Library Assistant – Rockingham Free Public Library (Bellows Falls, VT)

Job Title: Library Assistant
Grade: 6
Department: Adult Services
Supervisor: Library Director
Job Class: Permanent, part-time, hourly, with pro-rated benefits

Job Summary:

The Library Assistant directly supports library patrons in many ways, including serving as primary point of contact while working at the main circulation desk (approximately 12 hours per week), helping patrons with technology needs, assisting in collection management, providing support for adult and youth programming (as needed), and processing invoices (no previous financial experience required; approximately 2 hours every other week). Position includes two eight-hour weekday shifts and one four-hour Saturday shift, at an hourly rate of $20. Expected schedule is Thursday (8 hours), Friday (8 hours) and Saturday (4 hours).

Primary Functions:

  • Performs circulation desk activities, including but not limited to circulation management, registering new patrons, searching the catalog, and otherwise assisting patrons with general library requests.
  • Orients patrons to the library and informs users of library resources and activities.
  • Answers standard library queries for patrons in the library, as well as requests sent via telephone, email, and social media.
  • Posts to library’s social media accounts (with others).
  • Updates library website content (with others).
  • Processes invoices.
  • Manages supply inventory.
  • Performs other tasks as needed.

Job Standards and Accountability:

  • The library is represented in a positive and professional manner to patrons and others in the community.
  • Library Assistant develops and maintains productive relationships with colleagues.

Working Conditions:

The majority of work is performed in the library, with occasional travel to meetings or workshops. Ability to lift 25 pounds expected, though reasonable accommodations can be arranged if necessary. The library is committed to maintaining a fixed weekly schedule to support employee work-life balance. This position is eligible to join the library employees’ union (optional).

Qualifications:

  • B.A. degree or Vermont Library Certification (or commitment to obtain certification) required.
  • Library experience or knowledge of principles and practices of public libraries preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Can-do attitude, patience, and good humor are essential.
  • Proficiency with computer software including Microsoft Office suite, Google applications, and other popular software systems.
  • Ability to provide information technology support with internet use, Microsoft products, as well as troubleshooting telephone and computer problems for patrons.

How to Apply:

Email a cover letter and resume to director@rockinghamlibrary.org

Priority will be given to applications received before Friday, February 16, 2024.

– Posted 2/8/24

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

Library Assistant – Carpenter-Carse Library (Hinesburg, VT)

General Summary:

The Library Assistant will be proficient at the main desk duties, providing friendly, timely, courteous service to all patrons.  Helps support all operations of the Library, performing a variety of clerical tasks. Assists and collaborates with the Director and Youth Librarian on programs for all ages.

This is an in-person, 20 to 25 hours a week position. Looking for Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and occasional Saturdays.

Responsibilities:

Desk Duties:

  • Assisting patrons and making them feel welcome
  • Checking in and out library materials
  • Shelving library materials
  • Following correct procedures and library policies
  • Helping to create library fliers and other signage
  • Maintains knowledge of all library policies and circulation procedures
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Library Director and Youth Librarian

Preferred Qualifications:

  • College degree and experience in library programming preferred.
  • Experience in a library environment or event planning.
  • Be a people person and a team player who loves working with the community.
  • Proficiency in office computer applications, the use of internet search engines, and social media as well as an ability to learn the library’s circulation software.
  • Ability to pass a background check.

Application Process:

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, three references to Rob Broder at rob@carpentercarse.org. This position will remain open until filled. We look forward to welcoming a new team member who will help us create a vibrant and engaging experience for our patrons and community.

This is an hourly position at $21.00 an hour. (20-25 hours a week)

– Posted 1/28/24

Temporary Library Assistant – Latham Memorial Library (Thetford, VT)

Latham Memorial Library in Thetford is seeking a Temporary Library Assistant. This position will report to the Director of the Thetford Libraries, and will have an expected end date of Oct 31, 2024, with a possible extension of an additional 3 months.

General Description:
The Library Assistant provides direct service to the community at the circulation desk of the Latham Memorial Library. This is primarily a customer-facing role providing circulation, reference and reader’s advisory for the public, with additional off-desk work possible according to the library’s needs. The Library Assistant will work 15-20 hours per week including one Saturday shift every three weeks, and will be compensated at the rate of $18-20 per hour. Benefits include paid time off.

