Librarian I (Part-Time and Per-Diem)

City of Hayward - Hayward, CA4.5

The City of Hayward is excited to announce its recruitment for the positions of part-time and per diem Librarian I. This position performs a variety of professional and para-professional duties in support of a modern urban library and community learning center; develops, implements and evaluates educational and library programs tailored to the changing needs of a diverse local community; and provides responsive customer service to a diverse population of library and learning center users.

The Part-Time Regular Appointment Librarian I is a maximum of 20-hours per week and is eligible for benefits.

The Per-Diem Librarian I is a temporary, on call, as needed position, which is not eligible for benefits.

The Department of Library Services is responsible for Public Libraries and Education Services.
Hayward's new 21st Century Library & Community Learning Center is opening soon. This three-story, 58,000 square foot facility will include new spaces such as a Makerspace and Digital Learning Lab, dedicated after school homework support centers, and a teen area, as well as greatly expanded library collections. The 21st Century Library is the most environmentally sustainable project ever constructed in Hayward, and when completed will be among the largest "Zero Net Energy" public buildings in the nation.

Essential Duties

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Develops, implements and evaluates impactful library and educational services/programs that are responsive to the changing and varied needs of the local community, including service developed for children, teens, adults, seniors, the disabled and non-English speakers.

Monitors and evaluates library and educational services programs for effectiveness and efficiency through the use of data and measurable outcomes; recommends and implements program changes in response to the changing needs of the program participants.

Assists in the development and implementation of library program standards and evaluation methods that will ensure that library and educational services are reaching the intended population and meeting goals and objectives.

Seeks and secures external funding to support program activities; participates with other library team members in resource development activities to create sustainable program operations and growth.

Responds to customer inquiries for library information, resources and services; conducts customized reference interviews with customers to identify their specific and unique library and educational needs; follows-through with customers to ensure the proper level of service was provided.

Locates and verifies alternate sources of information or resources from other libraries, agencies or on-line sources, as needed.

Assists and instructs customers in the use of the library's catalog, website and databases to locate materials and resources.

May evaluate, select and order books and media items for one or more subject areas of the library collection; evaluate library books and media items for withdrawal from the library collection.

May perform cataloging and classification activities as needed.

Enforces library customer conduct policies to ensure a safe and welcoming public environment for all library visitors.

Performs related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:
Current best practices, procedures and techniques used in creating, delivering, and evaluating effective public library and community learning center services in an urban environment.
Current technologies, resources, and other tools needed to plan and deliver effective library and community learning center services to various demographic groups.
Modern library operational systems, including Integrated Library Systems, automated cataloging and processing systems, electronic resources and databases, reciprocal borrowing systems, materials movement systems, materials selection systems and processes, and modern electronic recordkeeping systems.
Children's and teen literature including knowledge of the various genres, sub-genres and subject areas of children's and teen literature; knowledge of specific authors, titles and trends.
Adult literature including knowledge of the various genres, sub-genres and subject areas of adult literature; knowledge of specific authors, titles and trends.

Ability to:
Provide excellent customer service to a diverse community of urban public library and community learning center users.
Prioritize and manage multiple projects and service demands efficiently and effectively.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing with a diverse customer population; deliver clear and concise written and verbal communications that are relevant to the intended audience.
Identify and adapt to changing community needs and service delivery models in an urban public library/learning centers.
Analyze data to accurately assess changing customer needs, adjust program strategies to ensure effective program delivery and accurately measure success.
Participate in resource development activities to support library services and projects, which includes writing effective grant proposals independently and as a team member.
Coordinate and collaborate effectively with others to identify and achieve shared goals.
Use modern office technology and equipment.
Work flexible schedules, including evenings and weekends.
Minimum Qualifications

Any combination equivalent to the experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Two (2) years of increasingly responsible professional public library experience.

Education: Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Library Science. A Master's degree in Library Science is desirable.

Supplemental Information


Candidates must submit a completed City of Hayward job application and responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire, which fully describe the nature of their professional experience and qualifications. Applications submitted without all required materials will not be considered.

Based on the information provided, those best qualified may be invited to the next phase of the process, which may include an oral, practical, and/or written examination.

The examination process will result in a ranked eligible register of candidates for hiring consideration by the department. Actual hire depends on success in the departmental selection process.

Candidates under final consideration for employment with the City should expect to undergo an employment background/reference check that may include, but is not limited to: employment history, confirmation of educational credentials and degrees, licenses including driver's license, registrations, certificates, and other credentials as part of the appointment process. Some positions, depending on the nature of the work, also require a credit check and a review of Summary Criminal History obtained from the State Department of Justice through Live Scan Fingerprinting.

Applicants will be notified electronically via Government Jobs as to their status in the selection process. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure they can receive email notice from Neogov/Government Jobs and the City of Hayward.

Date Of Examination(s):
Oral Panel Interviews - Wednesday, December 18, 2018

The City of Hayward reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.


Candidates are encouraged to apply online at under the Current Vacancies tab or at Paper applications can be obtained by visiting the Human Resources Department at Hayward City Hall located at 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Apply prior to the closing time of the job announcement and allow at least one (1) hour to submit your application if you are a new user to the system. Our on-line application system is provided by Government Jobs. If you have problems while applying online, please contact the Government Jobs Help Desk at (855) 524-5627.

The City of Hayward is an Equal Opportunity Employer