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Kent Free Library welcomes those interested in employment at the library 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.

The following position is now available:

Position:  Adult Services Librarian, full-time (37.5 hours/week)

Summary:  Kent Free Library’s Adult Services Department has an immediate opening for an Adult Services Librarian. The ideal candidate is approachable, welcoming and a team player who truly enjoys working with the public and making positive contributions to the both the department and the Kent community. Responsibilities include providing traditional reference and readers’ advisory assistance at the information desk, offering technology help one-on-one and in a public computer lab, organizing and implementing of a variety of programs for the library’s adult users, assisting with homebound service and delivery, and following library safety and security procedures and policies. Successful applicants will have demonstrated public library experience from previous employment or from a practicum experience; a focus on customer service excellence; knowledge of trends and topics in adult services; familiarity with current authors, titles, movies, and music; experience with current and emerging technologies; strong Microsoft Office skills; and a valid driver’s license with reliable transportation. 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 Kent Free Library users.

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

Salary Range:  $34,144.50 – $41,613.00, 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, April 20, 2018 will receive 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.

Kent Free Library
312 W. Main Street
Kent, OH  44240

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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