JOB: Senior Library Associate, Part-Time, Sonoma County Library

Sonoma County Library Announces an Employment Opportunity

Location : 14107 Armstrong Woods Road Guerneville, 95446

SALARY RANGE: $29.22/hour to $36.51/hour plus prorated benefits
CLOSING DATE: 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Please see the attached job specifications for full details about this position.
Under general direction, this advanced journey-level class in the Library Associate series is responsible for the full range of paraprofessional library support activities and complex staff support. Incumbents at this level may be assigned to oversee important operational functions of a community library and may serve in a lead capacity.
TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:
Provides subject matter expertise to support a special service or collection within the Library; may include networking with external agencies to promote the special service or collection; may develop marketing communications materials and participate in speaking engagements; may be responsible for special projects and programs.
Provides technical and functional direction, and training, to assigned staff and volunteers.
Receives and responds to complex questions from patrons concerning resources; answers reference questions from patrons or directs the most difficult reference questions to appropriate Librarian.
Advises patrons of library policies, procedures, and services in person and over the telephone.
Uses the online catalog and other resources to assist patrons in locating and selecting books and reference materials; instructs patrons in the use of library equipment and resources including the Internet; conducts subject searches.
Uses a computer to enter and retrieve information, locate library materials and charge and discharge materials; receives and processes requests and holds.
May suggest selection of books and materials for purchase; participates in the ordering and procurement of materials; assists in resource allocation and budget tracking.
Receives inter-library loan requests; searches relevant database systems; confirms orders; upon receipt, verifies order and forwards item to patron; follows-up on items to ensure a timely return to originating library.
Maintains shelf order including the shelving, arranging, and weeding of books and materials.
Assists supervisory staff with various administrative tasks and programs; may participate in office management and/or equipment maintenance activities.
May be scheduled as Person-in-Charge in the absence of higher-level Library staff.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; and four (4) years of work experience in library services. Spanish bilingual skills are preferred.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Please go to to apply.
Applications must be complete and submitted by the final filing date in order to be considered. Incomplete and/or inaccurate applications may result in disqualification from the recruitment process. 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).

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Sonoma County Library will make reasonable accommodations in the recruitment process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you are invited to participate in an examination or interview and have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department at (707) 545-0831 extension 1591 or as soon as possible to make arrangements for your accommodation. Requesting accommodations at least 3 working/business days before the scheduled event will help to ensure availability. For further information regarding disability accommodations provided by the Library and related matters, see the Library’s website at

Employment offers will be contingent upon a successful pre-employment verification/criminal records clearance. Having a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from employment.

The 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