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Audio-Visual Services Technician

 

See Yourself Here

The Dayton Metro Library (DML) is in Dayton, Ohio, which is the seat of Montgomery County. Cincinnati is just 60 miles to the south, while Columbus is 70 miles to the east. Named a 3-Star Library by Library Journal in 2020, the Dayton Metro Library has 18 branches and a Main Library that anchors downtown Dayton. Dayton Metro Library is in the final stages of completing a $187 million building project, which has enabled us to build or renovate each location. With a new strategic plan that is Focused for Impact, DML is poised to:

  • Strengthen human, physical and financial assets.
  • Multiply potential through relationships, engagement, and communication.
  • Enhance the community quality of life.
  • Expand youth horizons for learning.
  • Build equity in the community.

Watch this short video to hear some of our staff members describe why DML is a great place to work!

The Dayton Metro Library is hiring a full-time Audio-Visual Services Technician who will report to the Audio-Visual Systems Manager. The successful candidate will possess thorough knowledge of audio-visual operations and emerging technologies in the field as well as the ability to troubleshoot audio-visual issues during scheduled events or programs (in front of audiences). This person should demonstrate exceptional teamwork skills and a willingness to offer creative solutions to audio-visual requests. If this sounds exciting, we want to hear from you!

DML is committed to cultivating inclusive environments and a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community. As such, we encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) to apply, in addition to members of other marginalized groups.

Additional consideration may be given to individuals that are fluent in any non-English languages spoken in Montgomery County including Spanish, Mandarin, French, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Urdu, Russian, Tagalog, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, Turkish and Swahili.

Our facilities: Our new facilities have created exciting opportunities to expand our potential to offer a high-tech, multimedia experience to our users. All of our newer locations have systems with projectors, large monitors, sound systems, listening assistance, portable audio recording and editing equipment that are above and beyond what we have had before in our libraries. The Main Library has two flexible performing spaces that include live audio sound systems with wireless microphones and lighting systems as well as video wall, 4k projector and grand piano presence. In addition to these spaces, the Main Library has numerous and varying conference rooms and meeting spaces equipped with audio-visual technology. Main also boasts a Green Screen Room video production space, while the Northwest Branch has a heavily-used audio recording studio.

Essential Job Duties

  • Supports patron and client use of audio-visual systems in meeting spaces, community rooms, and performance spaces including meeting with patrons, clients, and partners to provide basic instruction of system use.
  • Provides on-site technical support as needed for library events, meetings, and functions, including event setup and teardown. Sets up audio-visual equipment in coordination with appropriate staff members.
  • Supports staff usage of teleconference software and live-streaming components of programs and events.
  • Provides on-demand troubleshooting with audio-visual equipment. Escalates problems if necessary to the Audio-Visual Systems Manager or appropriate system contractor(s) as needed.
  • Supports use of patron content creation spaces such as the Green Screen video production space, audio production labs, and audio production carts.
  • Maintains and cleans audio-visual equipment, reports damage to Audio-Visual Systems Manager, and assists in tracking inventory and use of equipment throughout the system.
  • Assists in the maintenance of digital signage system.
  • Meets with library users and clients to discuss and promote creative processes regarding Dayton Metro Library’s audio and video production offerings.
  • Assists in creating training and reference material for audio-visual equipment and assists Staff Development with audio-visual related training for staff members.

Job Qualifications

  • Ability to speak effectively and apply active listening skills. Ability to communicate effectively when dealing with patrons, staff and members of the community.
  • Ability to effectively provide one-on-one instruction and present public training sessions. Ability to deal effectively with confrontational individuals and/or challenging situations.
  • Applicant must be comfortable troubleshooting audio-visual problems in front of an audience.
  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in mass communication, broadcast, video production or audio engineering; or one to two years related experience and/or training in audio-visual support role; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Experience with live streaming using OBS preferred. CTS certification preferred.
    • Knowledge of audio-visual systems such as digital projectors, interactive displays, and live audio systems (with wired and wireless microphones) is required.
    • User experience with audio-visual control systems such as Crestron, Extron or AMX highly preferred. Experience with digital signage, multimedia production (audio and video) and live audio mixing preferred.
    • Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required.
    • Must have a strong ability to adapt and route video and audio signals.
    • Strong knowledge of consumer computer (PC, Mac) and mobile device (laptop, tablet) display outputs highly preferred.
    • Flexible schedule is a must. Must be willing to work nights and weekends.

