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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 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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Youth Services Division Manager


What an amazing time to be part of the Dayton Metro Library Team!  We are in the midst of an exciting facilities project with the Main Library as our new centerpiece in downtown Dayton. Our Youth Services Division Manager will oversee both the Children’s and Teen areas of the Main Library.  Do you love providing exceptional customer service to patrons?  Are you self-motivated, energetic and enthusiastic?  If so, we want to hear from you!  Visit us at http://www.daytonmetrolibrary.org/facilities and take the virtual tour through our impressive Main Library.  

Essential Job Duties

  • Establishes and implements goals and objectives for the Youth Services Division of the Main Library that support the Library’s mission.
  • Directs division services such as reference assistance, readers’ advisory, outreach, and programming. Advises teachers and parents on the choice of library materials for children and teens.
  • Hires, trains, directly supervises and evaluates employees in the Youth Services Division.  Ensures proper staffing at all customer service points. Serves as liaison between Main Library Manager and staff.
  • Ensures the efficient, effective, customer service oriented delivery of Main Library youth services.  Maintains a current knowledge of Library operations, policies and procedures.  Demonstrates and models excellent internal and external customer service.  Maintains frequent personal presence in public areas to ensure outstanding service.
  • Manages the collections of the Youth Services Division and oversees evaluation and processing of donated youth services materials. Collaborates with the Office of Collection Development to ensure the collection is responsive to community’s information, recreational, and educational needs. Arranges for repair, cancellation, or redistribution of materials as needed. 
  • Promotes community awareness of the Library and establishes effective communication with schools, community groups, organizations and individuals.
  • Answers patrons’ reference questions and assists patrons in selecting and locating materials. Assists patrons in the use of computers, personal electronic devices and library virtual materials.

Job Qualifications

  • Ability to plan, schedule and oversee division operations and personnel.
  • Knowledge of professional library principles, theories, concepts, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of children’s literature, periodicals, audiovisual materials, web sites and other electronic media, and materials which constitute a diverse, current and relevant children’s collection.
  • Ability to develop programs and services to meet community needs.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required.
  • MLS from an A.L.A. accredited program, minimum of three to five years of increasingly responsible experience in a public library setting at a professional level, and supervisory experience preferred.
  • Evening and Saturday hours are required!

Compensation and Benefits:  Pay range minimum is $56,098 annually with an exceptional benefits package.

Application Process:  Please send your cover letter and resume to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org.

Main Library Manager

 

It is an exciting time to be part of the Dayton Metro Library Team!  DML is in the process of renovating or replacing all branch facilities and the Main Library thanks to a $187 million bond issue.  We are seeking an enthusiastic, collaborative, self-aware, professional leader to take the helm of our 120,000 square foot Main Library.  The successful candidate will possess excellent communication, management and advocacy skills.  This leader will have a superb track record of building and sustaining effective teams and leading them through change.  We invite you to visit http://www.daytonmetrolibrary.org/facilities and take the virtual tour of our impressive Main Library, which is set to open late spring of 2017.
 
Essential Job Duties

  1. Establishes goals and objectives for Main Library which support the Library’s mission.
  2. Directs all public services of the Main Library, emphasizing a strong customer services importance, such as, but not limited to, information assistance, readers’ advisory, outreach, circulation, interlibrary loan, youth services, local history, Ask Me Line, and programming.
  3. Hires, supervises, and monitors the development and work of direct reports.  Inspires direct reports and encourages innovation.  Prepares annual performance appraisals.
  4. Meets direct reports regularly. Provides and directs the vision for Main Library departments and activities.  Ensures the collaboration of Main Library departments.
  5. Analyzes requests and problems and presents recommendations to Deputy Director.  Serves as the primary channel of communication between Director Deputy and Main Library staff.
  6. Ensures the efficient, effective, customer service oriented delivery of services to Main Library patrons.  Maintains a current knowledge of Library operations, policies and procedures. 
  7. Supports Library event planning staff, AV/IT staff and Community Engagement Manager by ensuring innovative and coordinated use of Opportunity Spaces, Eichelberger Forum, Theatre off Third, and Atrium. 
  8. Collaborates with all administrators and managers to ensure smooth operations, coordinated implementation of the strategic vision for DML, and exceptional patron service. 
  9. Develops and maintains rapport with community organizations.  Identifies library needs in the community, plans and provides innovative services and programs to meet these needs.
  10. Oversees the evaluation, development and maintenance of Main Library’s collections of print, non-print, electronic materials, and information resources.
  11. Ensures the establishment, preparation, and implementation of the Main Library public services budget.

Job Qualifications

  • Ability to plan, schedule, and oversee operations and personnel of the assigned locations.
  • Thorough knowledge of professional principles, practices, and methods of library science and administration.
  • Knowledge of management principles required to coordinate a system-wide function. 
  • Ability to hire, train, evaluate, motivate and lead staff.
  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program.  Four to ten years of increasingly responsible experience at a professional level that includes work in branch and extension services with a minimum of three years supervisory experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Evening and Saturday hours are required!

Compensation and Benefits:  Pay range minimum is $71,663 annually with an exceptional benefits package.
 
Application Process:  Please submit a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org.

Information Services Assistant with Technology Emphasis

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking an Information Services Assistant (Technology Emphasis) to work in our Outreach Services Department. We are looking for an enthusiastic, team-oriented individual who is dedicated to learning and teaching technology to older adults, either in small groups or in a one-on-one setting.  If you enjoy being out and about in the community, visiting different neighborhoods every day, then consider joining our team!  

Essential Job Duties

  1. Demonstrates excellent internal and external customer service.  Proactively provides support to children, services to older adults, and other underserved populations through the Bookmobile, Lobby Stop, and Homebound programs.
  2. Provides library users with assistance in reference, readers’ advisory, and in the use of public computers, personal electronic devices and library virtual materials. Serves older adults, children, caregivers and parents in a mobile services environment.  Provides library services in institutional and community event settings.
  3. Provides instruction to patrons and employees.  Conducts public training sessions in computer applications, personal electronic devices and virtual library services.
  4. Under the direction of the manager(s)/librarian(s), plans, develops, and promotes programs and services to meet the informational and recreational needs of individuals served. 
  5. Selects materials for patrons using individual profiles. Performs circulation responsibilities and related activities as needed.  Maps our Homebound routes.
  6. 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.
  7. Assists with daily routines, including request pull list, delivery, loading and unloading the vehicles, and other opening and closing duties.

Job Qualifications

  • 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 adult, teen, and children’s materials and reader’s interests.
  • Ability to develop programs and services to meet community needs. 
  • 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.
  • 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.

Compensation and Benefits:  Starting hourly wage is $16.70 with a full benefits package that includes tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, vacation/sick leave accruals and professional development opportunities.

Application Process:  Please send your cover letter and resume to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org.

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