Library Assistant – Georgia Public Library (Georgia, VT)

Georgia Public Library is accepting applications for a Library Assistant. 

Do you love books? Are you warm, detail-oriented, and flexible? Do you have good customer service skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite? Georgia Public Library needs a personable bookworm to be responsible for shelving, and checking books in and out for patrons.

14-16 hours per week. Saturdays 9-1 required. Potential for additional hours. Starting pay $15.00/hour.
Send cover letter and resume to Librarydirector@townofgeorgia.com
Deadline 4/16/23

Library Assistant: Outreach and Materials Processing 

  • Overdues: Run overdue list weekly, outreach to patrons following established overdue procedures
  • Holds: Run holds in KOHA daily at the start of shift.  Ensure that patrons are receiving books they have requested.
  • Materials Processing: Ensure that periodicals, new acquisitions, and donations are shelf ready, except for cataloging. Assist with weeding as assigned, including running circulation history, pulling books, deleting them and maintaining records. Repair/ mend as necessary.
  • Displays: Strive to provide visually attractive displays for reading themes and programs to enhance the services the library offers. Displays should be refreshed on a regular basis. Update outdoor sign regularly.Post monthly calendar to website, ensure website is updated regularly.
  • Patron services: check books in and out, answer reference and computer questions, provide assistance accessing ListenUp! VT and VT Online Learning, hoopla and  provide reader advisory when sought
  • Answer the phone and respond to phone messages promptly
  • Schedule Community Room
  • Shelve materials accurately
  • Shelf read
  • Maintain cleanliness and order in the library
  • Maintain patron records, including issuing library cards and necessary updates
  • Follow opening and closing procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

– Posted 4/12/23

Library Computer Assistant – Fletcher Free Library (Burlington, VT)

Library Computer Assistant – Full Time

235 College St. Burlington, VT
$25.76 Hour/Regular Full-time (40 hrs/wk)/One weekend day per week, one weekday evening per week
Union: American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Closing: 3/5/23

General Purpose
This position reports to the Technology Librarian/Technician Director and is responsible for supporting the public in using the Library’s computers, printers, copiers, scanners and fax machines. The Library Computer Assistant is responsible for assisting the public in using various software applications in the Library Tech Center, assisting card holders in signing on to the public computers through our time management system, and issuing guest passes to non-card holders. Provide instructional services in both individual and group settings. These services include one-on-one technology support to community members that include: signing up & using library online services; setting up and managing email accounts; assisting with basic technology needs for job seeking; assisting with basic technology needs for housing and misc. social services; etc.

This position is also responsible for maintaining, setting up, and resolving issues with the Library’s computers and troubleshooting hardware and software problems. This role performs basic maintenance on technology equipment, clean technology equipment, set-up for technology equipment, troubleshooting technology equipment, minor repair on technology equipment and perform other technological support duties as assigned. This position also assists with strategy for the library’s computers and networks, as well as recommends equipment and software. This position also assists with the development and teaching of technology classes both for the public and the library staff. This position assists with the hiring of classroom technology instructors and liaisons with them when needed.

