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P/T Reference Librarian

Coventry Public Library

Coventry Public Library, Rhode

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$23.00 per Hour   Calculate


Coventry, RI





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library



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Job Description

Coventry Public Library is seeking a part-time Reference Librarian who is eager to work with the public and provide excellent customer service. Primary tasks include providing reference to patrons in-person, via telephone, chat and email; assisting and instructing patrons on the computer; keeping up with current library trends and services; and performing additional library related duties as required.

Other duties include arranging displays and participating in collection development and maintenance. 

A Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school is required. Must have a knowledge of principles and practices of professional library work; knowledge of current trends in reference services and library services for patrons of all ages; ability to interact effectively with library staff; ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing.

Schedule is Monday, 4-8; Wednesday, 4-8; and every other Saturday, 8:30-4 (8:45-1 from June-Aug). Hourly rate is $23 per hour. Must also be willing to cover other shifts and Sundays (time and a half) occasionally.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume with three professional references to megan@coventrylibrary.org.

Additional Info & Requirements

Degree in progress will be considered. 


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Posted May 17, 2022