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The Kent Free Library welcomes those interested in employment to fill out an application and return it to the library.  Completed applications are kept on file for 90 days.  If, in that time, a position opens for which an applicant is qualified, the library may be in contact.

Current Openings

The following position is available until filled: 

Adult Services Librarian, full-time (37.5 hrs/week)

Summary: Due to retirement Kent Free Library’s Adult Services Department is looking for a librarian to join our team in September 2016. The ideal candidate is an approachable and happy team-player who truly enjoys working with the public and making positive contributions to both the department and library. Responsibilities include providing traditional reference assistance and readers’ advisory at the information desk, offering technology help one-on-one and in a computer lab, and organizing and implementing a variety of programs including book discussions, concerts, crafts, guest speakers, and the annual Summer Reading Program. Applicants should have demonstrated public library experience from previous employment or from a practicum; excellent customer service skills; knowledge of trends and topics in adult services; familiarity with current titles, movies, and music; and experience with current and emerging technologies. This position may also be assigned collection development responsibilities in subject areas with which the candidate has strengths. A flexible schedule including two evenings a week and a weekend rotation is required. This position reports to the Adult Services Manager and works as part of a team of seven (7) librarians to meet the needs of the Kent Free Library users.

Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program and previous public library experience.

Salary Range: $33,150 – $40,404, dependent on qualifications and experience.

Benefits: Medical, dental, vision and life insurance, participation in OPERS retirement, 22 days paid vacation, 15 days paid sick leave, 12 paid holidays.

Closing Date: Applications received by Friday, July 1, 2016 will be given first consideration.

To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to Director, Stacey Richardson at [email protected]
No phone calls please.

Find Us:

Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
[email protected]

Library Hours:

Monday 9:00-9:00
Tuesday 9:00-9:00
Wednesday 9:00-9:00
Thursday 9:00-9:00
Fridays 9:00-6:00
Saturday 9:00-5:00
Sundays 1:00-5:00