Category: Library

Region: Northern Bay Area

Job Type; Full-Time

Close Date: 9/24/2021 at 11:59pm or until 99999 applicants

Salary: $5,550.00-$7,438.00 Monthly

Additional Questionnaires: Supplemental


420 Litho Street Sausalito, 94965


The City of Sausalito Invites Applications for the Position of


Salary: $5,550 – $7,438 monthly

$2,562 – $3,433 biweekly

Plus an excellent benefits package

Deadline to Apply: Friday, September 24, 2021, at 11:59 PM

Under general supervision from the City Librarian, classification Librarian I- Children’s and Young Adult Librarian performs a variety of professional librarian duties including reference services for all ages, community outreach, collection development, cataloging, and programs for children and young adults. The incumbent is expected to work independently and to take a material role in library operations, in addition to performing related work as required. This position is the first level class in the professional library series.

Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have some full or part-time work experience as a professional librarian or as a library paraprofessional working with children. The ideal candidate will possess a graduate degree in Library Science issued by a college or university accredited by the American Library Association. The incumbent will have considerable knowledge of principles, practices, and trends of professional library work.  The incumbent will demonstrate exceptional organization, independence, communication, and interpersonal skills.


Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Advise and assist library patrons of all ages at the reference desk and demonstrate the use of electronic resources like the library catalog and e-book collections.
  • Develop and implement all aspects of children’s and young adult services including collection development, reference and reader’s advisory services, community outreach, and programming of all kinds (summer reading, story times, special events, etc.).
  • Assist in developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, and procedures for children’s and young adult services that reflect the library’s mission and service philosophy.
  • Collaborate with the Sausalito Marin City School District and the Marin City Library on programs and services, including assisting on-site at school libraries.
  • Plan, assign and supervise work of support staff and volunteers as related to children’s and young adult services.
  • Attend and represent the library at professional meetings as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Principles, trends, and practices of professional library work.
  • Principles and practices of supervision.
  • Modern library methods, techniques, and terminology.
  • Basic public desk and telephone etiquette.
  • Diverse reference sources and complex search techniques.
  • Automated library functions, information systems, and tools.
  • Principles of collection development, including book and materials selection and cataloging procedures.
  • Current children’s and library literature.

Ability to:

  • Interpret library services, policies, and procedures to the community.
  • Assess library patron and community needs and provide accurate reference information and a variety of children’s programs.
  • Select library materials and perform other collection development activities in children’s and young adult subject areas.
  • Plan, train, and supervise the work of support staff and volunteers as related to children’s and young adult services.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relations with library patrons, the community, colleagues, supervisors, City officials, and others contacted during the course of work.
  • Read and understand technical drawings and specifications. 
  • Prepare complete, accurate and concise written reports and correspondence. 
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Arrange effective displays and exhibits.
  • Utilize electronic and online library tools for reference, cataloging and circulation functions.


Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

Education: Possession of a graduate degree in Library Science issued by a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (preferred but not required depending on experience).

Experience: Full or part-time employment as a professional librarian or as a library paraprofessional working with children.

Librarians typically work a 37.5-hour schedule.


Cafeteria Benefit Plan:  The City offers a healthy cafeteria benefit program including choices among plan options for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long-term disability, and PERS long-term care insurance. 

Retirement:  The City is a part of the CalPERS retirement plan and does not contribute to Social Security. Classic employees – 2% @55 formula, highest 3-year average compensation PEPRA employees – hired after 1/1/13 or Classic employee with 6- month break in service are eligible for a 2% @ 62 formula, highest 3 year average compensation 

Leave:  Employees earn 120 hours of vacation and 96 hours of sick leave per year. 

Union Membership: This position is non-exempt and is part of the Service Employees’ International Union group (SEIU). 

Special Instructions


It is important to complete all required application materials. Applications will be reviewed in detail to identify the most qualified candidates to interview. One or more selection interviews are anticipated to occur on Thursday, October 7, 2021, or Friday, October 8, 2021. It is desired that the successful candidate begin employment as soon as possible.

Completion of the supplemental questions is a required part of the application and examination process.   “See Resume” will not be acceptable as an answer to supplemental questions.


To be considered for this exciting opportunity, candidates should apply through Complete an online application and the required supplemental questionnaire. All materials must be included to be considered as a candidate.

Deadline to Apply: Friday, September 24, 2021, at 11:59 PM

Additional inquiries about the position may be directed to Human Resources, or (415) 289- 4130.

The City of Sausalito is not responsible for failure of internet forms or email in submitting your application. Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Human Resources.

ABOUT THE LIBRARY: The 6,250 square-foot Sausalito Library is located inside Sausalito City Hall at 420 Litho Street. The library is open 7 days per week for a total of 64 hours. Annual circulation is approximately 135,000 items, and annual walk-in attendance is over 120,000. The Sausalito Library is a member of the MARINet consortium of public and academic libraries in Marin County. 



Recruitment Contact

Contact phone: (415)289-4130 Contact email:

About Sausalito

The City of Sausalito is a beautiful, San Francisco Bay front city of 7,400 residents within 2.2 square miles that serves a visitor population that may be several times the size of the year-round population. The blend of historical buildings, wooded hillsides, sweeping Bay, and San Francisco views nestled against the Golden Gate National Recreation Area combine to make Sausalito a community of unparalleled charm and natural beauty.  

Thank you for posting the Librarian I job announcement for the Sausalito Library so quickly! Would it be possible to prominently display the CalOpps application link with the description? At the moment, it only appears as a supplemental application link.

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