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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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Information Services Assistant (Tech Emphasis), Burkhardt

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a full-time Information Services Assistant (Technology Emphasis) for our Burkhardt Branch Library.  The Burkhardt Branch is slated to be replaced by a brand new facility in about three years.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable learning new technologies and teaching both basic and more advanced technology skills to patrons and staff, either in a classroom or in a one-on-one setting. Above all, we are looking for an individual who naturally provides proactive customer service and appreciates a diverse community and all it has to offer.  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.
  • 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 related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 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 $17.03 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 May 22, 2018.

Information Services Assistant (Tech Emphasis), Belmont

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a full-time Information Services Assistant (Technology Emphasis) for our Belmont Branch Library. This neighborhood branch will join the East Branch Library in becoming the brand new Southeast Branch Library early next year.  The Southeast Branch will have separate, dedicated areas for children and teens, a quiet reading room, a community room and plenty of small group study rooms.  It will also have a Technology Lab, which will be used to teach computer and other tech classes to our patrons.  The ideal candidate will be comfortable learning new technologies and teaching both basic and more advanced technology skills to patrons and staff, either in a classroom or in a one-on-one setting. If you are tech-savvy and enjoy helping people, 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.
  • 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

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Ability to deal effectively with challenging individuals and/or situations.
  • Schedule includes day, evening and Saturday hours.

Compensation and Benefits:  Starting hourly wage is $17.03 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 May 22, 2018.

Patron Services Assistant/Driver, Outreach Services

Have you always wanted to drive a 34 foot long, 25,000 lb. mobile library?  Now is your chance!  The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a full-time Patron Services Assistant/Driver for Outreach Services.  This individual is required to be a licensed Ohio driver in good standing.  Our Outreach department supports three separate services in our community.  We provide the bookmobile at early literacy centers, such as daycares and preschools.  We also have a homebound service which entails delivering library items to patrons at home who cannot come to their local library.  The last service we offer is our lobby stops at older adult living facilities.  We provide browsing collections to them in the lobbies of where they live and assist them in checking these items out.   If you enjoy being out and about in the community, visiting different neighborhoods every day, then consider joining our team! 

Essential Job Duties                              

  • Provides courteous, welcoming and prompt circulation services to all patrons. Charges, discharges and reserves library materials. Enters circulation data into computer.
  • Performs daily pre-departure check of vehicles for proper operation. Drives all department vehicles to appointed stops and parks unit in a position to ensure patron and staff safety.
  • Registers and issues library cards, registers voters and Golden Buckeye participants. Answers phone and responds to patron inquiries.
  • Assists patrons in finding and selecting library materials and in the use of laptops, personal electronic devices and library virtual materials.  Selects materials for patrons using individual profiles and teacher collection forms.
  • Processes returns, sorts delivery and mail, routes materials, searches for holds and missing items, and processes unclaimed requests.
  • Under the direction of the manager(s)/librarian(s), changes the circulation status of items and routes or discards items as appropriate.
  • Assists with opening and closing duties.
  • Performs miscellaneous clerical duties such as mending materials and filling displays.

Job Qualifications

  • Valid Ohio driver’s license appropriate for driving all department vehicles, acceptable motor vehicle record, continuous insurability and proven competency operating and maintaining the Bookmobile and all other Outreach vehicles required.
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and one to three months related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of circulation and Outreach policies and procedures preferred. .
  • General knowledge of PC equipment required.

Physical Requirements:  Ability to occasionally load and unload materials weighing 55-85 pounds.  Ability to frequently carry, grasp, reach, hold, lift, stoop, turn, and use keyboard. Ability to intermittently pull and push book trucks weighing up to 250 pounds, up and down ramps and over uneven surfaces. Ability to frequently lift bagged materials weighing 10-15 pounds, sit, stand, walk, and drive. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision for driving, and the ability to distinguish colors. Ability to speak and hear required. Employee will be exposed to outside weather conditions.

Compensation and Benefits:  Starting hourly wage is $14.74 with an exceptional benefits package.

Application Process:  For first consideration, please send your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three employment references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by May 22, 2018.

