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Information Services Assistant (Tech Emphasis)

 

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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 recruiting a full-time Information Services Assistant (Technology Emphasis) to provide outstanding customer service at our Trotwood Branch Library. The new Trotwood Branch just opened to the public in July, and it boasts dedicated areas for children and teens, a quiet reading room with a fireplace and more! The successful candidate will offer one-on-one assistance and teach classes on utilizing various digital library resources. This individual should also be prepared to establish connections with strategic community organizations. If you are energetic and enjoy helping others learn technology, 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.
  • 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 Services. 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.
  • May serve with one or more specialty emphasis such as teen, children’s or adult services.
  • 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.
  • 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 deal effectively with challenging individuals and/or situations.
  • Schedule includes day, evening and Saturday hours.

Compensation and Benefits: Starting hourly wage is $17.54 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 October 5, 2021.

Information Services Assistant (Tech Emphasis)

 

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 full-time Information Services Assistant (Technology Emphasis) for our Northmont Branch in Englewood, Ohio. The Northmont Branch is slated to be replaced with a brand-new facility in Englewood in the near future. The successful candidate will be a customer-service minded individual who enjoys welcoming and engaging patrons proactively. These individuals will be dedicated to learning technologies and teaching both new and basic technology skills to patrons and staff, either in a classroom or in a one-on-one setting. We are looking for flexible, energetic individuals who are ready to embrace the many changes coming to our Northmont Branch. 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.
  • 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 Services. 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.
  • May serve with one or more specialty emphasis such as teen, children’s or adult services.
  • 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.
  • 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 deal effectively with challenging individuals and/or situations.
  • Schedule includes day, evening and Saturday hours.

Compensation and Benefits: Starting hourly wage is $17.54 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 October 5, 2021.

Information Services Librarian (Part Time)

 

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 part-time (24 hours per week) Information Services Librarian (Technology Emphasis) for our New Lebanon Branch Library. The successful candidate will be comfortable teaching and explaining technology to fellow staff members and patrons. They will also spend the majority of their shifts on the service desk when not teaching in the classroom or in a one-on-one setting. If you are energetic and team-oriented, we want to hear from you!

Essential Job Duties

  • Demonstrates excellent internal and external customer service. Creates a welcoming atmosphere in the adult public service areas through personal presence and area’s design.
  • Provides library users with assistance in reference, readers' advisory, information literacy, and in the use of library materials and reference resources. Serves at the Ask Me Desks, the Ask Me Line, 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.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of available and emerging technologies and their application to reference work, especially as they relate to adults.
  • Designs, promotes, presents and evaluates technology programs and activities for adults that address community needs. Promotes the use of library resources in conjunction with these programs.
  • Provides services and maintains liaisons with community leaders, networking groups, and community agencies that provide technology support, attends community meetings, and gives presentations on DML technology initiatives and issues.

Job Qualifications

  • Master’s degree 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 drive vehicle.
  • Knowledge of professional library principles, methods, techniques and procedures.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of adult literature, periodicals, audiovisual materials, web sites and other electronic media, and materials which constitute a diverse, current and relevant adult collection.
  • Knowledge of available and emerging technologies and their application to reference work.
  • Adept at learning new technologies. Ability to develop teaching outline for instructing colleagues and patrons. Previous training experience is a plus!
  • Schedule includes day time, evening and Saturday hours.

Compensation and Benefits: Starting hourly wage is $23.79 (with a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science) 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 October 5, 2021.

Senior Accounting Clerk

 

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 full-time Senior Accounting Clerk to join our Finance team! This position reports to our Fiscal Officer/Finance Director and works at the Main Library in downtown Dayton. The successful candidate will use specific software to process payroll for all employees (estimated 450 staff members). In addition, they will use our separate timesheet software to ensure that each staff member’s timesheet is correct and ready to be processed. They also maintain accounts payable and issue checks to vendors in a timely fashion. Join our team today!

Essential Job Duties

  • Processes biweekly payroll for approximately 450 employees. Manages multiple software applications in order to process payroll. Enter and maintain employee records in software application.
  • Pays payroll deductions. Files and pays payroll taxes and associated reports accurately and timely.
  • Maintains accounts payable system, preparing vendor checks and reimbursements accurately and timely. Enters invoice information and processes payments. Communicates regularly with vendors for payment efficiency.
  • Responsible for maintenance and security procedures for Finance.
  • Performs word processing and miscellaneous clerical duties.

Job Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of accounting and bookkeeping practices and procedures.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as policies and procedure manuals. Ability to speak effectively when addressing individuals and apply active listening skills.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as ratios, discounts, interest, and percentages.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Ability to speak and hear required.
  • Ability to use accounting system, payroll software, e-mail, spreadsheet and word processing software.
  • Ability to maintain complex clerical records and prepare reports from the records.

Compensation and Benefits: Starting hourly wage is $17.54 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 October 5, 2021.

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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