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Our Mission

The Newport Public Library seeks to strengthen the community by providing opportunities that support lifelong learning, encourage inspiration, imagination, and enjoyment, and connect people to each other and to the rest of the world.

Position Opening for Collection Management Librarian

The Newport Public Library is seeking an experienced librarian to be Head of Collection Management and a strong member of our Reference Team.  This is a fast-paced, demanding job for the library professional with superior communication and organizational skills who will lead our team in developing all aspects of the print, non-print and virtual collections for our library.

A Masters of Library and Information Science is required.  Collection development experience is preferred.  To apply send a resume and cover letter to Anne Shepherd, Newport Public Library by May 20th, 2016.  May be emailed to:

A full job description may be found here.


Our Administrative Staff

The Administration office is open Monday through Friday until 4:00pm and can be reached at (401) 847-8720.

Anne Shepherd, Director
ext. 102,  email

Deborah James, Administrative Secretary
ext. 100,  email

Annette Love, Bookkeeper and Notary Public
ext. 101,  email

Board of Trustees

Michael Dawson, President
Robin Skuncik Jones, Immediate Past President
Jennifer Booth, Vice President
Susan McCoy, Secretary
Michael Dutton, Treasurer
Chuck Flippo, President, Friends of the Library
Girard Galvin
Angel Gonzalez
David S. Gordon
Linda Martin
David Reed
Rita Slom
Jessica Walsh
Justin S. McLaughlin, City Council Liaison

Library Policies

Here are some of the major public policies of the library. If you would like to look at additional policies or have any questions, please contact the Administration office at (401) 847-8720, ext. 100.