JOB POSTING: Librarian I or II: Children’s Services – Roseland Sonoma County Library

Pay: $30.85-$40.46 Hourly
470 Sebastopol Road Santa Rosa, 95407
Sonoma County Library
Announces an Employment Opportunity




Do find joy in bringing library service to the community through innovative programs and outreach? Are you most at home in dynamic, busy library spaces where you can use your Spanish language skills to present storytimes and STEM programs, help community members access technology, and communicate all the library has to offer? Do you believe in collaborating with committed group of coworkers and community partners to work towards equity in the organization, and in the services the library provides to our entire community?

If this sounds like you, we would love to have you part of the Sonoma County Library team as we move into a newly renovated library building in the heart of Santa Rosa’s Roseland neighborhood, set to open in early 2021. The Roseland neighborhood is nestled west of downtown Santa Rosa and is home to a growing Latinx community and one of the most diverse student populations in the county. This area is experiencing revitalization and development through the tireless work of strong grassroots community organizations and the city of Santa Rosa, and the ideal candidate will build upon existing partnerships and thrive in developing new ones. Our ideal candidate is fully fluent in spoken and written Spanish and will strive for equity in the service they provide to the community, within our organization, and is an excellent collaborator, communicator and problem solver. Please visit to learn more about our new location!

The Sonoma County Library understands that the work of confronting racism, bias and other forms of prejudice and discrimination is ongoing and requires input from staff and the community we serve. The ideal candidate will be an active part of the Library’s Latinx Advocacy Committee and will have the opportunity to be part of other teams and task forces as they arise. The Latinx Advocacy Committee meets monthly and is an opportunity for branch staff throughout the entire library system to support one another, share and strategize ideas and best practices, and relay concerns relating to serving the needs of the Latinx communities. The LAC also provides recommendations to the Library’s administration. To find out more, go to and Please fill out supplemental questionnaire.


Please see the attached job specifications for full details about this position.

TYPICAL TASKS: include, but are not limited to:

Provide excellent customer service to all members of the community.
Deliver innovative children’s programming such as storytimes, STEM programs, music and movement, book clubs, and more.
Field questions at the service desk from patrons of all ages, and provide accurate, efficient and courteous responses to reference, reader’s advisory, and patron account inquiries.
Employ curiosity and empathy as you help community members develop digital literacy skills.
Perform collection maintenance work such as weeding and identifying items in need of replacement, and collaborating with the Collection Development team to ensure the collection is relevant, current, represents the community, and serves both the entertainment and education needs of the community.
Work alongside other branch staff to maintain a safe and welcoming space, through explaining library policies and procedures consistently to patrons and fellow staff, and through proactively dealing with issues as they arise.
Create fun and informative social media content to reach and engage with our digital audience. Craft press releases and other pieces to support the work of the Library’s Marketing Committee and communications staff in promoting library programs and services to the community.
Be an active and vital part of the highly collaborative part of the Youth Services team and support and be supported by fellow staff throughout the organization.
If hired at the Librarian II level, the librarian will perform these tasks and will also provide leadership to other staff in accomplishing these, and will also serve as Person-In-Charge when the Branch Manager is absent.


Candidates may be hired at either the Librarian I or Librarian II levels, and those hired at level I will have the opportunity to advance as they progress in their career at SCL.

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 Preferred.

SALARY RANGES: Librarian I – $30.85/hour to $38.52/hour

Librarian II – $32.40/hour to $40.46/hour

CLOSING DATE: 5:00 pm, Monday, December 28, 2020


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).


Pursuant to California Governor Newsom’s Executive Order N-29-20 issued on March 17, 2020, and all applicable COVID 19 Shelter in Place Orders issued by the Sonoma County Health Officer, the recruiting process including interviews, testing, etc. will be held via teleconference or online, if possible, unless changes occur in the state and/or county health order.

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

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Deadline for application: 12/28/2020 at 5pm