Essential Job Functions

  • Explains, demonstrates and assists library users with use of Library equipment and software applications. May help patrons with operation of personal devices.
  • Teach digital literacy skills in individual and group settings. Instruction areas may include, but not be limited to, Microsoft Office, online platforms (i.e. Facebook, etc.), and mobile technology.
  • Perform security administration function for Public User Computers. Develops new computer classes that respond to emerging technologies and trends (i.e. new Apps, new devices, etc.)
  • Assists with data collection and presentations for library statistics.
  • Generates software reports from the library’s software vendors as needed.
  • Manages data collection for the Tech Center and for Computer Classes.
  • Suggests new technologies to improve library efficiencies.
  • Assists library users with wireless access on personal computers and electronic devices.
  • Maintains current knowledge of hardware and software, and provides assistance to users with the use of the latest technology.
  • Troubleshoots minor computer problems for library users and staff. Assists staff by identifying and reporting issues to them.
  • Performs computer set up and troubleshooting for programs, classes, webinars, or meeting room reservation.
  • Assists community groups and individuals with meeting room Audio-Visual equipment.
  • Prepares and performs preventive maintenance for public and staff computers and laptops.
  • Maintains operation and procedure records as required.
  • Performs Tech Center opening and closing procedures as required.
  • Uses personal computer, current software and other common office equipment.
  • Performs other related duties and special projects as assigned.
  • Uses problem solving skills to assist in determining priorities, finding timely solutions to departmental or system-wide issues and providing quality customer service.
  • Provides quality assistance to staff by seeking to understand their needs and providing relevant support. Remains calm even in stressful conditions.
  • Maintains a positive approach while doing daily tasks and when faced with adversity. Encourages and recognizes the contribution of others.
  • Looks for ways to provide quality support to promote Library services.
  • Tallies relevant statistics and creates statistical reports as needed.
  • Provides information to library users about the programs and services available at the library.
  • Provides basic reference service in-person, over the phone, and via email using print and electronic resources.
  • Refers patrons to a reference librarian for difficult to answer or research related questions.
  • Assists with training volunteers in the Computer Lab.
  • Provide a variety of patron services using a fully integrated automated library system, including but not limited to; entering patron data, such as name and address and issuing library cards; recording changes of address/name and using the notes field to record special circumstances, charging library materials in-and-out.
  • Searching the automated catalog to place holds; and process reserves and patron requests for information; renewing library books and materials for patrons in-house or over the telephone using ILS system. Use and help patrons with the OPAC as needed.
  • Answer phone calls, phone requests, take and distribute messages. Perform ready reference as needed.
  • Research and prepare order form for patron requests and provide correct information for Selectors or inter-library loan department.
  • Responsible for opening and closing procedure for library tech center.
  • Report violations of library rules or other conduct effecting library security to supervisor. Assists with trespass notices as needed.
  • Perform light custodial and grounds maintenance tasks as needed.

Qualifications/Basic Job Requirements

  • Ability to actively support City diversity, equity, and cultural competency efforts within stated job responsibilities and work effectively across diverse cultures and constituencies.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion as evidenced by ongoing trainings and professional development.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or 4 years of relevant experience required.
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service in person, on the telephone, and via e-mail and other forms of electronic communication.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and apply technical manuals and documents required.
  • Able to operate, adjust and troubleshoot computer workstations required.
  • Ability to explore and research solutions to computer problems as they arise.
  • Ability to interpret and communicate computer problems, including working with the City of Burlington IT Department.
  • Familiar with publicly hosted email systems such as Gmail and Yahoo mail required.
  • Familiar with Microsoft operating systems and Microsoft Office/SharePoint applications required.
  • Familiar with webhosting software Drupal and WordPress.
  • General understanding of Apple OS and Linux OS.
  • Experience in working with Microsoft, Android and Android and Apple IO cellular and tablet devices.
  • Strong commitment to positive and polite public service.
  • Computer Lab and/or Library experience preferred.
  • Software installation experience preferred.
  • Ability to work independently after training is complete.
  • Regular attendance is necessary and is essential to meeting the expectations of the job functions.
  • Ability to understand and comply with City standards, safety rules and personnel policies.
  • Strong problem solving skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Demonstrates strong verbal communication in responding to library user and staff questions.
  • Uses clear written communication to share important information with coworkers in a timely manner.
  • Establishes rapport with users and staff.
  • Responsive to change and demonstrates adaptability.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends or work at another facility, as needed.
  • Ability to assess volatile or potentially dangerous situations with patrons and follow library procedures.

Additional Information

Promoting a culture that reveres diversity and equity.
The City of Burlington is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and we are strongly committed to creating a dynamic and equitable work-force that mirrors the population and world that we serve. We do not discriminate on the basis of political or religious affiliation, race, color, national origin, place of birth, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, crime victim status, veteran status, disability, HIV positive status, or genetic information in employment or the provision of services.
In addition to being an equal opportunity employer we actively encourage applicants who can contribute to our growing diversity to apply.

