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Westerly Library is now available by appointment only. Some sections of the first floor will be available for browsing material and to utilize the public computer lab, by reservation only. During this initial reopening phase we are unable to accommodate walk-ins. To make a reservation please call 401.596.2877 ext 930 for Circulation and ext 311 for the computer lab. Please check back for updates! Library Takeout Service is still available via the Books & Materials tab for contact-free pickup and the book drop is now open for material returns.

Employment Opportunities

Head of Public Services

The Memorial and Library Association of Westerly seeks an innovative, engaged, energetic, and customer-oriented professional for our new Head of Public Services 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 Public Services works with the Executive Director and Assistant Director to provide extraordinary service to the communities of Westerly, RI and Stonington, CT. The Head of Public Services is responsible for the supervision, coordination, and support of all circulation and public technology service functions. This position manages complex customer service issues and anticipates the needs and wants of its patrons. This department leads the patron experience through exceptional service and quality public relations.


  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program or other appropriate degree
  • At least three years of library experience including the supervision of at least three employees
  • Public Library experience preferred
  • Public service experience preferred
  • Keeps current with library trends and issues in Library service and technology
  • Knowledge of policies, procedures and functions of library systems

Salary commensurate with experience. 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

no later than July 2, 2020. 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.