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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 Main Library (located at 215 E Third Street) or any branch library location during standard business hours, or you may fax your resume to 937.496.4302.

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Children Services Librarian, Outreach Services

Have you always wanted to work on a 34 foot long, 25,000 lb. mobile library?  Now is your chance!  The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a full-time Children Services Librarian for Outreach Services.  This individual is required to be a licensed driver in good standing.  Our Outreach department supports three separate services in our community.  We provide the bookmobile at early literacy centers, such as daycares and preschools.  We also have a homebound service which entails delivering library items to patrons at home who cannot come to their local library.  The last service we offer is our lobby stops at older adult living facilities.  We provide browsing collections to them in the lobbies of where they live and assist them in checking these items out.  The successful candidate for this position will create and conduct imaginative children’s story times and activities while on the bookmobile.  If you enjoy being out and about in the community, visiting different educational facilities every day, then consider joining our team! 

Essential Job Duties

  • Demonstrates excellent internal and external customer service. Creates a welcoming atmosphere.
  • Provides all library users with assistance in reference, readers’ advisory, information literacy, and in the use of library materials and reference resources (all formats). Serves children, caregivers and parents in a mobile services environment.  Provides library services in institutional and community event settings.
  • Assists patrons in finding and selecting library materials, and in the use of laptops, 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 that address community needs and incorporates library resources.
  • Provides service and maintains liaisons with all Dayton Metro Library locations, schools, community organizations (e.g. preschools, daycare centers, head starts) and other groups as appropriate. Provides library outreach programs and school visits that meet community needs.
  • Evaluates and suggests titles for purchase or replacement. Reevaluates and deselects materials which need to be cancelled, repaired, replaced or redistributed.
  • Submits required reports and budget requests. May serve on library committees. Attends applicable department meetings. Assists with system-wide children’s programs, activities and initiatives.
  • Performs circulation responsibilities and related activities as needed.
  • Performs daily pre-departure check of vehicles for proper operation.  Drives all department vehicles to appointed stops and parks unit in a position to ensure patron and staff safety.

 

Job Qualifications

  • MLS/MLIS (preferred) or its equivalent in education and experience is required.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license appropriate for driving all department vehicles, acceptable motor vehicle record, continuous insurability and proven competency operating and maintaining the Bookmobile and all other Outreach vehicles required.
  • Knowledge of professional library principles, methods, techniques and procedures.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from children, parents, teachers, patrons, managers, coworkers and members of the community. Ability to apply active listening skills.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of children’s literature, periodicals, audio-visual materials, web sites, social media and other electronic media, and materials. Knowledge of available children’s materials and readers’ interests.
  • Ability to plan and implement programs and services to support early childhood learning initiatives.
  • Ability to write reports, book reviews, readers’ advisory materials and business correspondence.
  • Ability to determine patron information needs. Ability to construct a competent and complete search strategy using both print and non-print information resources. 
  • Knowledge of available and emerging technologies and their application to children’s services.

Compensation and Benefits:  Starting hourly wage is $22.91 (with MLS/MLIS) and an exceptional benefits package.

The Dayton Metro Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Process:  For first consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three employment references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by June 26, 2018.

Information Services Assistant, Full-time West Carrollton Branch Library

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a knowledgeable, flexible, and highly self-motivated full-time Information Services Assistant for our West Carrollton Branch Library, which is currently being renovated. Scheduled to be open in early fall 2018, the branch will feature state-of-the-art amenities, such as dedicated and unique areas for teens and children, a quiet reading room, a community room, and plenty of small group study rooms. The successful candidate may be asked to help out with a number of activities, such as youth and adult programming, outreach in the community, and tech help for patrons and staff. The Dayton Metro Library provides proactive customer service to our patrons in a fast-paced environment, and we are looking for someone to continue this tradition of excellence. 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.
  • May serve with one or more specialty emphasis such as teen, children’s or adult services.
  • Performs circulation responsibilities and related activities as needed.
  • Assists with opening and closing duties.
  • Under the direction of a manager, may assist with collection development activities such as redistribution, purchase suggestions or preliminary deselection.
  • May create displays to promote library use.
  • Submits required reports and budget requests. May serve on library committees.

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.
  • Previous library experience is a plus!

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 June 19, 2018.

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