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Librarian I – Reference Librarian (Part-time)

Warwick Public Library

Warwick Public Library

Application Deadline

Apply By Jan 27th, 2023


$25.89 to $33.59 per Hour   Calculate


Warwick, RI





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library



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Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Coordinator of Adult Services will assist in performing duties pertaining to all adult services including patron assistance planning and presentation of programs and collection development. Duties may include answering in-person, telephone and e-mail questions; assisting with teen services; helping patrons select and locate materials; providing reference and reader’s advisory service to middle and high school students, college students and out-of-school adults; developing, planning and conducting programs for adults; keeping current regarding trends in reference services; attending meetings and participating in professional library organizations; conducting class tours for middle and high school classes, providing bibliographic instruction, giving book talks and reviews; evaluating and managing current collection by applying collection development methods and techniques; selecting materials for branch libraries; developing and preparing bibliographies; maintaining various files and indexes; supplying and developing content for the webpage as well as maintaining webpage; planning and arranging displays; supervising paraprofessional and clerical staff; assuming responsibility for the department in the absence of the department head; and performing additional related duties as required.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Work schedule will include nights and weekends

Additional Info & Requirements

Master’s degree (M.A.) in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must have knowledge of principles and practices of professional library work; in-depth knowledge of reference materials and research methods; knowledge of current trends in reference services and library services to adults; programming skills; ability to work with patrons of all ages; ability to interact effectively with library staff; ability to communicate effectively in English both orally and in writing; exhibits energy and enthusiasm for providing library services to adults; working knowledge of computer applications for library services including word processing and spreadsheets; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. 

This is an Unclassified/Exempt Hourly Position

Applicants will be subject to a background criminal check prior to employment. Negative findings may prevent applicants from being considered.

The Community

Warwick is a city in Kent County, Rhode Island, the third largest city in the state with a population of 82,823 at the 2020 census. It is located approximately 12 miles south of downtown Providence, Rhode Island; 63 miles southwest of Boston, Massachusetts; and 171 miles northeast of New York City. Warwick was founded in 1642 by Samuel Gorton and is known as the second largest city in the state of Rhode Island. This city is known for its location near the salt-water beaches and the abundance of colonial history it has to offer.


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HR Info

Applications or resume can be submitted at https://www.warwickri.gov/personnel-department/webforms/submit-application-or-resume.

Posted Jan 12, 2023