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Youth Services Librarian Position L1, Mount Pleasant

Providence Community Library
Salary:     $21.21- 26.94 per hour
Hours:      Full-time 37 ½ hrs. per week w/Benefits
Posted:    October 14, 2020
Deadline: Outside applications accepted until the position is filled.


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.


MLS from an ALA accredited school.  Spanish speaking a plus.  

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to:

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



Library Manager/Circulation Coordinator

(Called Systems Coordinator at PCL) 

Annual Salary:  $57,990

Hours:  Full time w/Benefits

Posted: July 17, 2020

Deadline:  External applications accepted until the position is filled.

Empower people and inspire ideas as the next Systems Coordinator* at Providence Community Library. Key opportunities include understanding and tailoring service to compliment the changing needs of Providence’s East side residents; strengthening partnerships and relationships with internal and external customers; supporting and guiding a strong circulation department; exploring new services and programs for PCL.

About Providence Community Library (PCL)

PCL, a private not-for-profit organization, assumed management of Providence's nine neighborhood libraries on July 1, 2009 after the Providence Public Library determined that it lacked the resources to manage all of its branches. In response to Providence Public Library's plan to close its branches and reduce services, a dedicated group of volunteers established PCL and worked with the city of Providence to take control of all nine neighborhood libraries. The doors have remained open for 10 years; PCL continues to grow and provide excellent service to the community. 

Our Community

Providence is a culturally diverse metro area characterized by a distinct New England vibe.  The city boasts a thriving downtown, music and ethnic festivals, an exceptional culinary scene and other activities enjoyed by residents year-round including professional theater and art venues. Work commutes are minimal and housing costs are quite reasonable. Located less than one hour from some of New England’s most beautiful beaches and historic shore communities, Providence is a 40 minute drive from downtown Boston.


Providence Community Library is seeking a Systems Coordinator* who will supervise staff at the Rochambeau library.  They 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. They 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 policies across the PCL system.  They will consult with staff, update policies and procedures, and research and implement innovations and trends in the areas of circulation and customer service. The Rochambeau Systems Coordinator will work together with other Systems Coordinators and library administrators to synchronize services for the whole of PCL.  

The Systems Coordinator serves on the administration team and is 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.


  • 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.

*Systems Coordinators at PCL run libraries and a function of library service.


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,, (401) 467-2700 x.1606.



Spanish speaking preferred.

Resume to:

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


Part-time Branch Custodian M-3 (2) positions

Providence Community Library

Salary:     $15.95 per hr.
Hours:      Part-time 20 hrs per week w/Benefits
Posted:     June 10, 2020
Deadline:  Internal applications accepted through June 18.  External applications accepted until the position is filled.


Daily cleaning of buildings assigned by the Facilities Manager.  Duties include dust shelves, furniture, and fixtures; sweep, dry mop and vacuum floors; empty waste baskets and discard other material; 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; minor repairs when necessary; other duties as assigned.

Schedule A:
Monday       2:00-6:00 pm
Tuesday      2:00-6:00 pm
Wednesday 2:00-6:00 pm
Thursday     2:00-6:00 pm
Saturday      9:00-1:00 pm
Schedule B:
Monday       4:00-8:00 pm
Tuesday      4:00-8:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00-8:00 pm
Thursday     4:00-8:00 pm
Saturday      9:00-1:00 pm
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• High school graduation or equivalent.
• Speak and read English.
• Courteous and shows respect to all staff.
• Able to lift up to 50 pounds.
• Physically able to push, lift, bend, stoop, kneel, and work with repetitive motions.
• Valid RI driver's license and vehicle to drive short distances between libraries.

Experience and Training:

Some experience in cleaning commercial buildings is preferred.  Additional training will be provided by the Facilities Manager.  

A BCI (Background Check) and MVR (Motor Vehicle Report) check will be required.

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to:

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