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.
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:
Library Services Manager
The North Canton Public Library is seeking a proactive, team-oriented, and innovative professional to provide consistent support, honest leadership, and responsible oversight to the Library’s Adult & Teen Services, Technical Services, and Facilities departments. The Library Services Manager must be experienced, enthusiastic, and able to facilitate collaboration across departments to present consistently high service to Library patrons. The successful candidate will be a skilled team-builder and possess the ability to blend traditional and cutting-edge library services in an environment of continuous learning, support, and progress.
Job Title: Library Services Manager
Hours: Full Time (40 hours per week), including evening and weekend hours
Salary Range: $40,000-$50,000 per year plus generous benefits package; salary range commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience
Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS. Library and supervisory experience required.
In This Role, You Will:
-Manage, evaluate, and coordinate three major divisions of service within the Library: Adult & Teen Services, Technical Services, and Library Facilities
—Oversee Technical Services and Library Facilities staff by monitoring work production, resolving problems, and maintaining a smooth workflow
—Direct the Adult & Teen Services Department by managing and supporting the day-to-day work and goals of Adult & Teen Services staff to ensure clear expectations, consistent communication, and proactive collaboration; supervising staff in the presentation of public programs and classes; and evaluating the effectiveness of library services and programs, making adjustments as necessary to assure the delivery of the highest quality of service
-Lead departmental staff in providing the highest quality service to all internal and external customers, which includes building group processes and achieving team goals
-Contribute to the visibility of library services via advocacy, relationship building, and engaged dialogue; encourage the growth of staff in relation to this work as well
-Serve as an active, engaged, and collaborative member of the library’s management team; contribute to the development and execution of goals in support of the Library’s mission and strategic plan
-Interpret the Library’s policies and procedures to the public in a customer-friendly manner and lead staff to do the same
-Oversee the distribution and spending of the annual budget as it relates to the Library’s print and non-print collections, as well as cleaning and maintenance supplies
-Ensure the safety of the building, its users, and its staff through compulsory compliance with established policies and procedures, monitoring potential safety/liability problems, and implementing warranted changes
-Work with the Director and facilities staff to schedule necessary building inspections and address necessary repairs
-Work with the Director to formulate policies related to the Library’s facilities, reference services, and technical services departments; interpret and assure the implementation of these policies
-Work with the Director and management team to meet the goals and objectives of the Library’s long-range plans
-Keep informed of developments in the library profession
You Will Need to Have Experience with:
Integrated library systems (specifically Polaris), reference services, adult and teen programming, electronic databases, emerging technology, collection development, facilities management, supervision, planning, and administration. Previous management or supervisory experience required.
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.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, three letters of reference, and a completed job application to Andrea Legg, Director: email@example.com.