JOB: Extra-Help Librarian I or II – Sonoma County Library – Various Locations

This extra-help, non-benefitted position works on call providing excellent customer service while performing a variety of professional library services, including reference, reader’s advisory, collection development, event planning, outreach, digital literacy training for the public, and performs related work as assigned at various library branches throughout Sonoma County. Please specify your location and preferred shift preferences(s) in the supplemental questionnaires.

TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:
Provides assistance to and advises patrons, including children, young adults, adults and senior citizens in the effective use of Library collection, facilities and services; demonstrates the use of library resources, tools, equipment, and electronic reference sources; assists with digital downloads.
Answers readers’ advisory and general reference questions from telephone, webpage and in-person queries by accessing a variety of print and non-print resources, including electronic resources.
Participates in collection management of multi-media resources for an assigned area of the Library; reviews and analyzes collection use; recommends books and materials for purchase based on patron needs and attention to the variety of ages, abilities, education, interests, cultures, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Organizes, maintains, and catalogs/indexes a variety of print and digital materials.
Performs original cataloging of print and non-print materials; maintains and updates catalog files.
Participates in the preparation of exhibits and the organization and presentation of a variety of programs for library patrons.
The Librarian II performs all of these tasks but at a more difficult, higher level. May serve as Person-in-Charge when Branch Manager is absent.


Education and Experience: Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Library Science (MLS), or Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) degree from an accredited college or university. The Librarian II requires two years of appropriate professional experience working as a professional librarian, preferably in a public library. Must have a valid California driver’s license. Spanish bilingual skills desirable but not required.

SALARY RATE: Librarian I – $28.80/hour
Librarian II – $30.25/hour

CLOSING DATE: Continuous Recruitment- First review of applications will be on Friday, November 2, 2018

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please go to to apply.
Applications must be complete and submitted by the final filing date in order to be considered. Resumes will not substitute for a completed application.

The application process may contain one or more of the following steps: a supplemental application, written test(s), skills assessment(s), and/or oral examination(s).

The eligibility list established from this recruitment may be used to fill future positions as they occur during the active status of the list.

The Sonoma County Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer