Category Library

Region Northern Bay Area

Job Type Part-Time

Close Date 6/1/2022 at 5pm

Salary $28.09-$35.08 Hourly

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725 3rd Street Santa Rosa, 95404



At Sonoma County Library, we bring information, ideas, and people together to build a stronger community. We are a hub where learning, the arts, technology and people intersect and thrive!

We are known nationally for our innovation, and locally for our engaged, creative, and empowered staff. We rely on community input to guide our decisions, and we proudly champion diversity and racial equity in all aspects of our organization. Libraries are for everyone.

This is a tremendous opportunity to be part of a mission-driven public agency, and help transform the literacy and education landscape for all Sonoma County residents.  If you would like to join our team of dedicated professionals, we invite you to apply for the Library Associate position for Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library.

We are seeking a customer service-oriented library professional with excellent communication skills for our Library Associate position. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in Sonoma County’s history and genealogy and the desire to assist patrons by using research to answer questions, providing instruction on the use of on-line catalogs, and other tools. The position is located at the Sonoma County History and Genealogy Library next to the Central Santa Rosa Library. Spanish bilingual skills are desired.


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

Under general supervision, this part-time position performs a variety of duties that follow established

procedures and involve a variety of library support services such as reference, and collection

maintenance and management; provides direct patron support through instruction and aids in the use of

library resources; and performs related duties as required.

TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:

  • Uses library resources as needed to respond to patrons’ reference questions.
  • Advises patrons of library policies, procedures, and services in person and over the telephone.
  • Instructs patrons in the use of library equipment and resources including the Internet; conducts subject searches.
  • Assists with collection maintenance by determining condition of materials and mending, discarding, or labeling as needed.
  • Regularly participates in shelf maintenance activities and performs other duties as assigned within the scope of classification.


Education and Experience: Equivalent to graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; and two (2) years of work experience in library services. Spanish bilingual skills desired.


  • Some familiarity with standard historical and genealogical resources, both print and digital (with knowledge of local history and genealogy being desirable).
  • Experience using an online catalog and database system.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and Library staff.
  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office software, and online email and calendaring systems.

SALARY RANGE:               $28.09/hour to $35.08/hour plus benefits

CLOSING DATE:                5:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 1, 2022


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). 

For positions with 4-year degree+ requirements, please upload three (3) professional references to your application. These references will not be contacted until after interview with your consent.

Job PDF: 

PDF icon Library Associate History & Genealogy PT.pdf


Vacation, sick leave, and holiday accruals are pro-rated for part-time employees. Certain insurance benefits are available only to full-time employees.

If you are selected for an interview, we will be happy to answer benefits questions you may have about the position for which you applied.

Vacation: Earns at the rate of 1 ¼ days per month, 3 weeks after the first year.

Sick leave: Twelve days per year, with unlimited accumulation.

Holidays: A combination of holidays and compensatory days equal to thirteen days per year.

Retirement: Membership in the statewide Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). See CalPERS chart for retirement formulas. The Sonoma County Library does not participate in Social Security.

Health insurance: Group health insurance through CalPERS Health Insurance Program paid at 80% to 84% depending on position. Delta Dental and VSP vision care insurance fully paid for full-time (40-hr/week) employees.

Life insurance: Paid term life insurance policy.

Miscellaneous: Two deferred compensation plans available, long-term disability insurance, and short-term disability (SDI) insurance through the EDD.

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About Sonoma County Library

Sonoma County represents the best of Northern California – over 50 state and regional parks, miles of rugged Pacific coastline, towering redwood forests, 425 wineries, thriving arts and cultural activity, and close proximity to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, make it an exciting place to live and work.

The Sonoma County Library – originally formed in 1975 – serves approximately 495,000 residents in the cities, towns, and communities of Cloverdale, Cotati, Guerneville, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma, and Windsor. Through library services and programs at our 14 locations, online, and through targeted outreach, we embrace our mission to bring information, ideas, and people together to build a stronger community.

We are known nationally for our innovation and locally for our connection to our residents and communities. We are a community hub where learning, the arts, technology, and people intersect and thrive.

Sonoma County Library values diversity, empowerment, community, unity, kindness, connection, and equity. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the recruiting and hiring of staff.

For more information on Careers with Sonoma County Library, please visit

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