Per Diem Librarian I (19875061)

City Of San Mateo, CA San Mateo , CA 94401

Posted 4 months ago

San Francisco/Peninsula

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Close Date
7/19/2019 at 5pm or until 50 applicants


$32.65-$0.00 Hourly

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About San Mateo

San Mateo is a city of approximately 100,000 residents located in Silicon Valley. One of the City's strengths is its diversity, both in the ethnic makeup and the physical development of the community. San Mateo has a vibrant business and retail environment with national and international businesses, two major shopping centers and an active downtown.

You would be joining over 500 people whose mission it is to serve the San Mateo community with a collaborative, innovative and professional spirit. We are looking for someone who embodies our shared values of respect, creativity, inclusivity, transparency, and integrity in their words and actions.

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55 West 3rd Avenue San Mateo, 94402


CLOSE DATE: FRIDAY, July 19, 2019, 5:00 P.M. or upon receipt of the first 50 applications whichever occurs first.

San Mateo Public Library

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Immediate Opening for

Per Diem Librarian I

THE POSITION: The San Mateo Public Library has multiple openings for the position of on call per diem Librarian I. Librarians in this role fill coverage gaps on the Library's service desks at the Main Library and/or branches.

The library is looking for someone who embodies the City of San Mateo's shared values of respect, creativity, inclusivity, transparency, and integrity to provide a wide variety of library support work.

Responsibilities include serving at the Library's Information Desks at the Main Library and Branches; researching and responding to difficult or technical reference questions; advising and assisting Library patrons; demonstrating the use of on-line library catalogs, databases and other user aids; performing bibliographic searches using online and/or print resources; and performing other tasks as assigned such as assisting with programming.

Salary and Hours: $32.65 (Step 1); initial appointment is usually at the first step. This is an on call position with a variety of weekday, evening, and weekend hours and at least one Sunday shift approximately every two months.

Possession of a Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited college or university is required; previous public library experience desirable but not required. Successful Live Scan fingerprint background check.

KNOWLEDGE OF: Modern professional principles and practices of library science; modern procedures, methods, techniques and sources used in a library work; standard library technology, library automation, computers, software and library procedures; excellent customer service techniques and practices; resources and practices applicable to area of assignment.

ABILITY TO: Operate computerized cataloging and bibliographic databases; assist library patrons in response to reference and related library questions; implement and enforce Library and City policies and procedures; work well with the public; establish and maintain cooperative relations with those contacted in the course of work; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; work shifts as assigned.

ADA Special Requirement: Essential duties require the following physical abilities and work environment: ability to work in a standard library environment; ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, squat, stoop, reach, twist, lift 40 pounds and push/pull 200 pounds.

CLOSE DATE: FRIDAY, JULY 19TH, 2019, 5:00 p.m. or upon receipt of the first 50 applications, whichever occurs first.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit an online application and resum at

For more information, contact: Rukshana Singh, Supervising Librarian at 650-522-7804;

San Mateo Public Main Library
55 West Third Avenue

San Mateo, CA 94402

An Equal Opportunity Employer:

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Per Diem Librarian I (19875061)

City Of San Mateo, CA