JOB: Librarian, Contra Costa County

The Position

Contra Costa County encourages interested candidates to consider this exceptional career opportunity with one of the Bay Area’s most progressive and respected libraries.  Permanent full-time and part-time vacancies may be filled from the results of this examination. Initial assignments may be as a Youth Services Librarian, Adult/Teen Services Librarian, Collection Development Librarian, or Juvenile Hall Librarian.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following:

  • Partnering with community-based organizations and community groups to promote library services
  • Developing innovative programs to build literacy, further education, and foster a love of reading
  • Promoting our collections and reading through readers advisory, recommendation lists, blog entries, author talks, book discussions, and other innovative methods
  • Fostering digital literacy and providing age-appropriate technology instruction
  • Developing collections and the space itself, ensuring a safe and inviting area

Characteristics of the ideal candidate:

  • Passion for creating an environment that encourages patrons to follow their interests, discover new ones,
    learn from their peers, and of course, embrace reading
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience providing customer and reference service
  • Ability to create and conduct innovative programs

To read the complete job description, please visit the website, www.cccounty.us/hr.   The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for six months.