Library Substitute – Brownell Library (Essex Junction, VT)

Part Time
Entry Level
Essential Functions
  • Work directly with patrons, checking library materials in and out on the computer, renewing items, and placing and filling hold requests.
  • Prepare items for shelving and keep materials in order.
  • Register new patrons for library cards and add HomeCard patrons to the patron database.
  • Follow procedures for opening or closing the library during morning or evening shifts.
  • Help patrons find materials in the library and answer directional and basic reference questions.
  • Assist patrons with the use of computer software and the Internet.
  • Refer to programming calendars and staff updates to stay up to date on what’s happening in the library and consult procedures manuals to help meet patrons’ needs.
  • Stay current in technologies required to perform work duties.
  • Stay current on safety protocols in the library.


  • Ability to deal courteously and efficiently with a variety of individuals.
  • Ability to communicate with other library staff about job duties, collections, patron needs, and scheduling.
  • Ability to use basic office equipment such as phones, computers, and the Internet.
  • Must be able to organize alphabetically and by number.
  • Must be attentive to details.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and professional demeanor.
  • Ability to use discretion in managing confidential information.
  • Work professionally with people from a wide variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and others.

Rate of Pay: $14.00 per hour.

– Posted 7/25/23

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
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

– 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 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

Youth Services Library Assistant – Temporary – Norwich Public Library (Norwich, VT)

The Norwich (VT) Public Library seeks an energetic and dedicated individual interested in joining our team on a temporary basis. We are a
busy library and are looking for a passionate Youth Services Assistant to become a part of our community from August 22, 2023, until December 29, 2023. This position will focus on providing services in the Youth Services Department but will also work within other library areas as needed.

Our ideal candidate will love interacting with youth from birth through high school age and their caregivers and will exhibit:
•       Creativity
•       Flexibility
•       Excellent customer service
•       A sense of humor
•       The qualities of a team player
•       Enthusiasm
•       Strong organization skills
•       Attention to detail

Job responsibilities include:
•       Collaboration with the Youth Services Librarian in developing programs for youth and families
•       Provides circulation and reference assistance
•       Maintain a welcoming and aesthetically pleasing environment

•       Experience working with children and families
•       Proficient with technology

What does a typical day look like for the Youth Services Assistant?

You’ll spend the majority of your time in the youth services department doing everything from pulling books for displays to helping kids and
caregivers find the materials and information they need to checking out materials. Your day may also include shelving returned items, helping prepare materials for upcoming programs including craft preparation, straightening shelves, or assisting with programs.

One of the most important aspects of the job will be brainstorming with the Youth Services Librarian about timely, on trend ideas for displays and programs that provide learning and leisure opportunities for the Norwich community of kids from newborns through high school and their caregiver. Enjoying conversation and collaboration are a must!

As a member of the staff, you will be expected, at times, to provide service in other areas of the library.

This position is 20 hours per week & reports to the Youth Services Librarian.
Hours are Monday – Friday 1:30pm – 5:30pm. Pay scale $18.50 – $19.50/hour.

Send cover letter and resume to
Position open until filled.

– Posted 6/27/23

Youth Services Librarian – Springfield Town Library (Springfield, VT)

The Town of Springfield, VT is seeking to fill a team-oriented, full-time (35 hours per week) Youth Services Librarian position. The ideal candidate should have the ability and enthusiasm for working with children and young adults and a passion for Public Service.

Responsible for planning, developing, and providing library services to children and young adults. Performs professional duties requiring extensive knowledge of library operations. Works with the Library Director to prepare goals and objectives for children’s library services and budget and grant requests to achieve those goals.

Requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university; OR a Bachelor’s Degree plus Certification as a Public Librarian by the VT Dept. of Libraries; OR any combination of experience and/or education which demonstrates an extensive knowledge of library services for children and young adults.

$22.62 – $33.48 per hour, depending on experience. This is a non-exempt Union position with an excellent benefits package.

Apply at the Human Resources Office, 96 Main Street, (802) 885-2104 ( Applications and a complete job description can be found at

The Town of Springfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted 6/27/23

Reference Services and Historical Collections Librarian – Rockingham Free Public Library (Rockingham, VT)

The Rockingham Free Public Library, one of four Carnegie libraries in the state of Vermont, is seeking applicants for the position of Reference Services and Historical Collections Librarian, a full-time benefits eligible position serving the Town of Rockingham, nestled in southeastern Vermont in the Connecticut River Valley. The 17,000 square foot library building holds a collection of more than 40,000 books and other media, as well as a large historical collection primarily documenting the local region. The library is a short walk from downtown Bellows Falls and its eclectic restaurants, coffee houses, and retail shops.  

