JOB: Children’s Librarian, Belvedere Tiburon Library, Tiburon

The Belvedere Tiburon Library is looking for an energetic and highly motivated individual who possesses amazing customer services skills as well as great technical and interpersonal skills for a part time, twenty-three hours per week, Children’s Librarian position. The Children’s Librarian works under the supervision of and reports directly to the Supervisor of Children’s Services, and works in close cooperation with other staff to provide the highest level of public service. The link to the job announcement can be found here

$3,132 per month plus prorated benefits

Submit your cover letter and resume by July 20, 2018, to:

Alicia Bell, Supervisor of Children’s Services, Belvedere Tiburon Library 1501 Tiburon Blvd Tiburon, CA 94920

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

To apply, click here


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: Librarian III – District Manager, San Francisco Public Library

The Library is now accepting applications for three (3) Temporary Provisional (TPV) Full-time District Manager positions with the Branch Division in Class 3634 Librarian III.

To apply, and for full information – follow the link on the JobAps website here

Filing Deadline: August 3rd, 5:00pm PST

Salary: $45.89-$55.78/hour, $7,954 – $9,668/month, $95,446 – $116,012/year

Appointment Type: Temporary Provisional (TPV)
A provisional appointee must participate and be successful in a permanent civil service examination process for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for a permanent civil service appointment. Provisional employees are not guaranteed permanent selection. This is a temporary recruitment and will not result in an eligible list or permanent civil service hiring.

About San Francisco Public Library
San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) embraces its role as the most democratic of institutions, providing safe and welcoming facilities for all members of the community. Through a robust array of services and programs, the Library places an emphasis on literacy and learning, digital inclusion, social justice, equity, and healthy communities. The library system includes the Main Library, an anchor institution in the city’s civic center, two administrative buildings, and 27 branch libraries that serve all neighborhoods throughout the city. With a collection of more than 3.5 million items, and circulation exceeding 10 million each year, the San Francisco Public Library serves over 6.5 million visitors annually. These efforts have been acknowledged by leading organizations within the librarian profession. For more information about SFPL, please visit

The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) recognized SFPL in establishing forward thinking, progressive approaches to library service. In 2011, SFPL won the ULC Innovation Award for its GEN PL: Next Generation of Library Leaders program. In 2016, ULC honored SFPL with the Top Innovator award in the category of “Health, Safety, and Sustainability” for the Biblio Bistro. Most recently, SFPL received the highest award in the profession. John N. Berry III writes, “A model and inspiration for public libraries worldwide, the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL)–with its committed staff, transformational leadership, amazing array of programs, partnerships, popularity, and community connections–is the 2018 Gale/LJ Library of the Year. SFPL’s aggressive yet compassionate approach and the resulting services, outreach, alliances, and innovation offer new directions public libraries everywhere can apply to their services.” 1

About the Branch Division
Neighborhoods in San Francisco are distinct, unique and diverse in character. From the diverse, dynamic, and rapidly changing neighborhoods in the southern part of the city, including new housing and development in the Bayview, Potrero Hill, and Visitacion Valley neighborhoods to Pacific Heights, with its sweeping views of Golden Gate Valley, each part of the city features unique, appealing and welcoming architecture, open space, parks, shopping and more. In 2014, the Library completed a renewal of the branch library system, renovating 16 neighborhood libraries and building 8 new facilities. In 2017, the Library added an additional permanent day of service at 9 branch libraries. All of San Francisco’s 27 branch libraries are now open seven days a week, with a minimum of 50 hours of library service per location each week. In 2018, the Library announced plans to renovate the Mission Branch Library which opened in 1915 and is one of seven branch libraries funded by Andrew Carnegie. The Branch Division prides itself on reaching out to connect with the diverse population of San Francisco through its outreach, public programming, and partnerships.

Position Description
Under the direction of the Chief of Branches (COB), District Manager coordinates operations and services within the branch division, including supervision of branches and Branch Managers. Each District Manager within the branch division is responsible for one of the five geographical library districts in the City.

Essential duties and responsibilities include:
• Represents the COB to other City departments and to units and divisions in the Library system;
• Participates in and leads system-wide committees, teams, and task forces; schedules, trains, supervises, and evaluates subordinate staff;
• Attends public meetings in order to respond to questions from library users and other members of the community;
• Represents the Library and initiates outreach to the community
• Promotes clear communications and courteous cooperation throughout the workplace;
• Communicates Library and City policies and procedures;
• Plans work assignments and work schedules;
• Prepares budget proposals; writes work reports and personnel evaluations;
• Works with others to develop policies, improve service and resolve programs;
• Serves as Acting Chief of Branches when needed; and
• Performs other job related duties as assigned.

Desirable Qualifications:
– Leadership and management skills to run the geographical district.
– Knowledge of supervisory/management practices and principles.
– Good community outreach skills, including willingness and ability to work effectively with formal and informal organizations in the neighborhoods of the geographical district.
–  Ability to plan, assign, direct and evaluate personnel.
– Excellent written, oral communication, interpersonal, facilitation, and creative problem-solving skills.
– Ability to develop and put into effect new procedures and policies.
– Ability to work courteously and effectively with a varied and diverse population of library staff and patrons.
– Ability to promote and model teamwork and excellent customer service.
– Ability to be flexible in a changing profession and work environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Possession of a Master’s Degree in library and information studies (e.g. MLS/MLIS) from a college or university program accredited by the American Library Association; AND

2. Four (4) years of experience as a professional librarian, including at least two (2) years supervising other professional librarians.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Note: Positions in this class are subject to irregular work schedules and may require evening and/or weekend work; and require constant public contact. Positions in this classification may be required to work at various locations within the Library system.


