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Youth Services Library Assistant, West Warwick Public Library (West Warwick, RI)

The West Warwick Public library is in search of a Library Assistant to work in the Youth Services Department. This person should enjoy working with Youth and Families, be flexible and forward-thinking, and have an interest in public service in a team-oriented environment. This position reports directly to the Head of Youth Services and/or the Youth Services librarian.

Description of duties:

Assists adults and youth in locating materials and using computers. 
Performs general reference and reader’s advisory work, referring in-depth questions and inquiries of a research nature to the Youth Department Head or Youth Services Librarian.
 Responsible for shelving materials and other tasks designed to keep the collection and department organized.
 Assists with opening and closing of the Youth Department and general supervision of the department.
Performs some circulation and clerical duties
Provides coverage in the department.
Provides in-person and telephone assistance to the public.  
Assists with preparing and facilitating programs as directed by the librarians.
 Repairs and cleans materials as needed.
 Designs and maintains department signs, displays and bulletin boards. 
 Assists with program set up and clean up as needed.
 Other duties as required. 


Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Provide excellent customer service
Excellent knowledge of computers and technology
Experience working with children and teens
Knowledge of children and Young adult materials
Familiarity with Sierra or other Integrated Library Systems (ILS) is preferred.
Excellent communication skills and ability to be flexible a must
Public service or Public Library experience a plus

Education Level: High School Diploma or equivalent required. Additional education or experience a plus

Full/Part Time

Part Time





Closing Date

Until Filled

How to Apply

All Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter to the Head of Youth Services via email at with the subject heading “Youth Services library assistant”. Applications via mail should be addressed to: Rashaa Al-Sasah, Head of Youth Services
1043 Main Street West Warwick, RI 02893 Applications accepted until the position is filled.
An affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


2021-04-28 |  Quick link to this job