Librarian | Adult & Teen Services

April 18, 2021
185 North Main Street, North Canton, OH 44720
$14.67 per hour to $16.14 per hour, dependent upon experience
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North Canton Public Library


  • 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
  • Master of Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited college or university 


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. 


  • 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


Contact Information: 

Deadline: Applications will be accepted through April 18. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and completed job application to Andrea Legg, Director:


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