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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.


CIRCULATION COORDINATOR

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 full-time Circulation Coordinator at the Cuyahoga Falls Library.   The full-time position is scheduled 37.5 hours per week plus benefits.   The shift and hours scheduled is based on the hours we are open and staffing.   

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Responsible for overseeing entire circulation services activities, including the issuing, return and record keeping procedures of the library, assigning job tasks to library circulation clerks, training library circulation clerks in computerized circulation functions, excellent customer service practices, and teamwork. 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Directs activities of Circulation Clerks and Assistant Circulation Coordinator. 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Regular & punctual attendance; assigns job tasks to Circulation Clerks and verifies accuracy of assignments; provides monthly and annual reports of circulation activity, door count; makes work schedules; trains Circulation Clerks in computerized circulation functions; covers at circulation desk. 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to reach with hands and walk and stand during shift. .  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. 

Ability to remain current as computer technology changes and best-practices in customer service evolve. 

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES: Ability to interact with associates and the public in a courteous manner; ability to make decisions of other than a routine nature in order to meet controlling conditions; neat personal appearance; emotionally stable; pleasing manner. 

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Bachelor's Degree, Master’s Degree preferred, plus three to five years’ progressive library experience. 

General Duties 

  • Receives oral or written direction from Customer Experience Manager and Director. 
  • Plans work according to library schedule or standard routine. 
  • Establishes priority of work tasks. 
  • Participates in the development of operating policies and procedures. 
  • Participates through suggestions, in the near-term and long range planning of library services. 
  • Participates in library special projects as required or as necessary. 
  • Evaluates circulation operating procedures, and makes adjustments as needed to improve efficiency. 
  • Assigns work to paraprofessional, clerical staff, and shelvers. 
  • Supervises the circulation of the library collection of books and non-book materials. 
  • Oversees the enrollment of new patrons to the library. 
  • Provides service and book and media collection information and advice to new and current patrons. 
  • Supervises materials reserve system. 
  • Is aware of all events, programs and services taking place at the Library and disseminates that information to all members of the Circulation staff so they can respond to any questions the public may have. 
  • Supervises the receiving and recording of overdue fines and fees for lost and missing materials. 
  • Recommends employment, promotion, and retention of departmental members. 
  • Participates in periodic evaluation of assigned employees. 
  • Provides training exercises for circulation department employees and monitors performance metrics. 
  • Reviews and resolves personnel problems within department.  
  • Inspects damaged circulation materials, including books, audio visual items and equipment. 
  • Identifies cataloging errors and directs materials to collection development department. 
  • Maintains performance and repair of circulation equipment. 
  • Serve and chair various library committees. 
  • Recommends equipment improvements. 
  • Maintains circulation data and prepares regular statistical reports for the Director and Customer Experience Manager. 
  • Reports work accomplished to Customer Experience Manager. 

Additional Duties 

  • Performs routine circulation desk duties as necessary. 
  • Oversees return of books and materials to shelves or storage places. 
  • Oversees billing and collections operations. 
  • Performs duties in other library departments as needed. 
  • Supervises and provides continuous training to full-time, part-time and library volunteers. 

Qualifications  

  • The skills and knowledge required would be two to four years of increasingly responsible professional library work, preferably with experience in library circulation control work. 
  • Ability to apply principles of library science to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables where only limited standardization exists. 
  • Ability to supervise, motivate, and coach. Previous Union experience is a plus. 
  • Knowledge of supervisory methods, including work delegation, scheduling, evaluating performance and maintaining morale. 
  • Ability to relate effectively to library patrons and to co-workers. 
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise statistical and narrative reports. 

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.


CHILDREN'S SERVICES LIBRARY ASSISTANT

Do you enjoy providing top-rated customer service? Are you enthusiastic about helping children? Do you want to be part of an all-star team providing a valuable resource to the community? We have one opening for Library Assistants – Children's Services at the Cuyahoga Falls Library. The position is part-time, 20-28 hours per week.

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 and over the telephone.
  • Assists in creating and executing children's programs and events.
  • Assists and instructs the public in using the library's collection and equipment.
  • Assists with the development of the children's collection
  • Conduct preschool and other community outreach initiatives 
  • Acts as a mentor by connecting patrons and staff with information, tools, and resources to pursue their passions.

Education/Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required, MLS degree preferred

Essential Functions/Knowledge of the Position

  • Performs information desk duties.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Enthusiastic about excellent customer service for internal and external customers.
  • Knowledge of children's literature and other resources for young people
  • Knowledge and experience in literacy development, reading instruction, and STEAM
  • knowledge of child development as it relates to engaging programming
  • Cooperative, flexible, optimistic, and positive attitude.
  • Enthusiastic about serving young people and other customers.
  • Work well independently and as a team member.

Core Competencies

  • Adaptability
  • Problem Solving
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Team Work 

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a part-time position, approximately 20-28 hours a week. Days and hours of work vary by schedule. Evening and weekend work will be required. The pay is $13.75/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.

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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