Monday, May 21, 2012

Oakland Public Library - Senior Librarians

Library Recruitment:
Senior Librarian Positions,
Open from May 21, 2012 until June 8, 2012

Come and be a part of a passionate, people-oriented, multi-cultural team of librarians and support staff who represent the Oakland Public Library’s commitment to service and vision for lifelong learning.

The Oakland Public Library seeks energetic, talented, and dedicated team players who are enthusiastic about serving the citizens of the City of Oakland by delivering excellent customer service, upholding their public services commitment to our patrons, and by making a difference in the lives of library users.

The Oakland Public Library has a Main Library, 16 neighborhood branches, an African American Museum & Library, and an Adult Literacy Program. We currently employ approximately 430 employees and offer an attractive salary and benefits package for full-time and permanent part-time civil service employees.

Job Details:

The Oakland Public Library currently has four Senior Librarian vacancies: Cataloging (selective certification required), Collection Management, Community Relations (selective certification required), and the Dimond Branch Library. The eligibility list established from this examination may be used to fill other vacancies that may occur.

The Senior Librarian may be responsible for the full range of librarian duties including classification and cataloging; reference materials, readers advisory, collection management, community relations, program development, implementation and evaluation, including service to diverse populations including children, young adult and non-English speaking individuals; The Senior Librarian will also plan, coordinate and perform as a working supervisor to other professional librarians and provide supervision to Librarian I and II personnel and  paraprofessional and clerical staff.

The salary range for the Senior Librarian classification is $35.54 per hour – 43.64 per hour, 37.5 hour work week (Currently, there is an avg. of one mandatory business shutdown day per month.). 

How To Apply
City of Oakland application documents may be obtained in person or by sending a self-addressed stamped envelope and request to the Department of Human Resources Management, 150 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, 2nd Floor, Oakland, CA  94612-2019.  You may also call (510) 238-3112 for information. 

You may access a copy of the full job announcement and instructions on how to apply at:  City of Oakland Employment Opportunities.

The application deadline is Friday, June 8, 2012 at 5 pm. 


Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications for the Senior Librarian classification, as follows:

Any combination of education and experience that is equivalent to the following minimum qualifications is acceptable:

Education:  Master’s degree in library sciences from an American Library Association accredited graduate school.   
ExperienceTwo (2) years of experience comparable to Librarian II in the City of Oakland.

Licenses:  Possession of a valid California Driver’s License OR demonstrated ability to travel to various locations in a timely manner as required in the performance of duties is highly desirable. Due to the nature of the assignment and the hours worked, public transportation may not be a cost effective or efficient method of traveling to the various locations required.

Additional Qualifications:  There is a selective certification process for the following 2 vacancies: Cataloging and Community Relations

Bilingual skills in Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin and Vietnamese are desirable.

Job Announcements are also available at the Oakland Public Library Main Library (125 14th Street) on the 2nd floor in the Financial & Administrative Services Office. For your convenience, the Financial & Administrative Services Office is open

Monday – Friday from 8:30 am to 5 pm to obtain application materials or to ask for assistance with this civil service employment process. 

For additional assistance, please contact the Oakland Public Library Human Resources Manager, Crystal Ramie-Adams, at 510-238-6716 or .

Come and see what the Oakland Public Library has to offer, and apply for civil service employment at Come experience our diverse communities and realize the many possibilities!

Oakland Public Library
Your City. Your Career.

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