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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, 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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Teen Services Librarian

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a team-oriented, flexible, and highly self-motivated Teen Services Librarian for our Burkhardt Branch!  We are looking for a creative, energetic, and passionate individual who aspires to work with patrons in grades 7 through 12.  The ideal candidate will thrive in a patron-centered environment, using any and all library resources to answer patrons’ information needs. 

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.
  • Ability to plan and implement programs for teens at the Burkhardt Branch.
  • 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 $20.06 with an exceptional benefits package.

Application Process:  Please send your cover letter and resume to Jennifer Kadel at

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