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Career Opportunities

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Join our team!

LA County Library offers a variety of rewarding and challenging career opportunities in diverse locations throughout the County. Our commitment to excellence extends into every area of our organization, including our unique special collections and the development of new and innovative programs and services. Our full and part-time positions offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits packages. The Library has opportunities for advancement and professional development through workshops, conferences and ongoing training.

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LA County Library needs energetic, enthusiastic, creative people who enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds. If this sounds like you, we invite you to apply with the Library.

Check out our Career Opportunities for a variety of library careers.

Are you looking for a job with County of Los Angeles?

Career Opportunities

Contractor for Materials Handlings and Distribution Process Assessment of Facilities Services and Logistics

LA County Library is looking to hire a contractor that shall provide expert advice, consulting, and assistance in the complete and comprehensive assessment of the Library’s materials handling and distribution process, including detailed steps to implement recommendations.
Solicitation No.: RFB-IS-23200403
Statement of Work
Requires Los Angeles County Vendor ID, register at website
Mandatory Virtual Conference: December 5, 2022 from 9 – 10:30 am
Due Date: December 20, 2022 at 12 pm

Librarian III

This position has immediate charge of a Group III level community library or performs more difficult and specialized library work.
Learn more here.

Librarian III – Black Resource Center (BRC)

Under the general supervision of higher-level librarians, Assistant Library Administrator, or Library Administrator, this position directs a library resource center with a specialized collection comprised of ethnic, cultural, economic, or public service print and non-print library materials and plans and provides specialized reference services pertaining to the center’s collection for customers throughout the library.  The position also performs outreach to the community served by the special collection and plans events to highlight the collection and meet the needs of the community.
Learn more here.

Librarian IV

This position has immediate charge of a Group II level community library, or coordinates a regional specialized library service or department-wide special service program; or performs highly-specialized work evaluating and selecting materials for the department’s collection; or directs the performance of difficult Technical Services support functions.
Learn more here.

My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) Peer Advocate

Learn more here, and to apply, fill out this interest form.

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Employment Benefits

The Library offers a variety of rewarding and challenging career opportunities in diverse locations throughout the County. Our commitment to excellence extends into every area of our organization, including our unique special collections and the development of new and innovative services. Our full and part-time positions offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits packages. The Library has opportunities for advancement and professional development through workshops, conferences and ongoing training.

Salary

Librarian I
$5,533.46 – $7,457.10
Librarian II
$5,842.10 – $7,873.10
Librarian III
$6,167.74 – $8,311.28
Librarian IV
$6,511.36 – $8,774.64
Librarian V
$6,874.18 – $9,264.00

Vacation

0 – 4 years
80 hours
5 – 9 years
120 hours
10+ years
One additional day for each year of active service to a maximum of 20 days

Sick & Personal Leave

0 – 1 years
80 hours
1 – 4 years
88 hours
4+ years
96 hours
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Not a Librarian?

We have positions available at all levels, for a variety of positions.

  • Public Services Support – Help customers and shelve materials.
  • Information Technology – Provide technical support to library staff.
  • Administrative support – Support staff and programs.
  • Warehouse workers – Process and ship materials to our libraries.
  • Facilities – Maintain library buildings.

To view a listing of current openings, please visit the County of Los Angeles Department of Human Resources Job Search page for filing instructions and an employment application. You can also call the 24-hour Job Information Hotline at 800.970.LIST (5478) to get a weekly update on open competitive job information in Los Angeles County departments.

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Interested in becoming a Librarian?

To work in a library as a professional librarian you must have a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) awarded from a school accredited by the American Library Association. There are currently three schools in Southern California that offer the MLIS: San Jose State University (fully online program), the University of California, Los Angeles, and  the University of Southern California.

People with good written, verbal and interpersonal communications skills, a strong commitment to customer service and a desire to serve the needs of their community are perfect candidates for public librarianship.

Paid internships for MLIS students are currently available.

You can visit the American Library Association’s website to find more information about librarianship as a career and schools offering the MLIS in other states.

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