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Patron Services Assistant, Full-time

Electra Doren Branch Library

The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a full-time Patron Services Assistant for our Electra Doren Branch. This neighborhood branch sits in the heart of Old North Dayton and serves a very diverse, vibrant community. The ideal candidate will be interested in helping library visitors use our services (in-library laptop lending, e-book lending, etc.). If you are dependable, hard-working, and enjoy helping people, we want to hear from you!

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, 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.  with an excellent benefits package.

Application Process:  For first consideration, please send your cover letter, resume, and three references to Jennifer Kadel at by September 26, 2017.

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