Youth Services Manager

This full-time position is 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 department operations and personnel.
  • Knowledge of professional library principles, theories, concepts, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of children’s literature, periodicals, audiovisual materials, web sites, social media, and other electronic media which constitute a diverse, current and relevant youth 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.
  • 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.




Main Library

The Dayton Metro Library is recruiting a Youth Services Manager who will oversee both the Children’s and Teen areas of the Main Library.  The Main Library re-opened in early 2017 after extensive renovations. The successful candidate will report to the Main Library Manager and be part of a cohesive management team.  Are you self-motivated, energetic and passionate about serving a diverse community?  If so, we want to hear from you! 




  • Establishes and implements goals and objectives for Youth Services at the Main Library that support the Library’s mission.
  • Directs all department services such as reference assistance, readers’ advisory, outreach and programming. Advises teachers and parents on the choice of library materials for children and teens.
  • Hires, trains, directly supervises and evaluates employees in Youth Services.  Oversees department volunteers. Ensures proper staffing at all customer service points. Serves as liaison between Main Library Manager and staff.
  • Ensures the efficient, effective, customer service oriented delivery of Main Library youth services.  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 the collections of Main Youth Services and oversees evaluation and processing of donated youth services 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 and partnerships with schools, community groups, organizations and individuals.
  • Prepares annual budget requests and submits 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.
  • Monitors facility needs, initiates maintenance and repair of the Youth Services areas and equipment in cooperation with the Facilities Manager. Maintains safe and secure youth services areas for staff and patrons in conjunction with the Security Manager.
  • Implements Library policies and procedures at the department level. Participates in policy revision and in the formulation of policies and procedures. Interprets Library policies to staff and patrons with a patron-responsive management perspective.


Contact Information: 

Application Process:  For first consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for three employment references to Jennifer Kadel at by March 16, 2021.


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