The San Mateo Public Library has an immediate opening for the position of per diem Librarian I. Responsibilities include serving at the Library’s service desks at the Main Library and branches; researching and responding to difficult or technical reference questions; advising and assisting Library patrons; demonstrating the use of online library catalogs, databases and other user aids; performing bibliographic searches using online and/or print resources; and performing other tasks as assigned.
Salary and Hours: $28.59 (Step 1); initial appointment is usually at the first step. This is an On-Call position to fill coverage gaps on the Library’s service desks at the Main Library and/or Branches.
Qualifications: Possession of a Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited college or university is required; previous public library experience desirable but not required. Successful Live Scan fingerprint background check.
Knowledge of: Modern professional principles and practices of library science; modern procedures, methods, techniques and sources used in a library work; standard library technology, library automation, computers, software and library procedures; excellent customer service techniques and practices; resources and practices applicable to area of assignment. Ability to: operate computerized cataloging and bibliographic databases; assist library patrons in response to reference and related library questions; implement and enforce Library and City policies and procedures; work well with the public; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of work; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; work shifts as assigned.
Application Deadline: Friday, May 29, 2015, 5:00 pm.
To Apply: Submit an official City of San Mateo application, resume and interest letter to:
San Mateo Public Library – Main Library
Administrative Office (3rd floor)
55 West Third Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402
Download the City of San Mateo Employment Application online.