The Reference Services and Historical Collections Librarian oversees reference services, manages the Historical Collection, has collection development responsibility for non-fiction, reference, and some media, and provides backup for circulation desks. In addition, the position serves as a technology liaison and works with others to implement and management software and hardware needs at the library.

For a complete job description, please click here.

The Reference and Historical Collections Librarian is a full-time, benefits-eligible position (minimum 30 hours per week). Compensation is commensurate with experience; candidates will have an MLS or Vermont Public Library Certification, and/or significant library experience. Minimum starting wage is $22/hour.

Please submit resume and cover letter of interest to

– Posted 6/27/23

Youth Services Librarian – Waterbury Public Library (Waterbury, VT)

Youth Services Librarian
35-37.5 hours per week; full benefits; $24.00/hr


About the Library

The Waterbury Public Library (WPL) is a vibrant hub of community life. This 5,000 sq. ft. library provides a pleasant, airy and light-filled space for patrons and staff alike. WPL provides access to books, information, computers, programs and events for all ages, and educational opportunities for a wide variety of patrons. Our space provides places for people to connect, learn, browse and meet. The Library is overseen by a Board of 5 elected Commissioners, and is a department within the Town of Waterbury municipal government. WPL has an active Friends group, loyal volunteers, an engaged Commission, and a very supportive community. There are three full time and four part time staff.

The Position

We are seeking an experienced, creative, forward-thinking and organized person to maintain a safe an inviting space for the youth of Waterbury. The successful candidate must have the skills and enthusiasm to engage with families, children and teens with warmth, good humor and knowledge of child development needs. This position is 35-37.5 hours per week with a full array of benefits.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; MLIS or Vermont Certificate in Public Librarianship strongly preferred.
  • At least two years of experience working in a library providing programming and services for children and/or young adults.
  • Broad knowledge of a wide range of children’s and young adult literature.
  • Passion for the role of public libraries as community hubs, centers of learning, and transformative institutions.
  • Technologically capable. Basic graphic design experience preferred.
  • Strong social media skills (e.g., Facebook, Instagram) and virtual communication tools (e.g., Zoom).
  • Broad knowledge of the current youth landscape and trends, child development, early literacy best practices, and education standards.
  • Passion for working closely with children, teens, and their caregivers with imagination and enthusiasm.
  • Successful in cultivating positive, collaborative working relationships with co-workers, patrons, and volunteers as part of a coordinated team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Capacity to multi-task and prioritize competing demands while remaining calm, positive, and detail-oriented.
  • Regular evening and weekend hours generally include one evening per week and one Saturday per month.

To Apply

To apply for this position, please send an email including a cover letter, resume or CV, and three professional references to Rachel Muse, Library Director, at

For the full job description see our website:

– Posted 6/2/23

Circulation/Saturday Librarian – Charlotte Library (Charlotte, VT)

The Charlotte Library is looking for a community-minded team player to serve as Circulation/Saturday Librarian beginning July 1, 2023.

Duties for the 16-hour a week position include:

  • Maintain circulation records such as patron registration and collection tracking
  • Communicate with patrons and other libraries regarding overdues, restrictions and invoices
  • Assist Inter-Library Loan Librarian with management of ILL services
  • Manage and coordinate library operations on Saturdays.

Ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, organized work habits, eye for detail, comfort working in a busy and varied setting, collaborative ethic, and, ability to use and create reports and spreadsheets.

A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience as well as past library experience preferred.

A full job description can be found here: The pay range is $17.00 to $21.35 depending on experience.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Margaret Woodruff, Library Director: Deadline: June 5, 2023.

The Charlotte Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

– Posted 5/31/23

Director – Royalton Memorial Library (South Royalton, VT)

The Royalton Memorial Library is seeking an energetic, well-organized Director, to provide outstanding customer service to our growing and diverse community. Located in the beautiful village of South Royalton, home of Vermont Law School, and just a short drive from the Upper Valley- which offers affordable public transit to Boston and New York City, aside from other attractions. The natural landscape of South Royalton offers the best of small-town living while enjoying the vibrancy and diversity that is synonymous with a college town.  An ideal location for those that seek work-life balance.

