Information Services Assistant (Part-Time)

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a part-time (24 hours per week) Information Services Assistant for our Northwest Branch, which is our busiest, urban branch. The successful candidate will be kept busy assisting patrons in locating library materials and in using the library’s computers. The selected individual will be the key person who answers questions regarding booking meeting rooms and facilitates the use of these rooms. We are looking for a patient, energetic person who is excited about providing exceptional customer service to our patrons. 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 or proficient in any non-English languages used in Montgomery County including Spanish, Mandarin, French, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Urdu, Russian, Tagalog, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, Turkish, Swahili, and American Sign Language (ASL).

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 de-selection.
  • 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 of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret documents such as policies and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. 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.
  • Ability to determine patron information needs and construct a competent and complete search strategy.
  • Ability to develop and deliver programs and services to meet community needs.
  • Knowledge of adult, teen, and children’s materials and reader’s interests.
  • 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 time, evening, and Saturday hours.

Compensation and Benefits: The hourly rate for this position starts at $18.07. Benefits include health, dental and vision insurance along with paid time off and OPERS retirement.

Application Process: Please send your cover letter and resume to Jennifer Kadel at This position is open until filled.

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