JOB: Integrated Library System (ILS) Database Administrator, Peninsula Library System

Under the supervision of the IT Director and part of the IT Unit, called the Peninsula Library Automated Network (PLAN). The Integrated Library System (ILS) Database Administrator provides ILS support for 33 sites; has the primary responsibility for the performance, integrity, and security of the ILS and integrated systems including database maintenance, system revisions, and updates.

About PLS

The Peninsula Library System (PLS) is a consortium of 35 public and community college libraries working together to provide innovative and cost-effective service to their users. Founded in 1971, the system is a Joint Powers of Agreement and is funded primarily by member libraries: Burlingame Public Library, Daly City Public Library, Menlo Park Public Library, Redwood City Public Library, San Bruno Public Library, San Mateo County Libraries, San Mateo Public Library, South San Francisco Public Library, and the San Mateo County Community College District (including the College of San Mateo, Canada College and Skyline College). PLS also receives support from the state California Library Services Act funds, federal Library Services and Technology Act and local contracts for special services.

To apply, send resume to Wendy Cao,

Salary Range: $36.53 – $48.95 hourly, $75,982 – $101,816 annually
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time but no earlier than September 9, 2018

ILS Database Administrator job announcement

JOB: Information Technology Technician II, Sonoma County Library, Santa Rosa, CA

We are seeking a customer service driven IT professional for our full-time Information Technology Technician II position, which will provide a variety of technical and information systems support and training throughout the library system.

* The IT Services Division will be relocating to Rohnert Park, 7 miles away, in late 2018


Under general direction of the Information Technology Manager, this position is responsible for troubleshooting computer-related problems; installing, customizing, implementing and maintaining software, hardware and network configurations, and various systems; developing and delivering technical training related to the public services function; providing support for desktop computer applications, Internet/Intranet, self-service portals, web based applications, and email systems; participating in planning, designing, implementing, testing, and supporting new or modified automation systems; researching and reviewing new software and hardware; performing other duties as assigned.

TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs complex technical and operational IT support work and systems administration and/or leads the work of others engaged in routine technical and operational IT support.
  • Coordinates projects, personnel, and systems to facilitate access to the Library’s inter-networked computer systems.
  • Inspects, troubleshoots, diagnoses, and resolves network and related system, hardware, software, and peripheral malfunctions.
  • Provides technical support and assistance to personnel, librarians, and others concerning computer networks.


Education and Experience: Equivalent to an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in computer science or related field and three (3) years providing technical support to users of complex, multi-platform computer systems. Experience and education related to training is necessary for positions assigned to the training coordinator function. Experience and education related to network administration is required for positions directly involved with network operations.

Licenses and Certifications:  Must possess and maintain a valid California Class C Driver License.

Desired qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of computer usage and other technology in a public computing environment
  • Knowledge of software that works to preserve the integrity of the software image in a public computing environment

SALARY RANGE:   $31.79 to $39.69 per hour plus benefits

CLOSING DATE:   5:00 pm, Thursday, September 6, 2018

To apply, visit CalOpps

JOB: Library Specialist*, Sonoma County Library, Guerneville, CA



* Pending classification study

We are seeking a customer service driven professional to perform routine library work at the Guerneville Regional Library.


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

TYPICAL DUTIES include, but are not limited to:

  • Advises patrons of library policies, procedures, and services in person and over the telephone with a friendly and helpful attitude
  • Registers patrons, enters patron information into library database and issues new or replacement library cards with accuracy; updates patron records; communicates with the patron about the procedure and explains rationale positively when denials are required
  • Listens attentively to patron’s questions about library account and answers in a calm and professional manner
  • Recognizes when a question needs to be directed to reference staff
  • Proactively collects fines and payments for lost materials
  • Assists patrons with the use of public computers and other electronic equipment
  • Efficiently and accurately balances daily cash and prepares deposit
  • Readily and proficiently uses a computer to enter and retrieve information, locate library materials and charge and discharge materials; successfully incorporates the use of RFID and the StaffLink into daily circulation workflow
  • Efficiently receives and processes requests and reserves
  • Quickly and accurately sorts returned books
  • Processes magazines and gift books in a neat and timely manner; keeps magazines, periodicals, telephone books and other materials current
  • Readily provides clerical assistance to Librarians and other staff

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and one (1) year of clerical and office support work. An Associate’s degree, or higher, from an accredited college or university can substitute for the required experience.


  • Ability to remain tactful when working with the public
  • Close attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently while following established procedures
  • Bi-lingual skills in Spanish desirable


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:               $20.38/hour to $25.46/hour plus prorated benefits

CLOSING DATE:                5:00 pm, Thursday, August 30, 2018

To apply, visit CalOpps

JOB: Library Associate (Part-Time), Healdsburg Regional Library, Healdsburg

Under general supervision, this part-time position performs a wide range of library tasks; assists patrons by answering reference and other questions and in selecting library materials; and performs related duties as required.

In addition to performing public services tasks in the Healdsburg Regional Library, this position also provides assistance in the Sonoma County Wine Library (located within the Healdsburg Library). The ideal candidate will have the knowledge and abilities to support both aspects of the position.

