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.
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.
The 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.
Positions allocable to this class work under the general supervision of an Assistant Library Administrator or Library Administrator, and are responsible for providing a vision, project planning and management, programming, and expertise for digitization projects.
This single-position class reports directly to and receives administrative supervision from the Facilities Services Manager. The position assists in managing refurbishment projects and building maintenance services for Library-owned and leased facilities, warehouse and salvage operations, moving and delivery services, and offsite record storage, vehicle fleet, and energy and environmental program. The incumbent must exercise an understanding of the principles of project management and organizational, administrative, financial and personnel management, knowledge of general building maintenance and performance management, and an understanding of the relationships between the Library’s activities and external agencies and departments.
LA County Library just released a solicitation for In-Person Tutoring Services, documents and instructions are available at the LA County Solicitations website, Search Keyword: Tutoring. Proposals are due Wednesday, February 28, 2024 by 10:00 am PST.
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.
- 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
- 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
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.
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.