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:
Librarian – Adult & Teen Services
We love Canadian geese, Cool Runnings, and pyramids. Why? They’re all examples of what can happen when you successfully assemble a dynamite team. If you’re interested in joining a dynamic group of community-oriented professionals, we’d love to work with you! The North Canton Public Library is looking for a friendly and innovative 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. The North Canton Public Library has been an important part of its community since its founding in 1926, and we’re delighted to combine traditional library services with ones that are both inclusive and cutting-edge. What do we offer? Lots of fun and fellowship, plus a supportive work culture that includes many professional development opportunities. Join us as we work together to be the library our patrons deserve!
Job Title: Librarian – Adult & Teen Services
Education: MLIS from an ALA-accredited college/university; library experience preferred
Hours: Full Time (40 hours per week), including evening and weekend hours
Salary: Entry rate: $15.26 per hour
Immediate Supervisor: Library Services Manager
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 & carry (up to 40 lbs) library materials, push, and/or pull book trucks, bend and reach, utilize a standard mouse and/ 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
Page – Children’s Department
The North Canton Public Library is looking for a motivated, detail-oriented individual to assume the position of page in its Children’s Department. The successful applicant must be dedicated to (1) ensuring that the Children’s Department is neat and orderly and that its customers and staff members can easily find the materials they are seeking and (2) participating as a team player to enhance the Library’s work culture of kindness, respect, and integrity among staff.
Job Title: Page – Children’s Department
Education: High School Diploma or Ability to Obtain a Work Permit
Hours: Variable Part Time: 15 hours/week, including evening and weekend hours
Salary: $8.80 per hour
Immediate Supervisor: Children’s Department Head
Accurately and efficiently sorts, loads, transports, and shelves all Library materials according to title, author, date, call number, or other identifying feature
Provides exemplary customer service by answering directional questions from patrons and assisting them as needed
Regularly shelf reads to ensure materials on the shelves are neat and in order
Identifies materials for relocation or repair and submits to supervisor for evaluation
Cleans and straightens within the department at the end of each shift
Shifts Library materials as necessary
Assists with emptying the book drop, inventory, and weeding projects within the department
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 have a thorough understanding of the Dewey Decimal System and proper alphabetization.
Must be able to reach high shelves.
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.
Applications will be accepted until December 3.