The schedule for this position will require Saturday work hours.

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.


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 preferred.


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.

SALARY RANGE:   $24.24/hour to $30.28/hour plus prorated benefits

CLOSING DATE:    5:00 p.m., Monday, September 3, 2018

To apply, visit CalOpps

JOB: Community Relations Manager, Sonoma County Library, Rohnert Park, CA

Under direction of the Library Director, this position is responsible for planning, writing, producing and managing content for marketing, branding, promotions, public relations, and internal and external communications for the Library’s internal and external communication and community engagement and outreach efforts.

TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:

  • Creates, updates, and administers a comprehensive marketing plan which includes regularly gathering community input and assessing needs in Sonoma County Library’s service area; identifying opportunities to attract and engage new users and retain current ones; and successfully promoting the Library’s core resources, services and programs.
  • Identifies services, resources, and programs for marketing and promotional opportunities; develops strategies and carries out a wide range of marketing activities.
  • Manages the SCL brand, ensuring consistency in visual brand elements as well as written tone, naming and other branding guidelines.
  • Directs media relations: creates and maintains effective relationships with media; represents and speaks for library to media; solicits media coverage of the library services and programs; produces and distributes news releases.
  • Represents the library at public functions and serves as library liaison to community groups as assigned; manages requests for tours and presentations.



Education: A Bachelor’s Degree preferred with significant coursework in marketing, business administration, communications, journalism, public information and relations.

Experience: Four (4) years demonstrated experience in internal/external marketing, communications, and/or public relations experience.

Licenses:  Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.

SALARY RANGE:   $84,697.60 to $105,768.00 annually plus benefits

CLOSING DATE:   5:00 pm, Thursday, August 30, 2018

To apply, visit CalOpps

JOB: Accounting Coordinator, Sonoma County Library, Rohnert Park, CA

Under general supervision, provides excellent customer service, performs a variety of technical, accounting, and administrative duties to support Library financial functions such as payroll administration or processing accounts receivable and accounts payable; uses accounting software to maintain accurate records of financial transactions; performs financial reconciliations and prepares reports; and performs related duties as required.

TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs responsible accounting, financial and/or budgetary document processing within specified procedural guidelines.
  • Assists customers, departments, and employees by providing answers and information regarding specific account information, discrepancies, and/or general accounting procedures.
  • Processes accounts payable; assigns purchase numbers; reviews invoices and receiving reports for accuracy and appropriate authorization; ensures that funds are budgeted and available and prepares documentation required for payment.
  • Receives and balances receipts; allocates revenue to proper cost centers and trust accounts and posts revenue daily; prepares deposits and journal entries.
  • May assume other accounting, administrative, or customer service responsibilities on a relief basis as required.


Education and Experience: Equivalent to an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in accounting, finance, business or public administration, or a closely related field, and three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in processing financial documents, payroll or benefits administration, maintaining financial or accounting records, and performing general accounting office work.

SALARY RANGES: $23.64/hour to $29.53/hour plus benefits

CLOSING DATE:  5:00 pm, Thursday, August 30, 2018 

To apply, visit CalOpps

JOB: Senior Building Mechanic, Sonoma County Library, Rohnert Park, CA

This full-time, benefited position plans, oversees and participates in the inspection, repair and maintenance for library infrastructure, systems and facilities throughout Sonoma County; sets priorities for facilities maintenance staff; provides project management for contracted work; and performs related work as required.


Education and Experience: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12th) grade and five (5) years of increasingly responsible experience in a skilled building and/or construction trade.

Licenses and Certifications: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

Must possess mobility to use standard office equipment, including a computer; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to work in confined spaces and around machines, to climb and descend ladders up to forty (40) feet high, to operate varied hand and power tools and construction equipment; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various Library sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing up to one-hundred (100) pounds, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.

To apply, visit CalOpps

SALARY RANGE:  $31.79/hour to $39.69/hour plus benefits

CLOSING DATE:   5:00 pm, Friday, August 31, 2018

JOB: Librarian II – Media and Spanish Language Selector, Sonoma County Library, Rohnert Park, CA

Sonoma County Library is seeking a customer service driven library professional with excellent communication and Spanish bilingual skills for our full-time Librarian II position in the Collection Services Division. This position is located at our Library Headquarters in Rohnert Park, in the heart of Wine Country, with the Redwoods and Pacific Ocean only minutes away.

Please visit CalOpps for full details about this position.

Under general direction of the Collection Development Coordinator, this position is responsible for the selection of Spanish language materials, other world language materials, and audio-visual materials for all ages.


Education: 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.

Experience: 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 are required.

Desired qualifications include: Experience utilizing CollectionHQ and Midwest Tape, knowledge of Spanish language and world language vendors and buying sources, experience attending language buying fairs (local and international), passion for and experience in selecting feature films, documentaries, music, and audiobooks, knowledge of and experience in best practices of weeding areas of responsibility.

SALARY RANGES:            Librarian II – $62,920.00 to $78,582.40 annually

CLOSING DATE:                5:00 pm, Thursday, August 23, 2018

JOB: Supervising Librarian, City of San Mateo

The San Mateo Public Library is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to be a full-time Supervising Librarian.   In this position, the successful candidate will oversee operations of two library branches – Hillsdale and Marina.

