San Mateo

Per Diem Library Assistant I - Information Services (20173354)

Per Diem
San Francisco/Peninsula
11/5/2021 at 5pm or until 40 applicants
$25.68-$0.00 Hourly


55 West 3rd Avenue San Mateo, 94402




Immediate Opening for Per Diem Library Assistant I

(Information Services)


Close Date:  Friday, November 5, 2021 at 5:00 pm OR the first 40 applications received, whichever occurs first.


THE POSITION: The San Mateo Public Library is seeking a Library Assistant to join the Information Services team. You would be joining a team whose main mission is providing library services to both adults and teens with a collaborative, innovative and professional spirit. 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 Main Library’s information desks and providing clerical assistance to the Information Services team. Duties include but are not limited to the following: performing routine clerical tasks; assisting in processing of new books; shelving reference materials; collecting reference statistics and report data; assisting Library patrons; demonstrating the use of the online library catalogs, providing computer assistance; promoting library services and providing consistent, excellent customer service; as well as performing other tasks as assigned. 


SALARY:             $25.68 per hour (Step 1). This position is considered part time and offers limited benefits after working a specified number of hours.

HOURS:           Below is the starting schedule for the Per Diem Library Assistant I position that may be changed in the future to meet the operational needs of the Library. A Sunday shift (1:00-5:00 pm) is required per each two-month period.

  • Monday: 9-1 - Main Library
  • Wednesday: 9-1 - Main Library
  • Friday: 9-12 - Main Library
  • Saturday; 10 - 2 - Main Library

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade, supplemented by clerical and specialized college level courses in library science; and one year of experience performing general clerical or related work in a public library system; strong customer service skills is desired.


ABILITY TO: Work with a minimum of supervision; follow written and oral instructions; work cooperatively in a team environment; deal tactfully and effectively with a wide variety of library users; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; assist library users in response to library questions using a wide variety of library resources; implement and enforce Library and City policies and procedures.

ADA SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Ability to work in a standard library environment; ability to sit, stand, walk, kneel, crouch, squat, stoop, reach, and twist.

Closing Date:  FRIDAY, November 5, 2021, 5:00 P.M. or upon receipt of the first 40 applicants, whichever occurs first.


HOW TO APPLY: Submit an online application and resumé at

For more information, contact Rita Morin, Supervising Librarian, at 650-522-7837 or


San Mateo Public Main Library 

55 West Third Avenue 

San Mateo, CA  94402 

An Equal Opportunity Employer:



This is a part-time position that offers limited benefits after working a specified number of hours. 

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