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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 with a Youth Emphasis (Full-time – 3 positions)

 

The Dayton Metro Library has three openings for an Information Services Assistant (Youth Emphasis)—2 at the Main Library and 1 at our Brookville Branch.  We are seeking individuals who are energetic, creative and customer-service focused.  The successful applicant will be passionate about and committed to providing an exceptional library experience for all patrons, especially children, tweens, and teens.   If you love customer service and also have a genuine interest in offering programs for youth, 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.
  • 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 $16.70 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 April 4, 2017.

Children’s Services Librarian

 

This position will be at the Main Library
The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a Children’s Services Librarian who is eager to welcome our community to the enchanting Children’s area of our new Main Library.  This librarian will report to the Youth Services Division Manager and be part of the Main Library’s Youth Services’ Team.  We are looking for a passionate and energetic individual who has experience offering innovative programming and exceptional customer service to children.  The ideal candidate will also excel at providing outreach to schools and daycares to promote the library’s collections, resources, and services.  We invite you to visit http://www.daytonmetrolibrary.org/facilities and take the virtual tour of our impressive Main Library, which is set to open summer of 2017.

 Essential Job Duties

  • Demonstrates excellent internal and external customer service. Creates a welcoming atmosphere in the Children’s area through personal presence and areas design.
  • Provides all library users with assistance in reference, general readers’ advisory, information literacy, and in the use of library materials and reference resources (all formats).  Serves at the public service desk and in a roaming capacity.
  • Assists patrons in finding and selecting library materials and in the use of the public computers, personal electronic devices, and library virtual materials.
  • Provides work guidance in the absence of the Manager and/or appointed person in charge.
  • Designs, promotes, presents and evaluates children’s programs and activities which address community needs and incorporates library resources.
  • Provides service and maintains liaisons with schools and community agencies (i.e. preschools, daycare centers, head starts or other organizations related to children). Provides library outreach programs and school visits which meet community needs.
  • Maintains attractive appearance of Children’s area in accordance to safety and ADA requirements.  Creates displays to promote library use.
  • Evaluates and suggests titles for purchase or replacement.  Reevaluates and deselects materials which need to be cancelled, repaired, replaced or redistributed.

Job Qualifications

  • Knowledge of professional library principles, methods, techniques and procedures. 
  • Knowledge and appreciation of children’s literature, periodicals, audiovisual materials, web sites, social media, and other electronic media which constitute a diverse, current and relevant children’s collection.
  • Knowledge of available children’s library materials and reader’s interests.
  • Knowledge of available and emerging technologies and their application to children’s services.
  • MLS/MLIS (preferred) or its equivalent in education and experience is required. 
  • Evening and Saturday hours are required.

Compensation and Benefits:  Starting hourly wage is $22.46 (with MLS/MLIS) and 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 March 29, 2017.

Teen Services Librarian


This Position will be at the Main Library

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a Teen Services Librarian to activate our Teen Edge space for our new Main Library.  This librarian will report to the Youth Services Division Manager and be part of the Main Library’s Youth Services’ Team.  We are looking for a creative, energetic, and passionate individual who will enjoy bringing this space to life with innovative programming, exceptional customer service, and utilization of special technology such as the green screen and recording equipment.   We invite you to visit http://www.daytonmetrolibrary.org/facilities and take the virtual tour of our impressive Main Library, which is set to open summer of 2017.

 Essential Job Duties

  • Demonstrates excellent internal and external customer service. Creates a welcoming atmosphere in the Teen area through personal presence and the area’s design.
  • Provides all library users with assistance in reference, general readers’ advisory, information literacy, and in the use of library materials and reference resources (all formats). Serves at the public service desk and in a roaming capacity.
  • Assists patrons in finding and selecting library materials and in the use of the public computers, personal electronic devices, and library virtual materials. 
  • Designs, promotes, presents and evaluates teen programs and activities that address community needs and incorporate library resources.
  • Provides service and maintains liaisons with schools and community agencies, or other organizations related to teens. Provides library outreach programs and school visits which meet community needs.
  • Maintains attractive appearance of the Teen area in accordance with safety and ADA requirements. Creates displays to promote library use.
  • Assists with the daily operations of the circulation desk, including opening and closing duties.

Job Qualifications

  • Knowledge of professional library principles, methods, techniques and procedures. 
  • Knowledge and appreciation of teen literature, periodicals, audio-visual materials, web sites, social media and other electronic media, and materials. Knowledge of available teen materials and readers’ interests.
  • Knowledge of available and emerging technologies and their application to teen services.
  • MLS/MLIS (preferred) or its equivalent in education and experience is required. 
  • Evening and Saturday hours are required.

Compensation and Benefits:  Starting hourly wage is $22.46 (with MLS/MLIS) and 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 March 29, 2017.

Patron Services Assistant, Part-Time


The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a part-time (32 hours per week) Patron Services Assistant for our Northmont Branch.  We are looking for an energetic, hardworking, team-oriented person 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. Charges, discharges and reserves library materials. Enters circulation data into computer.  Assists patrons at self-check 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. 
  • Processes book drop returns, operates Material Handling system, sorts delivery and mail, routes materials, searches for holds and missing items, and processes unclaimed requests.
  • Completes financial report, counts out cash drawer and coin bill acceptor, and makes a bank deposit as needed.
  • Performs miscellaneous clerical duties such as mending materials, ordering and maintaining office supplies, and filling displays as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and one to three months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of circulation policies and procedures preferred.
  • General knowledge of PC equipment required. 
  • Schedule includes day, evening and Saturday hours.
  • Previous library experience is a plus!

Compensation and Benefits:  Starting hourly wage is $14.45 with a full benefits package.

Application Process:  For first consideration, please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by March 28, 2017.

Information Services Assistant with Technology Emphasis


This position is at the Vandalia Branch Library

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual who is dedicated to learning and teaching technology to patrons and staff, either in a classroom or in a one-on-one setting.  The ideal candidate will thrive in a patron-centered environment, using any and all library resources to answer patrons’ information needs.  We only want to hear from those who are motivated to inform, inspire and enrich our patrons!

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.
  • 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.  Experience with 3D printers is a plus!
  • 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 $16.70 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 March 28, 2017.

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