March 31.

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and completed job application to Andrea Legg, Director: alegg@northcantonlibrary.org.

The preceding statements provide an overview of the job responsibilities and shall not be construed as an all-inclusive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. It does not limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, or control the work of employees under his/her supervision. Additional related duties may be assigned.


Library Associate – Children’s Department
The North Canton Public Library is looking for an engaging and motivated professional with a deep commitment to customer service to assume the position of library associate in its Children’s Department. The successful applicant must be enthusiastic about the development of cutting-edge children’s programming, continually seek ways to improve upon the Library’s services to its community, and work as a team player to enhance the Library’s work culture of kindness, respect, and integrity among staff.

Job Title: Library Associate – Children’s Department
Education: Four Year College Degree from Accredited University
Hours: Full Time (40 hours per week), including evening and weekend hours
Salary: $13.01 per hour (entry level)
Immediate Supervisor: Children’s Department Head

Responsibilities:
-Proactively provides outstanding customer service to library users of all ages and backgrounds
-Interviews, researches, and answers questions from patrons in person, via phone, or through email correspondence
-Assists in developing and maintaining a high quality collection based on community needs, usage levels, and relevance of materials
-Evaluates materials, utilizes statistical data and reports for collection maintenance, and makes withdrawals according to library guidelines
-Initiates the development of children’s programs to increase awareness of library resources and encourage library use
-Recommends materials based on patrons’ interests
-Provides programs, presentations, and training to patrons and other organizations, in the Library, and in the community
-Assists patrons with basic troubleshooting of common software products, operating systems, browsers, and other technologies associated with library services (including handheld devices, e-Readers, laptops, tablets, etc.)

Qualifications and Requirements:
Ability to work independently and multitask. Ability to helpfully communicate with the public to determine customer needs. Ability to use and understand technology. Ability to analyze needs and situations. Ability to make sound decisions. Ability to work well with others and to promote positive staff and community relations. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to follow and apply library procedures and policies. Must be able to lift, carry, push, and pull 40 pounds. Must be able to bend and reach. Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.

The preceding statements provide an overview of the job responsibilities and shall not be construed as an all-inclusive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. It does not limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, or control the work of employees under his/her supervision. Additional related duties may be assigned.

Application: Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and completed job application to Andrea Legg, Director: alegg@northcantonlibrary.org.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted through May 31.


Library Associate – Floating Position
The North Canton Public Library is looking for an engaging, motivated, and flexible professional with a deep commitment to customer service to assume the position of library associate in a role that will find them working across multiple departments within the Library. The successful applicant must be adaptable to assist in the following Library departments on a regular, rotating basis whenever needed: Patron Services, Adult & Teen Services, Children’s Services, Community Relations, and Technical Services. This position will also require the successful candidate to seek ways to improve upon the Library’s services to its community, as well as work as a team player to enhance the Library’s work culture of kindness, respect, and integrity among staff.

Job Title: Library Associate – Floating Position
Education: Four Year College Degree from Accredited University
Hours: Part Time (20 hours per week), including evening and weekend hours
Salary: $13.01 per hour (entry level)
Immediate Supervisor: Director

Responsibilities:
-Proactively provides outstanding customer service to library users of all ages and backgrounds
-Interviews, researches, and answers questions from patrons in person, via phone, or through email correspondence
-Assists in developing and maintaining a high quality collection based on community needs, usage levels, and relevance of materials
-Assists with the verification of materials deliveries against invoices, basic materials processing, and the maintenance of technical-services-related records and files
-Evaluates materials, utilizes statistical data and reports for collection maintenance, and makes withdrawals according to library guidelines
-Recommends materials based on patrons’ interests
-Provides programs, presentations, and training to patrons and other organizations, in the Library, and in the community as needed
-Participates in community events inside and outside the walls of the Library
-Promotes positive and professional relationships with internal staff, volunteers, customers, vendors, contractors, and the general public
-Assists patrons with basic troubleshooting of common software products, operating systems, browsers, and other technologies associated with library services (including handheld devices, e-Readers, laptops, tablets, etc.)

Qualifications and Requirements:
Ability to work independently and multitask. Ability to helpfully communicate with the public to determine customer needs. Ability to use and understand technology. Ability to analyze needs and situations. Ability to make sound decisions. Ability to work well with others and to promote positive staff and community relations. Ability to follow verbal and written instructions. Ability to follow and apply library procedures and policies. Must be able to lift, carry, push, and pull 40 pounds. Must be able to bend and reach. Must be able to communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing.

The preceding statements provide an overview of the job responsibilities and shall not be construed as an all-inclusive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements. It does not limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, or control the work of employees under his/her supervision. Additional related duties may be assigned.

Application: Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and completed job application to Andrea Legg, Director: alegg@northcantonlibrary.org.

Deadline: Applications will be accepted through May 31.