AmeriCorps Member Bookmobile Librarian – Cobleigh Public Library (Lyndonville, VT)

This position is part of the Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP). LEAP is a national service program that places AmeriCorps members with non-profit organizations throughout the Northeast Kingdom (NEK) of Vermont to support those organizations in expanding their services that many communities rely on. LEAP supports their members in their path to educational and career attainment through direct service, on-going trainings, and professional development opportunities offered during the service year.

Your organization mission and goals of the AmeriCorps position(s):

An AmeriCorps member provides a friendly and inviting environment for reading, both on and off the bookmobile. This person is an advocate for the bookmobile and the library and is responsible for nurturing reading and educational pursuits in all media.

Essential Functions of Position:
  • Maintains an attractive and friendly book mobile environment for all
  • Drive the bookmobile to scheduled stops, makes sure the bookmobile arrives promptly
  • Follows library policy for use of the library materials
  • Provides reader’s advisory and interlibrary loan services
  • Maintains confidentiality of patrons
  • Performs circulation and clerical duties per library procedure
  • Read stories, sing song, fingerplays, etc. at the stops that opt to have programming
  • Participates in community outreach activities and events
  • Continues to increase technology skills and be aware of new resources for information for families
  • Performs routine maintenance checks such as fluids, water, and oil under the direction of the Bookmobile Librarian or the Library Director
  • Advocate for the mobile unit and library services
  • Performs other tasks as required by Bookmobile Librarian or the Library Director
  • Observes children and their reactions to reading aloud, skill development, language development and emerging literacy development and more
Desired Requirements
  • Knowledge of literature and information resources and an ability to relate the material to people of all ages
  • Must have a genuine respect for all people and their reading and information needs in accordance with library mission of equal public access and must have a love of children
  • Must be willing to learn new technological skills
  • Demonstrates skill in operating a large motor vehicle 24′ or longer in all weather conditions
  • Must have an excellent driving record and maintain a valid driver’s license
  • Requires walking or standing for long periods and frequent lifting and carrying of objects
  • Must have time management skills
LEAP Minimum Qualifications:
  • Be a U.S. citizen (or have permanent resident status; call with questions about this)
  • Be at least 18 years of age upon entering the Pre-Service Orientation (there is no upper age limit), or 17 years of age with written parental permission that has been verified by phone
  • Be a high school graduate or have a GED certificate, or be willing to work towards their GED as part of their service-year successful completion requirement. A member cannot have dropped out of high school to join AmeriCorps. If a member has a documented medical reason/professional opinion why they cannot finish high school, they might be eligible; call in this case
  • Has not been convicted of murder or sexual assault and is willing to undergo an National Service Criminal History Check
  • Be committed to the Lyndon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps program, and its ethic of service and personal and professional development of its participants
  • Have the ability and enthusiasm to drive to, attend, and participate in required trainings and events
Service Conditions:

Within the bookmobile or in the library. A clean driving record is a must

Position Begins: Immediately

Position Ends: August 2017

Half Time: Requires 900 hours of service. Members will receive living

allowance of $6,400 (pre-tax), and an education award of $2,887.50

(pre-tax) upon successful completion of service. Other benefits

include federal school loan forbearance, and various training


To Apply:

For questions about this position or to send additional materials:

Cindy Karasinski

Cobleigh Public Library
14 Depot St.,
P.O. Box 147
Lyndonville, VT 05851

(802) 626-5475

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Additional information on AmeriCorps

The Lydon Economic opportunity AmeriCorps Program (LEAP) is hosted by Lyndon State College (LSC) and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Positions are open to all applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran’s status, religion or creed.