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

Programming Librarian – Carpenter-Carse Library (Hinesburg, VT)

This position is 25 hours a week and includes two evenings and one Saturday per month. The Programming Librarian develops and plans Library Programming for our library community both online (in the present moment) and in person (when this becomes possible).

Qualities we seek in an ideal candidate include: imagination, a spirit of collaboration, adaptability, kindness, and a willingness to work as part of a team. Ideally, you are bursting with ideas about creative ways to connect to our community while we all hang out at home. When in-person activities become less risky, you are poised & ready to support and schedule real life events that engage our audiences.

Preferred skills: good working knowledge of computer systems. The ideal candidate is comfortable with using social media & the internet to amplify the message of our programming and knows how to update a spreadsheet, make a good looking flyer & edit a webpage. Knowledge of Koha, Squarespace, Instagram/Facebook, Zoom, Canva and related skills are a bonus, but adaptable learners are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: in addition to scheduling activities and managing the adult programming budget, you will maintain records of attendance at our events and serve as the point person for requests to use our public spaces. You will update and maintain our community calendar (and event listings on our website). We are also looking for a candidate who can support collection development, and who is adaptable enough to be able to process an interlibrary loan request or update a catalog record. Adaptability, care and kindness are our leading values as an organization. Some of your scheduled hours will include work with the public (and require that you assist in checking out books & helping patrons locate relevant resources).

Preferred Qualifications: a college degree and previous library, educational or programming experience is helpful. Obviously training and experience in fields related to librarianship is preferred but well-rounded brains from any life experience are welcome to apply. We are looking for a candidate who can express themselves well in writing and in person, and who has a passion for working with folks of all ages and backgrounds. If you are an interesting match, please use your cover letter to speak to how you think your skills align with the needs of our organization.

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume and contact information for two references to library@carpentercarse.org This position is open until filled but the priority deadline is October 16, 2020.

– Posted September 22, 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

Temporary Part-time Librarian – Bent Northrop Memorial Library (Fairfield, VT)

The Bent Northrop Memorial Library in Fairfield, Vermont is looking to fill a temporary part-time position. The position will be for 13 hours per week, will start in the beginning of October 2020, and will last for 11 weeks. Some training hours will also need to be completed in September.

Position Summary: The person in this position will be responsible for planning and implementing programs for all ages, assisting customers with circulation and reference needs, and completing other general library operations.

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Excellent customer services skills

  • Solid technical troubleshooting

  • Experience working with children

  • Ability to think creatively

  • Ability to work independently

  • Self-motivated

Please send cover letter and resume to Sarah Montgomery at  bnmllibrarian@gmail.com. Email or call (802) 827- 3945 with any questions. Application deadline is August 15th.

– Posted July 23, 2020

Part-time Reference Assistant – Howe Library (Hanover, NH)

The Howe Library in Hanover, New Hampshire is recruiting for a part-time Reference Assistant to assist and provide information services to library patrons at the reference desk. This is a 10 hour per week non-benefited position. Some weekend and evening work required. For details, please see the attached job flyer or visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/hanovernh. Applications and supporting materials must be submitted via the Town’s online recruiting system (Neogov) by no later than Friday, January 24th. For instructions on how to apply, please click here https://www.hanovernh.org/human-resources/pages/how-apply. All job offers contingent on outcome of background check. The Town of Hanover is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
– Posted January 11, 2020

Library Director – Grafton Community Library (Grafton, NY)

Grafton Community Library, a small rural free association library located in eastern Rensselaer County, seeks an energetic, creative individual for the position of Library Director. This is a part-time position scheduled to work 24 hours per week, including some evenings and Saturdays. The position requires a candidate who is a team leader who can work together with an experienced staff, the library board, and local community groups. The position requires a candidate with excellent communication, interpersonal, and computer skills. Experience in library collection and program development, staff and volunteer supervision, and facility management is highly desirable. A degree in library science or a related field will be considered a plus, as will fundraising and grant writing skills. Starting salary is $20,000. A copy of the job description is available on the library’s website, graftoncommunitylibrary.org. Please send resumes to the Search Committee at graftonnylib@gmail.com by January 20, 2020.
– Posted January 11, 2020