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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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Integrated Library Systems Administrator


The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a full-time Integrated Library Systems Administrator to join our Information Technology Services team. This position reports to our Technology Development Manager and works out of the Library’s Operation Center, which is just down the street from the Main Library in downtown Dayton. We are looking for an individual to manage our Polaris integrated library system, as well as support interrelated automated systems that interact with it (such as self-checkout stations, automated materials handlers, and laptop dispensers). As a technology-oriented collaborator with library staff, departments, patrons, and vendors, the successful candidate will possess good communication skills, rigorous attention to detail, and a positive attitude. Join our team today!

Essential Job Duties

  • Directly manages the integrated library system (ILS) software, database, and hardware including maintaining integrity and efficiency of its operation.
  • Serves as primary contact between the library and ILS vendor. Analyzes and documents problems, implements changes and recommendations, and consults with others to develop solutions.
  • Supports users of ILS software and interrelated automated equipment.
  • Manages third party product integration with the ILS, including SIP, web services, custom software, and equipment that communicates with the ILS.
  • Identifies opportunities for library automation, workflow improvements, and systems integration. Recommends the purchase of new products and services as needed.
  • Prepares system and users for new versions of software. In cooperation with the Staff Development Manager, trains staff in the use of new/updated software.
  • Maintains communications with consortium members. Finds solutions for individual libraries’ problems.
  • Designs and writes supplementary or custom documentation.

Job Qualifications

  • Integrated library systems software experience required (Polaris preferred).
  • Analytical and technical skills for dealing with complex software issues.
  • Broad knowledge of circulation, cataloging and acquisitions procedures and standards preferred.
  • MLS/MLIS (preferred) or its equivalent in education and experience is required.
  • Relational databases and SQL management skills (MS SQL), computer programming skills and software troubleshooting skills required.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and maintain library automation equipment, such as self-checks, automatic material handlers, security gates, laptop dispensers, hold lockers, etc.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and maintain RFID equipment and tags.
  • Thorough knowledge of personal computers and computer software in a variety of applications required.
  • Knowledge of systems administration (Windows Server preferred).
  • Knowledge of available and emerging technologies and their application to library services.
  • Ability to occasionally use hand held tools.
  • Ability to drive vehicle.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required.

 Physical Requirements: Ability to frequently lift monitors and printers 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: Starting hourly wage is $21.98 ($24.50 with an MLS/MLIS) and 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 October 2, 2018.

The Dayton Metro Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Teen Services Librarian (2 Vacancies)


The Dayton Metro Library is seeking two full-time team-oriented, flexible, and highly self-motivated Teen Services Librarians—one for our Vandalia Branch and the other for our Burkhardt Branch. This position reports to the Branch Library Manager and occasionally serves as the person-in-charge. We are looking for an individual who will develop and offer appealing programs to teens in grades 7 through 12, as well as someone who is eager to establish a strong relationship with the local schools. The ideal candidate will thrive in a patron-centered environment, using any and all library resources to answer patrons’ 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 area’s design.
  • Provides all library users with assistance in reference, readers’ advisory, information literacy and in the use of library materials and reference resources (all formats). Serves at the Ask Me 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.
  • Provides work guidance in the absence of the Manager and/or appointed person in charge.
  • Designs, promotes, presents and evaluates teen programs and activities that address community needs and incorporates library resources.
  • Provides service and maintains liaisons with schools, community organizations, government agencies and other groups as appropriate. Provides library outreach programs and school visits that meet community needs.
  • Maintains attractive appearance of the Teen area in accordance with safety and ADA requirements. Creates displays to promote library use.
  • Evaluates and suggests titles for purchase or replacement. Reevaluates and deselects materials which need to be cancelled, repaired, replaced or redistributed.
  • Submits required reports and budget requests. May serve on library committees. Attends applicable department meetings. Assists with system-wide teen programs, activities and initiatives.
  • Assists with the daily operations of the service desks, 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 day time, evening and Saturday hours.

Compensation and Benefits: Starting hourly wage is $22.91 (with 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 September 25, 2018.

The Dayton Metro Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Information Services Assistant


The Dayton Metro Library is recruiting a full-time Information Services Assistant to provide outstanding customer service at our Northwest Branch Library, which is our largest urban branch. This branch (which opened in April of 2016) features dedicated areas for children and teens. It also offers a recording studio and a host of meeting rooms, which are often in use by our community members. The successful applicant will be passionate about, and committed to, providing an exceptional library experience for all patrons, especially children, tweens, and teens. In addition to helping patrons utilize our in-library and digital collections, this staff member will also assist patrons in the use of our computers and may support programming offered by our Children and Teen Services Librarians. 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Schedule includes day time, evening, and Saturday hours.

The Dayton Metro Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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 Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by September 25, 2018.

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