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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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Branch Library Manager, Miamisburg Branch Dayton Metro Library

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a team-oriented Branch Library Manager for our Miamisburg Branch Library, which opened in February, 2017. This newer branch features a puppet theater, dedicated children’s and teen spaces, and a host of meeting rooms. This branch, in particular, has a very busy schedule of children’s programming. We are looking for a Branch Library Manager who will maintain the established relationship with the local schools and enjoy getting involved in the community. Join our team today!

Essential Job Duties

  • Establishes and implements goals and objectives for branch service that support the Library’s Mission.
  • Directs all branch services such as reference assistance, readers’ advisory, outreach, circulation and programming.
  • Directly 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.
  • Ensures the efficient, effective, customer service oriented delivery of services to branch Library patrons. Maintains a current knowledge of Library operations, policies and procedures. Demonstrates and models excellent internal and external customer service. Maintains frequent personal presence in public areas to ensure outstanding service.
  • Manages branch collections and oversees evaluation and processing of donated materials. Collaborates with Collection Development to ensure the collection is responsive to community’s information, recreational and educational needs. Arranges for repair, cancellation or redistribution of materials as needed.
  • Promotes community awareness of the Library and establishes effective communication with community groups, organizations and individuals.
  • Prepares annual budget requests and submits quarterly, topical and other reports as requested.
  • Answers patrons’ reference questions and assists patrons in selecting and locating materials. Assists patrons in the use of computers, personal electronic devices and library virtual materials.
  • Monitors branch facility needs, initiates maintenance and repair of branch building, equipment and grounds in cooperation with the Facilities Manager.
  • Maintains a safe and secure facility for staff and patrons in conjunction with the Security Manager.
  • Implements Library policies and procedures at the branch level. Participates in policy revision and in the formulation of policies and procedures. Interprets Library policies to staff and patrons with a patron-responsive management perspective.
  • Assists with system-wide decision making through consistent information sharing, regular attendance at Managers’ and Public Services Managers’ meetings and service on at least one DML committee.

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.
  • Schedule includes daytime, evening, and Saturday hours.

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 contact information for three employment references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by August 14, 2018.

The Dayton Metro Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Teen Services Librarian Southeast Branch Library

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a full-time, highly self-motivated Teen Services Librarian for the Southeast Branch Library, which will open in 2019. The staff of the Southeast Branch Library will be formed by joining the teams that currently work at our East and Belmont Branch Libraries. Our Southeast Branch Library is adjacent to Belmont High School. This position reports to the Branch Library Manager and may occasionally serve as the person-in-charge. We are looking for an individual who is eager to establish a relationship with the neighboring high school as well as with others in Southeast’s service area. In addition to outreach, this individual will be expected to develop and offer appealing programs to teens in grades 7 through 12. The ideal candidate will embrace change and be absolutely excited to become the first ever Teen Services Librarian for this new branch. 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 area’s design.
  • 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 at the Ask Me 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 teen programs and activities that address community needs and incorporates library resources.
  • Provides service and maintains liaisons with schools, community organizations, government agencies, and other groups as appropriate. Provides library outreach programs and school visits that meet community needs.
  • Maintains attractive appearance of the Teen area in accordance with 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.
  • Submits required reports and budget requests. May serve on library committees. Attends applicable department meetings. Assists with system-wide programs, activities, and initiatives.
  • Assists with the daily operations of the service desks, 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.
  • Ability to plan and implement programs for teens.
  • Knowledge of available and emerging technologies and their application to teen services.
  • MLS/MLIS (preferred) or its equivalent in education and experience is required.
  • Schedule includes day time, evening and Saturday hours.

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

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 August 14, 2018.

The Dayton Metro Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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