Casual Librarians Wanted in Sunnyvale

Sunnyvale Public Library is recruiting for Casual Librarians.  See the job description and particulars below.

Job Title:  Casual Librarian

Closing Date/Time:  Friday, May 4, 2012 by 5 p.m.

Hiring interviews:  week of May 7, 2012

Salary: $27.4713- $31.8015 per hour

Sunnyvale Public Library is currently recruiting for librarians who are willing to work primarily evenings and week-ends to cover public service desk hours and occasionally assist with programs and projects, as needed.

Job description:   Provides information, reference, reader’s advisory, and programs for the public.  Casual librarians may be assigned to Adult, Teen, Children’s Services or special projects as needed.

Working Conditions: Position requires prolonged sitting, standing, walking, reaching, twisting, stooping, and keyboard manipulation in the performance of daily activities.

Education and Experience:  A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program.

Knowledge and Abilities:  Current practices, procedures and technologies used in professional library work; on-line data searching and other automated technologies used to access information; book and non-book materials, reference resources; basic computer skills; online social networking applications.

Able to: plan and present material to diverse groups; interact tactfully and effectively with the public and other staff; communicate clearly, accurately and concisely both orally and in writing.

Hours will include evenings, week-ends, holidays, daytime.

Ability to speak other languages that represent the demographics of the community is desirable.

How to apply:  Fill out the City of Sunnyvale’s application form and return it to:

Susan Denniston:,  or  Sunnyvale Library,   665 W. Olive Ave., Sunnyvale CA 94086

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