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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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Patron Services Assistant, Part-Time

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) Patron Services Assistant for our Belmont Branch Library.  The successful candidate will have exceptional customer service skills and be comfortable using computers to assist our patrons.  If you enjoy helping people, contact us today!

Essential Job Duties

  • Provides courteous, welcoming and prompt circulation services to all patrons. Charges, discharges and reserves library materials. Enters circulation data into computer. Assists patrons at self-check stations.
  • Computes and collects fines, 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 the public computers, personal electronic devices, and library virtual materials.
  • Processes book drop returns, operates Material Handling system, sorts delivery and mail, routes materials, searches for holds and missing items, and processes unclaimed requests.
  • Completes financial report, counts out cash drawer and coin bill acceptor, and makes a bank deposit as needed.
  • Performs miscellaneous clerical duties such as mending materials, ordering and maintaining office supplies, and filling displays as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • 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 policies and procedures preferred.
  • General knowledge of PC equipment required.
  • Schedule includes day, evening and Saturday hours.
  • Previous library experience is a plus!

Compensation and Benefits:  Starting hourly wage is $14.74.  This is a benefits eligible position.

Application Process:  For first consideration, please send your cover letter, resume, and three employment references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by January 23, 2018.

The Dayton Metro Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Staff Development Manager, Full-time

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a full-time, energetic and knowledgeable Staff Development Manager who reports to our Human Resources Director. The selected candidate will be in charge of coordinating our annual Staff Development Day (including lunch arrangements as well as programming) for the 300+ staff in attendance.  The incumbent also chairs our Reference Training Committee, which includes providing reference workshops to our paraprofessional staff as well as the coordination of reference courses to those who would like to become more familiar with reference sources. We will look to this person for leadership as we revamp our New Employee Orientation and onboarding process.  Lastly, this person provides training for staff as our newly built/remodeled branches open and as new technology or ILS updates are unveiled.  If you enjoy teaching and collaborating with fellow co-workers, this job is for you!  Join our team today!   

Essential Job Duties

  • Directly hires, manages, evaluates, and schedules Staff Development Assistant. Communicates with Human Resources Director on policy and staffing issues.
  • Identifies training and development needs of staff at all organizational levels through a variety of means including, but not limited to, surveys, personal interviews, and group meetings.
  • Based on identified needs, maps out annual training plan. Develops, designs, and delivers training programs, including a curriculum-based program for staff.  Selects appropriate training methods and activities. Works with managers to effectively address performance concerns through group and individual learning plans. 
  • Markets training opportunities to encourage participation of targeted audiences. Coordinates scheduled training with appropriate Library and/or contract personnel.
  • Develops and manages a robust new employee orientation and onboarding program in collaboration with the Human Resources Director and the Recruitment and Retention Manager.
  • Assesses instructional effectiveness and determines the impact of training on employees’ skills, knowledge, and abilities. Amends and revises programs to ensure maximum impact on workplace performance.
  • Keeps abreast of changes in Library policies, practices, and technologies and adjusts training curriculum to reflect such changes. Ensures depth of understanding to serve as internal subject matter expert on new technologies which require staff training.  May assist with the selection and testing of new software which requires staff training.
  • Organizes material, physical, and human resources needed to carry out the training plan. Produces training materials for in-house courses.
  • Serves as chair of the Staff Day Committee.
  • Serves as chair of the Reference Training Committee.
  • Keeps up to date with developments in training and library services. Researches and applies new technologies and methodologies in workplace learning.
  • Implements Library policies and procedures. Participates in policy revision and in the formulation of policies and procedures. Interprets Library policies to staff with a patron-responsive management perspective.

Job Qualifications

  • MLS/MLIS (preferred) or its equivalent in education and experience required.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required.
  • Knowledge of professional training principles, methods, techniques and procedures.
  • Excellent verbal, written, human relation and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to assess training needs. Ability to develop and manage individual learning plans, group training plans, development training programs, correspondence courses, and related educational opportunities to meet employee needs.
  • Analytical and technical skills for dealing with complex software issues required.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence and training handouts.
  • Ability to effectively present information in a group and/or individual training environment. Ability to communicate by conveying necessary information accurately, listening effectively, and asking questions when clarification is needed. 

Compensation and Benefits:  Starting salary is $49,295 annually with an exceptional benefits package.

Application Process:  For first consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and three employment references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by January 23, 2018.

The Dayton Metro Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Programming Assistant, Full-time

The Dayton Metro Library is recruiting a full-time Programming Assistant to support our staff who offer programs to patrons of all ages by utilizing our varied and numerous programming kits.  We have programming kits geared for children’s, teen, and adult programs.  Examples of some of our kits include:  Giant Jenga, Will it Waffle, Tie Dye, Computing (arduinos & raspberry pi), Finch robots, Lego Duplo, corn hole, Tegu magnetic blocks, snap and squishy circuits, sewing/textiles (with sewing machines and knitting & crochet materials).  The Programming Assistant will oversee the scheduling of these kits as well as ensure that all associated components of the kits have been returned and are in good working order.  The ideal candidate will be excited to engage with our community at maker fairs and library-sponsored events to highlight the types of programs our staff offer throughout the year in our Dayton Metro Library locations.  Join our team today!   

