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Each job posting on this site is intended to describe the major responsibilities and requirements for its respective position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of all duties, responsibilities or requirements. Only applications for currently-posted openings will be reviewed.

Current Postings

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Cataloging/Processing/Receiving Assistant Under the management of the Information Services Department Head, and the direct supervision of the Technical Processing Workgroup Supervisor, the Cataloging/Processing/Receiving Assistant is responsible for receiving, cataloging and preparing for circulation all formats of materials to be added to the library’s collection. The Cataloging/Processing/Receiving Assistant assists other Technical Processing staff as necessary. This position is classified as a regular part-time position and is non-exempt from overtime. The nature of the work may require evening and weekend hours
Full Time Librarian - Childrens Under the management of the Information Services Department Head, the Librarian is responsible for providing reference, readers’ advisory, roving, programming, and collection development services to the public. The nature of the work requires daytime, evening, and weekend hours.

Individuals employed as full time Librarians are paid a bi-weekly salary based on a 37.5 hour or more work week and are classified as professionals exempt from overtime under FLSA guidelines.
Information Services – Intern Under the management of the information Services Department Head, the intern provides information, reference and readers’ advisory services at the public service desks as a part of a departmental team. The intern will plan and complete a special project for the department and participate in collection development, programming and projects in support of the library’s mission, core values and strategic plan. The intern will serve users of all ages with a wide variety of programs, print resources and electronic databases, including the Internet.

The Canton Public Library’s internship program offers paid, practical library experience for students currently enrolled in a School of Information/Library Science Master’s program. Students are responsible for providing evidence of enrollment and satisfactory progress toward completion of their degrees.

Internship positions may also qualify for Directed Field Experience or Practicum credit, with specifics to be arranged between the student, his/her CPL Department Head, and the manager of the University Practical Engagement or Practicum Program. 


Friends of the Library

Our Friends participate in fundraising and assisting with the special library events they sponsor (Patron Celebration Day, book and author luncheons, etc.)

Book Crew Group

Book Crew Volunteers work two-hour shifts in the Secondhand Prose Used Bookshop, located next to the Internet Lab, by the magazines.

Service Volunteers

Our Service Volunteers are a very special group of people who donate their time to help us keep the library running smoothly and efficiently. Their volunteer assignments may range from cutting scrap paper, dusting library shelves or watering plants to shelving, processing library materials or withdrawing items from the database. Library Service Volunteers must be at least (14) years old.

How to Volunteer

When volunteer positions are available, they are posted here. At that time, you can print out a Volunteer Application and return it to the Reception Desk. We do not keep volunteer applications on file, nor do we accept unsolicited applications. Please refer to the CPL Volunteer Program Code of Conduct for details/restrictions. Those in need of immediate community service hours can contact PBJ Outreach or the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at 313-393-2936.

Like to become a Friend or work in the bookstore? Pick up a Friends brochure or get a volunteer application at Secondhand Prose, call 734-397-0999 and select option #7, or fill out the Interest Form online.

Current Postings

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Volunteer Tutors Needed Just two hours a week is all the time you need to help other adults learn to read, write or speak English. The Plymouth-Canton Community Literacy Council is in need of tutor volunteers and has New Tutor Training and Orientation classes starting in October. Literacy volunteers receive comprehensive training before tutoring in a setting of their choice. Some tutors work one-on-one with a student, while others prefer to volunteer in a small conversation group or as a teacher’s assistant in an adult classroom. No prior experience is necessary. For more information, contact the Community Literacy Council at 734-589-0011.