Library Substitute – Brownell Library (Essex Junction, VT)

Part Time
Entry Level
Essential Functions
  • Work directly with patrons, checking library materials in and out on the computer, renewing items, and placing and filling hold requests.
  • Prepare items for shelving and keep materials in order.
  • Register new patrons for library cards and add HomeCard patrons to the patron database.
  • Follow procedures for opening or closing the library during morning or evening shifts.
  • Help patrons find materials in the library and answer directional and basic reference questions.
  • Assist patrons with the use of computer software and the Internet.
  • Refer to programming calendars and staff updates to stay up to date on what’s happening in the library and consult procedures manuals to help meet patrons’ needs.
  • Stay current in technologies required to perform work duties.
  • Stay current on safety protocols in the library.


  • Ability to deal courteously and efficiently with a variety of individuals.
  • Ability to communicate with other library staff about job duties, collections, patron needs, and scheduling.
  • Ability to use basic office equipment such as phones, computers, and the Internet.
  • Must be able to organize alphabetically and by number.
  • Must be attentive to details.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor.
  • Ability to use discretion in managing confidential information.
  • Work professionally with people from a wide variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and others.

Rate of Pay: $14.00 per hour.

– Posted 7/25/23