Library Assistant:   Customer Services Department (part-time)
The Barberton Public Library is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Library Assistant in the Customer Services Department.  The position is part-time (regularly scheduled 20 hours per week) and earns sick leave, holiday, and vacation time.  The Library Assistant works a flexible schedule which will include evenings and weekends on a rotating basis. 
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience serving the public in a customer services setting
  • High school diploma or equivalent; some college is preferred
  • Previous library experience is preferred

The successful candidate must perform Customer Services Department functions, including but not limited to:

  • Assisting customers with library transactions such as borrowing and returning items, paying fines, registering for cards, and answering questions about library programs and services
  • Checking library materials in/out using the SIRSI/Dynix system
  • Answering directional questions in person and on the phone
  • Contributing to the overall effectiveness of the department
  • Packing and shipping library materials to and from other agencies
  • Learning and following all library policies and procedures
  • Supporting the Library’s mission by providing exceptional customer service.

Salary range:  $9.02 - $12.78 per hour / 20 hours per week
The position is open until filled, but individuals applying by 5:00pm on September 22, 2017, will receive first consideration.  This position is not eligible for healthcare benefits.  Interviews will be scheduled the week of Sept 25 and will include tests for alphanumeric filing, typing, and basic math.  Please send resume, brief cover letter, and completed application to:

Barberton Public Library
Attn:  Julianne Bedel, Director
602 West Park Avenue
Barberton, OH 44203
Email: director@barbertonlibrary.org

No phone calls, please.


Public Relations Associate (full-time)
The Barberton Public Library is seeking a dynamic, creative, and enthusiastic communication professional.  The Public Relations Associate works with administration to craft the Library’s message, promotes services, programs and special events, and is the liaison to the Friends of the Library volunteer group.  The ideal applicant will have the ability to develop and implement both traditional and digital communications.  The candidate will have proven experience in publication design and professional writing as well as website management, social media, and other electronic media.  The Public Relations Associate works with library staff, administration, volunteers, and other community entities to develop and maintain a strong positive presence in the Barberton community.
The position is full-time, scheduled at thirty-five hours per week, and offers excellent benefits including vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, Ohio Public Employees Retirement, health and life insurance, OLC membership, and employee assistance services.  Starting compensation is $13.00 - $17.00 per hour depending on qualifications.
Bachelor’s degree in public relations, communication, marketing, journalism, or related field; or the equivalent combination of education, training, and experience is required.  Demonstrated ability to communicate complex ideas and concepts clearly to both internal and external audiences.  Demonstrated ability to work with desktop publishing and computer software. 
Preferred requirements include proficiency in Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Publisher.  Knowledge of Constant Contact or other email service is preferred.  

The position is open until filled, but those applying by September 29, 2017, will receive first consideration.  Please submit resume, cover letter, contact information for three professional references and a completed employment application to:

Julianne Bedel, Library Director

 No phone calls, please.


Other library employment resources helpful to those in our area include the Northeast Ohio Regional Library System employment page as well as the Ohio Library Council's Jobline

Students seeking internships or practicum experience should email the Library Director, Julianne Bedel, at julianne.bedel@barbertonlibrary.org.  Individuals must be currently enrolled in a degree program in order to request an internship or practicum.

Library employee checking books out to a customer

PDF icon Employment Application426.93 KB