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Senior Library Technician - Circulation and Technical Services, Burlington Public Library (Burlington)

The Burlington Public Library is seeking to fill a vacancy for a part-time Senior Library Technician to perform clerical and paraprofessional work in support of our busy Circulation and Technical Services Departments.   The Senior Library Technician splits their time between performing circulation desk activities and ordering and preparing library materials for circulation.  Major duties are described below; also performs other duties related to the primary scope of the position as required.


Circulation Department

1.       Greet library users and perform all circulation desk activities, including but not limited to checking materials in and out, registering people for library cards, and preparing notices for mailing.  Circulation functions are automated; many circulation desk activities are carried out by phone.

2.       Prepare circulation desk for the day: set up computer terminals, empty book drops, etc.

3.       Responsible for collecting library monies

4.       Assist with general patron inquiries

5.       Assist other staff members in closing or opening the library

Technical Services Department

1.       Prepare and label library materials.  Enter information such as title, author, call number, collection, and other relevant bibliographic and/or item information into the MVLC consortium database.

2.       Search vendor websites to determine best price for items to be purchased; order items and verify items were not previously purchased

3.       Reconcile packing lists with invoices for library materials; maintains filing system for invoices.  Interact with vendors to correct shipping errors and replace defective materials

4.       Mend items in the collection to extend their use


Recommended minimum qualification of high school graduation, courses in office procedures and two years of library experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$20.36 per hour plus benefits

Closing Date

Open until filled, preference given to applications received by October 22, 2019

How to Apply

Applications can be submitted at


2019-10-08 |  Quick link to this job