Temporary Part-time Library Assistant – Putney Public Library (Putney, VT)

The Putney Public Library is seeking a temporary part time library assistant to work during our expanding open hours.

Tasks include:

  • Providing in-person library services to the public.
  • Performing circulation, holds, shelving and interlibrary loan tasks.
  • Assisting with occupancy management, cleaning of high touch surfaces, and other tasks that help to provide a safe environment for staff and patrons.

Requirements include:

  • Completion of VOSHA training (which will be provided)
  • Maintaining COVID safety protocols including wearing a mask while in the presence of other staff and patrons.
  • Prior library experience and/or experience working directly with the public, including children.
  • Basic knowledge of library procedures, methods, and techniques
  • Exceptional communication skills when interacting with patrons in-person or over the phone

Preference will be given to candidates that have experience with the KOHA integrated library system, especially the Catamount Library Consortium’s version.

This position’s schedule is:

  • Saturdays from 9:45am-3pm
  • Mondays from 9:45am-2pm
  • Substitute hours as needed.

This position may expand to include Tuesdays and Thursdays and up to 18 hours per week.
Please apply even if you aren’t able to commit to all of these hours—we may choose to split this position into two depending on the applicant pool.

Compensation is $15/hour.

The Putney Library shall assure equal opportunity to all qualified applicants.  The Town will not discriminate with respect to initial appointment, advancement, and general working conditions against any person regardless of their age, race, biological sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religious or political affiliation, or disabilities.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two professional references to the library’s director, Emily Zervas by October 19th: emily@putneylibrary.org

– Posted October 10, 2020

Part-time Library Assistant – Highgate Library and Community Center (Highgate, VT).

The Highgate Library and Community Center is looking to hire a part-time (10-15 hours a week) Library Assistant. The Library Assistant will perform a broad range of tasks including, but not limited to, the following: assisting with program planning and facilitation, library circulation and clerical procedures, and daily tasks assigned by the Highgate Library and Community Center (HLCC) Director.

This position requires a friendly, positive, and energetic personality coupled with creative and innovative thinking. The position requires a general understanding of child and youth development, the ability to interact successfully with all age groups, and a desire to further local community connections. A weekly set schedule is required for this position.

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Facilitating programs/events for the community (all age groups)
  • Program and event prep work and planning
  • Circulation desk routines such as checking items in and out and searching the library catalog
  • Assisting patrons in finding materials to match their reading interests
  • Assisting patrons in the use of library resources including the internet, library materials, and programs
  • Assisting with the positive promotion of library programs and services
  • Shelving materials and keeping shelves neat and accessible
  • General clerical work such as answering the telephone and routing calls/messages as necessary
  • Performing opening and closing procedures as necessary
  • Performing daily tasks to keep the overall library neat, clean, and organized
  • Filling in as needed for Highgate Library and Community Center staff to cover vacations/sick time
  • Learning the general rules and policies of the Highgate Library and Community Center
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A high school education is required with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Prior library experience and/or experience working directly with the public, including children
  • Requires basic knowledge of library procedures, methods, and techniques
  • Computer experience including the use of the Microsoft Office Suite and the Internet
  • Must have exceptional communication skills when interacting with patrons in-person or over the phone
  • Must be able to work days with some evening and Saturday availability

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter by October 5th to: Highgate Library and Community Center PO Box 76, Highgate VT 05459 or email these items to librarian@highgatevt.org

– Posted September 22, 2020

Circulation Assistant – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

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

SALARY: $18.70 Hourly OPENING DATE: 09/18/2020 CLOSING DATE: 10/9/2020 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.

Please note: At this time, library hours and job duties differ as we are providing virtual services and contactless circulation via Take Out while maintaining safety protocols. The library is committed to following CDC and State guidelines for safety, including social distancing whenever possible, a mandatory mask policy, and frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

– Posted September 20, 2020

Library Assistant III – Hartland Public Library (Hartland, VT)

Part-time 14 hours a week, including Saturdays and one evening. (Hours may be adjusted during the Covid-19 pandemic.)

