The Town of South Kingstown has an exciting Librarian position available within the South Kingstown Public Library. The Library Division is accepting applications for the position of Youth Services Librarian. This full time position will work Monday 10am to 6pm, Tuesday 1pm to 8pm, and Wednesday through Friday 9am to 5pm with rotating Saturdays.
This professional position is responsible for providing reference and reader’s advisory assistance to children, young adults, adults and parents; collection development; planning, publicizing and conducting weekly story times for the two (2) year old age group and three (3) to five (5) year old age group as well as a variety of other programs for children and young adults through the year. The position will work in collaboration with other Youth Services Librarians to present a yearly Summer Reading Program as well as provide assistance at the general reference desk. The Youth Services Librarian will be in charge of gathering and reporting statistics regarding library’s services to the Library Director; supervising, training and scheduling volunteers; and will read professional literature to be cognizant of new developments and trends in children’s and young adult literature. The position will act as a community liaison to public high school organizations serving teens.
To qualify you must have a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited graduate program. Two or more years of work with children and young adults preferred. This position requires a valid state driver’s license or ability to obtain prior to employment. Must also be dependable, detail oriented, and have a pleasant, helpful manner. The position pays $26.94 per hour and after successful completion of a six month probationary period will increase to $27.67 per hour.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
This position includes a comprehensive benefit package.
For decades now, residents and visitors have been coming to South Kingstown to enjoy the unspoiled beauty of our shoreline, the quiet tranquility of our rural farmlands, and the quaint charm of our historic villages. It is no surprise that our Town has grown at a faster pace than all other Rhode Island communities over the last twenty years - a fact that underscores the desirability of our community as a place to live and work.
The Town has a unique combination of environmental and recreational attractions including more than 10 miles of breathtaking and undisturbed beaches and an extensive system of parks and play fields. Additionally, the Town has nearly 11,000 acres of protected open space, representing more than 30% of our 57 square mile land area - a number that has increased significantly over the past five years, ensuring that the pristine natural resources of South Kingstown will not be compromised in the future. Our Parks and Recreation Department, Senior Services Center, and Wastewater Treatment Facility all have received national recognition for the outstanding services they provide. The Town is also home to the University of Rhode Island which offers a wide array of educational and cultural programs and athletic events to our townspeople.
We are a community where residents take great pride in maintaining and preserving the quality of life we all enjoy. As can be readily imagined, this effort requires enthusiastic and active participation of dedicated elected and appointed officials as well as concerning citizens in addressing the issue of the day and planning for our future. We are fortunate to have a strong volunteer spirit among our residents whose creativity, talents, and energy contribute immensely to a vital and healthy community.