JOB: Part-Time Librarian (Pool), San Mateo County Community College District

The San Mateo County Community College District seeks a part-time faculty member in the Library. The ideal candidate will share the College’s commitment to educating a racially and socioeconomically diverse student population. The District’s Student’s First Strategic Plan is focused on “Student Success, Equity, and Social Justice.” For a full description of the position, and to apply, visit:

Initial Salary range is $44.94 – $61.21/hour

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Librarian hired in this position will provide reference service and instruction on the use of print and electronic information resources to students, faculty, staff, and the community. The Librarian may also be assigned to perform or participate in the following:

1. Collection development

2.Implementation of print and electronic information resources and services

3. Library research orientations

4.Development and instruction of credit classes in Library Studies and information competency

5. Activities designed to promote Library Services to students, faculty, and staff

6.Collaborate with other college faculty in developing information competency components within their disciplines

7. Participate in the development and maintenance of the Library Web page

8.Creation of instructional support materials in print and online formats

9.Catalog library materials, using OCLC

10.  Train and supervise Library technicians in cataloging and technical processing

11.   Computer programming to support library services

12.  Perform other duties as required by contract and general institutional needs

13.  Organizing and managing archives

14.  Participate in the development and delivery of public program events

15.  Participate in the design and delivery of library services to on campus and remote users and online students

Minimum Qualifications

1. Master’s degree in Library Science, Library and Information Science, or the Equivalent (see information on announcement).

2.Demonstrated cultural competence, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.




JOB: Library Assistant-Journey Level, Contra Costa County,

The Position

Bargaining Unit: Local One

Love books? Love to share your love of reading with other people? Then we have a job for you!
It is an exciting time to work for the Library Department in Contra Costa County!  Our vision is to empower an environment of lifelong learning and cultural enrichment by stimulating learning and literacy, inspiring creativity, and integrating arts, culture and history into the lives of our community. We are seeking qualified individuals to fill permanent full-time, permanent part-time and permanent intermittent Library Assistant-Journey Level vacancies throughout Contra Costa County. Library Assistant-Journey Level responsibilities include helping library patrons locate information, checking-in and out materials, entering patron registrations, updating patron files, and assist with the use of various reference sources, instructing patrons on the use of library resources and assisting at the circulation desk.

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record demonstrating the following:

  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with a diverse population
  • Experience using a variety of computer applications and software
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Proficient time management skills

Characteristics of the ideal candidate:

  • Adaptable to work in an environment with direction given from multiple sources with shifting priorities
  • The ability to work effectively under pressure and with interruptions
  • Flexible enough to work independently and cooperatively in a paraprofessional support role or in a team environment
  • Eager to learn new technologies associated with learning resources
  • An interest in books, web-based library tools, references and other information sources

To read the complete job description, please visit the website,  The eligible list established from this recruitment may remain in effect for one year.

WRITTEN EXAM DATE:  August 7, 2018

Typical Tasks

  • Advises patrons of library policies, procedures, and services
  • Operates computers to enter and retrieve information, locate library materials, and charges and discharges library materials
  • Answers general reference and information questions
  • Assists patrons in selecting and locating specific titles
  • Instructs patrons in the use of the
  • Unpacks and sorts daily book shipments and distributes as indicated; processes library materials for circulation
  • Reassigns materials from one library collection to another, following established procedures
  • Prepares various materials such as books, periodicals, newspapers and video and audio recordings for circulation; enters materials into circulation database
  • Assists at the circulation desk, including checking materials in and out, issuing library cards, and calculating and collecting fines
  • Receives and processes requests and reserves
  • Assists in planning and presenting library programs
  • May be responsible for opening and/or closing a branch library according to established schedules and proceduresIn addition to typical tasks above, when assigned to Detention library, trains and supervises inmate workers; sorts, packs and unpacks shipments between library branches; coordinates periodic literary contests; records and submits statistics; prepares book selections, loads book carts and delivers library materials to inmate housing units.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  Possession of a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience:  Two (2) years full time or its equivalent experience in a customer oriented environment.

Substitution for Education:  One (1) year full-time or its equivalent of office support work experience in a public library AND two (2) years full-time or its equivalent experience in a customer oriented environment AND
Either:1) possession of 60 semester or 90 quarter units from an accredited college or university which included 15 semester or 18 quarter units in humanities, social science or natural science; OR 2) a Certificate of Library Technology from an accredited college or university; OR 3) Two (2) years of full-time or its equivalent paraprofessional experience in a public library which must have included readers advisory, information services and bibliographic searching.

Selection Process

  1. Application Filing: All applicants must apply on-line at and submit the information as indicated on the job announcement by the final filing date.  A completed Supplemental Questionnaire is required at the time of applying.
  2. Application Evaluation: Depending on the number of applications received, an Application Evaluation Board may be convened to evaluate and select the best-qualified candidates for invitation to the next phase of the examination.
  3. Written Examination: May include multiple-choice questions. Test items may consist of the following assessment categories: Common Library practices, procedures, and terminology, reading and understanding written material, clerical skills/abilities, interpersonal relations and written communication. (Weighted 100%)
  4. Candidates must receive a score of at least 70, which may be an adjusted score, in order to be ranked on the employment list.


It is the policy of Contra Costa County to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

Closes July 18, 2018

Full job description is available here.