JOB: Librarian, Marin County Free Library

ABOUT US: At the County of Marin, our employees overwhelmingly report feeling their work is meaningful, they like the work they do, and they are proud to tell people “I work for the County of Marin.” Discover more about us, our values and our organizational culture here. Read on to find out more about this opportunity: 

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The Marin County Free Library (MCFL) is a special taxing district that operates ten branch libraries, an archive, and two mobile units in Marin under the authority of the Board of Supervisors. MCFL’s mission is to provide welcoming, equitable and inclusive opportunities for all to connect, learn and explore. It delivers public library services to the residents of the unincorporated areas of the County and the cities of Corte Madera, Fairfax and Novato.

The Marin County Free Library is an innovative, entrepreneurial and dynamic civic institution that is committed to providing exceptional services to a community that cares deeply about the library and encourages the library to assume a critical role in making the community strong, equitable, resilient and progressive. MCFL is committed to cultural competency and the inclusion of those with multiple perspectives and backgrounds in our decision making.ABOUT THE POSITION

The Librarian I is responsible for a variety of technical and public service assignments requiring the application of library science principles and practices with a minimum of instruction and guidance. This position is the entry level position in the Librarian Series. As a part of this recruitment, the Librarian I could focus on teen and adult services, children’s services, or a collection development/selector role in technical services. Duties include:

  • Conducting general and extensive reference searches and reader’s advisory services
  • Assisting and advising patrons regarding the use of library materials and equipment, including automated catalogs and Internet software 
  • Explaining library policies and procedures to patrons of all ages 
  • Developing and conducting outreach or on-site programs in local organizations including schools that support educational equity
  • Preparing displays and exhibits related to community needs
  • Explaining library policies and procedures to patrons and staff
  • Selecting materials to help build and balance the MCFL Collection
  • Assisting and advising patrons about the use of library materials and equipment 
  • Planning and conducting programs for teens and adults or children and their families

There are currently (3) full-time vacancies available at the Marin County Free Library: 

  • A teen and adult services focused position at the Novato Branch 
  • A children’s and educational equity focused position at the South Novato Branch
  • A digital and physical materials selection focused position in our Technical Services Unit located in San Rafael. 

To apply, visit the Marin County employment page here:

Salary $5,377.13 – $6,409.00 Monthly

Location: Multiple Locations

Closing: 7/31/2020 4:00 PM Pacific