 Essential Job Duties

  • Under the direction of the Programming Manager, assists with the planning and execution of programs at Main and Branch Libraries. Prepares for and supports library employees and attendees during programs.
  • Assists in the creation of new programming kits and the development of related informational documentation on best usage practices.
  • Makes recommendations for programming kit upgrades, modifications, or discontinuation to the Programming Manager and related committee members.
  • With the guidance of the Programming Committees and Programming Manager, designs, develops, and delivers training to staff in the use of programming kits and associated equipment to ensure creative, high quality programming.
  • Promotes programming kit collections to library staff system-wide to meet programming and community outreach needs.
  • Demonstrates the programming kits and associated equipment at special events and programs in order to promote our services and programs to library patrons and community members, as directed by the Programming Manager.
  • Inspects and replenishes programming kits regularly to ensure they are fully stocked and prepared for use. Performs minor repairs to keep all components in good working order.  Assists with delivery of programming kits as needed.
  • Oversees and manages the schedule of the programming kits. Compiles statistics on the amount of use of each programming kit. 
  • Compiles and gathers system-wide programming statistics and information as directed by the Programming Manager. Formats data into requested reports or documents.
  • Performs word processing, spreadsheet, and miscellaneous clerical duties as needed.

 Job Qualifications

  • 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 develop programs and services to meet community needs.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of 3D modeling and printing/fabrication preferred.
  • Knowledge of computer programming such as Scratch, Arduino, etc. preferred. Ability to solder electronics and use power tools preferred.  Ability to work with specialized equipment preferred.
  • May be required to work evenings and weekends.

Physical Requirements: Ability to occasionally load and unload materials weighing 55-85 pounds.  Ability to frequently carry, grasp, reach, hold, lift, stoop, turn, sit, stand, walk, and use keyboard. 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.  

Compensation and Benefits:  Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Entry hourly rates may range from $16.00 to $20.00.  This position is eligible for our full benefit 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 three employment references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by January 23, 2018.

The Dayton Metro Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Audio-Visual Services Technician, Full-time

In an effort to support our programming and event schedule throughout the Library system, the Dayton Metro Library is hiring a full-time Audio-Visual Services Technician who will report to the Audio-Visual Systems Manager.  The successful candidate will possess thorough knowledge of audio-visual operations and emerging technologies in the field as well as the ability to troubleshoot audio-visual issues during scheduled events or programs (in front of audiences).  This person should demonstrate exceptional teamwork skills and a willingness to offer creative solutions to audio-visual requests.  If this sounds exciting, we want to hear from you!

Our facilities:  Dayton Metro Library’s $187 million bond issue is delivering 17 new or renovated spaces to the communities that we serve, creating exciting opportunities to expand our potential to offer a high-tech, multimedia experience to our users.   All of our new locations have systems with projectors, large monitors, sound systems, listening assistance, portable audio recording and editing equipment that are above and beyond what we have had before in our libraries.  The Main Library has two flexible performing spaces that include live audio sound systems with wireless microphones and lighting systems as well as video wall, 4k projector and grand piano presence. In addition to these spaces, the Main Library has numerous and varying conference rooms and meeting spaces with equipped with audio-visual technology.  Main also boasts a Green Screen Room video production space, while the Northwest Branch has a heavily-used audio recording studio. 

Essential Job Duties

  • Supports patron and client use of audio-visual systems in meeting spaces, community rooms, and performance spaces including meeting with patrons, clients, and partners to provide basic instruction of system use.
  • Maintains and cleans audio-visual equipment, reports damage to Audio-Visual Systems Manager, and assists in tracking inventory and use of equipment throughout the system.
  • Provides on-site technical support as needed for library events, meetings, and functions, including event setup and teardown. Sets up audio-visual equipment in coordination with appropriate staff members.
  • Provides on-demand troubleshooting with audio-visual equipment. Escalates problems if necessary to the Audio-Visual Systems Manager or appropriate system contractor(s) as needed.
  • Supports use of patron content creation spaces such as the Green Screen video production space, audio production labs, and audio production carts.
  • Meets with library users and clients to discuss and promote creative processes regarding Dayton Metro Library’s audio and video production offerings.
  • Assists in creating training and reference material for audio-visual equipment and assists Staff Development with audio-visual related training for staff members.
  • Assists in developing programming and instruction for maximizing audio-visual system assets throughout the library system for library users.
  • Attends and contributes to Information Service Assistant meetings.

 Job Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Applicant must be comfortable troubleshooting audio-visual problems in front of an audience.
  • Bachelor’s degree from four-year college or university in mass communication, broadcast, video production or audio engineering; or one to two years related experience and/or training in audio-visual support role; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of audio visual systems such as digital projectors, interactive displays, and live audio systems (with wired and wireless microphones) is required.
  • User experience with audio-visual control systems such as Crestron, Extron or AMX highly preferred. Experience with digital signage, multimedia production (audio and video) and live audio mixing preferred.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required.
  • Must have a strong ability to adapt and route video and audio signals.
  • Strong knowledge of consumer computer (PC, Mac) and mobile device (laptop, tablet) display outputs highly preferred.
  • Flexible schedule is a must. Must be willing to work nights and weekends.

Physical Requirements: Ability to occasionally lift monitors and other audio-visual equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.  Ability to periodically climb and drive. Ability to occasionally use rolling carts and dollies.  Ability to occasionally carry, hold, lift, reach, stoop and turn.  Ability to frequently grasp, carry, sit, stand, walk, and use keyboard.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision for driving. Ability to speak and hear required. 

Compensation and Benefits:  Compensation is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Entry hourly rates may range from $19.00 to $24.00.  This position is eligible for our full benefit 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 three employment references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by January 23, 2018.

The Dayton Metro Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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