The Dayton Metro Library is seeking a full-time Information Services Librarian with an Africana Archives Emphasis. We are looking for someone who will focus on gathering, organizing and digitizing collections related to Dayton’s African-American community. The selected candidate will also create, plan, schedule and possibly deliver a variety of programs for the public that highlight people, events and the history of the African-American community. This position reports to the Special Collections Manager and is part of the Special Collections team at the Main Library in downtown Dayton. In addition to our print and digital archival collections, Special Collections also houses our local history materials, genealogy resources, magazines, newspapers, and government documents. The successful candidate will understand basic archival principles and have experience in managing and creating digital collections. Visit http://content.daytonmetrolibrary.org/digital/ to see the many collections that have already been digitized and made accessible for our patrons to use from the comfort of their homes. Join our team today!
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, the Ask Me Line, and in a roaming capacity.
Handles special reference services or requests pertaining to digital collections and archives with emphasis on the African American community.
Maintains digital collections and initiates new digitization projects, with emphasis on the African American community.
Creates, plans, and/or schedules a number of varied programs that appeal to adults in the community with emphasis on the African American community.
Develops recommendations for new digital collections and projects, and provides input into policies affecting the digitization of collections with emphasis on the African American community.
Provides services and maintains liaisons with archival and related community organizations. Attends meetings and gives presentations within the community on archives and related topics with emphasis on the African American community.
Responsible for digital collections in Special Collections with emphasis on the African American community.
Provides work guidance in the absence of the Manager and/or appointed person in charge.
Maintains attractive appearance of the 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. Attends applicable department meetings. 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.
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (preferred) or its equivalent in education and experience is required.
Valid Ohio driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and continuous insurability required. Ability to drive vehicle.
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.
Experience in managing and creating digital collections preferred. Experience using metadata preferred.
Experience with CONTENTdm is a plus!
Daytime, evening and Saturday hours are required.
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.
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 July 21, 2021.
Additional Salary Information: The quoted hourly rate includes an offset for those candidates with a Master's degree in a related field. Without a Master's degree, the compensation is $21.07 per hour.
About Dayton Metro Library
Dayton Metro Library = great possibilities. With eleven new facilities and five in design, staff utilize state of the art spaces/technologies. Branches serve urban, rural and suburban neighborhoods; everyone belongs at DML. Dayton is home to exciting opportunities, demonstrated by its national recognition as best affordable place to live and happiest place to work.
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 Dragons Baseball (a Cincinnati Reds Sin...gle A affiliate) and great collegiate sports will keep any sports fan busy. All this, plus a great location nestled just an hour from Cincinnati or Columbus, if you seek a change of scenery.
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