Open from May 3, 2010 until June 18, 2010

Come and be a part of a passionate, people-oriented, buoyant team of librarians and support staff who represent the Oakland Public Library’s commitment to service and vision for lifelong learning.

The Oakland Public Library seeks an energetic, team-oriented Senior Librarian who is enthusiastic about serving the citizens of the communities within the City of Oakland by delivering top-notch customer service, upholding their public services commitment to our patrons, and by making a difference in the lives of library users.

The Oakland Public Library has a main library, 15 neighborhood branches, an African American Museum & Library, and an adult literacy program. We currently employ approximately 425 employees and offer a very competitive salary and benefits package for full-time and permanent part-time civil service employees.

Job Details:

The Senior Librarian may be responsible for the full range of librarian duties including classification and cataloging; reference materials, readers advisory, collection development, program development, implementation and evaluation, including service to diverse populations including children, young adult and non-English speaking individuals; The Senior Librarian will also plan, coordinate and perform as a working supervisor to other professional librarians and provide supervision to Librarian I and II personnel and  paraprofessional and clerical staff.

The salary range for the Senior Librarian classification is $35.54hour – 43.64hour, 37.5 hour work week (Currently, there is an avg. of one mandatory business shutdown day per month.).

How To Apply

City of Oakland application documents may be obtained in person or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope and request to the Office of Personnel, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA  94612-2019.  You may also call (510) 238-3112 for information.

You may access a copy of the full job announcement at: and a Microsoft Word or PDF version of the employment application at the following Internet address:  Click on City Jobs to view current openings or access the employment application

The application deadline is Friday, May 21, 2010 at 5 pm.


Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications for the Senior Librarian classification, as follows:

  • Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable:
    • Education:  Master’s degree in library sciences from an American Library Association accredited graduate school.
    • Experience:  Two (2) years of experience comparable to Librarian II in the City of Oakland.
  • Licenses: Possession of a valid California Driver’s License OR demonstrated ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties is highly desirable. Due to the nature of the assignment and the hours worked, public transportation may not be a cost effective or efficient method of traveling to the various locations required.
  • Additional Qualifications:  Bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin and Vietnamese are desirable.

The application form can be found at City of Oakland Application . City applications are also available at the Oakland Public Library Main Library (125 14th Street) on the 2nd floor in the Financial & Administrative Services Office. For your convenience, the Financial & Administrative Services Office is open Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm to obtain application materials or to ask for assistance with this civil service employment process.

For additional assistance, please contact the Oakland Public Library Human Resources Manager, Crystal Ramie-Adams, at 510-238-6716 or

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