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Your leading edge Library career starts with the San Jose Public Library!

 

Explore a Career with SJPL

San José Public Library (SJPL) serves a culturally diverse population of nearly 959,000 in the country's 10th largest city.  SJPL is one of the busiest library systems nationwide with an annual checkout rate of nearly 14 million items. Award-winning staff strive to ensure library services reflect the city’s rich diversity and that every library customer’s experience is exceptional. SJPL is recognized for its innovation and leadership. It was named the 2004 Thomson Gale/Library Journal Library of the Year and received the 2011 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for a library.

  

Current SJPL Employment Opportunities

 

Job:  Library Page

Open: 5/19/2014

Closing Date: 5/23/2014

Salary: $17.03– $18.15

Position and Duties

The San José Public Library System has numerous libraries throughout the City. We hire Library Pages for each of these locations, and for our Library Page Substitute Pool.  Library Pages selected for specific locations are normally scheduled to work approximately 12 hours per week, year round on a regular basis. Library Pages selected for our Substitute Pool are scheduled to work at various locations as needed. The days and hours assigned vary depending on which location you are assigned to and the scheduling needs of that branch/unit, but most will require some evenings and weekends. 

Library Pages are responsible for providing direct customer service, filing materials on the shelves quickly and accurately so that customers can locate the items easily, providing assistance at the customer service desk, assisting in maintaining an orderly and welcoming environment by monitoring the facility, answering questions from customers in person or over the phone, explaining library policies and procedures, conducting basic searches on library catalogues, checking materials in/out, helping customers register for a borrower's card, collecting fines, interacting with and working well with other team members. 

These positions require pushing or pulling carts loaded with materials; packing, unpacking and transporting shipment boxes; reaching, bending and stooping to put materials on low and high shelves; actively moving for several hours at a time, retrieving items from deep bins, and standing for periods of time.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of training and experience equivalent to: 
1. Education:  Completion of two (2) years of high school or the equivalent. 
2. Experience:  No minimum requirement. 
3. Special Qualification:  A work permit is required, at the time of hire, for persons under 18 years of age. 
4. Employment Eligibility:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor.

 

How To Apply:

To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity and apply online with the City of San José, please visit the City of San José’s employment page at www.sanjoseca.gov/cityjobs.

 

 

Job: Library Aide

Open: 5/19/2014

Closing Date: 5/23/2014

Salary: $10.42 – $12.69

Position and Duties

The San Jose Public Library System has numerous libraries throughout the City. We hire Library Aides for each of these locations, and for our Library Aide Substitute Pool. This is an entry-level classification designed primarily for individuals who work approximately 10 hours per week. 

Library Aides selected for specific locations are normally scheduled to work approximately 10 hours per week, year round on a regular basis. Library Aides selected for our Substitute Pool are scheduled to work at various locations as needed. The days and hours assigned vary depending on which location you are assigned to and the scheduling needs of that branch/unit, but most will require some evenings and weekends. The main responsibility of a Library Aide is to file materials on the shelves quickly and accurately and to keep shelves in order so that customers can locate items easily.  Library Aides also assist with unpacking, sorting and delivery of library materials; clearing tables and other areas of material and straightening seating areas; setting up displays; opening and closing the facility; emptying book return drop boxes; and similar duties. 

These positions require pushing or pulling carts loaded with materials; packing, unpacking and transporting shipment boxes; reaching, bending and stooping to put materials on low and high shelves; actively moving for up to four hours at a time, retrieving items from deep bins, and standing for periods of time. 

 

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of training and experience equivalent to: 
1. Education:  No minimum requirement. 
2. Experience:  No minimum requirement 
3. Special Qualification: Must be at least fourteen (14) years of age and a work permit is required, at the time of hire, for persons under 18 years of age. 
4.  Employment Eligibility:  Federal law requires all employees to provide verification of their eligibility to work in this country. Please be informed that the City of San Jose will not prepare or file a labor condition application with the Department of Labor.

 

How To Apply:

To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity and apply online with the City of San José, please visit the City of San José’s employment page at www.sanjoseca.gov/cityjobs.

 

 

SJPL Employment Notifications

Don’t miss out on important SJPL employment opportunities.  Stay connected through one of more of the following ways. 

 

  

Library Career Employment Workshops and Webinars

SJPL hosts and participates in various library employment workshops and webinars.  To be notified of future and workshops email Personnel@sjlibrary.org.

 

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Volunteer Opportunities
SJPL has an extensive volunteer program.  To find more information on current volunteer opportunities and to start gaining valuable and rewarding experience working in a library, go to the SJPL’s Volunteer page to sign up.