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Children Services Librarians
Branch, Northmont Branch and the Miami Township Branch.  The selected candidates should be prepared to offer creative programming for children in grades K-6.  These individuals will provide outreach to local schools, day care centers and other DML locations in order to promote the Library’s resources and collections. Proficiency in another language is required. If you are excited to connect children to Library services and collections by offering excellent customer service, we want to hear from you!  Apply today!
 
Why Dayton? From the community’s vast outdoor recreation opportunities to its wide variety of housing choices, to abundant amenities usually found in much larger cities, no matter what your interests, you can build a life filled with purpose, opportunity and joy. 
 
The City of Dayton was recently designated the first official “Welcoming City,” but our region’s efforts to embrace newcomers extends beyond the title. Vast immigrant resources, a vibrant LGBTQIA network, and supportive young professional organizations ensure that there is a welcome spot for everyone.  
 
Experience all four seasons at hundreds of parks spanning tens of thousands of acres. Hike, bike, camp and explore in the destination National Geographic called the “Outdoor Adventure Capital in the Midwest.” Dayton Dragon’s, Cincinnati Reds Single A affiliate great collegiate sports keep sports fan busy. All this, plus a great location nestled just an hour from Cincinnati or Columbus, if you seek a change of scenery.  
 
By joining Dayton Metro Library, you’ll benefit from the strength of a metro system, while enjoying the friendliness and accessibility of a neighborhood branch library.
 
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 Children’s 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 children’s programs and activities that address community needs and incorporates library resources.
  • Provides service and maintains liaisons with schools, community organizations, (e.g. preschools, daycare centers, head starts, etc.), government agencies, and other groups as appropriate. Provides library outreach programs and school visits that meet community needs.
  • Maintains attractive appearance of the Children’s 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 programs, activities, and initiatives.
  • Assists with the daily operations of the service desks, including opening and closing duties.
Position: Children Services Librarians
Organization: Dayton Metro Library
Location: Dayton,  OH 
United States
Salary: 24.51 with Master's degree
Posting Start Date: 7/1/2022
Date Posted: 7/1/2022
Requirements
  • An advanced degree is preferred in a field such as Library and Information Science, Education, Early Childhood Development, or Child Psychology.   
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required.
  • Proficiency in another language (with preferences for Spanish, Kinyarwanda, Swahili, Turkish, and Arabic) is required.
  • Knowledge of professional library principles, methods, techniques and procedures. 
  • Knowledge and appreciation of children’s literature, periodicals, audio-visual materials, web sites, social media and other electronic media, and materials. Knowledge of available children’s materials and readers’ interests.
  • Ability to plan and implement programs and services to support early childhood learning initiatives.
  • 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 children, parents, teachers, 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.
  • Schedule includes day, 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 careers@daytonmetrolibrary.org.  This position is 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.
Status: This listing expires on: 9/29/2022
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Dayton Metro Library
Address:
215 E Third Street

Dayton,  OH 45402
United States
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Jennifer Kadel