Casual Librarian-Public Services

City of Sunnyvale, CA - Sunnyvale, CA

29 days agoTemporary$30 - $38 an hour
(Job Code 9022)

Note: Casual non-benefited employees are limited to working no more than twenty-five (25) hours per week and no more than 900 hours in a fiscal year (July 1-June 30).

The City of Sunnyvale is recruiting for librarians to offer reference and reader's advisory assistance from the Sunnyvale Public Library Adult and/or Children's Reference desks on a temporary basis.

Essential Job Functions

May include but not limited to:
Provide information, reference and reader's advisory services. Interpret library policies, procedures and resources;
Assist patrons in locating, selecting and using materials;
Participate in assigned library projects;
May assist with special programs and events.

Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, squatting and stooping in the performance of daily activities. The position also requires grasping, repetitive hand movement and fine coordination in using a computer keyboard. Additionally, the position requires near and far vision in reading written reports and work related documents. Acute hearing is required when providing phone and personal service. The need to lift, drag and push files, paper and documents weighing up to 25 pounds is also required. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodation.
Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience
The minimum qualification for education and experience can be met in the following way:
Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.

Knowledge and Abilities:
Knowledge of:
Current practices and procedures of professional library work;
Book and non-book materials, information resources, and digital offerings;
Basic computer software and hardware.

Ability to:
Work irregular, shift hours, evenings or weekends as assigned;
Work with or around standard office equipment;
Lift and carry weights up to 15 pounds;
Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with others;
Communicate clearly, accurately, concisely and effectively;
Understand the Dewey Decimal system;
Perform the typical tasks of this classification.

Possession and continued maintenance of a valid California class C driver's license and a safe driving record, or the ability to use alternate transportation which is approved by the appointing authority.
Application and Selection Process
If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your City of Sunnyvale employment application, the required supplemental questions and education verification (i.e. original copy of the diploma or college/university transcripts) to the Department of Human Resources.

City application forms, completed in full, are required. Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience or skills relevant to this position.

Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City's employment page at, Search: Jobs or application materials may be submitted to: Department of Human Resources, 505 West Olive Avenue, Suite 200, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, the most qualified candidate applications will be forwarded to the hiring department for review. Application materials will be evaluated for job-related skills, experience and education. Individuals with the best match to the position will be invited to participate in an interview.

Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis and information regarding next steps in the recruitment process will be sent via email. Please check your email regularly for status updates. You may contact Faye Brand, HR Technician at: or 408-730-3015 for recruitment updates.

Any candidate that is selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a background history check, as well as medical exam(s) administered by a City-selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly-hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. Positions which are covered by the Department of Transportation regulations are required to submit to a pre-employment drug test and to random drug and alcohol testing.

Any successful candidate selected by the hiring department will be required to submit proof of education (i.e. original copy of the diploma or college/university transcripts). Documents may be attached to the online application or emailed to

For more information regarding this position, please contact Chaunacey Dunklee, Supervising Librarian at (408) 730-7381 or email You may also contact Sue Kaplan, Supervising Librarian at (408) 730-7301 or email For information relating to the application process contact Faye Brand, Human Resources Technician at (408) 730-3015 or email:

The information contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

The City of Sunnyvale is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of the City of Sunnyvale not to discriminate against all qualified applicants or employees on the basis of actual or perceived race, religion (including religious dress or grooming practice), religious creed, color, sex (includes gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy, childbirth, medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, breastfeeding or medical conditions related to breastfeeding), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military and veteran status, marital status, family relationship, age, medical condition, genetic characteristics and/or genetic information, and physical or mental disability. Applicants needing special accommodations for testing should submit a request to the Department of Human Resources at time of application.