Branch Library Manager
Organization: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.
- 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.
- Ability to develop programs and services to meet community needs.
- Ability to prepare and administer budgets.
- Multi-lingual candidates are encouraged to apply!
- Schedule includes day, 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.
See Yourself Here!
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 (https://youtu.be/cSfNIkDBelk) to hear some of our staff members describe why DML is a great place to work!
The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a full-time, energetic, team-oriented Branch Library Manager for our busy Northmont Branch, which serves Englewood, Ohio and its surrounding diverse communities. We are seeking a leader who is enthusiastic about serving the citizens of these communities by delivering top-notch customer service that will make a difference in the lives of our Library users. Be a part of a passionate, patron-centric team of librarians and support staff who represent the Dayton Metro Library’s commitment to inform, inspire, and empower those we serve! Join our team today!
- Establishes and implements goals and objectives for branch service that support the Library’s Mission.
- Directs all branch services such as reference assistance, readers’ advisory, outreach, circulation, and programming.
- Directly hires, manages, evaluates, and schedules employees in assigned branch. Oversees branch volunteers. Serves as liaison between Administration and branch staff. Communicates with administrative team on policy, patron, and staffing issues.
- Ensures 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.
- Manages branch collections and oversees evaluation and processing of donated materials. Collaborates with Collection Development to ensure the collection is responsive to community’s information, recreational, and educational needs. Arranges for repair, cancellation, or redistribution of materials as needed.
- Promotes community awareness of the Library and establishes effective communication with community groups, organizations, and individuals.
- Prepares annual budget requests and submits 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.
Application Process: For first consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three employment references to Jennifer Kadel at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 27, 2021.