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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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Branch Manager, Vandalia Branch

 

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking an experienced, team-oriented Branch Manager for our busy Vandalia Branch, which serves Vandalia, Ohio and its surrounding diverse communities.  We debuted the new Vandalia Branch to the public in November, 2016.  This branch is situated next to the local high school and serves as a hub of activity after school with our small group study rooms, programming for teens, and a gaming system in the teen area.  Be a part of a passionate, patron-centric team of librarians and support staff who represent the Dayton Metro Library’s commitment to inform, enrich, and inspire those we serve! 

Essential Job Duties

  • Demonstrates and models excellent internal and external customer service. Maintains frequent personal presence in public areas to ensure outstanding service. 
  • Establishes and implements goals and objectives for branch service which support the Library’s mission.
  • Directs all branch services such as reference assistance, readers’ advisory, outreach, circulation, and programming.
  • Hires, manages, evaluates, and schedules employees in assigned branch. Oversees branch volunteers.  Serves as liaison between administration and branch staff. Communicates with administrative team on policy, patron, and staffing issues. 
  • Manages branch collections, oversees evaluation and processing of donated materials, and manages branch book sale. Ensures the collection is responsive to community’s information, recreational, and educational needs. 
  • Promotes community awareness of the Library and establishes effective communication with community groups, organizations, and individuals.
  • Prepares budget requests and monitors branch facility and security needs.

Job Qualifications

  • Ability to plan, schedule, and oversee branch operations and personnel.
  • Knowledge of professional library principles, theories, concepts, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of literature, periodicals, web sites, social media, and other electronic media which constitute a diverse, current and relevant collection.
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with community officials, leaders, organizations, the public and the staff. Ability to present information and respond to questions from staff, patrons, and members of the community individually and in a group setting.  Ability to deal effectively with confrontational individuals and/or challenging situations.
  • MLIS from an ALA accredited program, minimum of three to five years of increasingly responsible experience in a public library setting at a professional level, and supervisory experience preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:  Starting salary is $63,985 annually with an exceptional benefits package.

Application Process:  For first consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by August 8, 2017.

Facilities Technicians

 

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking two, full-time Facilities Technicians to join our team!  These Technicians will be responsible for keeping our facilities in tip-top shape by performing basic repairs on plumbing and electrical fixtures as well as library equipment.  Our Library system is in the process of upgrading all of our buildings, and we are committed to keeping them looking beautiful!  If this sounds interesting to you, we want to hear from you today!

  Essential Job Duties

  • Performs basic maintenance and repair of the Library buildings and grounds.
  • Troubleshoots and makes minor adjustments to electrical and related systems.
  • Assembles, maintains, and repairs library equipment such as furniture, shelving, and book carts.
  • Assists departments and branches with special projects such as moving furniture, rearranging cubicles, adjusting keyboard trays, etc.
  • Unloads, stores, packages, and delivers supplies and materials.
  • Performs informal audits to support facility health and safety.
  • Monitors chillers, boilers, and plumbing systems for normal operation. Reports problems to Maintenance Manager for repair, replacement, or adjustment.
  • Monitors electrical systems and changes ballasts/drivers, exit signs, outlets, etc, for namal operations. Reports problems to Maintenance Manager for repair, replacement, or adjustment.
  • Performs general cleaning, ground maintenance activities, and set of up furniture for programming or events as needed.
  • Repairs normal wear and tear to buildings, fixtures, furniture and some equipment.

Job Qualifications

  • One year certificate from college or technical school; or three to six months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Basic knowledge of facilities maintenance programs including planning and implementing preventative maintenance.
  • Basic knowledge of various skilled trades such as HVAC, plumbing and electrical systems.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required.
  • Ability to use hand tools, power tools, electrical materials, plumbing equipment, painting/patching materials, cleaning supplies.
  • Ability to learn automated system functions used in carrying out job duties. Ability to use word processing and e-mail preferred.
  • Occasional on-call hours required.

Compensation and Benefits:  Starting hourly wage is $14.74 with an exceptional benefits package.

Application Process:  For first consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by August 1, 2017.

Information Services Assistant (Youth Emphasis)

 

 The Dayton Metro Library is recruiting a full-time Information Services Assistant (Youth Emphasis) to provide outstanding customer service at our busy Northwest Branch. Our Northwest Branch, which opened in April of 2016, serves the neighborhoods previously serviced by our Dayton View, Fort McKinley and Northtown-Shiloh Branches.  The successful applicant will be passionate about and committed to providing an exceptional library experience for all patrons, especially children, tweens, and teens.  In addition to helping patrons utilize our in-library and digital collections, this staff member will also assist patrons in the use of our computers and may support programming offered by our Children and Teen Services Librarians.  Join our team today!

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.
  • 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.
  • Under the direction of a manager, may assist with collection development activities such as redistribution, purchase suggestions or preliminary de-selection.
  • May create displays to promote library use.

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 three references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by July 25, 2017.

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