Library Assistant I-Circulation – Ilsley Public Library (Middlebury, VT)

Ilsley Public Library is seeking to fill the Library Assistant I-Circulation position. This position has extensive opportunity to interact with the public and carries out a range of library circulation duties, including checking books in and out, light reference and tech support, and readers’ advisory. While the position will be primarily based at the adult circulation desk at Ilsley, there will also be opportunities to work on the youth circulation desk and at the Sarah Partridge Branch Library. Our team of librarians work together to create a culture of operational excellence, continual professional development…and fun! This position requires evening and Saturday hours. The below schedule is tentative, but gives an idea of the likely hours:

  • Wednesday, 12 pm -6 pm
  • Thursday, 12 pm-6 pm
  • Friday, 12-4 pm
  • Saturday, 9 am-1 pm

The library anticipates a major renovation and expansion beginning in early 2025 and ending in the summer of 2026. In February 2025, the library will relocate to the Duclos Building on Main Street for the construction period, and staff schedules will likely change at this time.

About the Ilsley Public Library
Established in 1848, Ilsley Public Library serves Middlebury, Vermont and its surrounding towns with a staff of seven full-time librarians, five part-time librarians, and many dedicated substitutes, work study students, and volunteers. The library’s staff is its greatest asset, and as such continual professional development is expected and supported. The library’s collection consists of more than 40,000 physical items with an annual circulation of over 120,000 and a total operating budget of over $800,000. It is consistently ranked among the top public libraries in the state for its high program attendance and overall number of visits. Ilsley also administers a branch library, the Sarah Partridge Library, which serves East Middlebury. Ilsley works in close collaboration with Middlebury Community Television, Middlebury College, town government, area schools, and a variety of business and not-for-profit community partners.

Salary and Benefits
This is a part-time temporary non-union position. The established starting rate for this position is $16.38/hour. The anticipated first day is June 1, 2024.

You may review the position description in full here:

Please email a cover letter and resume to Crystal Grant (

– Posted 5/13/24