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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.

Sonoma County Library

Announces an Employment Opportunity



Full-Time- 40 hours/week

Part-Time- 20 hours/week

Extra-Help- Not to exceed 960 hours in one fiscal year

As we prepare to open branches on Sundays, we are seeking multiple full-time, part-time, and extra-help Librarians in Adult, Teen and Children’s Services. Please complete the required Supplemental Questionnaire. Spanish bilingual skills are preferred. 

History & Genealogy:

The ideal History & Genealogy Librarian will bring innovation, a commitment to preserve the region’s history and culture, and a problem-solving spirit. Through our Sonoma County History & Genealogy Library, we seek to be a vital link in the way our communities understand themselves and each other, through an understanding of our history and evolving present-day.

Adult Services:

The ideal Adult Services Librarian will have strong outreach, technical, and training skills and be willing to work in a sometimes fast-paced and often vibrant “all ages” environment. Share your talents and abilities while utilizing your librarian skills for community partnerships, basic to advanced computer training, and downloadable Audio and eBook device help for the public.

Teen Services:

We are seeking energetic, team-oriented Teen Services Librarians with a strong public service commitment to provide library service and programming for and with teens. If you enjoy constant contact and collaboration with teens, including those with diverse backgrounds and abilities, then we welcome you to apply for a Teen Librarian position.

Children’s Services:

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 librarian skills to present storytimes and STEM programs, help community members access technology, and communicate all the library has to offer?  If this sounds like you, we are seeking Children’s Services Librarians.


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

Under general supervision, this position provides excellent customer service while performing a variety of professional library services including reference, reader’s advisory, collection development, event planning, outreach, digital literacy training for the public, and performs related work as assigned.

TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides general reference and reader’s advisory services
  • Explains library policies and procedures to patrons and staff
  • Assists, advises and instructs patrons on the use of library materials and equipment, including automated catalogs, the Internet, various software, eBooks and audio book reading and listening devices and digital literacy in general
  • Conducts reference searches using a variety of database, online, and other search techniques
  • Helps to maintain and select the addition of books, reference materials, CDs, DVDs, electronic media, and other library materials
  • Assists at the Circulation Desk when needed
  • Assists in and/or directs the preparation of exhibits and the organization and presentation of a variety of programs and events, as well as forming community partnerships for co-events
  • Leads book discussion groups
  • Promotes the Library out in the community, at schools, and events, and provides written outreach through community publications as well as press releases and other promotions; may represent the Library in meetings with the community or special interest groups
  • Helps to maintain social media connectivity to the library public
  • Works collaboratively with staff, the community and special interest groups
  • The Librarian II performs all of these tasks but at a more difficult, higher level. May serve as

          Person-in-Charge when Branch Manager is absent


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 skills preferred.

SALARY RANGES:             Librarian I-                          $33.37 to $41.68/hour (plus benefits)

                                              Extra-Help Librarian I-     $33.37 to $35.06/hour (no benefits)

                                              Librarian II-                        $35.04 to $43.77/hour (plus benefits)

                                              Extra-Help Librarian II-    $35.04 to $36.82/hour (no benefits)

                                              (Spanish Bi-lingual pay eligible upon passing required testing)

CLOSING DATE:                Open Until Filled; First Review date on July 1, 2022

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Please go to https://www.calopps.org/sonoma-county-library

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). 


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.

Job PDF: 

PDF icon Librarian I or II, Sunday Hours, Multiple Locations- HG,Adult, Teen, Children’ Services, FT, PT, EH.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 https://sonomalibrary.org/about-us/careers-at-sonoma-county-library.

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