Part-time Library Clerk – Haskell Free Library (Derby Line, VT)

The Haskell Free Library & Opera House is seeking a part-time Library Clerk. Under the supervision of the Librarian, the Library Clerk performs varied tasks in issuing and receiving library books and periodicals, and assisting members in the use of library services and facilities.

· Performs routine library services such as receiving and loaning materials, returning items to shelves, and following up on overdue materials.
· Checks returned books for damage. Makes minor repairs to books and materials as needed.
· Assists patrons in applying for library membership. Processes membership applications and issues membership cards.
· Assists public in using personal computers and devices on local area network.
· Responds to general information requests by telephone or refers to librarian.
· Reserves books and materials.
· Assists in preparation of book and document exhibits.
· Performs related tasks as assigned.
· Graduate from high school or equivalent.
· Minimum of two (2) years clerical experience, preferably in a library.
· Bilingual English/French (written and spoken).
· Requires a current knowledge of library resources, literature, and information resources.
· Has good customer service and public relations skills.
· Works in a pleasant and effective manner with visitors, library members, and co-workers.
· Is able to work with a minimum of supervision individually as well as with others and regularly takes personal initiative to execute work responsibilities.
· Has a working knowledge of computers, and automated search methods.
· Experience in all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Publisher, etc.).
· Is willing to learn to use the various information access methods available in a contemporary public library within a reasonable length of time in order to attain a high degree of proficiency and accuracy.
· Is able to perform work under typical library conditions; the noise level is moderate.
· Is able to exert light physical effort. Work may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight (up to 25 pounds).
· Weekend work is required.
Interested candidates please send a cover letter and CV to
The pride of Stanstead, Quebec, and Derby Line, Vermont, the Haskell Free Library & Opera House was constructed deliberately astride the boundary line separating Canada from the United States. Founded in 1901, it supports the cultural needs of the community on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border, both English and French, through access to information, reading material, a broad range of library services and programming as well as the visual and performing arts. As a heritage building and as a cultural centre, the Haskell plays a critical role in enriching the lives of its members and the community.
posted on February 11th, 2019