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Teen Services Librarian


This Position will be at the Main Library

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a Teen Services Librarian to activate our Teen Edge space for our new Main Library.  This librarian will report to the Youth Services Division Manager and be part of the Main Library’s Youth Services’ Team.  We are looking for a creative, energetic, and passionate individual who will enjoy bringing this space to life with innovative programming, exceptional customer service, and utilization of special technology such as the green screen and recording equipment.   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 summer of 2017.

 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.
  • 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 $22.46 (with MLS/MLIS) and an exceptional benefits package.

Application Process:  For first consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Jennifer Kadel at careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org by March 29, 2017.

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