Reference Library Assistant

Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library

Harrisville, RI

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$15.00 to $17.00 per Hour   Calculate


Harrisville, 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

The Jesse M. Smith Library has an opening for a reference library assistant.  This position provides direct reference services to patrons. Responsibilities include answering patron reference questions in person and via email, phone or mail, assisting in processing interlibrary loan requests, providing reader’s advisory and digital literacy services to the public, and assisting in the development of adult programming. 

This is a 19.5 hour per week part time position with no benefits.  Some nights and weekends are required. 

A high school diploma or equivalency is required.  A college degree is preferred.  Candidates should possess the ability to work independently, exemplary customer service skills, organizational skills, attention to detail and excellent computer skills. Must be comfortable working with the public in busy situations. Experience working in a library setting preferred.  Salary: $15 to $17 per hr. depending on qualifications.

Review of applications will begin Friday, April 23, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled.

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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.


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HR Info

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

Beth Ullucci, Director

Jesse M. Smith Memorial Library

100 Tinkham Ln

Harrisville, RI 02830

(401) 710-7800

Posted Mar 23, 2021