Physical Requirements: Ability to occasionally lift monitors and other audio-visual equipment weighing up to 40 pounds. Ability to periodically climb and drive. Ability to occasionally use rolling carts and dollies. Ability to occasionally carry, hold, lift, reach, stoop and turn. Ability to frequently grasp, carry, sit, stand, walk, and use keyboard. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision for driving. Ability to speak and hear required.

Compensation and Benefits: This position is part of the Library’s labor union, the Dayton Metro Library Staff Association. The pay range for this position is $20.59 to $30.32. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance along with paid time off.

Application Process: Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three employment references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org. This position is open until filled.

Information Services Assistant

 

See Yourself Here

The Dayton Metro Library (DML) is in Dayton, Ohio, which is the seat of Montgomery County. Cincinnati is just 60 miles to the south, while Columbus is 70 miles to the east. Named a 3-Star Library by Library Journal in 2020, the Dayton Metro Library has 18 branches and a Main Library that anchors downtown Dayton. Dayton Metro Library is in the final stages of completing a $187 million building project, which has enabled us to build or renovate each location. With a new strategic plan that is Focused for Impact, DML is poised to:

  • Strengthen human, physical and financial assets.
  • Multiply potential through relationships, engagement, and communication.
  • Enhance the community quality of life.
  • Expand youth horizons for learning.
  • Build equity in the community.

Watch this short video to hear some of our staff members describe why DML is a great place to work!

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a friendly, team-oriented person to become the full-time Information Services Assistant at the Trotwood Branch Library. While most of the scheduled hours will be spent assisting patrons at the service desk, the successful candidate may assist the youth librarians with programming or outreach activities. If you like to work in a fast-paced environment where you will be very busy, join our team today!

DML is committed to cultivating inclusive environments and a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community. As such, we encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) to apply, in addition to members of other marginalized groups.

Additional consideration may be given to individuals that are fluent in any non-English languages spoken in Montgomery County including Spanish, Mandarin, French, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Urdu, Russian, Tagalog, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, Turkish and Swahili.

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

  • 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.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required. 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.
  • Ability to use Internet and other electronic reference resources. Ability to use e-mail, spreadsheet, and word processing software.
  • Ability to deal effectively with challenging individuals and/or situations.
  • Schedule includes day, evening and Saturday hours.

Compensation and Benefits: This position is part of the Library’s labor union, the Dayton Metro Library Staff Association. The pay range for this position is $18.07 to 26.98. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance along with paid time off.

Application Process: Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three employment references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org. This position is open until filled.

Children Services Librarians

 

See Yourself Here

The Dayton Metro Library (DML) is in Dayton, Ohio, which is the seat of Montgomery County. Cincinnati is just 60 miles to the south, while Columbus is 70 miles to the east. Named a 3-Star Library by Library Journal in 2020, the Dayton Metro Library has 18 branches and a Main Library that anchors downtown Dayton. Dayton Metro Library is in the final stages of completing a $187 million building project, which has enabled us to build or renovate each location. With a new strategic plan that is Focused for Impact, DML is poised to:

  • Strengthen human, physical and financial assets.
  • Multiply potential through relationships, engagement, and communication.
  • Enhance the community quality of life.
  • Expand youth horizons for learning.
  • Build equity in the community.

Watch this short video to hear some of our staff members describe why DML is a great place to work!

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking three Children Services Librarians for the Southeast Branch, Northmont Branch and the Miami Township Branch. The selected candidates should be prepared to offer creative programming for children in grades K-6. These individuals will provide outreach to local schools, day care centers and other DML locations in order to promote the Library’s resources and collections. Proficiency in another language is required. If you are excited to connect children to Library services and collections by offering excellent customer service, we want to hear from you! Apply today!

DML is committed to cultivating inclusive environments and a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community. As such, we encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) to apply, in addition to members from other marginalized groups.

Additional consideration may be given to individuals that are fluent in any non-English languages spoken in Montgomery County including Spanish, Mandarin, French, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Urdu, Russian, Tagalog, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, Turkish and Swahili.

