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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 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.
  • Saturday and evening hours are required.


Compensation and Benefits:  Starting hourly wage is $16.70 with a full benefits package that includes tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, vacation/sick leave accruals and professional development opportunities.

Application Process:  Please send your cover letter, resume, and references to careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org.

Teen Services Librarians

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking two Teen Services Librarians—one for our Brookville Branch and another for our Vandalia Branch.  Located adjacent to local schools, each of these branches welcomes a lively group of teens after school.  We are looking for creative, energetic, and passionate individuals who enjoy providing exceptional customer service to patrons, particularly tweens and teens.  Join our team today!
 
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:  Please send your cover letter, resume, and references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org.

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