Library Assistant 1 Tech Services – Brownell Library (Essex Junction, VT)

Brownell Library seeks flexible individual to perform a variety of clerical and cataloging duties, support the Assistant Library Director and other library departments at public desks, and coordinate department volunteer tasks and hours. Part-time position (24 hours weekly) with occasional nights and weekend hours. Position includes pro-rated sick and vacation accruals. Bachelor’s degree with library experience (including cataloging), computer and people skills preferred. Must be able to work independently, while also being an essential team member. To apply online please click apply now. To apply in person please contact Travis Sabataso, HR Director at 802-857-0113 to schedule an appointment to pick up a paper job application. The minimum starting salary is $15.40 per hour, with the actual starting salary dependent on relevant qualifications. Position open until filled, but applications received by Dec. 31, 2020 will be given priority. EOE

Apply online at: https://essexvt.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=41&source=other

– Posted December 11, 2020

Temporary Part-time Library Assistant – Putney Public Library (Putney, VT)

The Putney Public Library is seeking a temporary part time library assistant to work during our expanding open hours.

Tasks include:

  • Providing in-person library services to the public.
  • Performing circulation, holds, shelving and interlibrary loan tasks.
  • Assisting with occupancy management, cleaning of high touch surfaces, and other tasks that help to provide a safe environment for staff and patrons.

Requirements include:

  • Completion of VOSHA training (which will be provided)
  • Maintaining COVID safety protocols including wearing a mask while in the presence of other staff and patrons.
  • Prior library experience and/or experience working directly with the public, including children.
  • Basic knowledge of library procedures, methods, and techniques
  • Exceptional communication skills when interacting with patrons in-person or over the phone

Preference will be given to candidates that have experience with the KOHA integrated library system, especially the Catamount Library Consortium’s version.

This position’s schedule is:

  • Saturdays from 9:45am-3pm
  • Mondays from 9:45am-2pm
  • Substitute hours as needed.

This position may expand to include Tuesdays and Thursdays and up to 18 hours per week.
Please apply even if you aren’t able to commit to all of these hours—we may choose to split this position into two depending on the applicant pool.

Compensation is $15/hour.

The Putney Library shall assure equal opportunity to all qualified applicants.  The Town will not discriminate with respect to initial appointment, advancement, and general working conditions against any person regardless of their age, race, biological sex, gender identification, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religious or political affiliation, or disabilities.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for two professional references to the library’s director, Emily Zervas by October 19th: emily@putneylibrary.org

– Posted October 10, 2020

Library Assistant Youth and Circulation – Brownell Library (Essex Junction, VT)

Brownell Library seeks flexible individual for busy youth and circulation departments. Excellent customer service and computer skills required. This position is part time and will work approximately 16 hours per week, some nights and weekends. Associate’s degree and library experience preferred.

This minimum starting salary for this part-time position is $13.86 per hour with the actual starting salary dependent on experience and education. The job description can be viewed and applications can be submitted online by visiting essexjunction.org, essexvt.org, or essexvt.bamboohr.com/jobs/. Paper applications can be picked up by appointment by calling 802-878-1341.

The deadline to submit your resume and cover letter is October 30, 2020, at which point we will begin reviewing applications.

The Village of Essex Junction is an equal opportunity employer.

– Posted October 10, 2020

Part-time Library Assistant – Highgate Library and Community Center (Highgate, VT).

The Highgate Library and Community Center is looking to hire a part-time (10-15 hours a week) Library Assistant. The Library Assistant will perform a broad range of tasks including, but not limited to, the following: assisting with program planning and facilitation, library circulation and clerical procedures, and daily tasks assigned by the Highgate Library and Community Center (HLCC) Director.

This position requires a friendly, positive, and energetic personality coupled with creative and innovative thinking. The position requires a general understanding of child and youth development, the ability to interact successfully with all age groups, and a desire to further local community connections. A weekly set schedule is required for this position.

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Facilitating programs/events for the community (all age groups)
  • Program and event prep work and planning
  • Circulation desk routines such as checking items in and out and searching the library catalog
  • Assisting patrons in finding materials to match their reading interests
  • Assisting patrons in the use of library resources including the internet, library materials, and programs
  • Assisting with the positive promotion of library programs and services
  • Shelving materials and keeping shelves neat and accessible
  • General clerical work such as answering the telephone and routing calls/messages as necessary
  • Performing opening and closing procedures as necessary
  • Performing daily tasks to keep the overall library neat, clean, and organized
  • Filling in as needed for Highgate Library and Community Center staff to cover vacations/sick time
  • Learning the general rules and policies of the Highgate Library and Community Center
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • A high school education is required with an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Prior library experience and/or experience working directly with the public, including children
  • Requires basic knowledge of library procedures, methods, and techniques
  • Computer experience including the use of the Microsoft Office Suite and the Internet
  • Must have exceptional communication skills when interacting with patrons in-person or over the phone
  • Must be able to work days with some evening and Saturday availability

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter by October 5th to: Highgate Library and Community Center PO Box 76, Highgate VT 05459 or email these items to librarian@highgatevt.org

– Posted September 22, 2020

Circulation Assistant – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

The Howe Library is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Circulation Assistant.