Essential Job Duties

  • Demonstrates excellent internal and external customer service. Creates a welcoming atmosphere in the Children’s 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 children’s programs and activities that address community needs and incorporates library resources.
  • Provides service and maintains liaisons with schools, community organizations, (e.g. preschools, daycare centers, head starts, etc.), government agencies, and other groups as appropriate. Provides library outreach programs and school visits that meet community needs.
  • Maintains attractive appearance of the Children’s 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

  • An advanced degree is preferred in a field such as Library and Information Science, Education, Early Childhood Development, or Child Psychology.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required.
  •  Proficiency in another language with preferences for Spanish, Kinyarwanda, Swahili, Turkish, and Arabic is required.
  • Knowledge of professional library principles, methods, techniques and procedures.
  • 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 read, analyze and interpret reference resources, general business periodicals, professional journals, policy and procedure manuals and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, book reviews, readers’ advisory materials and business correspondence.
  • 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.
  • Ability to deal effectively with confrontational individuals and/or challenging situations.
  • Schedule includes day, evening and Saturday hours.

Compensation and Benefits: The hourly rate for this position ranges from $21.71 to $32.42. Those with a relevant Master’s degree may be entitled to a professional offset, which would increase the hourly rate. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance along with paid time off.

Application Process: Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three employment references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org. These positions are open until filled.

Information Services Librarians

 

See Yourself Here

The Dayton Metro Library (DML) is in Dayton, Ohio, which is the seat of Montgomery County. Cincinnati is just 60 miles to the south, while Columbus is 70 miles to the east. Named a 3-Star Library by Library Journal in 2020, the Dayton Metro Library has 18 branches and a Main Library that anchors downtown Dayton. Dayton Metro Library is in the final stages of completing a $187 million building project, which has enabled us to build or renovate each location. With a new strategic plan that is Focused for Impact, DML is poised to:

  • Strengthen human, physical and financial assets.
  • Multiply potential through relationships, engagement, and communication.
  • Enhance the community quality of life.
  • Expand youth horizons for learning.
  • Build equity in the community.

Watch this short video to hear some of our staff members describe why DML is a great place to work!

Dayton Metro Library is hiring two full-time Information Services Librarians—one for the Trotwood Branch and one for the Huber Heights Branch. These librarians report to their Branch Library Managers and may serve as the person-in-charge on occasion. The successful candidates will connect with local organizations in an effort to promote the Library’s collections and services. These Librarians will plan, schedule and facilitate branch programs that appeal to their adult patrons. In addition, they will assist with collection maintenance of the adult fiction and nonfiction collections. Join our team today!

DML is committed to cultivating inclusive environments and a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community. As such, we encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) to apply, in addition to members from other marginalized groups.

Additional consideration may be given to individuals that are fluent in any non-English languages spoken in Montgomery County including Spanish, Mandarin, French, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Urdu, Russian, Tagalog, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, Turkish and Swahili.

Essential Job Duties

  • Demonstrates excellent internal and external customer service. Creates a welcoming atmosphere in the public service areas 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 all public service points.
  • 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 Branch Library Manager and/or appointed person in charge.
  • Designs, promotes, presents, and evaluates adult programs and activities that address community needs and incorporates library resources.
  • Provides service and maintains liaisons with community organizations, government agencies, and other groups as appropriate. Provides library outreach programs that meet community needs.
  • Maintains attractive appearance of the adult public service areas 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. Assists with system-wide programs, activities, and initiatives.
  • Performs special duties as assigned. Such duties may include, but are not limited to, indexing, compiling bibliographies, and assisting with opening and closing duties.

Job Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science is preferred; will consider other advanced degrees.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required. Ability to drive vehicle.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret reference resources, general business periodicals, professional journals, policy and procedure manuals and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, book reviews, readers' advisory materials and business correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from patrons, managers, coworkers and members of the community. Ability to apply active listening skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with confrontational individuals and/or challenging situations.
  • Knowledge of professional library principles, methods, techniques and procedures. Knowledge and appreciation of adult literature, periodicals, audiovisual materials, web sites, social media and other electronic media which constitute a diverse, current and relevant adult collection.
  • 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 reference work.
  • Ability to plan and implement programs and services to meet community needs.
  • Ability to use Internet and other electronic reference resources. Ability to use e-mail, spreadsheet, and word processing software. Ability to learn integrated library system functions used in carrying out job duties. Ability to operate in a network environment.
  • General knowledge of PC equipment required. Fluency with personal electronic devices and library virtual materials required.
  • Schedule includes day time, evening and Saturday hours.

