Job offer at Darien library, book shelving

The Darien Library Materials Management Department has a part-time position open in our shelving team. We are looking for an energetic and organized individual who will work effectively to keep the Library’s collections in order.

– an announcement from the Darien library

duties and responsibilities

The shelving team is responsible for managing all returned library materials (on average 1000 per day) and getting them back to the shelves quickly, efficiently and in good condition. Our unique automated material handling system makes it easy to check in and sort items. The shelves are responsible for learning how to work with the automated system and how to troubleshoot problems when they arise. Other duties include carrying out inventory projects and managing reservations.

Skills and qualifications

The ideal candidate is friendly, helpful and customer service oriented. They must be able to work well both independently and as a team. The position requires physical strength to stand for several hours, push book carts, reach and bend to store items. To be considered, a candidate must demonstrate a solid basic knowledge of computers and be willing to learn the software used for all library services.


This is a part-time position that will include weekdays, evenings and up to two weekends per month. The candidate must be prepared to work at least 10 hours per week, but will not exceed 29 hours per week.

Salary & Benefits

$ 15 / hour

Contact details

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Kate Frick, Materials Management Manager, at

Equal employment opportunities

The Darien Library observes and promotes a policy of equal opportunities in employment for all. This means that the Darien Library recruits, hires, trains and promotes all people regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, marital status, political belief, physical disability or whatever. other inappropriate or illegal criterion.

All employment decisions are based on legitimate job-related criteria such as skills, abilities, attitude and contribution to Darien Library to promote the principle of equal employment opportunities. use.

About the Darien Library

The Darien Library is a five star library of the Library Journal. It is among the busiest in the state with more than 1,300 people visiting on an average day and has the highest per capita article circulation in Connecticut.

The library’s collection includes 125,000 books and 300 newspaper and magazine subscriptions. In addition, the library presents over 1,500 public events per year, hosting a selection of bestselling authors, technology classes, early literacy programs and workshops for small business owners and entrepreneurs.

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