PRIMARY DUTIES

This part-time position in the Circulation department at Hartland Public Library includes one evening and every Saturday hours (hours may be adjusted during the Covid-19 pandemic).  This position performs all duties related to the circulation of library materials including providing curbside delivery and assisting customers at our self-check kiosk.  Other customer services provided by this position include answering telephone calls and emails related to account support, assisting customers to place holds and providing general information about library services.  Individuals in this position may also help with interlibrary loan, accounts payable, daily statistics, and shelve materials as needed.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and one year of paid library work OR five years of equivalent experience required. Experience with library computer use, including the Internet and MS Office. Experience with G-suite a plus. Must be able to learn new skills quickly and have excellent customer service skills. The successful candidate will be able to work cooperatively as a team member as well as independently. Must be able to push or pull carts; do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting, stretching, and lift boxes up to 40 pounds.  Curbside delivery requires the ability to work outdoors for brief periods of time year-round.  All library staff are required to wear masks when serving customers and when they are unable to safely distance from coworkers.

For complete job description, and information about our response to COVID-19, please visit the library website at https://www.hartlandlibraryvt.org.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Submit cover letter, application/resumé, and three professional references to:

Nancy Tusinski, Library director
director@hartlandlibraryvt.org

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED VIA EMAIL ONLY UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

– Posted September 17, 2020

Assistant Librarian – Greensboro Free Library (Greensboro, VT)

The Greensboro Free Library (GFL) seeks a part-time Assistant Librarian for our public library.  The Assistant Librarian will work in collaboration with the 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, 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.  The position is part-time, approximately 16 hours per week over three weekdays, with more hours/days during July and August.

Please drop off a letter of interest, resume, and references at the library or e-mail files to greensborolibrary@gmail.com for Library Director Paula Davidson, by Thursday, March 5.

– Posted February 19, 2020

Library Assistant/Paraeducator – Burlington High School (Burlington, VT)

The Burlington High School Library seeks a creative, self motivated individual to assist students and staff in an active 21st century library.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Circulation tasks, cataloging, shelving, inter library loans

  • Collection maintenance

  • Creating displays, and interactive programming

  • Helping students with research, finding books.

  • Assisting students and staff with technology needs.

  • Some ordering.

  • Being the substitute when the librarian is absent.

  • Student supervision and behavior management.

  • Physical responsibilities include lifting, carrying, and the ability to assess a situation and respond quickly.

QUALIFICATIONS include but not limited to:

  • High school diploma plus at least 2 years of additional education

  • Minimum of two years experience in education or related field

  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with students, parents and school staff.

  • Previous library experience preferred.

SALARY:

As per the Master Agreement between the Burlington Board of School Commissioners and the Paraeducators of the Burlington School District.

 

Health and life insurance benefits are available for this position after a period of 45 working days.  Dental benefits available after 1 full working year.

Please send cover letter and resume to:

Noel Green, Principal

802-864-8444 x5

ngreen@bsdvt.org

– Posted February 15, 2020

Part-time Reference Assistant – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

The Howe Library in Hanover, New Hampshire is recruiting for a part-time Reference Assistant to assist and provide information services to library patrons at the reference desk. This is a 10 hour per week non-benefited position. Some weekend and evening work required. For details, please see the attached job flyer or visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hanovernh. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted via the Town’s online recruiting system (Neogov) by no later than Friday, January 24th. For instructions on how to apply, please click here https://www.hanovernh.org/human-resources/pages/how-apply. All job offers contingent on outcome of background check. The Town of Hanover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
– Posted January 11, 2020

Assistant State Librarian for Library Advancement – Vermont Department of Libraries (Barre, VT)

Application Deadline Date:  08/06/2019
Req ID:  2121
Department:  Libraries
Location:  Barre, VT, US
Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $33.68
Overview
The Department promotes excellence and innovation in local libraries through training and technical assistance and fosters statewide cooperation and resource sharing among all types of libraries. The Assistant State Librarian for Library Advancement will play an important leadership role in strategic planning for the Department, and must have a broad understanding of the library field, vision and passion, and must champion change and innovation.
Read the full job description and apply online at: https://careers.vermont.gov/job/Barre-Assistant-State-Librarian-VT-05641/574746100/
– Posted July 24, 2019