Children's Librarian, Knight Memorial Library, Providence RI

Children's Librarian L-1, Knight Memorial Library

Providence Community Library

Salary:     $19.19 - $24.72 per hour (L-1 Range)

Hours:      Full-time 37 ½ hrs per week w/Benefits

Posted:     October 15, 2013

Deadline: Internal applications accepted through Tuesday, October 29.  Outside applications accepted until the position is filled.





Providence Community Library is searching for a Children's Librarian to work in a busy, regional library.  The Children's Librarian plans and implements a comprehensive program of service to young library users, and may provide professional support to two neighborhood libraries.


Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  selecting and purchasing library materials aimed at children and youth, planning, developing, coordinating and executing programs designed to serve children from toddlers to teens; providing reader's advisory and reference assistance to parents, teachers and caregivers to develop pre-literacy and literacy skills to children; assisting patrons, particularly children and youth, in researching information on a wide variety of subjects, acting as liaison with other agencies in the community serving children to promote the library; creating an environment in the children's area which provides for enjoyable and productive use of library resources.




MLS from an ALA accredited school.  A student within a semester of graduating will also be considered.  Demonstrated experience working with children is essential.   Spanish speaking is a plus.


Send resume, cover letter, and three references to:


Maria Melvin, HR Specialist, 467-2700 x. 1606.

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