Applications for our employment opportunities are only accepted online through our Government Jobs website. https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/burlingtonvt

For accessibility information or alternative formats, please contact Human Resources Department at 802-540-3057 or careers@burlingtonvt.gov.

– Posted 2/25/23

Children’s Library Assistant (FTE) – Exeter Public Library (Exeter, NH)

Exeter Public Library seeks an individual dedicated to enthusiastically serving people of all ages, but especially children, as a Library Assistant with our Children’s Services Department. The Library Assistant must be over the age of 18 and a minimum of one (1) year experience working with the public. The Library Assistant must understand and be able to use the Dewey Decimal Classification for shelving and circulation, be able to use a computer and pertinent programs, work at a desk thirty-two (32) to thirty-six (36) inches high, carry armloads of books, and reach all shelves with or without the aid of a stepstool. Some night and weekend availability required. Pay range begins at $18.36. Email Library Director Hope Godino at  deweyexeter1@comcast.net with resume and cover letter or for further information.

– Posted 1/31/23

Circulation Assistant Position – Waterbury Public Library (Waterbury, VT)

The Waterbury Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, well-organized individual to provide stellar customer service to a diverse clientele 20 hours per week, including at least one evening and Saturdays. The ideal candidate will have strong clerical skills, comfort with working with the public, and a love of books. Must have at least intermediate technology skills. Minimum of Bachelor’s degree preferred. See the full position description on our website: waterburypubliclibrary.com. Pay starts at $15.00 an hour. Resume, references, cover letter to rachel@waterburypubliclibrary.com.

– Posted 9/26/22

Circulation Assistant – Aldrich Library (Barre, VT)

Aldrich Public Library is hiring!

Located in Central Vermont, Aldrich Library serves the communities of Barre City and Barre Town at two locations. Our historic Barre City building houses a collection of over 60,000 titles and accommodates over 70,000 visitors annually.

We are currently seeking a friendly and service-oriented Circulation Assistant. The Circulation Assistant works with a team of librarians and the circulation team to connect patrons to literature and information in various mediums. See the attached job description for more information.

This position will work 30 hours per week, including some evenings and rotating Saturdays.  Rate of pay will start at $15.90 per hour with additional benefits including paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, and health insurance.

Visit www.aldrichpubliclibrary.org/get-involved for more information, or email resume and cover letter to AldrichDirector@gmail.com.

– Posted 9/8/22

Library Assistant – Exeter Public Library (Exeter, NH)

Exeter, NH (PT with possibility of FT) Exeter Public Library seeks an individual dedicated to enthusiastically serving people of all ages as a part time Library Assistant. The Library Assistant must be over the age of 18, have a BA or a BS from an accredited college or university, or comparable work experience including a minimum of one (1) year experience working with the public. The Library Assistant must understand and be able to use the Dewey Decimal Classification for shelving and circulation, be able to use a computer and pertinent programs, work at a desk thirty-two (32) to thirty-six (36) inches high, carry armloads of books, and reach all shelves with or without the aide of a stepstool. Night and weekend availability required. Email Library Director Hope Godino at  deweyexeter1@comcast.net with resume and cover letter or for further information.

– Posted 9/1/22

Library Assistant – Cavendish Fletcher Community Library (Cavendish, VT)

The Cavendish Fletcher Community Library is seeking a part-time Library Assistant who has a love of reading for 18 hours per week.

…Standard Schedule: 12 to 6 PM on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday.

…Extra 2 hours for Everybody Eats Program on Wednesdays from 10 to 12 until expected end of program in March 2023.

…Extra hours to cover librarian’s vacation/sick days.

The Cavendish Library is a unique municipal library that operates as a library for the Town of Cavendish community and a part-time school library for the Cavendish Town Elementary School.

Cavendish is a small rural town with a population of 1,400 located on Route 131 twenty miles from Claremont, New Hampshire, and three miles from Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, Vermont.  The Cavendish Town Elementary is a K-6 school with 80 students and is attached to the library.

