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Library JobsThe Dayton Metro Library is an Equal Opportunity employer dedicated to promoting a culturally diverse work force.  We recruit and hire the most qualified applicant without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

Letters of applications and resumes may be emailed to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org, or they can be mailed to the Main Library at:

Attn: Jennifer Kadel, Recruitment and Retention Manager
Dayton Metro Library
215 East Third Street
Dayton, Ohio 45402

You may also apply in person at the Ask Me Desk at the Temporary Main Library (located at 120 S. Patterson Boulevard) or any branch library location during standard business hours, or you may fax your resume to 937.496.4302.

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Information Services Assistant (Technology Emphasis), Electra C. Doren Branch

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a full-time Information Services Assistant (Technology Emphasis) for our Electra Doren Branch. This neighborhood branch sits in the heart of Old North Dayton and serves a very diverse, vibrant community. The ideal candidate will be dedicated to learning technologies and teaching both new and basic technology skills to patrons and staff, either in a classroom or in a one-on-one setting. This person is also responsible for developing and delivering age-appropriate programs to teens in grades 7-12.  If you are tech-savvy, like working with teens, and enjoy helping people, we want to hear from you!  

Essential Job Duties

  • Demonstrates excellent internal and external customer service.  Proactively provides assistance at all service points as needed.
  • Provides library users with assistance in reference, readers’ advisory, and in the use of public computers, personal electronic devices and library virtual materials.
  • Provides instruction to patrons and employees. Conducts public training sessions in computer applications, personal electronic devices and virtual library services.
  • Serves as liaison with Information Technology Office. Troubleshoots and maintains automation/electronic equipment.
  • Develop and deliver age-appropriate programming for teens in grades 7-12.
  • Under the direction of the manager(s)/librarian(s), plans, develops, and promotes programs and services to meet the informational and recreational needs of the community.
  • Provides service and maintains liaisons with schools and community agencies.
  • Performs circulation responsibilities and related activities as needed.

Job Qualifications

  • Ability to determine patron information needs and construct a competent and complete search strategy.
  • Ability to develop programs and services to meet community needs.
  • General knowledge of PC equipment required.
  • Fluency with personal electronic devices and library virtual materials required.
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university preferred; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to deal effectively with challenging individuals and/or situations.
  • Schedule includes day, evening and Saturday hours.

Compensation and Benefits:  Starting hourly wage is $17.03 with an exceptional benefits package.

Application Process:  For first consideration, please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three employment references to careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by November 28, 2017.

Senior Patron Services Assistant, Trotwood Branch

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a full-time Senior Patron Services Assistant to work at our Trotwood Branch.  The Senior Patron Services Assistant provides work direction to the Branch’s Library Aides and helps to oversee the basic functions of the service desk.  We are looking for an energetic, hardworking, team-oriented individual who is enthusiastic about providing exceptional customer service to our patrons.   Join our team today!

 Essential Job Duties

  • Provides courteous, welcoming and prompt circulation services to all patrons. Responsible for the coordination of the circulation routines. 
  • Charges and discharges library materials. Enters circulation data into computer. Assists patrons at self-service stations. Computes and collects fines, registers and issues library cards, registers voters and Golden Buckeye participants. Answers phone and responds to patron inquiries.
  • Assists patrons in finding and selecting library materials, and in the use of the public computers, personal electronic devices, and library virtual materials. 
  • Typically trains, schedules, and provides work direction to library aides. May assist with training circulation substitutes.
  • Completes or coordinates processing book drop returns, sorting delivery and mail, routing materials, searching for holds and missing items, and processing unclaimed requests. May prepare inventory lists to ensure catalog accuracy.
  • Completes or coordinates completion of the branch/department financial report, counting out the cash drawer and coin bill acceptor, and making bank deposits. Manages branch/department Financial Agreement Accounts, runs Financial Payment Agreement report. May prepare and forward correspondence regarding damaged and missing items.
  • Serves on Library committees, such as the Senior Patron Services Assistant Round Table.

Job Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and six to twelve months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of circulation policies and procedures preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic reference techniques and resources preferred.
  • Ability to frequently use computer equipment and programs, cash register, and standard office equipment required.
  • Ability to deal effectively with confrontational individuals and/or challenging situations.
  • Schedule includes day, evening, and Saturday hours.
  • Previous library experience is a plus!

Compensation and Benefits:  Starting hourly wage is $15.38 with an exceptional benefits package. 

Application Process:  For first consideration, please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three employment references to careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by November 28, 2017.

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