Children’s Library Assistant – Lawrence Memorial Library (Bristol, VT)

The Role:
Lawrence Memorial library is seeking a creative and collaborative part-time Children’s Library Assistant to help support our yearly children’s services and programs. The children’s library at Lawrence Memorial Library is a core service that provides high-quality materials for patrons birth-8th grade as well as enriching programs that cultivate creativity, personal knowledge, and a love of learning. Come join our team!

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate on providing library services for children ages birth through grade 8 and their families.
  • Support the children’s librarian by providing monthly outreach storytimes to area in-home and daycare centers.
  • Perform routine circulation desk duties under professional supervision as well as help patrons locate and check out materials.
  • Collaborate and help host children’s and family programming in the children’s room.
  • Utilize knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of children’s materials in all formats to provide quality services to the Bristol community.
  • Support overall organization by providing circulation support to upstairs staff, as needed.
  • Attend Vermont Department of Libraries training, as needed.

Helpful knowledge, skills and abilities include:

  • Experience in children’s programming and/or outreach events.
  • Background or training in child development, early literacy skills and children’s literature.
  • Knowledgeable about library services and customer service skills.
  • Ability to use tact, courtesy and good judgment when communicating with coworkers and the public.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge, appreciation, and understanding of library materials, both print and electronic.
  • Effectively community and present ideas orally and in writing.
  • Work in both independent and collaborative environments.

The position requires a High School diploma or GED equivalent as well as at least one year of clerical experience or program coordination. Proficient knowledge in using technology both for the administration of library services as well as providing support to patrons is essential. Experience in using Google Drive, Google Docs, and Google Sheets will be beneficial.

The ideal candidate will have a passion for libraries and working with diverse populations, especially children ages birth through 8th grade and their families. This role is part of a supportive, collaborative team environment and we’re hoping to add an organized, proactive, creative individual to our team!

This is a part-time position with an average of 15 hours per week and includes paid sick leave and paid holidays. Some weekend and evening availability is required. Pay range for this position is $15-$17.50 an hour, depending on experience and qualifications.

Ready to join our team? Please send a resume and three letters of reference to Alison DaBica at with the subject: Resume for Children’s Library Assistant.

Position is open until filled.

Lawrence Memorial Library is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

– Posted 5/24/24

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

Youth Services Assistant – Plainfield Public Libraries (Plainfield, NH)

Library Assistant- Youth Services Assistant
Part-time: 8 hours per week/no benefits 

Job Duties

 The Plainfield Public Libraries seeks a community-oriented, outgoing, creative, and tech-savvy individual to serve as the library’s Youth Services Assistant.

  • Under the direction of the Library Director, assist children, parents, and adults who work with children in selecting library materials through readers’ advisory where appropriate.
  • Lead children and teen program planning, and conduct programs and events as needed such as story times, summer reading programs, school visits, and special interest programs.
  • Promote literacy and provide materials that reflect the diverse interests of the community.
  • Maintain the appearance of the children’s and teen room, including the condition of the shelves, displays, and general atmosphere.
  • Assist patrons with using public computers, and personal devices as it relates to library services, and navigating the library catalog.
  • Performs Circulation Desk duties as needed including checking in/out of materials, issuing library cards, locating material in the library, using the online catalog, answering phone calls, and other circulation duties.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

The salary for this position is $13.50 per hour. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Jim Allen, Library Director @ PPL at Please use the subject line “Youth Services Assistant Position.”

Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately. The position will stay open until filled.

The Library is an equal-opportunity employer.

– Posted 5/17/24

Information Access Assistant – Dartmouth Libraries (Hanover, NH)

Dartmouth Libraries is hiring for a part-time, weekend evenings Information Access Assistant position. Come join the Access Services team in providing essential customer service at the Baker-Berry Library circulation desk. The position is a part-time position (16 hours/week) scheduled to work Saturdays and Sundays from 6pm-2am. The position will be responsible for closing the Baker-Berry Library on weekend evenings; responding to a variety of in-person, telephone, and email information requests; and working on a variety of departmental projects such as pulling books for hold requests.

Bring your unique skills, grow them through professional development and engagement, and help us empower students by unlocking their individual potential.

As a potential staff member at Dartmouth Libraries, you will be joining our organization at a pivotal moment. After consulting and collaborating with our academic community, campus partners, and library colleagues, Dartmouth Libraries have a new strategic direction – Research Engine, Powering Knowledge. Grounded in our Purpose and Vision, this strategic framework supports us in achieving our goals and aspirations. Those aspirations are to:

  • Empower students by unlocking individual potential
  • Accelerate advanced research
  • Elevate scholarship with powerful research tools and methods and
  • Amplify Dartmouth’s impact across the scholarly ecosystem

You can learn more about the position and apply at:

Hiring range: $20.00 – $22.50/hour

Do you have questions?
Contact: Alexis Gomez, Evening Circulation and Reserves Supervisor,

Review of applications will begin 5/20/24, and will continue until the position is filled.

ABOUT DARTMOUTH Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world’s greatest academic institutions. The Dartmouth Library is dedicated to supporting teaching, learning, and research and works in partnership with the students and faculty of the School of Arts & Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering, the Tuck School of Business, the Geisel School of Medicine, and the Guarini School of Graduate and Advanced Studies. Dartmouth Library is supported by a highly committed staff of about 145. The Dartmouth College Library is a member of the Ivy Plus Libraries Confederation, the Association of Research Libraries, CRL, NERL, HathiTrust, CLIR/DLF, and the Library Publishing Coalition.

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

– Posted 5/17/24

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

Assistant Librarian of Interlibrary Loans and Patron Services (temporary) – Essex Free Library (Essex Junction, VT)

The Essex Free Library is receiving applications for temporary employment for an Assistant Librarian of Interlibrary Loans and Patron Services.

