Library Assistant - Circulation Desk, Part Time

West Warwick Public Library

West Warwick, Rhode Island

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$11.60 to $12.25 per Hour   Calculate


West Warwick, RI




Not Required

Minimum Education

High School (or Equivalent)

Library Experience

Not Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library



Job Description


Library Assistant- Circulation Desk P/T

$11.60 per hour ($12.25 starting 01/01/2022)/19 hours per week/no benefits

Hours: Mondays 1-9pm, Wednesdays 1-5pm, Fridays 1-5pm, Saturdays 9am-1pm

The West Warwick Public Library, finalist for the 2021 IMLS National Medal for Museum and Library Service, seeks a public oriented, adaptable individual for the library’s Circulation Department. This person should enjoy working with the public, be flexible, pay attention to detail, and learn quickly. This position reports directly to the Head of Circulation. If you want to be part of a fun and innovative staff who enjoys working with each other, this is the position for you! 

Job Duties 

Perform a range of duties assisting in the operation of the Circulation Desk including but not limited to; registering new patrons, check-ins and check-outs of materials, placing holds, collection of fines and fees, packing and unpacking inter-library loan deliveries, helping patrons find items in the collection, shelving returned items, shelf reading, providing information and assistance to library patrons both in person and over the phone, and advising patrons of library programs, procedures, and policies. Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications, Skills, and Working Conditions 

  • Schedule flexibility preferred, willing to work evenings and Saturdays a must and occasional additional shifts.
  • Ability to lift 20 lbs., stand for extended periods of time, push carts, pull wagons, squat, bend, and reach above head
  • Excellent communication skills and a sense of humor
  • Good work ethic demonstrated in punctuality in reporting for work, organizational skills, thoroughness, and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Demonstrated experience in public service and customer service skills through retail, library or other public service experience.
  • Proficiency with computers and technology, and a willingness to learn new applications. Familiarity with Sierra and/or Google Workspace a plus.
  • High school diploma (or equivalent)

Please submit a resume or application and cover letter via email with the subject heading “Circulation Desk Assistant” to the Head of Circulation at Applications are also available for pickup at the Circulation Desk. Applications via mail should be sent to: Caitlin Mendoza, 1043 Main Street, West Warwick, RI 02893. 

An EEO/AA employer.

The Community

West Warwick Public Library has been serving the great folks of West Warwick and beyond for over 50 years! We offer 3 floors of books, materials, computer and tech access, a variety of clubs, ongoing events, the largest selection of Tabletop RPG games and guides, an English as a Second Language (ESL) classroom and free lessons, a passport registration program, outreach, notaries, tech lessons, and so much more!


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Posted Oct 1, 2021