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MPL Library Assistant – Part Time Job Position Opening

Do you enjoy helping others? Are you known for your bubbly and outgoing demeanor? Is staying up-to-date on the latest books and movies your thing? If so, the Middlebury Public Library might be just the place for you! We are seeking two part-time library assistants! Interested applicants are invited to submit a letter of interest, the completed online application, and three references to juliw@middleburylibrary.org. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Position: Library Assistant

Reports To: Circulation Supervisor and Assistant Director

Position Summary: Supports all areas customer service and assists with daily tasks of the library

General Responsibilities:

  • Provides excellent customer service in person and on the phone
  • Assists patrons in locating books and other library materials
  • Processes library materials in from and out to patrons
  • Sorts and shelves library materials
  • Assists patrons with internet access and basic technical needs
  • Able to count change and handle money
  • Fulfills all duties at circulation desk as scheduled, including opening, and closing library
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent
  • At least one year of customer service experience, previous library experience preferred
  • Working knowledge of computers, standard office equipment and basic knowledge of MS Office, email, Internet
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively and have positive working relationship with patrons, co-workers and volunteers

Physical Requirements: Ability to lift at least 30 pounds, reach high shelves, stoop, bend and remain standing and/or sitting for extended periods of time

Work Environment: Ability to work without supervision in a fast-paced multitasking environment, interact with public in cordial fashion, be receptive to change, and attentive to details

Hours: Part time, non-exempt, expected schedule is 24 hours per week. Must be available to work some evenings and Saturdays

Benefits: Paid Holidays, Vacation, and Sick Time. Dental option paid by employee. Salary: $15/hour