Part-Time Library Assistant – Jericho Town Library (Jericho, VT)

Jericho Town Library (JTL) is excited to announce an opportunity to join our small team as a Library Assistant, with a special focus on coordinating programs and services in our emerging Makerspace. This is a new role at the library, and the successful candidate will help shape the Makerspace as it grows. Up to 9 hours per week, $15/hour.

As part of our mission to enrich the community and inspire lifelong learning, Jericho Town Library established the Makerspace in 2022 on the second floor of our building. A haven for creativity and innovation, the Makerspace includes art supplies, crafting materials, LEGOs, LEGO robotics, Cubelets, and a 3D printer. For most of its existence, the Makerspace has been unstaffed, and kids aged 7 to 18 have been encouraged to explore its tools and materials independently. We are looking for someone who can help us to organize the space, manage the 3d printer, and develop more structured programs for kids and adults. Prior experience with Makerspaces is NOT required, and training will be provided.

The successful candidate will also assist with traditional library operations, such as circulation, shelving, and readers’ advisory.

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintain a welcoming and inclusive environment for visitors
  • Assist patrons in locating and utilizing library resources
  • Collaborate with other staff and community partners to develop and facilitate programming in the Makerspace
  • Manage 3D printing services
  • Create and maintain systems for keeping Makerspace materials, tools, and projects organized
  • Staff the circulation desk
  • Open and/or close the library on occasion
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Experience working with kids and/or teens
  • Enthusiasm for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) activities
  • Willingness to learn to use new technologies

This is a part-time, non-benefited position with up to 10 hours per week, which will include some evening and/or weekend hours. The schedule will be developed in coordination with the successful candidate. To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to Catherine, our library director:  catherine@jerichotownlibraryvt.org. Priority will be given to applications received before Tuesday, February 27th, 2024.

Accessibility note: JTL has served our community for more than a century, and our building is almost 200 years old. Please be advised that our historic building is not yet ADA compliant. We are working hard on an accessibility project to make sure that all members of the community can access our space, but the building is currently only accessible via staircase.

– Posted 2/14/24

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

Director – Salisbury Free Public Library (Salisbury, VT)

The Salisbury Free Public Library is seeking an energetic, efficient, organized and self-motivated person to be Director of our small but mighty library, located in a unique 1869 building in the rural village of Salisbury.  Our mission is: to promote community through information, education, dialog and celebration.  The Director is a town employee but is appointed by and responsible to the Board of Trustees. Salisbury residency is not required.

This position is currently 16 hours per week but could increase to 20.  The Director manages all aspects of running a library and supervises other staff and volunteers.  Salary is based on qualifications and experience, with a competitive benefits package.

Qualifications are bachelor’s degree preferred, library-related training or experience, excellent computer competency, and willingness to earn Vermont Public Library Certification within 3 years.

Salisbury Free Public Library is a fast-growing and valuable community asset.  We are “on a roll” with increasing patron, circulation and collection numbers, and we serve as a social and community service center for our town.  If you are interested in becoming the Library Director who will continue our momentum, send a letter of application and resume to Kate Williams, Chair of Trustees, 192 Mountainview Road, Leicester, VT 05733 or email kate_ret@yahoo.com.  Application deadline is February 29.

– 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

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: http://www.uvmjobs.com  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

Children’s Services Assistant – South Burlington Public Library (South Burlington, VT)

Join the Children’s team in one of Vermont’s larger communities. The 19-hour Children’s Services Assistant plays a vital role in the department by offering storytimes for babies and toddlers. They also serve all ages in circulation and reader’s assistance from the Children’s desk. We are looking for a very organized, self-motivated individual who provides a positive, age-appropriate and fun library experience. The person in this position works three out of four Saturdays, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings and occasional Fridays. Hourly rate is $20.80/hour. Please apply online at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/southburlington, attaching a confidential cover letter, resume, and three references. 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. 

– Posted 1/10/24

Cataloger – Henry Sheldon Museum (Middlebury, VT)

The Henry Sheldon Museum is seeking a cataloger to process and catalog manuscripts and other archival materials in the Stewart-Swift Research Center collections in accordance with best practices and national standards.

The Sheldon Museum has welcomed visitors and researchers since 1884. In addition to the permanent collection, the Museum includes the Stewart-Swift Research Center with exceptional archival collections comprising rare books, pamphlets, manuscripts, photographs, maps, music scores, ephemera and other materials dating from the 18th century to the present covering a wide range of subjects from agriculture, art and architecture, marble and lumber industries, to religion, education, politics, women studies, and other topics of local and national significance. https://www.henrysheldonmuseum.org/

Employment type: This is a part-time, hourly temporary position.

Hourly Rate Range: The hiring range for the position is $19.00 – $21.50 per hour, 8-16 hours per week. The position is on site, flexible hours, begins on February 15, 2024.

Summary of Responsibilities

  • Creating original item-level MARC records; arranging and describing collections using concise, formatted, and detailed description in accordance with established national standards.
  • Developing new and updating legacy electronic finding aids to collections.
  • Performing updates to existing records as necessary.
  • Working under supervision of the Stewart-Swift Research Center Archivist to make collections available online and support the research needs of the community.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science, current enrollment in a Library or Information Science Master’s program, undergraduate or graduate degree in history, or a related field or Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of one year experience in the arrangement and description of archival and manuscript collections
  • Knowledge of current library and archival descriptive metadata standards including DACS, EAD, MARC, DCRM(MSS), RDA/AACR2, LC authorities, Dublin Core, MODS, and METS
  • Detail oriented and strong interpersonal skills with an ability to communicate effectively.
  • Experience working with library management systems.
  • Knowledge of library resource description and practices, including the relationships between bibliographic, holdings, and item records, is necessary.

The Henry Sheldon Museum is an equal opportunity employer.

– Posted 1/2/24