Essential functions:

  1. Library Services, Programs and Collections

    1. Provides circulation, reference and reader’s advisory service at the circulation desk.

    2. Assists the public in accessing library spaces and technology.

    3. Maintains an awareness of upcoming library programs and services and promotes them during interactions with the public.

    4. Maintains a welcoming and tidy environment at the desk and throughout the public spaces, including frequent clearing of the circulation desk, shelving materials, straightening and reading shelves, and occasional neatening of library spaces after patrons have visited.

    5. Enforces library policies and confers with Director/Acting Director as needed on matters of patron conduct.

    6. Manages special projects as assigned.

  1. Performs other duties as required

Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. The employee will be required to operate typical business office equipment, including computer hardware and telephones.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Strong demonstrated interpersonal, customer service, research and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with current and classic publications and comfort providing title recommendations to the public.
  • Understanding and commitment to the importance of maintaining patron confidentiality.
  • Strong knowledge of library principles, objectives and practices.
  • Ability to work professionally in a small, rural community environment.

Qualifications:

Required: High School Diploma, or equivalent in education and experience.

Preferred: Previous experience working in a public library.

Please send a resume and letter of interest to:  librarian@thetfordlibrary.org or to Latham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 240, Thetford, VT, 05074. Applications will be reviewed starting on February 1, 2024. The position will be open until filled.

– Posted 1/15/24

Library Aide – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

Would you enjoy working part-time in a friendly work environment with great colleagues?

Do you have excellent communication and public service skills?

Do you love a challenge and want to make a difference?

If you answered yes to these questions, apply for our Library Aide opening at the Keene Public Library!

This position provides critical services primarily at the circulation desk, while offering competitive pay and a variety of activities. Duties include assisting customers with checking materials in and out on the library’s computerized circulation system, answering the telephone, and responding to inquiries about library services. The person selected for this position will also empty the inside and outside book drop carts, fill library lockers, move items on book carts, and shelve materials. The ability to perform all tasks on the library’s automated system is required.

Minimum requirements include an Associate’s Degree or two-year technical certificate, and at least one year of customer service experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. College-level coursework and previous library experience is desired.

The Library Aide position offers a pay range of $19.42-$24.20 per hour. This 15-20 hour per week position requires the person accepting the position to work evening hours and weekends. The City of Keene also offers part-time regular employees the following benefits: earned time, a retirement plan and employee discounts!

If you are excited about working with a dedicated team of employees in a library where the focus is on learning, creativity, collaboration, and community interaction, apply online today at https://keenenh.gov/jobs! Please upload your resume and cover letter before submitting your
completed application.

Applications will be accepted until Sunday, February 4, 2024, at midnight.

Job Description: Library Aide

The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer

– Posted 1/10/24

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

Assistant Librarian – Dover Free Library (East Dover, VT)

Responsible for day-to-day operation of the library, including public services and technical/clerical services, under supervision of the library director.

Basic Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently, including running the library in library director’s absence
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to work cordially and cooperatively
  • Creativity and problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in using computers and office machines
  • Flexibility and willingness to adapt to an environment which is changing very rapidly, particularly in the area of information technology
  • Work one evening a week and one Saturday a month

Responsibilities:

  • Assist library patrons in a welcoming manner
  • Help with basic reference service
  • Manage circulation desk, including circulating materials, handling overdues, and shelving materials.
  • Offer interlibrary loan and reserve services, and help patrons fill out necessary forms
  • Instruct patrons in use of computer-based resources
  • Social media marketing, using programs such as MailChimp, Canva, etc.
  • Supervise and train volunteers in such areas as shelving, shelf reading, filing and processing books.
  • Technical services, including periodicals, cataloging assistance; collection of statistics; processing of new materials; ordering of supplies
  • Miscellaneous duties, depending on interest, may include: creation of book displays, help with programming for children and/or adults
  • Attend professional development programs virtually or in person
  • Occasional light housekeeping such as water plants and running vacuum.
  • Other duties as needed

Requirements:

  • Familiarity with library services
  • Superior technical knowledge
  • Must be able to lift 20 pounds

Position Details:

  • Position is full time, 35 – 40 hours per week.
  • Compensation is $18/hour, plus health insurance and other benefits
  • Afternoons and some weekends are required.
  • Apply by sending a letter of interest and resume to Allison Maynard at doverfreelibrarydirector@gmail.com

– Posted 11/12/23

Library Assistant – Dublin Public Library (Dublin, NH)

Introducing Dublin, NH
Warm and welcoming, the town of Dublin with a population of 1,556 is situated in the beautiful Monadnock region. The Public Library, first opened in 1902, is a historic gem and is seen by the community as the town’s treasure.

