Deputy Director

Date: April 23, 2018
Hours: Full-Time (37.5 hours), may include evening and weekend hours; not job-share eligible

The Akron-Summit County Public Library is currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Director. Founded in 1874, the Library consists of a 274,000 sq. ft. Main Library, 18 branch libraries and two Bookmobiles. With a current full and part-time staff of 400, and an annual budget of $38.7 million, the Library served over 303,500 registered borrowers and had 2.2 million visitors in 2017. More information about the Library may be obtained on the Library’s website at

Reporting to the Director of the Library system, the Deputy Director is responsible for the overall day-to-day public service operations of both Main and branch libraries, system-wide youth and adult services, and the supporting departments of Collection Development and Technical Services, and other supporting departments and functions. The incumbent will be involved in the planning and decision-making for most areas of the Library’s functioning, and will provide leadership in the absence of the Director. Essential functions of the job include, but are not limited to, ensuring the overall administration and operation of the Library; resolving both routine and non-routine issues in a timely manner; overseeing the preparation and analysis of a variety of reports; participating in the budgeting process; participating in the selection process for all Main Library division management and branch management positions; participating in other personnel decisions; and representing the Library in community organizations and state and national library associations.

Qualifications include, but are not limited to, a minimum of three to five years of professional public library experience at the management level or above required; a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program; certification by the Ohio Library Council as a Certified Public Librarian or eligibility for such certification preferred; proven leadership skills; excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to build consensus; ability to analyze community needs and to develop and maintain collections and programs to meet those needs; and ability to represent the Library in a positive manner to a wide variety of agencies, organizations.

Salary is commensurate with experience and ranges from $79,579 to the mid-point of $93,717. The benefit package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; participation in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS); generous vacation and sick leave; and flexible health and dependent care spending account options. Applicants must also successfully pass a thorough background check including employment/education verification and a criminal background check.

Application Deadline

May 21, 2018

For consideration, applicants for this position must either submit a resume including salary history and a cover letter indicating previous applicable experience and training or complete an Employment Application in the Human Resources Department at Main Library. Resumes should be emailed to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or should be mailed to:

Human Resources
Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 South High Street
Akron, OH 44326-0001


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