JOB: Supervising Librarian II , Alameda County Library

Salary Range: $43.99 – $53.45/hour, $91,499.20 – $111,176.00/annually

Closing Date: July 30th 5:00pm PST

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The Alameda County Library provides library services from ten branch libraries in the cities of Albany, Dublin, Fremont, Newark and Union City and the unincorporated communities of Castro Valley and San Lorenzo. Outreach services are provided through the Bookmobile, the Literacy Program, the Senior Outreach Program, and the County Jails.

The County Library was established in 1910 and is governed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. The Alameda County Library Advisory Commission advises County Librarian, Cynthia Chadwick, and the Board of Supervisors on library services.

The County Library is funded primarily by local property taxes, with additional revenue from State grants and contracts with cities for additional open hours and services. The Board of Supervisors allocates a portion of a utility users and business license tax which is collected only in the unincorporated areas of the County to the Library for service to the unincorporated areas. The Alameda County Library Foundation and active Friends of the Library or Library League groups in each community support library programs and services. To learn more about the Alameda County Library, please visit their website at:


In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated a successful track record in the following:

  • Implementing change management and building key relationships.
  • Outstanding background coordinating library programming and events.
  • A keen understanding of social media and new technology that may affect the library system.
  • Superior command of oral and written communication.
  • Being action-oriented and making good, data-driven decisions.
  • Successfully motivating and interacting with direct reports.
  • In depth knowledge of Library collections and collection management

JOB: Branch Manager, Cloverdale, CA – Sonoma County Library

SALARY RANGES:            $80,620.80 to $100,672.00 annually plus benefits

CLOSING DATE:                5:00 p.m., Thursday, July 12, 2018    

Under general direction of the Public Services Division Manager, directs the day-to-day operations and activities of the Cloverdale Regional Library. Provides professional library services including reference, reader’s advisory, collection development, and performs related work as assigned. This position is responsible for all personnel and operations within the branch and for branch relationships with the community it services.

To apply:

Closing Date: July 12th, 2018

JOB: Principal Librarian, Alameda County Library

Salary:  $111,571.20 – $135,387.20

Position Description:
Under the general direction of a Deputy County Librarian, is responsible for Library administrative and programmatic functions. The Principal Librarian operates as Division Director and serves as part of the Executive Administrative team and directs the implementation of Library administrative and programmatic initiatives as determined by the Deputy County Librarian.

Current Vacancy:

The Learning Group: The Learning Group is based out of Fremont and oversees Outreach, Programs, and Technical Services including Cataloging and Collection Development.

Ideal Candidate:

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will possess the following attributes, and have demonstrated a successful track record in:

  • Providing oversight and direction to library management and staff.
  • Comprehensive knowledge in planning, implementing and managing innovative library programs.
  • Understanding and enforcing policies, standards and objectives of library management.
  • Building cohesive partnerships with key internal and external stakeholders to achieve library goals and initiatives.
  • Maintaining a positive work ethic while experiencing constant changes in work responsibilities, environment, processes and culture.
  • Handling administrative responsibilities such as facilitating meetings, analyzing data, creating reports and varying personnel matters.
  • Effective time management by balancing competing priorities and ensuring work is completed efficiently.

Minimum Qualifications:

Either I

The equivalent of four years’ full-time experience as a Supervising Librarian II, in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)
Possession of a Master’s degree in Library Science or Public Administration awarded by an accredited college or university.


The equivalent of four years’ full-time, responsible professional experience as a Librarian and/or program experience, including the equivalent of two years’ full-time supervisory responsibilities.
Possession of a Master’s degree in Library Science or Public Administration awarded by an accredited college or university.

Filing deadline is July 10th, 2018 at 5:00pm. For more information, and to apply:

JOB: Librarian (hourly as-needed), South San Francisco Public Library

South San Francisco Public Library seeks librarians (hourly/part-time non-benefited positions) to join our Adult Services and Youth Services, teams. Salary starts at $29.15/hour. The ideal candidate likes to help people learn and use technology, makerspace equipment, online resources, assist with summer learning and programming.

A master’s degree in library science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association is required. To apply, send your resume and statement of interest to Anissa Malady, Library Program Manager, at

The first review of applications is tentatively scheduled for the week of June 25, 2018.


JOB: Library Assistant, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA

Reporting to the Head Librarian, the Library Assistant will support all Library and Archive duties; which include answering reference requests, digitizing historical material, processing archival collections, and assisting library patrons.

The California Academy of Sciences welcomes people of all backgrounds, identities, and beliefs to join us in achieving our mission to explore, explain, and sustain life on Earth. We place diversity, equity and inclusion at the heart of our recruiting efforts and strive to build a culture centered on mutual respect, equal treatment and the opportunity to succeed.


  • Assist with overall collections maintenance which includes processing new library materials, shelving books and journals, and updating catalogs
  • Assist with a large move of the collections
  • Catalog and digitize photographs, slides, and other archival May need to troubleshoot basic problems with hardware and software
  • Assist Library patrons with reference requests and help with checking out materials
  • Answer historical reference questions (internal and external), relating to the Academy’s Archive
  • Process Archival collections which includes physical arrangement, cataloging, and writing a collection guide
  • Assist with data cleanup in various library and archive systems
  • Page and shelve library materials
  • Direct the work of interns and volunteers as required
  • Assist with simple original cataloging and copy-cataloging of library materials
  • Follow all Academy safety regulations
  • Other duties as assigned

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The ideal candidate will possess a combination of the following education and/or equivalent experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; MLS/MLIS or MA in Museum Studies degree preferred
  • Minimum of 1 year experience working in a Experience working with a broad range of collections, including books, digital media, and manuscript collections a plus
  • Experience with digitizing archival materials preferred
  • Experience using a collection management system and/or a library catalog


  • Ability to set priorities, manage work, and meet deadlines independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to perform routine and sometimes repetitive clerical duties with consistent precision and accuracy
  • Ability to interact and communicate successfully and sustain effective working relationships with a wide range of people including Academy colleagues as well as external researchers and others
  • Excellent computer and technical skills and ability to learn new technologies
  • Good interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse stakeholders
  • Excellent analytic problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups or individuals. Bilingual (spoken and/or written) in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin, or other non-English language preferred but not necessary.

The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. Must be able to lift 25 lbs. Must be able to perform repetitive motions 50% of the time. The California Academy of Sciences will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (SF Police Code, Article 49).

Please submit your cover letter and resume online at Note that the recruitment timeline for positions vary and depend on many factors, so it is impossible to accurately predict when a position will close. We appreciate your patience during this process. No phone calls please.

Closing Date: June 14th, 2018