SALARY: $18.70 Hourly OPENING DATE: 09/18/2020 CLOSING DATE: 10/9/2020 05:00 PM

The Howe Library is recruiting for a part-time Circulation Assistant. Position is 15 hours per week and non-benefited. Some weekend and evening work required.

Job duties include checking books in and out at the circulation desk using the library’s automated system, shelving books, and performing clerical tasks. Candidates must be committed to providing excellent customer service to library patrons. A complete job description (including minimum qualifications) is available here (Download PDF reader).

Candidates must submit job application and any supporting documents via the Town  of Hanover’s online recruiting system. No paper materials accepted.  For further details on how to apply, please visit “Employment” at www.hanovernh.org. All job offers contingent on background check with results satisfactory to the Town.

Please note: At this time, library hours and job duties differ as we are providing virtual services and contactless circulation via Take Out while maintaining safety protocols. The library is committed to following CDC and State guidelines for safety, including social distancing whenever possible, a mandatory mask policy, and frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces.

– Posted September 20, 2020

Circulation Assistant – Brandon Free Public Library (Brandon, VT)

Brandon Free Public Library, an independent, 501(C)(3) non-profit library is seeking an energetic, community oriented individual with the ability to interact both positively and creatively with patrons, staff, and in the completion of daily tasks, as well as comfort with established and emerging technology.

This is a part-time circulation position, approximately 10 hours per week, starting immediately. The rate of pay is $15.00 per hour. The position is temporary, with the hope that funds will become available to support a long term position.

The position requires flexibility in scheduling. The specific hours worked will be based on community needs and may change periodically as those needs change. Evening and weekend hours are required. The person in this position will do in-person, direct-service work in the library. This is not a remote position.

Responsibilities:

  • Circulation
  • Library Staffing: assists patrons of all ages in every aspect of using the library, including computer and device troubleshooting.
  • Other duties will include shelving, programming preparation, other projects as assigned.

Required Skills:

  • User-centered public service philosophy
  • Computer experience, which must include ability to work effectively with modern integrated library automation systems (training will be provided), MS Office Suite products (including Word, Excel, and Outlook), and Google Apps
  • Ability to adapt to and use new technologies and software
  • Flexibility, creativity, attention to detail, and excellent interpersonal skills are a must
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Ability to work both independently as well as collaboratively as part of a team in a solutions-oriented environment

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.

This position requires bending, reaching, lifting, pushing, pulling, carrying up to 50lbs. (books, computers, etc.), standing and sitting for extended periods.

Screening of applications starts immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Molly Kennedy, Director
Brandon Free Public Library
molly@brandonpubliclibrary.org

Brandon Free Public Library is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. 

– Posted September 17, 2020

Library Assistant III – Hartland Public Library (Hartland, VT)

Part-time 14 hours a week, including Saturdays and one evening. (Hours may be adjusted during the Covid-19 pandemic.)

PRIMARY DUTIES

This part-time position in the Circulation department at Hartland Public Library includes one evening and every Saturday hours (hours may be adjusted during the Covid-19 pandemic).  This position performs all duties related to the circulation of library materials including providing curbside delivery and assisting customers at our self-check kiosk.  Other customer services provided by this position include answering telephone calls and emails related to account support, assisting customers to place holds and providing general information about library services.  Individuals in this position may also help with interlibrary loan, accounts payable, daily statistics, and shelve materials as needed.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Minimum of a bachelor’s degree and one year of paid library work OR five years of equivalent experience required. Experience with library computer use, including the Internet and MS Office. Experience with G-suite a plus. Must be able to learn new skills quickly and have excellent customer service skills. The successful candidate will be able to work cooperatively as a team member as well as independently. Must be able to push or pull carts; do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting, stretching, and lift boxes up to 40 pounds.  Curbside delivery requires the ability to work outdoors for brief periods of time year-round.  All library staff are required to wear masks when serving customers and when they are unable to safely distance from coworkers.

