Sonoma County Library


Northern Bay Area
10/3/2023 at 5pm
$42.30-$52.83 Hourly


211 E Street Santa Rosa, 95404



At Sonoma County Library, we bring information, ideas, and people together to build a stronger community. We are a hub where learning, the arts, technology and people intersect and thrive!


We are known nationally for our innovation, and locally for our engaged, creative, and empowered staff. We rely on community input to guide our decisions, and we proudly champion diversity and racial equity in all aspects of our organization. Libraries are for everyone.


This is a tremendous opportunity to be part of a mission-driven public agency, and help transform the literacy and education landscape for all Sonoma County residents.  If you would like to join our team of dedicated professionals, we invite you to apply. 

Sonoma County Library

Announces an Employment Opportunity






This position is responsible for providing library services to youth in residence at the Sonoma County Juvenile Justice Center and has system-wide oversight of reentry services for youth and adults. Sonoma County Library is committed to youth development and lifelong learning as well as building partnerships with agencies serving marginalized communities. Conversational Spanish bilingual skills are strongly desired.




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


This position will have functional responsibility for providing library services to youth in residence at the Sonoma County Juvenile Justice Center, including programming, circulation, materials maintenance, and oversight of the on-site library space at the Juvenile Hall facility. The position will also oversee the Jail Librarian’s contract with the Sherrif’s Office and will provide educational and vocational support to transitional youth and adults at the Central Santa Rosa Library and through outreach activities. Provides technical and functional direction and training to support staff, and coordinates participation by branch staff in offsite outreach assignments.


TYPICAL TASKS include, but are not limited to:

  • Participates in budget preparation and administration; prepares cost estimates for budget recommendations; submits justifications for budget items; monitors and controls expenditures; performs grant-writing activities for assigned specialized area.
  • Provides assistance to and advises patrons in the effective use of Library collection, facilities and services; demonstrates the use of library resources, tools, equipment, and electronic reference sources; assists with digital downloads.
  • Provides countywide leadership for individuals reentering society post incarceration. 
  • Performs outreach and partners with community organizations to expand programs and services for transitional youth and adults reentering society; informs community members and organizations about library services, programs, and collections to generate public support for library and fundraising efforts.
  • Takes the lead in anticipating changes in community needs and changing technology and information services, and plans how to address needs and implement changes.
  • Schedules and conducts literacy enrichment programming.
  • Selection, cataloguing, processing, and maintenance of the collection and materials at both the Central Santa Rosa Library and the Juvenile Hall facility.
  • Provide librarian services to patrons at Central Santa Rosa Library and Juvenile Hall staff and youth in custody – reader’s advisory, basic reference, educational support, research, and literature appreciation.
  • Maintains accurate records and submits regular reports to supervisors at Sonoma County Department of Corrections and Sonoma County Library.
  • Collaborates with Juvenile Hall faculty, therapists, and correctional staff to support care plans and goals for youth in custody.
  • Acts as the Person-in-Charge, including making responsible and appropriate decisions based upon patron and unit needs.




Education and Experience: 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; four (4) years of experience as a professional librarian. Must have a valid California driver’s license. Must comply with Sonoma County Probation Department training and security checks, including fingerprinting. Spanish bilingual skills are strongly desired.


SALARY RANGE:               Librarian III - $42.30/hour to $52.83/hour


CLOSING DATE:                5:00 pm, Tuesday, October 3, 2023

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Please go to to apply. Applications must be complete and submitted by the final filing date in order to be considered. Incomplete and/or inaccurate applications may result in disqualification from the recruitment process. Resumes will not substitute for a completed application.


The application process may contain one or more of the following steps: a supplemental application,

written test(s), skills assessment(s), and/or oral examination(s).



Employment offers will be contingent upon a successful pre-employment verification/criminal records clearance. Having a criminal record will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from employment.


REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Sonoma County Library will make reasonable accommodations in the recruitment process to accommodate applicants with disabilities. If you are invited to participate in an examination or interview and have a disability for which you require an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department at (707) 545-0831 extension 1591 as soon as possible to make arrangements for your accommodation. Requesting accommodations at least 3 working/business days before the scheduled event will help to ensure availability. For further information regarding disability accommodations provided by the Library and related matters, see the Library’s website at


Sonoma County Library values diversity, empowerment, community, unity, kindness, connection, and equity. We are committed to diversity and inclusion in the recruiting and hiring of staff.



Vacation, sick leave, and holiday accruals are pro-rated for part-time employees. Certain insurance benefits are available only to full-time employees.

If you are selected for an interview, we will be happy to answer benefits questions you may have about the position for which you applied.

Vacation: Earns at the rate of 1 ¼ days per month, 3 weeks after the first year.

Sick leave: Twelve days per year, with unlimited accumulation.

Holidays: A combination of holidays and compensatory days equal to thirteen days per year.

Retirement: Membership in the statewide Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). See CalPERS chart for retirement formulas. The Sonoma County Library does not participate in Social Security.

Health insurance: Group health insurance through CalPERS Health Insurance Program paid at 80% to 84% depending on position. Delta Dental and VSP vision care insurance fully paid for full-time (40-hr/week) employees.

Life insurance: Paid term life insurance policy.

Miscellaneous: Two deferred compensation plans available, long-term disability insurance, and short-term disability (SDI) insurance through the EDD.

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