Compensation and Benefits: The hourly rate for this position ranges from $21.71 to $32.42. Those with a relevant Master’s degree may be entitled to a professional offset, which would increase the hourly rate. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance along with paid time off.

Application Process: Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three employment references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org. These positions are open until filled.

Nonprofit Services Specialist

 

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a full-time Nonprofit Services Specialist to join the Information Services team at the Main Library in downtown Dayton. The ideal candidate will be an experienced relationship-builder with great networking skills. The ideal candidate will also have familiarity with grant funding, nonprofit creation and governance, and the challenges that nonprofits face today in a post-pandemic world. The new Nonprofit Services Specialist will support nonprofits in the community through leveraging the Library's assets through programs, events and collection resources. This individual should be comfortable speaking to large audiences in order to promote the Library, whether it is at professional meetings or programs being offered through the Library. Join our team today!

DML is committed to cultivating inclusive environments and a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community. As such, we encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) to apply, in addition to members from other marginalized groups.

Additional consideration may be given to individuals that are fluent in any non-English languages spoken in Montgomery County including Spanish, Mandarin, French, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Urdu, Russian, Tagalog, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, Turkish and Swahili.

Essential Job Duties

  • Coordinates the development of programs related to nonprofits and grants system-wide. Plans, implements and evaluates on-going programs and services and works with External Relations to prepare publicity. Participates in public relations activities such as tours, talks and demonstrations to promote library use.
  • Represents DML as a network partner with the Foundation Center Funding Information Network as detailed in the Standards of Operation for Network Partners. Provides service and maintains liaisons with community leaders, networking groups, and community agencies; attends community meetings and gives presentations as requested.
  • Collaborates with and advises the Collection Development department on nonprofits and grants; makes recommendations for both selection and deselection in relevant subject areas.
  • Develops recommendations for nonprofit and grant services and provides input into policies affecting nonprofit groups.
  • Provides advice and recommendations to public service staff for developing and maintaining a welcoming atmosphere for patrons interested in nonprofits and grants.
  • Displays knowledge of nonprofit community needs and keeps up with current trends. Provides system-wide training which increases awareness and understanding of the needs of nonprofit organizations.
  • Provides patrons interested in nonprofits and grants with instruction in the use of library materials and resources, including the Foundation Directory Online. This can include assistance in reference, readers' advisory and resource navigation.
  • Sets and maintains guidelines and objectives for library staff who work with nonprofit and grants. Conducts meetings, trains and provides instruction and assistance for staff.
  • Prepares, submits and analyzes required department reports and budgets. Ensures proper records management. Attends applicable department meetings. Assists with system-wide programs, activities and initiatives.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned. Such duties may include, but are not limited to, creating displays, maintaining online resources and performing circulation responsibilities.

Job Qualifications

  • Advanced degree (Master’s in Library and Information Science preferred) or its equivalent in education and experience is required.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required.
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with community officials, leaders, organizations, the public and the staff.
  • Ability to effectively 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.
  • Knowledge of nonprofit governance and organization principles, theories, concepts, best practices and the local and regional nonprofit and grants ecosystem.
  • Knowledge of literature, periodicals, audiovisual materials, web sites, social media, and other electronic media which support a diverse, current, and relevant collection in support nonprofit and grants research.
  • Ability to develop and deliver programs and services to meet community needs.
  • Ability to connect with internal and external partners to positively impact nonprofit and grants initiatives.
  • Schedule may include evening and Saturday hours.

Compensation and Benefits: The hourly rate for this position ranges from $23.32 to $34.87. Those with a relevant Master’s degree may be entitled to a professional offset, which would increase the hourly rate. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance along with paid time off.

Application Process: Please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three employment references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org. This position is open until filled.

The Dayton Metro Library is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


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