Teen Services Librarian, West Carrollton

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a knowledgeable, flexible, and highly self-motivated full-time Teen Services Librarian for our West Carrollton Branch Library, which is currently being renovated.  Scheduled to be open in early fall 2018, the branch will feature a dedicated area for teens that includes unique seating, a gaming system, and collaborative spaces for teens to gather.  The branch will also have a dedicated children’s area, a quiet reading room, a community room, and plenty of small group study rooms.  The successful candidate will enjoy established relationships with the schools and community organizations and strive to enhance those relationships in new ways.  The Dayton Metro Library provides proactive customer service to our patrons in a fast-paced environment, and we are looking for someone to continue this tradition of excellence.  The Teen Services Librarian develops and delivers all teen programming for those in grades 7-12 at the branch and assists all patrons with their information needs.  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 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.
  • 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 daytime, evening and Saturday hours.

Compensation and Benefits:  Starting hourly wage is $20.46 ($22.91 with an 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 May 22, 2018.

The Dayton Metro Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Administrative Assistant for Event Operations, Full Time

This dynamic individual will support the earned income goals and special event needs of the Dayton Metro Library’s Events Department with this newly-created position.  This fast paced role requires strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills, as well as the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects. Successful candidates will have a thorough understanding of event needs, including food and beverage, rentals, room set up, entertainment and décor, and the interconnectedness of cause and effect as it relates to special events.  Daily functions will include responding to outside inquiries, managing site visits, documenting bookings and payments, interfacing with many internal and external departments and partners, and overseeing all aspects of assigned events, including set up and tear down.  This position will work primarily at the Main Library, however assistance will be needed occasionally at Branches and/or other outside venues.  This position reports to the Events Manager.  Previous event experience is preferred.  Join our team today!

 Essential Job Duties

  • Under the direction of the Events Manager, represents the Library on matters relating to special events and revenue-generating opportunities.
  • Responds to inquiries and provides assistance and information regarding Library rental space use and capabilities.
  • Assists Events Manager by setting up appointments for tours and meetings. In the Manager’s absence, provides tours of Library facilities to potential clients and vendors.
  • Under the direction of the Events Manager, books events, completes, coordinates, and arranges event details with internal and external partners in regards to facility set-up and tear-down, technical requirements, security, catering, entertainment, décor, parking, and other event needs.
  • Provides assistance in the oversight of the facility and security during assigned event functions. Greets and remains available to clients and staff during event.
  • Uses client feedback to document successes and challenges. Makes recommendations to improve processes and practices.
  • Maintains confidential department financial records and payment schedules. Creates invoices and prepares monthly reports for bookings, deposits, and payments.
  • Assists with processing donations and payments. Provides appropriate documentation, acknowledgement, and recognition through all available channels. Maintains files related to confidential Dayton Metro Library Foundation (DMLF) donations and activities.
  • Assists the Development Office and the DMLF by maintaining confidential funder, donor, and prospect files. Assists with coordinating special events in relationship to donor cultivation or recognition. 
  • Supports auxiliary fundraising efforts, including those of the DMLF. May assist in preparing for DMLF Board meetings and with the maintenance and security of Board policies.
  • Assists in planning and implementing special events in support of External Relations and other Library-sponsored activities. May serve on internal Library committees. May assist with special projects for the DMLF.
  • Provides clerical assistance including, but not limited to, answering phones, responding to email, and typing letters and routine correspondence.
  • Required to work irregular hours as dictated by the schedule of events.

Job Qualifications

  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with vendors, clients, organizations, members of the public and staff members.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret contracts, and policy and procedure manuals. Ability to write reports, business correspondence and contracts clearly and informatively. 
  • 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 plan and oversee events. Knowledge of hospitality operations, sales and client services required.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required. Ability to drive a vehicle.
  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university preferred; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Physical Requirements: Ability to occasionally sit, climb, use keyboard, arrange tables, chairs, equipment and materials for events and lift items weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to frequently carry, grasp, hold, reach, stand, stoop, turn, and walk. Specific vision abilities required for this job include close and distance vision.  Ability to speak and hear required.    

Compensation and Benefits:  Starting hourly wage is $17.00.  This position is eligible for our full benefits package, which includes health, dental, vision and life insurance, paid time off (vacation, sick, holiday), and professional development opportunities.

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 May 22, 2018.

The Dayton Metro Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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