This position is responsible for all operations of the library, including, clerical, outreach, fundraising, and supervisory duties. Must have excellent interpersonal and technology skills. A minimum of a bachelor’s degree and a candidate with a CPL through the state of VT or willingness to pursue one is preferred.

40 hours per week, including some evening and Saturday hours. Starting at $20/hour with paid sick leave and paid vacation and the possibility of health insurance. To apply, please send a cover letter and resumé, including the names and contact information for three references, to

– Posted 5/17/23

Director – Winhall Memorial Library (Bondville, VT)

Winhall Memorial Library, tucked away near the base of Stratton Mountain, is seeking a Director. This is a vibrant and well stocked library, newly automated and part of the Catamount Library Network. You will be stepping into a turnkey library.

Winhall Memorial Library Job Description   May 2023

POSITION:  Library Director/Librarian: 20 hour per week position

SUMMARY:  The Librarian is responsible for the administration, supervision, and coordination of all activities and services of the library.  They act as the library spokesperson, promoting the use of the library by all members of the community.

SUPERVISION:  The Librarian is appointed by and responsible to the Board of Trustees.


Service to the community

  • Develops and maintains services that reflect and respond to the interests and needs of the community
  • Represents the library in the community by promoting and publicizing the library’s services and resources utilizing: the website, social media (Facebook, Instagram, & Twitter), MailChimp Newsletter, Front Porch Forum, Google Listing, and regular press releases to local publications; as well as preparing an annual account of the library to be included in the Town Report
  • Selects, orders, and catalogs new materials; responsible for all aspects of collection development
  • Provides reference, readers’ advisory, referral, and interlibrary loan services to patrons of all ages, educational levels, and economic backgrounds; helps the public use library resources and technology; supports borrowing through the Catamount Library Network’s catalog (Aspen Discovery), and manages the courier system
  • Provides materials and a venue for a monthly book discussion group, directs the discussion
  • Participates in the daily routine of the library as needed—shelving, circulating and returning materials, etc.
  • Plans, publicizes, carries out, and evaluates programs for all ages which further the library’s mission and raise the library’s profile in the community
  • Organizes displays and exhibits to promote the collection and the library’s services and provide an interesting and welcoming environment
  • Takes advantage of grant opportunities as appropriate, writing proposals and carrying out grants as they are awarded

Library Management

  • Fundraises with the Board of Trustees and writes grants as directed in the annual budget
  • Spends and monitors budgeted funds in a responsible manner
  • Attends all board meetings, reporting on library activity
  • Develops and evaluates procedures for the smooth running of the library
  • Supervises maintenance of the building, reporting problems to the Town
  • Collects and analyzes library statistics
  • Communicates and cooperates with the local and state library community, including preparing the annual statistical report and standards application for the Vermont Department of Libraries
  • Supervises the automation system (KOHA) and the public access computers
  • Attends 12 meetings per year as required by the Catamount Library Network Membership Agreement: Cataloguing (6x) and Loans (6x) groups
  • Monitors developments and trends in the field of librarianship, paying particular attention to Vermont, by reading professional literature and taking advantage of continuing education opportunities as available and appropriate

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • General knowledge of the principles and methods of modern library services including automated systems and electronic digital resources.
  • Strong organization skills
  • Strong communications skills
    • Good written and verbal expression
    • Ability to be a good listener
  • Commitment to customer service
    • Ability to identify patron needs and requirements
    • Ability to initiate development of policies, procedures, programs, and activities to meet those needs

Strong technological ability

  • Ability to stay up to date with new social media trends
  • WordPress knowledge, social media, google docs, MailChimp, etc.

Please note, the above job description describes the general nature, tasks, responsibilities, and level of work to be performed; it is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of every responsibility, duty, and skill required for the position. Depending on organizational needs, other duties may be assigned.


Bachelor’s degree preferred, plus library-related experience and willingness to earn Vermont Public Library Certification within 3 years.

Benefits: Paid holidays, one week paid vacation annually
Hiring range: $20-$23 per hour

To apply, please send a letter of letter of interest and resume to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

– Posted 5/17/23