Senior Circulation Specialist – Evening Supervisor – Saint Michael’s College Library (Colchester, VT)

The Library at Saint Michael’s College invites applications for the Senior Circulation Specialist – Evening Supervisor position. The Senior Circulation Specialist – Evening Supervisor position is responsible for managing all library circulation operations during evening hours (generally 4:00 pm – 12:00 am Sunday – Thursday, during the academic year). In addition to the overall responsibility for the operation of the building in the evenings, this position will also oversee and train student staff to ensure circulation services are accurately performed. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position with a starting rate of $20 – $22 per hour (based of prior experience).

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  

  • Providing support in the efficient use of library services to campus community  
  • Providing user support in all areas of the library, including circulation, information retrieval, and technology 
  • Processing and maintaining the print periodicals collection 
  • Coordinating and organizing the course reserve materials collection 

For a full job description, please click here. 

Our lived experience impacts how we self-assess our skills, experience, and qualifications. In particular, data and statistics have shown that candidates who are BIPOC, LGBTQ+, women, people from working-class backgrounds, people with disabilities, and others with minoritized and marginalized identities may not apply to jobs when they do not believe they meet 100% of the requirements and expected responsibilities listed in the job descriptions. Some responsibilities and skills are teachable and can be learned on the job. If you can imagine yourself in this position, bringing value to our students and community and meeting most of what we are looking for, please apply. 

Benefits include health, dental, vision, employer-paid life and disability insurance, voluntary life, critical illness and accident insurance options, parental leave, flexible spending accounts (healthcare and dependent care), 401(k), generous paid time off, paid holidays, employee and dependent tuition benefits, employee and family assistance program, well-being programs and opportunities, discounted gym membership, paid volunteer time, use of the athletic facilities and the library, and countless opportunities to attend presentations, lectures, and other campus activities. 
 
Requirements: 

Applicants must have the following: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Experience working in a library is preferred 
  • Supervisory experience is preferred, but not required 

An offer of employment will be contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. 

Application Instructions: 

Please be prepared to attach the following documents after clicking on Apply Now button: 

  • Resume 
  • A cover letter that includes a statement articulating your skills, and experience that would contribute to Saint Michael’s commitment to becoming a more culturally responsive and inclusive community 

For full consideration, please submit application materials by April 26. The position remains open until filled. 

For a complete job description, benefits information, and to apply online, please visit: https://egqw.fa.us2.oraclecloud.com/hcmUI/CandidateExperience/en/sites/CX_13/job/1279/?utm_medium=jobshare 

– Posted 4/10/24

Library Circulation Assistant I – Essex Free Library (Essex, VT)

The Town of Essex is receiving applications for a part-time position as a Library Circulation Assistant for the Essex Free Library.

Under the direct supervision of the Library Director, the Library Circulation Assistant I provides support at the circulation desk for both library patrons and staff, and contributes to the warm and welcoming atmosphere of the library.

This position’s hours alternate between 3 hours per week and 8 hours per week, for a weekly average of 5.5 hours. Hours include every Tuesday evening from 5-8, and every other Saturday from 9-2. There is the opportunity for this candidate to pick up additional hours as needed and available.

The qualified candidate should have a High School Diploma or GED, familiarity with library management systems or ability to learn, and experience working with people of all ages.

Essex will consider any combination of education and experience that allows for successful performance in this role. The Town’s goals include hiring the candidate who is best able to meet the objectives of the position. We, therefore, encourage persons with non-traditional skill sets and experiences to apply, even if candidates believe they do not meet 100% of the qualification and hiring criteria described. The preferred requirements for this role can be found in the job description linked below.

The full job description can be found here: Job Description

The minimum starting salary is $18 per hour with the actual starting salary based on qualifications and experience. This is a part-time, non-union, hourly position. There are no benefits associated with this role.

Applications can be submitted online by going to https://essexvt.bamboohr.com/careers/124 and clicking Apply for this job in the upper right hand corner, or interested candidates can pick up a paper application at 81 Main St, Essex Junction, VT 05452. This position is open until filled.

The Town of Essex is an equal opportunity employer.

– Posted 4/10/24

Circulation and Communications Manager – Bennington Free Library (Bennington, VT)

JOB SUMMARY
Reports to the Director and is part of the administrative team responsible for running the Bennington Free Library. Establishes a welcoming first impression through management of the circulation functions, ensuring effective and efficient library operations and service. Duties involve managing and overseeing all circulation aspects of library services: scheduling, training and supervising clerks and volunteers. Takes a collaborative role in developing, planning, promoting, and hosting adult programs and events for diverse populations; will act as a liaison between the library, the community, and external community organizations. Shares joint responsibility for website maintenance and social media postings. Facilitates a collaborative, cooperative work environment.

SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE:

  • Oversight of all aspects of the circulation department.
  • Oversight of all circulation staff, including – in consultation with the Director – hiring and disciplinary matters. Training new staff and ensuring existing staff get appropriate refreshers and / or professional development. Maintain the circulation schedule, collect, and collate statistics.
  • Work at the circulation desk as needed to ensure all shifts are covered and to stay current with all practices, procedures and issues affecting the circulation staff.
  • Represent the library at the Catamount Library Network loans and the Inter-Library Loans roundtable meetings.
  • Assist the community with using library resources.
  • Promote the library brand and value to the community.
  • Work collaboratively with other staff members to generate, plan, coordinate, develop, and publicize programs that appeal to the adult community.
  • Maintain statistical records of library use and program attendance.
  • Maintain the library website and manage traditional and social media to promote library activities.
  • Establish partnerships between the library, town, and organizations in the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Self-motivated and able to exercise initiative and independent judgment.
  • Knowledge of current trends in library services for people of varied backgrounds and varied developmental stages.
  • Confidence in public speaking and representing the library.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and visual skills.
  • Knowledge of the methods, practices, and techniques of marketing and community relations.
  • Familiarity with and skill using social media platforms.
  • Understand a wide variety of software.
  • Experience with graphic design programs.
  • Knowledge of automated library systems.
  • Attention to detail and capacity to prioritize tasks.
  • Must be able to handle cash, keep accurate records, and understand the confidential nature of the workplace.
  • Must be able to supervise and work alongside all members of the library staff.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively in unique and stressful situations.
  • A willingness to examine existing systems and refine or improve them as necessary. Must be forward-thinking and open to innovation and change.
  • Must be able to lift, push or pull at least 20 lbs.
  • This position requires that you be able to stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, and reach sometimes for extended periods.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and/or Vermont Dept of Libraries Certificate of Public Librarianship, and/or two years of public library experience is strongly preferred, or an equivalent combination of education, work experience, volunteering, and transferable skills.

STATUS, SALARY, AND HOURS

Status: Full-time
Salary: Between $33,000 and $38,000 annually depending on experience.
Hours: 40 hours per week. Hours will include Saturdays and evenings on a rotating basis.
Benefits: Retirement, health care coverage, sick, and vacation pay.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Wendy Sharkey at director@bfli.org.

– Posted 3/20/24

Circulation/Programming Assistant – Brandon Free Public Library (Brandon, VT)

Brandon Free Public Library, an independent, 501(c)(3) non-profit library in Brandon, VT is seeking an energetic, community-oriented individual who can interact positively and creatively with patrons and staff.

This is a circulation/programming assistant position, 20 hours per week, starting immediately. The rate of pay is $18.00 per hour with generous vacation/sick time. This is a permanent circulation/programming assistant position.

The position requires some regular evenings and Saturday hours plus additional scheduling. The person in this position will provide direct-service work in the library and out in the community. This is not a remote position.

Responsibilities:

  • Circulation/desk work
  • Routine upkeep/organization of library and materials
  • Develop outreach/programming activities for all ages
  • Serve as a community liaison/attend community events
  • Help develop and implement annual summer reading program
  • Library Staffing: assists patrons of all ages in every aspect of using the library, including computer and device troubleshooting
  • Other duties will include shelving, programming preparation, other projects as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Patron-centered public service philosophy, making patrons feel welcome
  • Flexibility, creativity, attention to detail, and excellent interpersonal skills
  • Computer experience, which must include ability to work effectively with modern integrated library automation systems, MS Office Suite products (including Word, Excel, and Outlook), WordPress, Google Apps, and social media
  • Comfort with and ability to use established and emerging technology
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work both independently as well as part of a team
  • Ability to carry up to 50lbs. (books, furniture, etc.)

Please note, the above job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of every responsibility, duty, and skill required for the position. This position requires standing and sitting for extended periods and access to reliable transportation for community outreach.

Screening of applications starts immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Molly Kennedy, Director
Brandon Free Public Library
molly@brandonpubliclibrary.org

Brandon Free Public Library is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. 

– Posted 2/8/24

Circulation Supervisor – Pierson Library (Shelburne, VT)

Application Deadline: Saturday, February 10, 2024

Are you a friendly, positive, high-energy person who loves working with all kinds of people? Are you great with processes, procedures, and highly organized? Do you enjoy helping others succeed? If so, we’re looking for you to join the team at the Pierson Library as our Circulation Supervisor.

