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Head Reference Librarian, Jesse M Smith Memorial Library (Burrillville, RI)

The Town of Burrillville, a community located in northwest Rhode Island, is seeking applicants for the position of Head Reference Librarian. The opening is at the Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library, a 24,900 square foot facility, located in the village of Harrisville. This is a department head position, and involves planning, implementing and supervising all reference and adult programming services. Individual must be self-motivated and able to work independently with minimum supervision, and be capable of supervising staff and volunteers. This position reports to the Assistant Director. This is a full time position (35 hours per week) with some nights and weekends required.  


Minimum Qualifications:

·         Master of Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.

·         Previous library experience preferred.

·         Ability to work independently.

·         Exemplary customer service skills.  Comfortable working with the public in busy situations.

·         Organization skills and attention to detail.

·         Good communication skills.

·         Excellent computer skills required.  Koha experience preferred, but not required.  Must be familiar with trends in technology.

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$56,000.00 - $60,000.00  / year

Closing Date

How to Apply

Please submit a completed Town of Burrillville application for employment, cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to:

Paul A. MacDonald

Chair, Personnel Board

105 Harrisville Main Street

Harrisville, RI 02830

Phone: (401) 568-4300 ext. 145

Fax: (401) 568-0490

Review of applicants will begin July 29, 2024 and the position will remain open until filled.


2024-07-09 |  Quick link to this job