Youth Services Library Assistant P/T

West Warwick Public library

West Warwick, RI

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$11.60 per Hour   Calculate


West Warwick, RI




Not Required

Minimum Education

High School (or Equivalent)

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library



Job Description

The West Warwick Public library is in search of a Library Assistant to work in the Youth Services Department. This person should enjoy working with Youth and Families, be flexible and forward-thinking, and have an interest in public service in a team-oriented environment. This position reports directly to the Head of Youth Services and/or the Youth Services librarian.

Description of duties:

  •  Assists with program set up and clean up as needed.
  •  Designs and maintains department signs, displays, and bulletin boards. 
  •  Repairs and cleans materials as needed.
  • Assists with preparing and facilitating programs as directed by the librarians.
  • Provides in-person and telephone assistance to the public.  
  • Provides coverage in the department.
  • Performs some circulation and clerical duties
  •  Assists with opening and closing of the Youth Department and general supervision of the department.
  •  Responsible for shelving materials and other tasks designed to keep the collection and department organized.
  • Performs general reference and reader’s advisory work, referring in-depth questions and inquiries of a research nature to the Youth Department Head or Youth Services Librarian.
  • Assists adults and youth in locating materials and using computers. 
  •  Other duties as required. 

Qualifications and skills:

  • Public service or Public Library experience a plus
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to be flexible a must
  • Familiarity with Sierra or other Integrated Library Systems (ILS) is preferred.
  • Knowledge of children and Young adult materials
  • Experience working with children and teens
  • Excellent knowledge of computers and technology
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Education Level: High School Diploma or equivalent required. Additional education or experience a plus


HR Info

All Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter to the Head of Youth Services via email at with the subject heading “Youth Services library assistant”. Applications via mail should be addressed to: Rashaa Al-Sasah, Head of Youth Services
1043 Main Street West Warwick, RI 02893

Posted Apr 28, 2021