Join South San Francisco Public Library in Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition

Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition 

ppie100 flyer (proofed)Join South San Francisco Public Library for a docent-led presentation in celebration of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, also known as the World’s Fair. The exposition left San Francisco with a number of now-iconic structures including the Palace of Fine Arts and the entry gate to the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. Presented in conjunction with the California Historical Society.

This free event will take place Thursday, September 24th at 6:00 p.m. at South San Francisco Main Library in the auditorium. 

For more information or to request sign interpretation or other accommodation, please call 650-829-3860.

JOB: Librarian 1 and 2, City of Richmond

The City of Richmond, CA is currently accepting applications to fill two (2) vacant Librarian I/II positions.  The City’s library system consists of a main library, two newly renovated branch libraries and a bookmobile.  The ideal candidate will be energetic, creative, reliable, and knowledgeable.  He/she will have the ability to effectively apply the principles and practices of librarianship and have a strong desire to serve a diverse community.  The salary ranges for these positions are $4,783 -$5,697/month and $5,223 – $6,243/month.  This position has excellent benefits including: medical insurance, dental insurance, vision plan, retirement with the California Public Employee Retirement System (PERS); employee assistance program, life insurance; holiday pay, and vacation and sick leave.

The Librarian I answers difficult reference questions; reviews and selects books and non-print materials; organizes and conducts adult, teens, and children’s programs; develops exhibits, booklists and promotional materials; attends community and professional meetings; participates in library public relations and outreach activities; assists in designing and implementing library and information services; may provide functional supervision to assigned library staff; may manage a branch library or bookmobile; may catalog books and other materials; and may be placed in charge of a branch library on a substitute basis.   The Minimum Qualification is completion of a Masters Degree in Library Science from an accredited Library School (must provide a copy of degree or transcript).

The Librarian II performs the duties of a Librarian I; is responsible for supervising and training assigned personnel; and assumes greater responsibility for assisting in the planning, development, and implementation of library programs and activities.  The Minimum Qualifications are completion of a Masters Degree in Library Science from an accredited Library School (must provide a copy of degree or transcript) AND two (2) years of professional library experience.

To Apply: Each applicant must submit a City of Richmond Employment Application and responses to the supplemental qualifications questionnaire to: City of Richmond, Human Resources Management Department, 450 Civic Center Plaza, P.O. Box 4046 Richmond, CA 94804 by Tuesday, February 23, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.  The City does not accept faxed or emailed applications.

The application, supplemental questionnaire and additional information about this position can be obtained by visiting our website at

PROFILE: Tamera LeBeau and Livermore Public Library

The Livermore Public Library was established in 1878. For 23 years the public library relied on membership fees and a library association to stay open. When the State of California passed legislation in 1901 establishing free public libraries in towns and cities, Livermore was the first town in California to take advantage of this law. The residents petitioned the Town of Livermore to establish and maintain a public, tax supported library and formed the Livermore Public Library which continues today. The public library includes a main Civic Center Library plus two neighborhood branch libraries. (Source: Livermore Public Library Long Range Plan, 2005. p. 14.)

Tamera LeBeau
is Livermore Public Library’s Assistant Library Director and BayNet’s Vice President. She graciously offered more tidbits about the library and herself.

Interior of Livermore Public Library

Livermore Public Library

What is one thing your library is very good at? I think the Livermore Public Library does a great job of providing something for everyone, from baby storytimes to retirement planning seminars.

Is there something else about your library that most people do not know? The Livermore Public Library is one of the first public libraries in California to provide a full-service job center, complete with an in-house career advisor.

Who are your most frequent types of users? Livermore community members of all ages are the most frequent users. However, we also get many patrons from surrounding areas such as Pleasanton, Dublin, Tracy, etc. Community members often bring in their relatives and friends who are visiting from out of state to see our main Civic Center Library. We’re glad they like to show it off!

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