Circulation Substitute – Platt Memorial Library (Shoreham, VT)

Platt Memorial Library in Shoreham, VT seeks a detail-oriented part-time Circulation Substitute to staff our circulation desk, provide basic reference and technology assistance to library visitors, and assist with other patron needs as they arise. A successful candidate will have a strong commitment to excellent customer service. This position is scheduled around staff absences, during the library’s open hours, not to exceed 260 hours/year. May occasionally include some additional weekend hours. Does this sound interesting to you? Send your resume and 3 current references to

  • High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent required. Library experience is strongly preferred. We value diverse life experiences; if your professional background does not precisely match our suggested experience, we’d still like to hear from you if you think your skillset will be a good fit for the library and position.
  • Salary: $15/ hour
  • Position begins when filled

– Posted 12/18/23

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