Posted: Feb 2, 2024

Librarian I - Reference

Salary: $51,885.00 - $67,310.00 Annually
Application Deadline: Feb 16, 2024
Public Library

Statement of Duties: Under the general supervision of Coordinator of Adult Services the Librarian I-Reference performs duties pertaining to adult services including patron assistance, planning and presentation of programs, and collection development. Duties Include:

  • Answers in-person, telephone and e-mail questions and directs patrons conducting research using resources in multiple formats.
  • Assists patrons and colleagues in teen services.
  • Helps patrons locate and select materials.
  • Provides reference and reader’s advisory service by giving book talks and reviews.
  • Plans, develops and conducts programs and services for adults, including computer classes.
  • Participates in outreach programs and special outreach events.
  • Engages in training, education and self-directed learning to keep current on trends in reference services.
  • Attends meetings and participates in professional library organizations.
  • Conducts class tours for middle and high school classes to provide bibliographic instruction.
  • Evaluates and selects library materials in a variety of formats for adults and young adults.
  • Evaluates and manages current collections by applying collection development methods and techniques.
  • Selects materials for branch libraries.
  • Coordinates the library’s interlibrary loan service.
  • Develops and prepares bibliographies; and maintains various files and indexes.
  • Develops and maintains content for the library’s webpage.
  • Contributes content to social media such as Facebook, Instagram, the site formally known as Twitter, and Pinterest.
  • Plans, arranges and sets up displays.
  • Supervises paraprofessional and clerical staff.
  • Assumes responsibility for the department in the absence of the department head.
  • Performs other related duties.

Education & Experience: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school; or a substantially equivalent combination of education, training, experience providing professional library services, and patron services. Preference may be given to applicants with experience in reference services and library service to adults.

Special Note: Applicants will be subject to a criminal background check prior to employment. Negative findings may prevent applicant from being considered.

The City of Warwick offers a robust menu of employer provided benefits to include individual and family health and dental insurance; paid time off to include holidays, vacation, personal time and sick leave; pension, life insurance, and optional, supplemental retirement plans.