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P/T Library Assistant

Coventry Public Library

Coventry Public Library, Rhode Island

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$15.00 to $18.00 per Hour   Calculate


Coventry, RI




Not Required

Minimum Education

Some College

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library



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Job Description

Coventry Public Library is seeking a Part-time Library Assistant.  

The Library Assistant will primarily assist the Mobile Library librarian in bringing library services into the community via our Mobile Library Lab during the summer in addition to working inside the library in the youth services department. 

  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Assisting librarians with setup and breakdown of popup libraries including tables, tents, books, book carts, displays and materials at remote locations
  • Assisting librarians with recurring programming at remote locations and in the library
  • Providing instruction and assistance to patrons in the use of technology within the departments
  • Assisting with the shelving and maintenance of children’s materials and with the children’s display case
  • Preparing craft or promotional materials for programming or for display areas; and assisting with volunteers
  • Assist with library staff duties, as directed.

Summer hours would be Tuesdays, 9-4:30; Wednesdays, 9-1; every other Friday, 9:30-5. Additional hours may be available. Schedule is subject to change.

Fall hours would be Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 9-1; Thursdays, 9:30-5; every other Friday, 9:30-5. Schedule is subject to change. 

Additional information: requires ability to communicate in a courteous and effective manner with a diverse group of staff and patrons; requires flexibility to work in a changeable, busy environment; requires ability to reach, bend, and kneel to retrieve and replace books in mobile library unit; requires ability to lift 20 pounds and push carts loaded with books and equipment;

Qualifications: customer service experience preferred; experience working with elderly, youth and children preferred; working knowledge of library principles and practices preferred;

Compensation: Approximately 15-19 hours per week year-round. $15-18 per hour depending on qualifications. No benefits.

To apply: email Resume and Cover Letter to megan@coventrylibrary.org. Please include 3 references.


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Posted Jun 3, 2022