The Memorial and Library Association of Westerly seeks an innovative, engaged, energetic, and action and customer-oriented professional for our Head of Youth Services & Education position at this busy, progressive organization. The Memorial and Library Association, established in 1892, oversees Westerly Library and Wilcox Park and directly serves the communities of Westerly, RI and Stonington, CT.  The Association is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization whose mission is to strengthen the community and enrich lives by stimulating intellect and sparking imagination through access to literature, information, technology, nature, and the arts.

The Head of Youth Services & Education oversees all aspect of the Kids’, Tweens’, and Teens’ Departments and its staff. They will work closely with, and be a resource for, a team of three Youth Services Librarians. This position is responsible for activating the Youth Services Team to achieve strategic goals, ensure related community collaborations, set youth service standards, and provide the highest quality youth services experience. They are also responsible for, managing schedules, advising staff regarding department budgets, anticipating short and long-term youth service needs, working with the library’s Education Committee, providing library education and instruction, building external collaborations, and initiating outreach.


  • A Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences from an accredited Library School
  • Five years or more experience in public libraries, three years of which must be related to Children’s and/or Youth Services.
  • Knowledge and experience in the reading, viewing and learning habits of youth and teens.
  • Keeps current with library trends and issues in Library service and technology.
  • Knowledge of policies, procedures and functions of library systems, with particular emphasis on services to children, parents, and caregivers. 
  • Experience working with school systems a plus.
  • Knowledge of the Westerly area a plus.

Salary range: $52,780.00 - $58,240.00. Benefits included. Schedule will include some evenings and Saturdays. Please click here for a full job description and here for the Employment Application.

Applicants should send a resume, letter of interest, and completed application to Position will remain open until filled. Qualified applicants will be contacted through email. Westerly Library and Wilcox Park strives for a respectful and inclusive workplaces with equal employment opportunity for all and is EEOC compliant. Background check required.


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Westerly Library and Wilcox Park strives for a respectful and inclusive workplace with equal employment opportunity for all, and is EEOC compliant. We believe in empowering our staff to make meaningful contributions to the communities and patrons we serve.

We have developed a comprehensive set of employment benefit programs to supplement our employee’s regular wages. After a three month (90 day) probationary period, staff are offered the following:

  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • 13 Paid Holidays
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan
  • Bereavement and Funeral Leave
  • Professional Development

*Please note that benefits vary between full-time and part-time positions.

To apply for any of our open positions, please submit a letter of intent, resume, and employment application to:

Background checks are required for anyone offered a position within the organization. Qualified applicants will be contacted via email.

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