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Youth Services Library Assistant Part-Time

West Warwick Public Library

West Warwick, Rhode Island

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled

Wages

$12.25 per Hour   Calculate

Location

West Warwick, RI

Hours

19.00

MLS

Not Required

Minimum Education

High School (or Equivalent)

Library Experience

Preferred

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library

Public

Social

Job Description

Youth Services Library Assistant P/T 
19 hrs/ week $12.25/hr 
Hours: Primarily Mornings (9-2)  and Afternoons (1-5) with some Evening and Saturday hours as  
needed. 

The West Warwick Public library is in search of a Library Assistant to work in the Youth Services  
Department. This person should enjoy working with Youth and Families, be flexible and 
forward-thinking, and have an interest in public service in a team-oriented environment. This  
position reports directly to the Head of Youth Services and/or the Youth Services librarian. 

Description of duties: 
●    Assists adults and youth in locating materials and using computers. 
●    Performs general reference and reader’s advisory work, referring in-depth questions and  
inquiries of a research nature to the Youth Department Head or Youth Services Librarian. 
●     Responsible for shelving materials and other tasks designed to keep the collection and  
department organized. 
●     Assists with opening and closing of the Youth Department and general supervision of the  
department. 
●    Performs some circulation and clerical duties 
●    Provides coverage in the department. 
●    Provides in-person and telephone assistance to the public. 
●    Assists with preparing and facilitating programs as directed by the librarians. 
●     Repairs and cleans materials as needed. 
●     Designs and maintains department signs, displays, and bulletin boards. 
●     Assists with the program setup and clean-up as needed. 
●     Other duties as required. 

Qualifications and skills: 
●    Ability to work both independently and as part of a team 
●    Enjoys being creative and exploring new ideas 
●    Provide excellent customer service 
●    Excellent knowledge of computers and technology 
●    Experience working with children and teens 
●    Knowledge of children and Young adult materials 
●    Familiarity with Sierra or other Integrated Library Systems (ILS) is preferred. 
●    Excellent communication skills and the ability to be flexible are a must. 
●    Public service or Public Library experience a plus 


Education Level: 
High School Diploma or equivalent required. 
Additional education or experience is a plus

All Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter to the Head of Youth Services via  
email at Rashaa@wwpl.org with the subject heading “Youth Services library assistant”. 
Applications via mail should be addressed to: Rashaa Al-Sasah, Head of Youth Services 1043 Main  
Street West Warwick, RI 02893 Applications accepted until 10/07/22. 
An affirmative action/equal opportunity 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!

Links

External Job Ad
https://www.wwpl.org/jobs

Website
https://www.wwpl.org

Human Resources / Job Listings
https://www.wwpl.org/employment

HR Info

Varies by position. See open position for details. To inquire about open positions, see wwpl.org/employment or call (401) 828-3750 x 5.

Posted Sep 15, 2022