The San Mateo Public Library is a dynamic community resource and destination that includes the Main Library, a state of the art LEED Gold rated green building, and two community branch libraries.  The Library provides library services to residents of the City of San Mateo and the Town of Hillsborough and is part of the Peninsula Library System (PLS), a consortium of public library jurisdictions and community college libraries in San Mateo County.  The Library is also part of the Pacific Library Partnership, a consolidation of four library systems in the greater Bay Area of Northern California.

The Library provides an array of core services for all age groups:  A collection of library materials comprised of books, magazines, newspapers, databases, compact discs, DVDs and downloadable e-books; information and reader’s advisory service; free access to information technology via public computers and wireless Internet, library programs for children, tweens, teens and adults; literacy instruction; specialized collections in the areas of business and biotechnology; a world languages collection that includes titles in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Farsi and French; and an extensive volunteer program that integrates the community with opportunities to help fulfill the Library’s mission.

Here are some of the reasons why the City of San Mateo is a great place to work

What You’ll Do

  • Recommend and assist in implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for the development and implementation of programs; implement policies and procedures.
  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise, and review the work of staff involved in professional librarian and paraprofessional library assistant duties.
  • Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration.
  • Coordinate and participate in the selection of materials for the library, evaluate and remove materials from the collection.
  • Advise and assist library patrons; demonstrate the use of online library catalogs, databases and other aids; refer to patrons to other agencies if appropriate.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.

For a complete list of duties, reference our job specifications at

Ideal Candidate

Who You Are

  • You possess knowledge of principles and practices of professional library work.
  • You possess the ability to perform professional library tasks.
  • You possess knowledge of principles and practices of supervision, training and performance evaluations.
  • You possess experience working with diverse cultures and learning styles.
  • You possess the ability to take initiative and work both independently and collaboratively.

What You Bring

  • Possession of a Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited college or university.
  • Three years of increasingly responsible experience performing professional librarian duties.


What We Offer

  • Comprehensive benefits package including generous paid leave and health benefits
  • CalPERS retirement (2% @ 55 for classic members; 2% @ 62 for new members.  Classic employees contribute 7.4% to CalPERS and New members contribute 6.25% to CalPERS with participation in the Social Security Program
  • Free Fitness classes through City of San Mateo Parks and Recreation, Employee Assistance Program and Credit Union Membership
  • Bilingual Differential  $195 monthly (if applicable)
  • This classification falls within an employee bargaining unit

Special Instructions

Are You Ready?  Apply.

Submit an online application, résumé (strongly encouraged) and supplemental questionnaire at or to the Human Resources Department, City of San Mateo, 330 W. 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403, (650) 522-7260.

Application Deadline:

Recruitment will close by Friday, August 24, 2018 @ 5:00 p.m. or upon receipt of the first 50 applications and supplemental questionnaires, whichever occurs first.

Interview Process:

All applications and supplemental questionnaires received will be reviewed for minimum qualifications.  Resumes are strongly encouraged. A limited number of the most highly qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the examination process which may consist of an oral panel interview, tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

An eligible list will be established for those who pass the examination process.  Current and future vacancies may be filled from this list. The list will remain in effect for at least 6 months with the possibility of an extension for an additional 6 months.  Once placed on an eligible list, and at the time a vacancy occurs, eligible candidates may be contacted by the hiring department and scheduled for additional department interviews.

Note: The City of San Mateo reserves the right, at its discretion, to limit the number of qualified candidates invited to the selection process.

Date Posted:  July 9, 2018 (updated August 3)

Fine Print:  

Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including a driving record review, reference check, and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment.

Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should advise the Human Resources Division upon submittal of application.  Documentation of the need for accommodation must accompany the request.    The policy of the City of San Mateo is to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual preference, marital status or national origin.  It is the intent and desire of the City of San Mateo that equal employment opportunity will be provided in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.  The City of San Mateo is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Recruitment Contact

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JOB: Librarian I/II, Santa Cruz City/County Library System

Santa Cruz City/County Library System
Librarian I/II  Recruitment # 19-009

The Santa Cruz City/County Library System seeks a dynamic, creative, savvy librarian with exemplary customer service skills to help deliver library services programs. The eligible list established by this recruitment may be used to fill librarian positions with different work assignments over the next year. The current work assignment focuses on youth services in the West Region and will be based at the Downtown Library. The successful candidate must have demonstrated education and skills appropriate to the position including strong communication skills, knowledge of systems, standards and best practices used in a library system. Typical qualifying experience: a Master of Library Science or Master of Science degree in Library and Information Studies from a program accredited by the American Library Association, and professional library experience including some supervisory experience.
Excellent City benefits include: medical, dental, vision, life insurance, long term disability, paid-sick time, employee assistance program, and much more!

This recruitment will close on Thursday 08/23/18 at 5:00 p.m. To apply online, go to and click on Jobs.

City of Santa Cruz Human Resources Dept.
809 Center St., Room 6, Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 420-5040