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TEEN LIBRARIAN, FULL-TIME

Are you enthusiastic about helping teens and adults? Do you want to be part of an all-star team that offers a valuable resource for the community?    We have an opening for a Full-time Teen Librarian at Cuyahoga Falls Library.  

The Cuyahoga Falls Library’s mission is to connect people with the world of ideas, information, and imagination by providing access and professional guidance to resources that inform, entertain and enrich. This position assists in accomplishing that mission by:

  • Providing information and reader’s advisory service in person, over the telephone, by email, and by chat.
  • Plans and conducts teen programs and displays.
  • Assists and instructs the public in the use of the library’s collection and equipment, including the use of the catalog  and the Internet/
  • Assists with the development of the teen collection and outreach.
  • May serve as Person In Charge (PIC).

Education/Experience

  • A Master’s of Library Science degree from an accredited college or university or an equivalent combination of knowledge and experience and within six credits of graduating with a Master’s of Library Science degree from an accredited college or university.

Essential Functions/Knowledge of the Position

  • Enthusiastic about excellent customer service for internal and external customers
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally, and in writing
  • Cooperative, flexible, reliable, and positive attitude
  • Works well independently and as a team member
  • Plans, implements, and evaluates appropriate teen programming that is responsive to service area demographics and community demand; for and with teens so that programming educates, informs, and inspires
  • Assists in developing the teen collection for and with teen patrons based on teen needs and interests
  • Works with community partners to provide outreach services to teens 
  • Provides information and reader’s advisory service in person, over the telephone, by email, and by chat to adults and teens
  • Advises and assists adults and teens in their use and evaluation of library materials and information sources
  • Actively promotes and markets the use of the Library and library resources/programs
  • Confidence, experience, and ability to instruct in the use of various forms of technology, including digital devices and MakerSpace equipment
  • Willingness to explore and research solutions to software and hardware problems as they arise
  • Participates in library committees
  • Assists departmental staff with various tasks and projects as directed
  • Collaborates with other departments as necessary
  • Participates in staff meetings and attends training as required

Skills and Abilities

  • Interpret and apply the Library’s regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Organize and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Carry out instructions in written and oral form
  • Define problems and work within the chain of authority and with available resources
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Skill in operating a personal computer, PC applications, and use of electronic resources as used in libraries
  • Ability to maintain awareness of ongoing technological advances and how they apply to the public
  • Search the Internet and electronic databases
  • Respond to the needs of various departments and staff members
  • Communicate effectively in written and oral form
  • Present a professional image
  • Develop and maintain an effective working relationship with supervisor and co-workers
  • Continue obtaining new skills and knowledge
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Demonstrate physical strength and flexibility necessary for the job
  • Exercise independent judgment and discretion
  • Prepare accurate documentation and reports
  • Maintain regular and reliable attendance, observing a flexible schedule as needed

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position, 37.5 hours a week.   Days and hours of work vary by schedule.   Evening and weekend work will be required. The pay is $18.11/hr.

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, email: ewuest@cuyahogafallslibrary.org or mail to Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 Third Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 with a cover letter and application.


LIBRARY ASSISTANT II, FULL-TIME

Do you enjoy providing top-rated customer service? Do you want to be part of an all-star team providing a valuable resource to the community?    We have an opening for one full-time Library Assistant II in Adult Services at the Cuyahoga Falls Library.   The full-time position is scheduled 37.5 hours per week plus some benefits.   The pay is $13.75/hour.

Job Overview

  • Providing information and reader’s advisory service in person, over the telephone, by email, and by chat.
  • Assists in creating and executing library programs and events.
  • Assists and instructs the public in the use of the library’s collection and equipment.
  • Demonstrates an interest in and ability to use and troubleshoot technology of all kinds while helping patrons in the Makerspace and at the information desk.
  • Enforces policies and procedures regarding safety, training, and access to the Makerspace.
  • Provides consultative technical and training support and services to computer and Makerspace users.
  • Acts as a mentor by connecting patrons and staff with information, tools, and resources to pursue their passions.
  • Assists patrons with various machinery, including 3D printers, die-cut machines, VHS to DVD converter equipment, button makers, etc.

Minimum requirements: Bachelor’s degree required, MLS degree preferred

Essential Functions of the Position

  • Performs information desk and Makerspace duties for customers of all ages.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally, and in writing.
  • Enthusiastic about excellent customer service for internal and external customers.
  • Willingness to explore and research solutions to software and hardware problems as they arise.
  • Confidence, experience, and ability to instruct in the use of various forms of technology, including digital devices.
  • Cooperative, flexible, optimistic, and positive attitude.
  • Work well independently and as a team member.

