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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 Library Specialist positions.  These positions will perform routine library work and provide excellent customer service to our patrons. Please complete the required Supplemental Questionnaire. Spanish bilingual skills are preferred. 


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

TYPICAL DUTIES include, but are not limited to:

  • Uses a computer to enter and retrieve information, locate library materials, and charge and discharge materials
  • Registers patrons, enters patron information into library database, and issues new and replacement library cards; updates patron records and accounts
  • Answers patron questions about library accounts; resolves patron account issues and circulation problems such as partial returns, claims returned, and damaged and lost items
  • Informs patron of and advises patrons on library policies, procedures, operations and services in person and over the telephone; interprets circulation policies and procedures to the public
  • Demonstrates and provides basic assistance in using library technology equipment including self-service checkout machines, public computers, copy machines and microfilm readers; refers more technically advanced questions and demonstrations to appropriate staff
  • Provides assistance to patrons by answering basic questions about the location of general sections of the library collection; refers patrons to the appropriate library staff, desks and departments
  • May provide basic reference (i.e. informational and directional) in person or on the telephone using the online catalog, library databases, and other immediately available resources to assist in the location of specific items
  • Carries out hold list responsibilities, fills hold requests; searches shelves for holds, scans items into the automated computer system and prints hold slips; maintains hold shelves
  • Carries out other responsibilities pertinent to computer generated reports and searches, including searches for trace, missing and lost items

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and two (2) years of library, customer service, clerical or office support work experience.  An Associate’s degree, or higher, from an accredited college or university can substitute for the required experience.DESIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Ability to remain tactful when working with the public 
  • Close attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently while following established procedures
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish preferred


Incumbent will perform repetitive arm/hand movements using a keyboard and mouse, and will grasp/handle materials that weigh up to and occasionally more than 25 pounds. Incumbent will push wheeled carts weighing up to or occasionally more than 100 pounds.

SALARY RANGE:                  Full & Part-Time-     $25.43/hour to $31.76/hour (plus benefits)

                                                Extra-Help-    $25.43/hour to $26.72/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). 

Job PDF: 

PDF icon Library Specialist Sunday Hours FT, PT Multiple.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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