Children's Librarian

Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library

Harrisville, RI

Application Deadline

Apply By Feb 9th, 2024


$48,000.00 to $51,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Harrisville, RI





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

The Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library is seeking a creative and energetic Children’s Librarian. This position reports to the Head Children’s Librarian. This librarian provides collection development, programming and reference assistance services in a busy children’s department. Responsibilities include answering patron reference questions, providing reader’s advisory and digital literacy services to the public, and assisting in the development of children’s programming. 

This is a full time position (35 hours per week) with some nights and weekends required. 

Minimum Qualifications:

•             Masters of Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association. 

              Candidates close to obtaining a degree may be considered.

•             Prior library experience preferably in children’s services.

•             Ability to work independently.

•             Exemplary customer service skills. Comfortable working with the public in busy situations.

•             Organization skills and attention to detail.

•             Excellent computer skills required. Must be familiar with trends in technology for children.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Excellent benefits

Additional Info & Requirements

Please submit a completed Town of Burrillville application for employment, cover letter, resume and 3 professional references to:

Paul A. MacDonald

Chair, Personnel Board

Town of Burrillville

105 Harrisville Main Street

Harrisville, RI 02830

Phone: (401) 568-4300 ext.145

Fax: (401) 568-0490

Email care of:

Review of applicants will begin February 9, 2024 and the position will remain open until filled.

Town employment applications can be found at:

The Town of Burrillville is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  The Town prohibits discrimination in all aspects of employment because of age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, political or religious affiliation, or physical or mental disability.

Posted Jan 25, 2024