Core Competencies

  • Basic Computer Use/Hardware knowledge
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Customer Service

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

We are looking for a customer-focused self-starter: excellent oral and written communication.  The candidate must be excited about the prospect of growing and learning in a changing environment. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable on library operations, see the big picture and understand when to jump in and help in different areas.  Teamwork skills and communication skills are critical.

This position works a variety of daytime, evening, and weekend hours.  The pay rate is $13.75.   The position is open until filled. Please submit resume or application (available at www.CuyahogaFallsLibrary.org) to ewuest@cuyahogafallslibrary.com

We are a busy, suburban library looking for an energetic, creative, self-motivated, flexible team member with a passionate commitment to customer service to all customers.


CIRCULATION CLERK, FULL-TIME

Do you enjoy providing top-rated customer service? Do you want to be part of an all-star team that is providing a valuable resource to the community?    We have an opening for one part-time Circulation Clerk at the Cuyahoga Falls Library.   The full-time position is scheduled 37.5 hours per week plus benefits.   The pay is $9.86/hour.

Our Circulation Clerk’s provides excellent customer service, quickly and accurately checking items out and checking them in for library customers.  Other responsibilities include processing and updating confidential customer records; operating and maintaining equipment, including computers, printers, cash registers, security devices, etc.; moving and handling all types of library materials; other duties as assigned.

Some of the job responsibilities are:

  • Ability to work competently, courteously, and cheerfully with the public and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues
  • General computer skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Clerical skills, including keyboarding
  • Ability to stand at public service counter for long periods of time
  • Ability to lift and move books and other library material, transporting materials using a book truck and/or book bin
  • Ability to efficiently use a cash register and other business equipment
  • Familiarity with Windows and other basic computer software
  • Detail-oriented, flexible, enthusiastic
  • Dependable, conscientious, self-motivated
  • High School graduate or equivalent experience and training

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity email: ewuest@cuyahogafallslibrary.org or mail to Cuyahoga Falls Library, 2015 Third Street, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221 with a cover letter and application.


LIBRARY DIRECTOR

The Cuyahoga Falls Library is seeking exceptional candidates for a new Director opening.

This highly visible, mission-oriented leadership position will plan, implement, and administer all aspects of the operation of the Cuyahoga Falls Library. As the chief administrative officer of the Library, the Director is also responsible for maintaining effective and mutually beneficial relationships with the Library’s community partners, valued employees, and Board of Trustees. In addition, it is expected that the Director will provide strategic leadership and possess a strong orientation towards service and innovation to meet the new challenges and changing needs of the Library’s customers and the larger community.

Cuyahoga Falls Library connects people with the world of ideas, information, and imagination, to inspire, enrich, and support the community. 

Position Qualifications:

  • Experience with most aspects of Library operations, including public services/educational programming and outreach, technical services, technology, Human Resources management, facilities management, vendor management, and budget/fiscal management is required.
  • Experience with strategic planning and leading organizational growth is required.
  • Experience building strong, collaborative work groups focused on attaining superior results is required.
  • Experience collaborating and partnering with Trustees/Board members, community partners, and other key stakeholders is required.
  • Experience articulating, aligning, and furthering a public-serving organization’s goals, mission, and vision is required.
  • Ability to implement policies and uphold the principles of intellectual freedom to ensure free, equitable, and confidential access to information for all people of the community is required.
  • Experience in a management position within a public library is preferred.
  • Experience working collaboratively with collective bargaining units is preferred.
  • A Master’s degree in Library Science is strongly preferred, although other relevant Master’s level disciplines will be considered.

A generous compensation package includes competitive base pay; healthcare benefits including medical, dental, vision, and others; retirement benefits include participation in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System public pension plan, and many others.

To Apply:                                                                                      

To be considered for this position, please submit your resume and a cover letter [including salary requirements] via email to: ryansheehan@oahumanresources.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Employee Benefits

The Cuyahoga Falls Library offers benefits packages for both full and part-time employees. 

Full-time Benefits

This comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Paid vacation
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Sick leave
  • Personal leave
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • CFL provided life insurance
  • Retirement through the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)
  • Ohio Deferred Compensation plan
  • Paid OLC membership and a solid commitment to continued professional development. 

Part-time Benefits

This outstanding benefits package includes:

  • Paid vacation
  • Ten paid holidays
  • Sick leave
  • Personal leave
  • Retirement through the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)
  • Ohio Deferred Compensation plan
  • Optional medical reimbursement up to $350/year
 

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