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Systems Coordinator

Providence Community Library

Salary:  $27.88 per hour

Hours:  Full time w/Benefits

Posted: July 19, 2018

Deadline:  External applications accepted until the position is filled.

Providence Community Library is seeking a Systems Coordinator who will supervise staff at the Knight Memorial library.  S/he will successfully manage staff, volunteers, security, and work studies.  The position requires creating a professional, team oriented, and productive working environment, as well as an open, inviting atmosphere for library users. S/he will be responsible for the successful delivery of all library services in the building, including collection maintenance, programming, marketing and outreach, and information and readers advisory.

The Systems Coordinator will be responsible for managing circulation and customer service procedures and polices across the PCL system.  S/he will consult with staff, update policies and procedures, and research and implement innovations and trends in the areas of circulation and customer service. The Knight Memorial Systems Coordinator will work together with other Systems Coordinators and library administrators to synchronize services for the whole of PCL.  

Systems Coordinators serve on the administration team and are responsible for mentoring, supervising, and supporting all public service staff in all library locations, including, but not limited to, situations requiring an immediate or timely response.

Duties:

  • Supervises and supports all library staff in their roles; initiates mentoring, professional development, and/or corrective action as needed.  
  • Directs day-to-day workflow of the library staff, including but not limited to librarian(s), clerks(s), specialist(s), and volunteers.  Approves bi-weekly timesheets and schedules temporary staff as needed.
  • Responsible for scheduling and arranging coverage, including planned and short notice absences.
  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting security, maintenance, and custodial issues.  This includes training the security guard on PCL procedures. Maintains close communication with the Facilities Department.
  • Ensures delivery of successful customer service and impactful programs by responding to community needs.
  • Collaborates with community organizations, elected officials, and schools to promote and facilitate their use of the library and to foster strategic partnerships.
  • Markets library collections, programs, services and resources.
  • Collects, maintains and analyzes library statistics.
  • Serves as liaison to the library’s Friends Group.
  • Works with other PCL Systems Coordinators, Library Director, and Chief Operating Officer to analyze, plan, and implement neighborhood library services, library layout and design, and facilities upgrades.
  • Actively supports teamwork. Conducts meetings as needed to keep staff up to date on policies, procedures and other library developments.
  • Reviews effectiveness of library service policies and procedures, recommending updates as needed.
  • Maintains knowledge and professional skills in specialty areas of circulation and customer service. Regularly communicates relevant information to PCL staff.

Requirements:

MLS from an ALA accredited program.  Five years of professional library experience which includes supervisory management experience with at least 3 years (or equivalent) in a public library setting.  Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.

Send resume, cover letter and three references to:  

Maria Melvin, HR Manager, mmelvin@provcomlib.org, (401) 467-2700 x.1606


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: July 9, 2018

Deadline:  Applications accepted until the position(s) are 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.

Duties:

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 environment, as 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 diversepatrons of all ages, are essential.  Coverage at other libraries and departments as needed.  Hours include some evenings and weekends.  (See attached for a complete copy of the Library Manager job description).

Requirements:

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, mmelvin@provcomlib.org, (401) 467-2700 x1606


Youth Services Librarian L1 – L2, Rochambeau

Salary:     $19.86 per hour

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

Posted:     May 11, 2018

Deadline: Applications accepted until the position is filled.

Duties

Providence Community Library is searching for a Youth Services Librarian to work in a busy, neighborhood library.  The Youth Services Librarian plans and implements a comprehensive program of service especially, emergent literacy, to young library users, and may provide professional support to more than one neighborhood library.

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 infants 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,

developing relationships and programs for and with local schools, early childcare centers, and other youth-serving organizations in the neighborhood; creating a welcoming environment in the children’s area which provides for enjoyable and productive use of library resources.

Qualifications:

MLS from an ALA accredited school.  Experience working as a Youth Services Librarian. Classification (L1 or L2) will depend on experience as a youth services librarian.  Spanish speaking a plus. 

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to:

Maria Melvin, HR Manager, mmelvin@provcomlib.org, (401) 467-2700 x1606


Youth Services Librarian L1 – L2, Rochambeau

Salary:     $19.86 per hour

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

Posted:     April 12, 2018

Deadline: Internal applications accepted through Thursday, April 19.  Outside applications accepted until the position is filled.

Duties
Providence Community Library is searching for a Youth Services Librarian to work in a busy, neighborhood library.  The Youth Services Librarian plans and implements a comprehensive program of service especially, emergent literacy, to young library users, and may provide professional support to more than one neighborhood library.

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 infants 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,developing relationships and programs for and with local schools, early childcare centers, and other youth-serving organizations in the neighborhood; creating a welcoming environment in the children’s area which provides for enjoyable and productive use of library resources.

Qualifications
MLS from an ALA accredited school.  Experience working as a Youth Services Librarian. Classification (L1 or L2) will depend on experience as a Youth Services Librarian.  Spanish speaking a plus. 

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to:

Maria Melvin, HR Manager, mmelvin@provcomlib.org, (401) 467-2700 x. 1606.

MLS from an ALA accredited school.  Demonstrated experience working with children is essential. Spanish speaking a plus.

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to:

Maria Melvin, HR Manager, mmelvin@provcomlib.org, (401) 467-2700 x 1606

On-Call Temporary Custodian Positions

Rate:           $15.00 per hour

Status:        Temp/On-call

Posted:       March 23, 2018

Deadline:   Applications accepted until positions are filled.

Providence Community Library is looking for temp staff to perform custodial duties and be on-call to work in any of our nine neighborhood libraries and offices.

Duties include:  dust shelves, furniture and fixtures, sweep, dry mop and vacuum floors; empty waste baskets and discard other materials; clean rest rooms and staff lounges; replace paper goods; soap and other toilet articles.

As needed:  strip and wax floors, vacuum and shampoo carpets; window cleaning; sweep and clean stairwells and elevators; clean excessive dirt brought into the buildings due to inclement weather; shovel snow and clear steps, walkways, and sidewalks during and after snowstorms; set up and break down meeting rooms for library events as they occur; outdoor care of library grounds; other duties as assigned.

Requirements:  High school graduation or equivalent and some experience cleaning commercial buildings preferred. Must speak and read English.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs., and must be physically able to push, lift, bend, stoop, kneel, and work with repetitive motions.  Driver’s license and a BCI check are required.  Must own vehicle for short travel between buildings. 

Retirees welcome.

Please send a brief overview of previous work experience and three references to:

Maria Melvin at mmelvin@provcomlib.org


Temp/On-call Library Clerks

Salary:     $12.14 per hr.

Hours:      Part-time, on-call status (no benefits)

Posted:     January 23, 2018

Deadline:  Applications accepted until position(s) is filled.

The Providence Community Library is looking for temporary staff to perform clerical duties and be on-call to work in any of our nine neighborhood libraries.

Duties include:  patron registration, checkout, check-in, shelving materials, providing directional assistance to phone inquiries, and assist with clerical duties in other departments as needed.  A high school diploma and a good customer service attitude are required; familiarity with Sierra is preferred.

Apply to:

Send resume, cover letter and three references to Maria Melvin, HR Manager, mmelvin@provcomlib.org.  Or call 401-467-2700 x.1606 for more information. 


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