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Organization: Akron-Summit County Public Library
Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours), including evening and weekend hours,
Salary: Grade 6, $1,252.94 biweekly.
Principal Duties: Advises and assists customers in the selection, organization, and interpretation of genealogy and local history materials; helps customers locate research materials; answers reference questions in person, by telephone, or by correspondence using a variety of print and automated resources; compiles bibliographies and locates hard-to-find reference materials; conducts database searches; participates in resource selection, especially in the area of genealogy; maintains collection of genealogical periodicals; maintains special files and services; assesses material and makes decisions regarding needed preservation and conservation measures; prepares finding aids for collections; gives talks to community groups; maintains communications with other libraries and genealogical organizations in the Summit County area; directs tours of the library; and performs other tasks as assigned.
Knowledge of professional library science, including familiarity with reference and bibliographic resources pertaining to genealogy and local history; knowledge of archival procedures and practices; knowledge of conservation and preservation practices and techniques; familiarity with genealogical publishers and their practices; ability to develop educational programs about genealogy for staff and customers; 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 Science degree issued by an ALA-accredited school of library and information science is required and some previous library experience is preferred. Applicants within 6 credit hours towards completion of the MLS will also be considered under certain conditions. Individuals hired under these conditions will begin as a Sr. Public Service Assistant Grade 5, Step 1, ($13.5269/hour) and upon confirmation of completion of the MLS degree will be moved to Librarian, Grade 6, Step 1, ($16.7059/hour).
Contact: For consideration, submit a resume and cover letter citing the position via e-mail to [email protected] or through the mail to: Human Resources, Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 South High Street, Akron, OH 44326.
Submit: None Given
Deadline: 4:30 PM Monday, January 17,

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