This role is Temporary and is anticipated to last for approximately 8 weeks. During the duration of this role, the chosen candidate will work 27.5 hours per week on average, including one evening per week and alternating Saturdays. There may be an opportunity for the chosen candidate to join the library’s substitute pool at the end of this assignment.

Under the direct supervision of the Library Director, this position manages all aspects of the Interlibrary Loan process, which includes lending books and other items to libraries around the state, and obtaining items from other libraries in and out of state for Essex Free patrons. This position also participates actively in assuring patron satisfaction at both the adult and children’s circulation desks.

The qualified candidate will have interest, experience, and familiarity with literature, excellent patron service skills, and proficient technology skills. Some college experience and some prior library experience is desired. The salary for this role is $17-$19 per hour depending on qualifications and experience of the candidate.

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 5/10/24

Assistant Technical Services and Programming Librarian – Brownell Library (Essex Junction, VT)

Brownell Library seeks a flexible, friendly individual for our Assistant Technical Services and Programming Librarian position. The person in this position performs a variety of clerical and cataloging duties, support the Head Cataloger, and coordinate Adult library program marketing and programming. Full-time position (40 hours weekly) with good benefits, starting at $17.98/hr, based on experience. The schedule includes one evening and occasional weekend hours. A bachelor’s degree with library experience and computer and people skills is essential. Must be able to work independently while also being an essential team member. The hiring committee will start reviewing applications from June 10, 2024.

For more information and to apply for this position, go to

– Posted 5/9/24

Assistant Librarian – Greensboro Free Library (Greensboro, VT)

The Greensboro Free Library seeks to  hire an Assistant Librarian for our public library.  The position is part-time and will be open in May or June.  The Assistant Librarian will work in collaboration with our Library Director and Youth Services Librarian to provide excellent customer service and a welcoming community space.  Duties will include assisting patrons of all ages, managing volunteers, providing interlibrary loan services, processing and cataloging new materials, assisting with PR mailings and flyers, and maintaining displays and the collection.

We seek a friendly person who will advocate for the library and learning at all times and can work independently, multi-task, and learn new skills as library services evolve.  A bachelor’s degree, strong computer skills, and evidence of interest in libraries are preferred.  Negotiable hours include 16 hours per week for 10 months of the year, with more hours in July and August. Pay will be based on skill level.  The job includes Vacation and Sick Leave benefits as well as some paid holidays.

E-mail any questions to Library Director Paula Davidson at  To apply, drop off a letter of interest, resume, and references at the library or e-mail files to Paula by April 30.

– 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

Visiting Assistant Librarian, Reference and Instruction – SUNY Plattsburgh (Plattsburgh, NY)

We are seeking a student-focused, collaborative, and enthusiastic Instruction and Reference Librarian who will contribute to student success via teaching, research help, and outreach. The successful candidate will partner with library faculty and staff, college subject faculty, and student support offices to anticipate and serve student needs. This is a two-year visiting position with a 12-month contract. We intend this librarian to start in July 2024. The Feinberg Library assists students, faculty, staff, and the community in their intellectual activities by providing resources and services in support of research, teaching, and learning. We strive to help our users develop information literacy essential for life-long learning and becoming well-informed, reflective global citizens. We are part of the Academic Affairs division that administratively builds our college commitment to student success through a strong curriculum, excellent teaching, and scholarly research. Our commitment includes fostering student preparation for the workplace or graduate school and for life-long learning. As SUNY Plattsburgh is an institution that delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners, the successful candidate must demonstrate an understanding of and sensitivity to diversity, inclusion, and equity-minded policies, programs, and practices.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in information and/or library science, from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent, by time of appointment. As such, we welcome applications from recent MLIS graduates and current MLIS students who will earn the degree by the time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, staff, and administrators

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience or demonstrated interest in the following areas: teaching or instruction, providing research help, and/or programming and outreach
  • Experience working, interning, or volunteering at a library
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Demonstrated evidence of good communication and interpersonal skills

$51,027 minimum, plus excellent benefits

About Our University
SUNY Plattsburgh, home of the Cardinals, is part of the largest comprehensive university system in the United States. The university offers a diverse selection of more than 60 academic programs across three schools – Arts & Sciences, Business & Economics, and Education, Health & Human Services. Many of these programs are highly ranked and carry strong national and regional reputations that allow students to work with highly skilled faculty who prepare them to excel in their chosen fields and industries upon graduation. Our campus prioritizes enrollment growth and stabilization, student success, equity and inclusion, and engagement with our North Country region as our four pillars of success. And we are committed to providing each and every Cardinal student a high quality liberal arts education grounded in academic excellence and a well-rounded college experience.

SUNY Plattsburgh is a destination campus located in northern New York between the iconic Adirondack Mountains and Lake Champlain. The campus is a short walk from historic downtown Plattsburgh, New York, where area residents have access to a wide array of arts, food, and events throughout the year, and just over a 1 hour car ride from the cities of Burlington, Vermont, Montreal, Quebec, and Lake Placid, New York, which is best known by locals as a former site of the 1980 Winter Olympic Games.

Open Until Filled
To receive full consideration, supply all requested documents by: 03/31/2024

Special Instructions to Applicants
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, a one-page statement regarding equity and inclusion, and contact information for three current professional references. Additional information may be requested at a later step in the process. Official transcripts from an accredited institution will be required prior to employment.

EEO Statement
SUNY Plattsburgh is an equal opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity. As an equal opportunity employer and a government contractor subject to VEVRAA, SUNY Plattsburgh complies with hiring regulations regarding sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, age and veteran status.

Pay Equity Statement
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

– Posted 3/10/24