Librarian III- Coordinator of Youth Services, Cranston Public Library, Cranston RI





The Cranston Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Librarian III- Coordinator of Youth Services. This is a professional, supervisory position under the direction of the Library Director and the Assistant Library Director. Responsible for management and operation of Youth Services for the Cranston Public Library system. This is a 35 hour per week position with some nights and weekends required.

The Cranston Public Library system consists of a central library with five branch locations. For more information on our library please visit:



Starting salary $54,485.98; $56,815.60 after six month probationary period.



October 1, 2013



  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Five years public library experience, including two years of supervisory experience.
  • Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner.




  • Provides exemplary customer service.
  • Supervises and evaluates multi-branch youth services department.
  • Participates in selecting and training enthusiastic staff.
  • Builds, manages and promotes extraordinary collections for children and families.
  • Supervises, schedules, coordinates and evaluates multi-branch youth services staff.
  • Plans, coordinates, supervises, creates and conducts innovative youth programs.
  • Develops strong partnerships between library and other appropriate school and community agencies.
  • Provides assistance directly to library users on the use of library services. Substitutes for professional staff in the library system as needed.
  • Seeks out grants, donations and fundraising opportunities for program support.
  • Promotes Youth Services programs and activities through marketing and public relations efforts.
  • Coordinates data collection for statistical reports of Youth Services to administration.
  • Advises on cataloging and classification of children's library materials.
  • Stays informed about professional and community developments affecting the library and librarianship. Participates in continuing education opportunities within and beyond the library system.
  • Acts as Person-in-Charge of the Central Library when assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Commitment to outstanding public service for youth.
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and tools of library science in general and public library service to youth, in particular.
  • Knowledge of administrative theories and practices including supervision and evaluation of the work of others.
  • Ability to function as a member of a team to achieve library goals and objectives.
  • Ability to resolve conflict with staff and library users.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge of and passion for children's literature.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Ability to take initiative in improving existing work techniques and procedures.
  • Ability to push carts and bins loaded with library materials.
  • Ability to reach and retrieve library materials at high and low shelf heights.
  • Experience with integrated library systems.
  • Knowledge of current technological applications for information access. Ability to utilize web-based and subscription databases.
  • Basic skills with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging technologies; including social media, tablets and mobile devices.



Resumes received by August 5, 2013 will receive first consideration. Apply to Edward Garcia, Library Director at

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