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 currently available: 

Position Title: Youth Services Librarian,  Part-Time (24 hours/week)

Summary:Kent Free Library is seeking a friendly and creative Youth Services Librarian, with a desire to serve children and their families, in our Youth Services Department. The ideal candidate will have a knowledge of children’s literature, the ability to develop and present age appropriate programs, and a commitment to working as a part of the Youth Services team to provide services to children and teens (ages 0-17) and other department users.

Hours: Hours will vary, depending on the needs of the department, for service desk coverage, programming and outreach. The successful candidate will be available to work a combination of day and evening hours, including two evenings per week, and a weekend rotation. A flexible schedule is required.

Description: The right candidate will have a positive and outgoing personality, be willing to work as part of a team to meet the needs of users at a public service desk, and demonstrate a willingness to plan and implement library programs, outreach, and other services in the department. This position helps to create a welcoming environment for children, teens, and families. Youth Services Librarians are responsible for story times, school age programming, reference, reader’s advisory, outreach, and the summer reading program. The successful candidate will possess knowledge of current trends and topics in children’s and teen literature. This position reports to the Youth Services Manager and works together with a team of two other librarians.

Qualification/Requirements:A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school of library and information science, including coursework in children’s and/or teen services, is preferred. MLIS students with six (6) months or less until graduation are encouraged to apply. Demonstrated experience working with children and teens is required. Public library experience is preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, knowledge of current library technologies and library automation is helpful. Valid Ohio driver’s license.

Starting Salary:  $18.04 – $21.99 per hour dependent on qualifications and experience.

To Apply:  Please submit an employment application, resume and cover letter to Stacey Richardson, Library Director, at [email protected]. Employment applications are available at or at the library’s Information Desk. No phone calls please.  Applications received by May 24, 2019 will receive first consideration.