Assistant Branch Library Managers

These full-time positions are subject to a partial furlough under the Shared Work Ohio Program. Salary is commensurate with experience. A full benefit package is offered that includes health, dental, vision and life insurance as well as paid time off.


Dayton Metro Library


  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program, minimum of three to five years of increasingly responsible experience in a public library setting at a professional level, and supervisory experience preferred.
  • Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required.
  • Ability to plan, schedule, and oversee branch operations and personnel.
  • Knowledge of professional library principles, theories, concepts, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of literature, periodicals, web sites, social media, and other electronic media which constitute a diverse, current and relevant collection.
  • General knowledge of PC equipment required. Fluency with personal electronic devices and library virtual materials required. 
  • Ability to develop programs and services to meet community needs.
  • Ability to maintain effective relationships with community officials, leaders, organizations, the public and the staff. 
  • Ability to present information and respond to questions from staff, patrons, and members of the community individually and in a group setting. 
  • Ability to deal effectively with confrontational individuals and/or challenging situations.
  • Schedule includes day time, evening, and Saturday hours.


The Dayton Metro Library is seeking six Assistant Branch Library Managers for the following branch libraries:  Huber Heights, Northmont, Northwest, Southeast, Vandalia, and West (will spend time at both Madden Hills and Westwood until new branch opens).  The Assistant Branch Library Manager reports to the Branch Library Manager.  The ideal candidates will be customer-service focused and eager to assist their managers in overseeing the daily operations of the branch.  Each of these branches serves unique communities whose residents value the Library’s resources and staff members.  Visit to learn more about each of these branch libraries.  This is a great opportunity if you are a Librarian who is interested in transitioning into public library management.  Join our team today!



  • Assists the Branch Library Manager to establish and implement goals and objectives for branch service which support the Library’s mission.
  • Assists the Branch Library Manager to direct all branch services such as reference assistance, readers’ advisory, outreach, circulation, and programming.
  • Assists the Branch Library Manager with selection, training, scheduling, and evaluating staff in assigned branch.  Assists with overseeing branch volunteers. Serves as liaison between branch employees and the Branch Library Manager.
  • Assists the Branch Library Manager with ensuring the efficient, effective, customer service-oriented delivery of services to branch Library patrons. Maintains a current knowledge of Library operations, policies, and procedures.  Demonstrates and models excellent internal and external customer service. Maintains frequent personal presence in public areas to ensure outstanding service.
  • Provides input and suggestions to the Branch Library Manager regarding the branch collection and donated materials.  Arranges for repair, cancellation, or redistribution of materials as needed. 
  • Assists the Branch Library Manager to promote community awareness of the Library and establishes effective communication with community groups, organizations, and individuals.
  • Provides input to the Branch Library Manager in preparation of annual budget requests, quarterly, topical, and other reports as requested.
  • Answers patrons’ reference questions and assists patrons in selecting and locating materials. Assists patrons in the use of computers, personal electronic devices, and Library virtual materials.
  • Assists the Branch Manager to monitor branch facility needs.  In the absence of the Branch Library Manager, initiates maintenance and repair of branch building, equipment, and grounds in cooperation with the Facilities Manager.
  • Assists the Branch Library Manager to maintain a safe and secure facility for staff and patrons in conjunction with the Security Manager.
  • Schedule includes day time, evening, and Saturday hours.

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.


Contact Information: 

For first consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three employment references to Jennifer Kadel at by February 3, 2021.


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