Part-Time Shelver

Darien Library

Darien Library seeks an energetic, motivated, and organized individual to work on the shelving team in the Materials Management Department to assist in keeping the Library collections in order.


This is a part-time position with no benefits. The candidate will work between 12-16 hours per week, including evenings and weekends and additional shifts as needed, not to exceed 29 hours per week.




The shelving team is responsible for managing all of the returned library materials (averaging 1000 per day) and returning them to the shelves quickly, efficiently, and in good order. Our unique automated materials handling system helps by checking in and sorting items. Shelvers are responsible for working with the automated system and troubleshooting problems when they occur. Other duties include performing inventory projects and managing holds.

Skills & Qualifications

The ideal candidate is friendly, helpful, and customer service oriented. They must be able to work well both independently and as part of a team. In order to be considered, a candidate must demonstrate a solid basic knowledge of the computer and be willing to learn the software program used for all library services.

Physical Requirements

Essential job duties and responsibilities include remaining in a stationary position for extended periods, the ability to regularly lift and transport objects such as books up to 50 lbs., bend, stoop, and reach to shelve items. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the position’s essential duties.

Contact Information

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume by Monday, April 1, 2024, to Bree Marsden, HR Manager, at Please make your subject line PT Shelver.

Job type: Part Time
Phone: 2036695241