The library is far from sleepy. We have a lively and evolving collection and modern technological resources to reflect the changing nature of Libraries. We offer and invite programs that create an exciting gathering space for everyone.

Based on the NH 2022 Library Survey, we had 1,167 in-person visits and 3,134 online visits. These numbers are respectively 130% and 177% relative to our peer cohort of 10 towns with an average population of 1,704.

Please visit our site by clicking here. We are looking to fill this role ASAP.

General Capabilities:
Candidates will have a demonstrated passion for matching patrons with physical and digital experiences. They should have a working at the circulation desk, a knowledge of library policies and procedures, be conversant with our digital resources, and be familiar with our integrated library system. While not all are required they will be a quick and eager learner. We have a training program ready to go working with our Circulation Librarian.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Opening and closing the library as directed
  • Checking in and checking out books using Biblionix
  • Accessioning new books, magazines, and other content
  • Cataloging and weeding books, general upkeep of the collection
  • Staffing the circulation desk
  • Assisting patrons with the computer and internet
  • Helping to implement programs
  • Attending professional development programs virtually or in person
  • Demonstrating interest in participating in paralibrarian certification
  • Working hours as scheduled by the Director
  • Teaming with our volunteers to ensure the best patron experiences.

Hours: Approximately 18 hours/week
Pay: commensurate with experience
How to Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to DublinPL.Trustees@gmail.com

– Posted 10/27/23

Library Assistant – Fletcher Free Library (Burlington, VT)

Fletcher Free Library, Burlington, Vermont
Job Opportunity

Library Assistant 1 – Circulation Desk – Part Time
Salary:  $25.45 Hourly   Pay Grade: 14
Opening Date:  07/19/2023  Closing Date:  8/6/2023 11:59 PM
Non-Exempt
Union Affiliation: American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Pay Grade: 14

This position is responsible for performing patron service, technology assistance and general clerical work at the circulation desk. This position will work at both our downtown branch and our New North End branch.  Includes on weekend day and one evening per week.

The full job posting can be found here:  Library Assistant 1 – Circulation Desk – Part Time

This posting, as well as other current positions, can be found on the City’s Employment Opportunities page.

Our website allows applicants to create an account, apply for a job online and receive email notifications based on interest preferences.

Please contact our Human Resources Department with any questions over the phone at 802-540-3057 or via email at careers@burlingtonvt.gov.

– Posted 7/25/23

Programming Assistant – South Burlington Public Library (South Burlington, VT)

The South Burlington Public Library seeks an experienced early education programmer to prepare programs for babies, toddlers and families. This person will work with the Children’s Librarian to create quality, age appropriate storytimes and themed book displays. Experience working with young children, a love of children’s books and an understanding of early literacy skill building is required. The Programming Assistant position is part time and will work three out of four Saturdays. A high school degree with 4 years customer service experience required; a Bachelor degree with one year of customer service experience, is preferred. See the attached job description for more information.  

 This position 19 hours per week.  Salary is $20.80 per hour. To apply, please send a confidential cover letter, resume, and three references to: Daisy Brayton, Human Resources Manager, 180 Market Street, South Burlington, VT 05403 OR  dbrayton@southburlingtonvt.gov with “Children’s Programming Assistant  in the subject line. The City of South Burlington values diversity – in backgrounds and experiences. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and our employees are people with different strengths, experiences and backgrounds, who share a passion for our municipality, its residents, businesses, and visitors. Diversity not only includes race and gender identity, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, religion and many other parts of one’s identity. All of our employee’s points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone’s responsibility. 

– Posted 7/1/23