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Reference Librarian, North Scituate Public Library (North Scituate, RI)

·         Provide reference and instructional services in individual and group settings 

·         Collection development of the reference and circulating collection

·         Maintain current awareness & use of emerging technologies with ability to teach patrons and staff to use new technologies

·         Assist patrons and staff with technology-related questions and requests

·         Promote library collections, technology and services through presentations, programs and displays

·         Plan, publicize and implement adult programs 

·         Update website and social media to reflect events and information

·         Write and submit press releases to local news outlets

·         Recruit, interview, train and supervise teen and adult volunteers

·         Provide genealogy research assistance & navigate library archive collection

·         Promote library services through outreach activities

·         Provide readers advisory and assist at the circulation desk as needed

Hours are Monday-Thursday 12:30/1:00 - 8:00PM


·         MLIS from an ALA-accredited college or university, or MLIS student close to graduation 

·         Working knowledge of reference tools, both print and electronic

·         Strong written and verbal communication skills, ability to speak before groups 

·         Strong knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software

·         Proficient with computers, tablets, e-readers and other handheld devices

·         Excellent public service attitude - empathy for people and their needs, pleasant, friendly, helpful, patient, tactful

·         Dependable, punctual, strong work ethic and understanding of confidentiality

·         Ability to follow instructions and work with a minimum of supervision

·         Ability to work harmoniously with coworkers and patrons

·         Capable of standing, walking, reaching and bending for extended periods of time

·         Ability to lift heavy library materials (approx. 40 lbs.) 

Full/Part Time

Part Time



Salary Range

$18.00 - $20.00  / hour

Closing Date

Open until position is filled

How to Apply

Apply to: or Julie Lepore, North Scituate Public Library, 606 W Greenville Rd, North Scituate RI 02857


2022-10-19 |  Quick link to this job