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

Substitute Circulation Assistant – Tracy Memorial Library (New London, NH)

The Tracy Memorial Library in New London, New Hampshire is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic individual to join our team at the Circulation Desk during our busy summer season. I’m including the job posting (below), and the job description (attached). If you have any questions about the position or about our Library, please feel free to contact me directly.

Located midway between Concord and Hanover and bordered by three lakes, New London is a small, picturesque community with a year-round population of approximately 4,500, which doubles in the summer.  Town amenities include Colby-Sawyer College, New London Hospital, the Barn Playhouse Summer Theater, Town beaches, and easy access to Mt. Sunapee and Ragged Mountain Ski Resorts. Tracy Memorial Library is a 14,000 square foot facility consisting of an historical building (1820s) which was expanded in 1990 and remodeled in 2007.

The ideal candidate will have experience with customer service and working with the public. They will strive to keep a positive attitude and be flexible when needed. Prior experience working in a library is helpful, but not required.

Circulation Assistant responsibilities include greeting and assisting patrons, shelving library materials, using library software to check materials in and out, assisting patrons in locating library materials, assisting patrons with technology, and staffing the circulation desk during open hours. This Substitute Circulation Assistant will be expected to work a minimum of 4 hours per week, with up to 16 hours per week when needed. The schedule for this position will be variable and will include some evenings and Saturdays.

This is a temporary (seasonal), hourly part-time, non-exempt position. Starting wage range is $14.23-$15.71 per hour. This position does not include any benefits.  View the full job description on the Tracy Memorial Library website:

Applications received before May 31, 2023 will receive first consideration. The position will be open until filled. To apply, submit a resume and cover letter to

Job Title: Substitute Circulation Assistant
Hours: 4-16 hrs/week, including some evenings and Saturdays
Starting Wage Range: $14.23-15.71 per hour
Benefits: none
Closing Date: Applications received before May 31, 2023 will receive first consideration
To Apply: For more information and to apply please visit our website or email
– Posted 5/25/23

Library Assistant Substitutes – Essex Free Library (Essex, VT)

Essex Free Library in Essex, Vermont seeks applications from library assistants to cover occasional shifts including Saturdays on our busy children and adult circulation desks.  Do you feel energized by helping library patrons?  Do you love assisting people with technology? Are you a super dependable person who is available for flexible substitute hours?  Public library experience and experience with children is preferred. Must possess strong customer service skills and computer skills. Starting rate of pay is $16 per hour. Applications can be submitted online at:

The Town of Essex is an equal opportunity employer.

– Posted 12/13/21