 About Us:

At the Pierson Library, we believe in the power of learning, gathering, and celebrating community. We are dedicated to creating a vibrant and inclusive environment that fosters connection, growth, and engagement among our adult patrons. Our library is a hub for lifelong learning, creativity, and community building, and we are seeking a dynamic individual to lead our circulation services.

Position Summary:

As the Circulation Supervisor, you will manage our circulation desk, providing exceptional service to patrons, and overseeing part-time substitute staff and volunteers. Reporting directly to the Library Director, this full-time position is 40 hours a week, with a schedule that includes evening and weekend hours to meet the diverse needs of our community. Your role is pivotal in maintaining a seamless and engaging library experience for all.

Salary & Benefits: Starting salary of $40,500 plus benefits and participation in VMERS.

Application Process: To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, three professional references, and town application (https://tinyurl.com/4f2n4pdx) to Michael Hibben at mhibben@shelburnevt.org by Saturday, February 10, 2024. We look forward to welcoming a new team member who will help us create a vibrant and welcoming atmosphere for our community.

Full Job description: A full job description can be viewed on our website at: https://piersonlibrary.org/careers/

– Posted 1/28/24

Circulation Evening Staff Member – Howe Library (Burlington, VT)

The Howe Library is seeking an Evening Circulation staff member (Library Support Senior) for our team. This position provides supervision of student employees and oversees security and safety during evening and weekend hours. Responsibilities include the supervision of public service points, assisting Library users with problems and access issues, enforcing library policy, overseeing stacks maintenance, and coordinating projects with other Library and university staff. This is a full-time evening shift position with a Sunday through Thursday schedule when classes are in session.

For more information and to apply online, please visit our website: http://www.uvmjobs.com  and refer to job posting number S4859PO. Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, résumé, diversity statement, and contact information for three references. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than January 26, 2024.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law.

– Posted 1/10/24

Circulation Substitute – Platt Memorial Library (Shoreham, VT)

Platt Memorial Library in Shoreham, VT seeks a detail-oriented part-time Circulation Substitute to staff our circulation desk, provide basic reference and technology assistance to library visitors, and assist with other patron needs as they arise. A successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellent customer service. This position is scheduled around staff absences, during the library’s open hours, not to exceed 260 hours/year. May occasionally include some additional weekend hours. Does this sound interesting to you? Send your resume and 3 current references to plattmemorial.library@gmail.com.

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent required. Library experience is strongly preferred. We value diverse life experiences; if your professional background does not precisely match our suggested experience, we’d still like to hear from you if you think your skillset will be a good fit for the library and position.
  • Salary: $15/ hour
  • Position begins when filled

– Posted 12/18/23

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

Description 

Ilsley Public Library is seeking to fill the Library Assistant I-Circulation position for a one-year period, beginning January 1, 2024. 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

 

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 January 1, 2024, and anticipated end-date is December 27, 2024. Depending on the library renovation project’s progress, and expected move to a temporary location, there may be an opportunity to extend the position.

Application 

You may review the position description in full here: https://www.ilsleypubliclibrary.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/12/Library-Assistant-I-Circulation-11.29.2023.pdf

Please email a cover letter and resume to Crystal Grant (cgrant@townofmiddlebury.org).

– Posted 12/5/23

Circulation Assistant – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

The Howe Library is recruiting for a part-time Circulation Assistant. Position is 16 hours per week and non-benefited. Some weekend and evening work required.Job duties include checking books in and out at the circulation desk using the library’s automated system, shelving books, and performing clerical tasks. Candidates must be committed to providing excellent customer service to library patrons. A complete job description (including minimum qualifications) is available here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hanovernh

Candidates must submit job application and any supporting documents via the Town  of Hanover’s online recruiting system. No paper materials accepted.  For further details on how to apply, please visit https://www.hanovernh.org/233/Career-Opportunities All job offers contingent on background check with results satisfactory to the Town.

– Posted 10/20/23

Circulation Supervisor – Rutland Free Library (Rutland, VT)

Rutland Free Library needs an organized, experienced individual to be our next circulation supervisor. This is a full-time, salaried position.

The Circulation Supervisor works closely both with the front desk staff and the administrative team. It’s a challenging, fast-paced job in a computerized environment in a busy public building. The circulation department is primarily responsible for accurately checking in and out 150,000-plus items a year, and for being the first point of contact with our users.

The ideal candidate will have experience with scheduling, staff supervision, and troubleshooting technology.

Starting salary is $50,700 or $26 per hour based on a 37.5 hour work week. Benefits include health, dental, and life / disability insurance, vacation, and a generous retirement match. An MLS degree is not expected; library experience is preferred.

The posting will close not later than October 14, 2023. Inquiries or resume and cover letter should be sent to Randal Smathers at randal@rutlandfree.org.

– Posted 10/6/23