Director – Pawlet Public Library (Pawlet, VT)

The Pawlet Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking to fill our part-time librarian position.  The Pawlet Public Library is known as the heart of the Pawlet community.  Since its inception, the library has been a cultural and informational hub for Pawlet residents and members of the surrounding communities.
The Pawlet Public Library’s mission is to provide a leadership role in unifying the community through shared resources and meaningful experiences for all generations.  The successful candidate will be kind, enthusiastically welcoming and fastidious in ensuring our collection and all activities align with our mission.
The primary responsibilities of the director are to:
  • Develop creative programming that engages adults and children,
  • Build the library’s collections,
  • Create a library volunteer program with training,
  • Seek grants for programming and capital projects,
  • Collaborate with library staff and board of trustees in a meaningful way,
  • Assist the board in fundraising and policy creation, and
  • Manage the budget and oversee the day-to-day operations of library.
Our ideal candidate will be organized, creative, inclusive, and patient.  The person will be an excellent communicator, proficient writer, and be self-driven to create and implement programs and events.  Successful grant writing and fundraising experience are necessary. Candidates without a Library Science degree must be willing to complete the no-fee Certificate of Public Librarianship program directed by the Vermont Department of Libraries.
This part time position is 24 hours per week on-site, somewhat flexible, with two weeks paid vacation, some holidays, and the option of participating in a retirement plan after one year. The rate of pay for Fiscal Year 2024-2025 is $24.25 per hour.
Please send a letter of interest, resume, & contact information for 3 references to: Pawlet Public Library- Director Search, P.O. Box 98, Pawlet, VT, 05761, or by email to Applications received before 6/14/24 will be considered. Direct inquiries for position responsibilities & requirements to Harley Cudney, Chair, Board of Trustees at 802-356-9309 or by email to
– Posted 6/7/24

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

Youth Services Librarian – Norman Williams Public Library (Woodstock, VT)

The Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock, VT is seeking someone to join the Youth Services team. As a librarian in our Children’s Room, the ideal candidate will exhibit a collaborative and energetic spirit while maintaining a safe and inviting environment for youth from toddlers through late teens. Excellent customer service skills and an eagerness to connect with community members through engaging programming, story times and other library services are crucial to this position. If you have genuine care for youth and have a passion for encouraging and inspiring readers, then we want to hear from you.

This is a 20-hour-per-week position. Availability to work Saturdays preferred. 

For more details, please visit:

To Apply:
Please send an email including cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Adrian Tans, Youth Services Director –

– Posted 5/15/24

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

Adult Programs and Outreach Coordinator – Kellogg-Hubbard Library (Montpelier, VT)

The Kellogg-Hubbard Library in Montpelier, VT seeks an Adult Programs and Outreach Coordinator to help advance our mission of empowering community members to become lifelong learners. While our history dates back to 1895, we strive to be a resilient, inclusive, and innovative library that continually learns and adapts to meet the changing needs of our community. We serve more than 17,000 people across six towns and have tremendous support thanks to the service provided by our exceptional staff. We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and family-friendly environment in which all staff and patrons can thrive and share their gifts. This is an exciting time of growth and opportunity at the Library, and we’d love to have you join us.

The Adult Programs and Outreach Coordinator will plan and execute all library programs for adults and general audiences, including our signature PoemCity program. You will apply your strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion toward helping us achieve our goal of serving as a community hub that engages people of all ages and backgrounds. You will take a holistic approach to programming and outreach, evaluating our existing practices, pursuing innovative strategies, and partnering with other area organizations to meet community needs most effectively and efficiently. This position will also work regular hours at the adult circulation desk.

A bachelor’s degree and relevant work experience required, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. We believe that a safe, welcoming, and accessible space is essential for everyone, and seek a candidate who shares this value and has demonstrated experience working with a wide range of people.

This position has a variable schedule which requires some evening and Saturday hours. For the purposes of benefit prorations, this position averages 29 hours per week. The starting pay is $23.20 per hour along with an excellent benefits package. This position is part of the library’s collective bargaining unit. Please click here for the complete job description and benefit summary. The anticipated first day is July 1, 2024.

Application Procedure and Hiring Process:

 Please email your cover letter, resume, and three references to The position is open until filled.

Applications will be accepted through May 24, 2024.
First round interviews will take place June 3-5, 2024.
Second round interviews for candidates who advance will take place June 10-12, 2024.
Reference checks and an offer to a successful candidate will occur June 14, 2024.
Preferred start date will be July 1, 2024.

Interviews will be conducted in person at the library as possible, and by Zoom as warranted. Please do not let a conflict with this schedule prevent you from applying, but please do let us know if your email where you’d have a conflict, and possible alternatives. Thank you!

All applicants will receive a confirmation email.

– Posted 5/7/24

Part-time Circulation Desk Assistant- Rutland Free Library (Rutland, VT)

Rutland Free Library is looking for a Circulation Assistant. The position will be part time (15 hours per week to start). Expect flexible hours including some evening and weekend work. Most weeks this will entail shifts on two or three days.

Our Circulation staff are the first faces to greet visitors on arrival at the library, so cheerful, enthusiastic customer service is a must. Much of the job involves regular contact with library users, and patron privacy and safety are a top priority.

Off desk duties will make up the remainder of the role. This is a computer-intensive job, so keyboard skills and attention to detail are also crucial. Applicants should be comfortable with excel and ever changing tech.

Applicants must be able to stand for long periods of time, and the position involves pushing, pulling, and lifting loads. Ability to lift 50 pounds is preferred.

Starting wage is $19.15 / hour with annual cost of living adjustments; benefits include prorated retirement and paid time off.

RFL employees are represented by AFSCME Local 93.

– Posted 5/2/24