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The Dayton Metro Library (DML) is in Dayton, Ohio, which is the seat of Montgomery County. Cincinnati is just 60 miles to the south, while Columbus is 70 miles to the east. Named a 3-Star Library by Library Journal in 2020, the Dayton Metro Library has 18 branches and a Main Library that anchors downtown Dayton. Dayton Metro Library is in the final stages of completing a $187 million building project, which has enabled us to build or renovate each location. With a new strategic plan that is Focused for Impact, DML is poised to:

  • Strengthen human, physical and financial assets.
  • Multiply potential through relationships, engagement, and communication.
  • Enhance the community quality of life.
  • Expand youth horizons for learning.
  • Build equity in the community.

Watch this short video to hear some of our staff members describe why DML is a great place to work!

Dayton Metro Library is hiring two full-time Information Services Librarians—one for the Trotwood Branch and one for the Huber Heights Branch. These librarians report to their Branch Library Managers and may serve as the person-in-charge on occasion. The successful candidates will connect with local organizations in an effort to promote the Library’s collections and services. These Librarians will plan, schedule and facilitate branch programs that appeal to their adult patrons. In addition, they will assist with collection maintenance of the adult fiction and nonfiction collections. Join our team today!

DML is committed to cultivating inclusive environments and a workforce that reflects the diversity of our community. As such, we encourage Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) to apply, in addition to members from other marginalized groups.

Additional consideration may be given to individuals that are fluent in any non-English languages spoken in Montgomery County including Spanish, Mandarin, French, Korean, Vietnamese, Hindi, Urdu, Russian, Tagalog, Kinyarwanda, Arabic, Turkish and Swahili.

Essential Job Duties

  • Demonstrates excellent internal and external customer service. Creates a welcoming atmosphere in the public service areas 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 all public service points.
  • 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 Branch Library Manager and/or appointed person in charge.
  • Designs, promotes, presents, and evaluates adult programs and activities that address community needs and incorporates library resources.
  • Provides service and maintains liaisons with community organizations, government agencies, and other groups as appropriate. Provides library outreach programs that meet community needs.
  • Maintains attractive appearance of the adult public service areas 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. Assists with system-wide programs, activities, and initiatives.
  • Performs special duties as assigned. Such duties may include, but are not limited to, indexing, compiling bibliographies, and assisting with opening and closing duties.

Job Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science is preferred; will consider other advanced degrees.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required. Ability to drive vehicle.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret reference resources, general business periodicals, professional journals, policy and procedure manuals and governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, book reviews, readers' advisory materials and business correspondence.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from patrons, managers, coworkers and members of the community. Ability to apply active listening skills.
  • Ability to deal effectively with confrontational individuals and/or challenging situations.
  • Knowledge of professional library principles, methods, techniques and procedures. Knowledge and appreciation of adult literature, periodicals, audiovisual materials, web sites, social media and other electronic media which constitute a diverse, current and relevant adult collection.
  • 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 available and emerging technologies and their application to reference work.
  • Ability to plan and implement programs and services to meet community needs.
  • Ability to use Internet and other electronic reference resources. Ability to use e-mail, spreadsheet, and word processing software. Ability to learn integrated library system functions used in carrying out job duties. Ability to operate in a network environment.
  • General knowledge of PC equipment required. Fluency with personal electronic devices and library virtual materials required.
  • Schedule includes day time, evening and Saturday hours.

Compensation and Benefits: The hourly rate for this position ranges from $21.71 to $32.42. Those with a relevant Master’s degree may be entitled to a professional offset, which would increase the hourly rate. Benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance along with paid time off.

Application Process: Please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three employment references to Jennifer Kadel at These positions are open until filled.

The Dayton Metro Library is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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