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Youth Services Library Assistant Part-Time

West Warwick Public Library

West Warwick, Rhode Island

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$12.25 per Hour   Calculate


West Warwick, RI




Not Required

Minimum Education

High School (or Equivalent)

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library



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  

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  
●    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!


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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