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Library Assistant

George Hail Free Public Library

530 Main St., Warren, RI

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$14.50 to $15.00 per Hour   Calculate


Warren, RI




Not Required

Minimum Education

High School (or Equivalent)

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

Library Assistants are responsible for circulation services of the library. This is a para-professional part-time position. Scheduling includes days, evenings and rotating Saturdays. Excellent customer services skills and the ability to perform duties effectively are required.  The position is under the direct supervision of the Director.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Includes one or two night shifts until 8 pm and at least one Saturday every four weeks.

Additional Info & Requirements


1.      Enjoy books and reading

2.      High School diploma.

3.      Keyboarding skills.

4.      Attention to detail

5.      Competent and up to date computer skills including: word processing; inputting and manipulating data in an automated library system; use of library automated system circulation and public catalog functions.

6.      Library and organization skill necessary to order, receive and maintain materials for the library collections.

7.      Demonstrated excellent public relations ability with all ages is required.

8.      Good work ethic: punctuality in reporting for work, and good organizational skills

9.      Accurate with money

The Community

Circulation Duties:

1.     Performing circulation activities such as checking materials in and out to patrons, renewing materials, answering telephone, registering new patrons, preparing the delivery; placing holds, shelving materials and keeping the shelves in good order

2.     Assisting patrons when necessary

3.     Being aware of library policies and ensuring policies are followed.

4.     Assisting patrons with basic reference questions, computer problems and simple directional questions.

5.     Being responsible for activities and duties relative to opening and closing the library.

6.     Some book processing duties Process all new materials following library practices

7.     Additional clerical task as needed.

Essential abilities:

1.     Exercise sufficient judgment to perform the job.

2.     Perform the job without disrupting the work of others.

3.     Perform the job satisfactorily under the stressors of the position.

4.     Communicate easily and effectively in group and individual situations utilizing oral and written communication skills.

5.     Perform the job in a reasonable time and in a manner, achieves reasonable performance and quality standards.

This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities which comprise this position.


Posted Mar 29, 2024