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Library Manager(s), Washington Park Libraries, Providence, RI

Library Manager(s) L-II

Olneyville, South Providence, Washington Park Libraries 

Providence Community Library

Salary Range: $23.35-30.25 per hour

Hours: Full time w/Benefits

Posted: June 12, 2018

Deadline: Internal applications submitted by June 20th, will be considered first. External applications accepted until the position is filled.


Providence Community Library is seeking Library Managers who will provide library service to the neighborhoods of the City of Providence. The Library Manager is expected to carry out the mission, vision, and values of PCL and to make a professional contribution to the organization. Library Managers may participate on committees to develop programs, services, policies/procedures, and to plan for the future of PCL. The Library Manager is expected to demonstrate a high degree of initiative.



Primary duties include the provision of information and reader's advisory services, collection maintenance, programming, marketing and outreach services. Library Managers are responsible for service to children, teens, and adults both through assisting them individually and through the development and implementation of programs. Because neighborhood libraries are heavily used by youth, the Library Manager should be comfortable and able to provide a variety of appropriate services and programs for children and teens.


The successful management of staff, volunteers, security, and work study requires creating a professional, team-oriented,and productive working environmentas well as an open, inviting atmosphere for library users.


The position requires dedication to connect the library with its immediate community and to provide excellent customer service. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work successfully with culturally diverse patrons of all ages, are essentialCoverage at other libraries and departments as needed. Hours include some evenings and weekends.



MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution with demonstrated interest in neighborhood library services. A minimum of three years of relevant professional experience in public library service is required. Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.

Send resume, cover letter and three references to:

Maria Melvin, HR Manager,, (401) 467-2700 x.1606.


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