Responsibilities:

  • Present a welcoming attitude to all patrons in a non-judgmental and respectful manner.
  • Assist/advise people on how to locate library materials and how to use the library computers and online resources.
  • Set up new patrons, check items in and out via computer.
  • Use of discretion regarding patron privacy.
  • Process and maintain the library materials.
  • Organize and reshelve returned items.
  • Collaborate with librarian in using various social media platforms to promote library activities/programs to the public.
  • Support librarian and participate in various library events.
  • Examine material on shelves to verify accuracy of placement.
  • Identify material in need of repair/replacement.

Other Skills and Experience: 

Familiarity with computers (google suite and website maintenance), clerical skills, interpersonal and phone skills, ability to communicate clearly.

Required:

  • High school diploma.
  • Background check.

Preferred:

  • Library experience.
  • Experience working with children and working in a school environment.

Salary Range: 

Hourly Position – $17 per hour. Benefits:  Sick Leave

Send Resume to Peggy Svec at cavendishlibrary573@gmail.com

– Posted 8/16/22

Library Assistant – Georgia Public Library (Georgia, VT)

Georgia Public Library is accepting applications for a Library Assistant.  

Do you love books? Are you warm, detail-oriented, and flexible? Do you have good customer service skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite? Georgia Public Library needs a personable bookworm to be responsible for shelving, and checking books in and out for patrons.

24 hours per week. Some evenings required. Starting pay $14.00/hour.  

Send cover letter and resume to Librarydirector@townofgeorgia.com  Deadline: August 5, 2022.

Library Assistant: Programming and Interlibrary Loan*

  • Interlibrary Loans: Process CLOVER & KOHA loan requests in a timely fashion, maintaining all necessary data. This includes Large Print materials from Central Collection.
  • Data Collection: Create Spreadsheets and maintain accurate statistics for all aspects of library operations, including but not necessarily limited to- patron visits, computer use, programming (passive and active), interlibrary loan, etc.
  • Programming & Promotion: Gather ideas regarding programming. Schedule & enact a variety of passive and active programming for both adults and youth, coordinate Summer Reading Program including finding & coordinating volunteer assistance, maintain white board, create monthly paper calendar, update outdoor sign regularly, & use social media channels to maintain excitement & awareness about the library.
  • Storytime Liaison:
  • Offer weekly developmentally appropriate storytime.
  • Storytime will include: books, crafts, songs, finger rhymes and opportunities to practice school readiness skills: sharing, taking turns, speaking to other children and adults, attending to books in a group setting.
  • Act as a resource to community services

* Position responsibilities will also include:

  • Patron services: check books in and out, answer reference and computer questions, provide assistance accessing ListenUp! VT and VT Online Learning, hoopla and  provide reader advisory when sought
  • Answer the phone and respond to phone messages promptly
  • Schedule Community Room
  • Shelve materials accurately
  • Shelf read
  • Maintain cleanliness and order in the library
  • Maintain patron records, including issuing library cards and necessary updates
  • Follow opening and closing procedures
  • Other duties as assigned

Part-Time Evening/Weekend Circulation Assistant – MCLA, (North Adams, MA)

Freel Library at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA seeks an engaged and service-oriented part-time Circulation Assistant. This part-time position provides general library assistance to students, faculty, and staff during weekend and/or evening hours, including circulation, reserves, basic information services, and building operations, and actively participates in creating a welcoming atmosphere for MCLA’s diverse community of learners. Start date in September. Part-time, academic calendar position (12-20 hours per week, 30 weeks/year, September-May). Schedule includes at least one weekend day (noon-6 p.m.)  as well as additional weekend and/or weeknight hours. Flexibility to cover evening/weekend staff absences is desirable. For a full position description and to apply, please visit http://mcla.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=149889

– Posted 7/8/22

Circulation Assistant – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

The Howe Library is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Circulation Assistant.

SALARY: $19.26 Hourly OPENING DATE: 07/01/22 CLOSING DATE: 07/22/22 05:00 PM

The Howe Library is recruiting for a part-time Circulation Assistant. Position is 15 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 (Download PDF reader).

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 “Employment” at www.hanovernh.org. All job offers contingent on background check with results satisfactory to the Town.

– Posted 7/5/22