Circulation Library Assistant – Whiting Library (Chester, VT)

The Library Assistant assists the Library Director and Youth Services Librarian with the library’s day-to-day operations, including Circulation Services, Technical Services, and Public Services. This position is part-time (16-20 hours) and includes a Saturday shift. The starting pay range is $16 to $17 an hour. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Gail Zachariah at Please use the subject line “Library Assistant Position.” Applications received by May 31 will be given preference.

The Library Assistant is appointed by the Library Director with the Board of Trustees’ approval and is responsible to the Library Director.


  • Circulation Services
  • Serves as the public’s first contact upon entering the library and acquaints guests with resources.
  • Performs all aspects of automated circulation, including checking out and renewing. Searches the catalog for materials requested by patrons and informs patrons of their arrivals.
  • Provides information, instruction, and assistance to library patrons on library programs, procedures, and policies; responds to all requests, inquiries, and complaints, referring patrons to other departments as appropriate.
  • Assist patrons in using the copy machine and other equipment and responding to equipment problems.
  • Accepts membership applications and issues library cards
  • Notifies patrons of overdue materials
  • Receives payments for fines, fees, sales, and donations
  • Offers readers’ advisor and reference services
  • Collects and compiles circulation statistics for monthly reports
  • Assists in training volunteers and new staff members
  • Complies with policies and procedures
  • Alerts the Library Director when changes in policies and procedures are needed
  • Technical Services:
  • Maintains displays and shelving locations of library materials.
  • Repairs print and non-print materials.
  • Creates documents and publicity materials.
  • Receives interlibrary loan materials.
  • Packages and returns outgoing interlibrary loan materials.
  • Processing withdrawn materials.
  • Other Duties as requested or assigned, but not limited to:
  • Assists in the maintenance and safety of the library building and grounds as necessary.
  • Assists with programs, exhibits, activities, and events.
  • Attends meetings and workshops.

A high school diploma is required; a college degree and relevant work experience are preferred. The required abilities are computer skills, customer service skills, dependability, friendliness, willingness to learn new skills, patience, and the ability to work with the public. A knowledge of library automation systems is preferred.

Applicants must be able to stand for long periods, and the position involves pushing, pulling, and lifting loads. The ability to lift 50 pounds is preferred.

– Posted 5/20/24

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

Part-time Circulation Desk Assistant- Rutland Free Library (Rutland, VT)

Rutland Free Library is looking for a Circulation Assistant. The position will be part time (15 hours per week to start). Expect flexible hours including some evening and weekend work. Most weeks this will entail shifts on two or three days.

Our Circulation staff are the first faces to greet visitors on arrival at the library, so cheerful, enthusiastic customer service is a must. Much of the job involves regular contact with library users, and patron privacy and safety are a top priority.

Off desk duties will make up the remainder of the role. This is a computer-intensive job, so keyboard skills and attention to detail are also crucial. Applicants should be comfortable with excel and ever changing tech.

Applicants must be able to stand for long periods of time, and the position involves pushing, pulling, and lifting loads. Ability to lift 50 pounds is preferred.

Starting wage is $19.15 / hour with annual cost of living adjustments; benefits include prorated retirement and paid time off.

RFL employees are represented by AFSCME Local 93.

– Posted 5/2/24

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. 

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: 

– 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 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)

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.

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: 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

– Posted 3/20/24

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 ( to Michael Hibben at 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:

– 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:  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

  • 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

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:

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 All job offers contingent on background check with results satisfactory to the Town.

– Posted 10/20/23