For complete job description, and information about our response to COVID-19, please visit the library website at https://www.hartlandlibraryvt.org.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Submit cover letter, application/resumé, and three professional references to:

Nancy Tusinski, Library director
director@hartlandlibraryvt.org

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED VIA EMAIL ONLY UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED

– Posted September 17, 2020

Library Aide III for Technology and Outreach- Abbott Library (Sunapee, NH)

The Abbott Library is looking for an enthusiastic, dynamic and friendly individual to complete our hard-working team! Tech-savviness is a must, sense of humor is a tremendous plus. This is a full-time position with a generous benefits package. The Abbott Library enjoys tremendous support from its community and is a welcoming and professional environment.

In light of the current situation, we are seeking candidates that would be able to work 100% remotely for an initial period of time. General duties will include assisting patrons, shelving, registering new patrons, data entry and special projects. Additional duties will include the publication of a bi-weekly newsletter, the maintenance of the library’s website and social media presence and the implementation of curriculum from Digital Learn and other online resources to lead technology classes for our patrons. Other projects could involve assisting with the development of adult programming initiatives.

Candidates should be personable, cheerful, professional, and enjoy working with the public. Candidates must have computer skills and Internet searching skills. The ideal candidate will have experience with a variety of software suites and online tools including Microsoft Office, Canva, Mail Chimp, WordPress, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. Library experience is a plus but we are willing to train the right candidate. Infrequent Saturdays may be required.

We are currently balancing scaled-back, occupancy-limited open hours with virtual services and contactless curbside pickup. The Abbott Library is committed to following CDC and state guidelines for safety, including social distancing whenever possible, a mandatory mask policy and frequent cleaning of high-touch surfaces. As always, employee and community safety is our first priority.

A full job description can be e-mailed upon request.

The starting hourly rate is $16.92 to $20.61 per hour, depending on experience. Interested applicants can send a letter of interest and a resume to director@abbottlibrary.org. The first review of applications will begin on October 7 and the position will remain open until filled.

– Posted September 17, 2020

Assistant Library Director (Librarian III) – Keene Public Library (Keene, NH)

The Keene Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to work closely with the Library Director and a service-oriented staff in our vibrant downtown area as a Librarian III – Assistant Library Director!  The person in this role will assist the Library Director with a variety of duties, such as long-range planning, goal setting, and policy development, as well as recruitment, selection, hiring, training and evaluation of employees and volunteers.  While focused on technical services, adult services, and daily operations, this position also helps to develop programs, services, technologies and initiatives to meet current and emerging needs. 
Salary range: $61,906 – $77,146 annualized. The City offers employees a comprehensive benefits program, including health, dental, life insurances, and retirement plans, as well as opportunities for growth and development.
Requirements: Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution, plus five years related experience, with at least three years in a supervisory capacity, or equivalent combination of education and experience. The ideal candidate will have experience in all aspects of library operations: budgeting, financial and library reporting, hiring practices, staff management and development, and effective team building, and be a hands-on manager, willing and able to work side by side with staff. He/she will have demonstrated skills in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with staff, volunteers, and City officials, be committed to providing exceptional public service, and have experience working with Boards and City government. He/she will also be proficient with library software and circulation services; have a thorough knowledge of and experience using social media and emerging technologies in library and information services; and have a thorough knowledge of library principles and practices, issues and trends.  Experience working in an environment of diverse needs is essential.   Please see job description on our website for a full list of duties and qualifications.
If you are interested in being part of a future-focused library team and you have the desired qualifications, this could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for!  Apply today: https://ci.keene.nh.us/jobs. Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application. First review of applications will begin Monday, March 16th.
– Posted February 24, 2020

Assistant Librarian – Greensboro Free Library (Greensboro, VT)

The Greensboro Free Library (GFL) seeks a part-time Assistant Librarian for our public library.  The Assistant Librarian will work in collaboration with the Library Director and Youth Services Librarian to provide excellent customer service and a welcoming community space.  Duties will include assisting patrons of all ages, managing volunteers, providing interlibrary loan services, processing and cataloging new materials, and maintaining displays and the collection.

We seek a friendly person who will advocate for the library and learning at all times, and can work independently, multi-task, and learn new skills as library services evolve.  A bachelor’s degree, strong computer skills, and evidence of interest in libraries are preferred.  The position is part-time, approximately 16 hours per week over three weekdays, with more hours/days during July and August.

Please drop off a letter of interest, resume, and references at the library or e-mail files to greensborolibrary@gmail.com for Library Director Paula Davidson, by Thursday, March 5.

– Posted February 19, 2020