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Library Assistant- Circulation Desk P/T

West Warwick Public Library

West Warwick, Rhode Island

Application Deadline

Apply By Sep 22nd, 2023


$14.00 per Hour   Calculate


West Warwick, RI




Not Required

Minimum Education

High School (or Equivalent)

Library Experience

Not Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library



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Job Description

Library Assistant- Circulation Desk P/T 
$14 per hour/19 hours per week/no benefits 
Hours: Mornings/Afternoons & Evenings/Saturdays as needed 

The West Warwick Public Library seeks a public oriented, adaptable individual for the library’s Circulation Department. This person should enjoy working with the public, be flexible, pay attention to detail, and learn quickly. This position reports directly to the Head of Circulation.

Job Duties 
Perform a range of duties assisting in the operation of the Circulation Desk including but not limited to; registering new patrons, check-ins and check-outs of materials, placing holds, collection of fines and fees, packing and unpacking inter-library loan deliveries, helping patrons find items in the collection, shelving returned items, shelf reading, providing information and assistance to library patrons both in person and over the phone, and advising patrons of library programs, procedures, and policies. Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications, Skills, and Working Conditions 
High school diploma (or equivalent) 
Proficiency with computers and technology, and a willingness to learn new applications. 
Familiarity with Koha or other ILS systems and/or Google Workspace a plus. 
Demonstrated experience in public service and customer service skills through retail, library or other public service experience. 
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team 
Good work ethic demonstrated in punctuality in reporting for work, organizational skills, thoroughness, and attention to detail. 
Excellent communication skills and a sense of humor 
Ability to lift 20 lbs., stand for extended periods of time, push carts, pull wagons, squat, bend, and reach above head 
Schedule flexibility preferred, willing to work evenings and occasional additional shifts including Saturdays a must. 

Please submit a resume and cover letter via email with the subject heading “Circulation Desk Assistant” to the Head of Circulation at caitlin@wwpl.org. Applications via mail should be sent to: Caitlin Mendoza, 1043 Main Street, West Warwick, RI 02893. Applications accepted until 9/22/23. 
An EEO/AA 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 5, 2023