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Assistant Library Director

Coventry Public Library

1672 Flat River Rd. Coventry, RI

Application Deadline

Apply By Jun 7th, 2024


$62,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Coventry, RI





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

The Coventry Public Library is seeking to fill the position of Assistant Director. 

Position is responsible for performing professional and administrative work for the Library Department including overseeing and performing collection development and customer service functions. Work includes performing acquisition functions, maintaining and updating records and information, organizing library collections, planning adult programs, coordinating social media, creating the monthly newsletter, marketing/public relations, ordering supplies, providing reference services in the absence of reference staff, and supervising staff. Employee works under the general direction of the Library Director.  

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited university and at least five years of progressively responsible library experience, including administrative and supervisory work.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are necessary.
  • Knowledge of personal computer hardware and networks as well as computer programs and applications for cataloging, circulation, and reference.
  • Knowledge of social media platforms, specifically Facebook and Instagram.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people.
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, despite frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to pay attention to details a prioritize work.

Salary begins in the $62,000 range with excellent benefits. For a full job description or additional questions, please email lwalker@coventrylibrary.org. 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to lwalker@coventrylibrary.org by June 7th, 2024. 

Coventry Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, genetic information, or military/veteran status. 

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Benefit information available upon request.

The Community

Coventry is a town of approximately 36,000 residents. The library system, which is a municipal department, is composed of a main library that shares a building with the Coventry Town Hall and a branch, the Greene Library, located in the rural, western portion of town.


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To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to lwalker@coventrylibrary.org by June 7th, 2024. 

Posted May 21, 2024