JOB: Library I or II, Sonoma County Library, Santa Rosa


Sonoma County Library

Announces an Employment Opportunity




We are seeking a customer service driven library professional with excellent communication and Spanish bilingual skills for our full-time Children Services Librarian position at the Central Library. The ideal candidate 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. Please complete the required supplemental questionnaire.

The Position

Under general supervision, this full-time, benefitted position provides excellent customer service while performing a variety of professional children’s 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

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, CD’s, DVD’s, 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.

Minimum Qualifications

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 a children’s librarian, preferably in a public library. Must have a valid California driver’s license. Spanish bilingual skills required.

Full job description is available here.

JOB: Library Associate, Sonoma County Library, Santa Rosa

The Position

We are seeking two (2) part-time Library Associate positions at the Central Library to perform a wide range of library tasks; assist patrons by answering reference and other questions and in selecting library materials; and perform related duties as required. Please complete required supplemental questionnaire.

Typical Tasks

TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:

  • Receives and responds to questions from patrons concerning resources; answers reference questions from patrons or directs more difficult reference questions to appropriate librarian.
  • Advises patrons of library policies, procedures, and services in person and over the telephone.
  • Uses the online catalog and other resources to assist patrons in locating and selecting books and reference materials; instructs patrons in the use of library equipment and resources including the Internet; conducts subject searches.
  • Uses a computer to enter and retrieve information, locate library materials and charge and discharge materials; receives and processes requests and holds.
  • May assist in compiling booklists and pathfinders and answering reference questions in the area of specialty.
  • Receives inter-library loan requests; searches relevant database systems; confirms orders; upon receipt, verifies order and forwards item to patron; follows-up on items to ensure a timely return to originating library.
  • Assists the Branch Manager or others with various administrative tasks and programs.
  • Maintains shelf order; collects and accounts for fees and fines and makes deposits as necessary; keeps library records; writes reports.

Minimum Qualifications

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 preferable.

Knowledge & Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of paraprofessional library work, including library reference, readers’ advisory, and other library services.
  • Principles, techniques, and procedures in cataloging, indexing, classifying, and organizing library materials.
  • Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and Library staff.

Ability to:

  • Organize own work and the work of others, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Interpret, explain, and apply all relevant Library policies and procedures, and applicable Federal and State laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Use computer and other technology, including software, hardware, and the Internet sufficient to be able to assist customers, conduct research, prepare reports, and use email and other communications technologies.

Full job description is available here.

JOB: Librarian I/II, San Jose Public Library

Librarian I/II

Hourly Range Librarian I*: $31.79 – $38.64
Hourly Range Librarian II*: $34.00 – $41.36
Job ID: 1801795
Full/Part Time or On-call: Full Time, Part Time, and On-Call
Employee Status: Regular
Close Date: Nov 9, 2018, 12:59:00 AM
Get StartedMore Details & Apply Online

*Salary Note: The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience. In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Librarian I/II classifications shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay.

Position and Duties

We are seeking new Librarians to join our team and change the lives of those we serve! The ideal candidate for these positions will understand, support, practice, and promote the San José Way of library innovation and the Mission, Vision, & Values statements of the City of San José and the San José Public Library; demonstrate leadership and a commitment to active customer service; have knowledge of current library technology and trends; have experience working with a diverse community and staff; and enjoy working in a fast-paced, innovative team environment.

We are looking for flexible, service-oriented, friendly, and smart librarians, proud of their profession and wanting to make a difference in their community. Our librarians perform a variety of professional librarian duties. This may include presenting the following:

  • Storytimes,
  • Conducting outreach,
  • Networking with community groups and businesses,
  • Answering reference questions, and
  • Overseeing volunteers

All our staff are trained in providing excellent customer service.

These positions will include evenings and weekend shifts.

This recruitment may be used to fill multiple positions in this, or other divisions or departments. If you are interested in employment in this classification, you should apply to ensure you are considered for additional opportunities that may utilize the applicants from this recruitment.

If you are currently a part-time benefited San José Public Library employee seeking full-time employment, you must apply. We may use this candidate pool to fill future positions.

Minimum Qualifications

We encourage Fall 2018 Master’s Degree in Library Science candidates to apply. Degree must be received by hire date; transcripts may be requested.

  1. Education & Experience for Librarian I: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university.
  2. Education & Experience for Librarian II: A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university AND one (1) year of professional library experience.
  3. Employment Eligibility: Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San José will NOT sponsor, represent, or sign any documents related to visa applications/transfers for H1-B or any other type of visa which requires an employer application.

JOB: Library Manager, C.G.Jung Institute of San Francisco

The C.G. Jung Institute seeks an engaged and enthusiastic library professional to oversee the day-to-day operations of the Virginia Allan Detloff Library. The Library plays an integral role in supporting the teaching, research and scholarship of the Institute’s analyst members as well as its candidates and clinic interns. It also furthers the Institute’s educational mission through the provision of library services and resources to the Friends of the Institute, the general public through library memberships, and by welcoming outside researchers and visiting scholars. The Library is a unique scholarly and cultural resource, containing over 13,000 books, manuscripts, DVDs and audio tapes as well as special collections and archives. For more information about the Institute and the Library, go to: The Library Manager actively supports and upholds the Institute’s stated mission and values, and works in close collaboration with the Library Committee and its Chair. To apply, visit


JOB: Adjunct Librarian (Systems), Chabot College, Hayward, CA

Adjunct Librarian – Chabot College
Chabot-Las Positas Community College District
Chabot College
Hayward, CA
Pay Starts at: $54.24/hr.
Submit materials AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
Hours: 25 to 30 hours a week during a regular semester. (flexibility with telecommuting)

The part-time librarian would be working with Chabot Library staff in its future migration to the California Community Colleges’ statewide Alma/Primo Library Services Platform (aka Integrated Library System with a Discovery front end). The librarian would attend webinars/training related to the migration, take a role in working with and training Library staff with the migration, maintain the current Library services platform (Worldshare Management Service with EBSCOhost Discovery Service as its front end), and strive to ensure that Chabot’s diverse body of students have access to materials through the Library Services Platform.

Minimum Qualifications are:

a Master’s in library science, or library and information science, or the equivalent.

Experience working with a Library Services Platform or Integrated Library System, both front end and back end

Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and/or learning disabilities.

Desirable Qualifications:
Knowledge of other Library-related systems such as EBSCOhost Discovery System, Libguides, EZProxy and Stackmap.
Knowledge of HTML 4 and 5, CSS, PHP, Libguides, API’s, JavaScript, BootStrap and other similar web programming languages and platforms.
Experience working in academic or public libraries.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Experience with linking Library Services Platform records to database articles, Ebooks, Ebook chapters and other electronic resources.
Able to work with Librarians, library technicians, faculty and students in a collaborative team environment.
Familiarity of Library workflows that utilize a Library Services Platform
Experience in the training of technologies, software and/or databases including working with administrative back ends

To be considered, please forward the following:
Cover letter addressing minimum and desirable qualifications for the position
Resume of all professional preparation and experience
College transcripts (unofficial copies may be submitted for application purposes; however, official copies must be submitted before hiring.) Any degrees earned outside the United States must have a U.S. evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application.
CLPCCD application available at

Submit packets to:
Heather Hernandez, Library Specialist, Chabot College
Candidates invited to interview may be required to present a brief teaching demonstration on an assigned topic.