Shelver Substitutes


The Massillon Public Library is looking to hire Shelver Substitutes. Substitutes do not have regular hours. Substitutes are employed on an as-needed basis.




Position Title: Shelver Substitute

Reports To: Circulation and Technology Manager and/or Children’s Services Manager

Position Type: Non-exempt, Hourly

Full Time/Part Time: Substitute – as needed

Rate of Pay: $7.95/hour

Retirement: Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS)

(Library contributes 14%; Employee contributes 10%)



  • Sixteen*(16) years of age or older (*with work permit). Those with previous library work experience will be given priority consideration.

  • One (1) year of post-high school training in a directly related field, with one (1) year of directly related experience required. Two (2) years of directly related experience, preferred.

  • Must have reliable transportation and a working telephone.

  • Criminal background checks are conducted post-job offer. Results of background checks may affect employment decision.



  • Good oral/written communication skills; visual, general math and reading skills.

  • Basic computer/word processing and Internet/e-mail.

  • Consistently present Massillon Public Library and its services in a positive manner.

  • Follow library’s written general and department-specific standards, and personnel policies.

  • Meet regular work attendance requirements; attend meetings appropriate to position.

  • Detail-oriented; work effectively as a team member.

  • Ability to file alphabetically and numerically.

  • Ability to continually reach, bend, stretch, stoop, ascend/descend steps, and lift materials that can weigh up to 10 pounds apiece from a standing position for three to four hours a day.

  • Ability, for three to four hours a day, to retrieve and replace materials that can weigh up to 10 lbs apiece on shelves from floor level to seven feet high.

  • Ability to repeatedly push and pull shelving carts requiring up to 50 pounds of force.

  • Ability to lift and carry materials weighing up to 30 pounds from one part of the library to another.

  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

  • Ability to deal tactfully, courteously and effectively with patrons of all ages and with other employees.



  • Shelves library materials.

  • Maintains order and appearance of all shelved materials, display racks, etc., for department. This includes shifting materials, as needed.

  • Clears library materials from tables.

  • Clears book drop.

  • Assists with pulling materials for reserves.

  • Assists with sorting and packing of library materials received and sent by delivery services.

  • Assists with department/building closing tasks, which includes turning off computers and copiers.

  • Assists with book displays.



  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

NOTE: This position description states the nature and level of assignments normally given in this position; its list of tasks is not exhaustive.



Hours/Week: Vary, as needed

Work Schedule: To be determined by the supervisor




Sherie Brown, Director

Massillon Public Library

208 Lincoln Way East

Massillon, OH 44646

  • The documents may also be scanned and submitted as email attachments to:

  • Deadline for application: open until filled