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    Posted: 04/Sep/2019 at 4:27pm

Located in the greater San Francisco Bay Area - California

Click to apply online: Library Technician - Recruitment Announcement
or please visit their website at

Deadline for filing is Monday, September 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM PST

Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The Alameda County Library provides library services from ten libraries in the cities of Albany, Dublin, Fremont, Newark, and Union City and the unincorporated communities of Castro Valley and San Lorenzo. The Alameda County Library also provides additional services through Mobile and Outreach Services, Education and Literacy Services, and Social Justice Services. The County Library was established in 1910 and is governed by the Alameda County Board of Supervisors. The Alameda County Library Advisory Commission advises County Librarian, Cynthia Chadwick, and the Board of Supervisors on library services. The County Library is funded primarily by local property taxes, with additional revenue from State grants and contracts with cities for additional open hours and services. The Board of Supervisors allocates a portion of utility users and business license tax which is collected only in the unincorporated areas of the County to the Library for service to the unincorporated areas. The Alameda County Library Foundation and active Friends of the Library or Library League groups in each community support library programs and services. To learn more please visit


Under general supervision, a Library Technician performs paraprofessional and technical customer service for the County Library in direct support of library services; and performs related work as required.


The ideal candidate is willing to work at any location throughout the Alameda County Library. This includes, but is not limited to the Albany, Castro Valley, Dublin, Fremont, Fremont Neighborhood, Newark, San Lorenzo, and Union City locations. Since the Alameda County Library provides services 7 days a week, the ideal candidate is willing to work a schedule which may include Saturday and Sunday hours.

In addition to meeting the minimum qualifications listed below, the ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

  • Delivering high-quality, patron-focused, front line customer service.
  • Effective problem solving, troubleshooting, planning and organizing work, independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills including, proficiency in interpersonal communication and the ability to professionally deliver information to customers and colleagues.
  • Working collectively in a diverse team environment.
  • Updated on current technology trends as they are applied to library service and advanced internet searching.
  • Adapting to new processes and learning new skills appropriate to library services.
  • Performing clerical tasks using appropriate organizational library systems and/or computer-based tools and software.
  • Knowledge of popular literature in written and digital formats, major authors in various genres (both fiction and nonfiction), integrated library software and library operations (cash handling, public service & policy, and procedures).
  • Strong technical skills, including the ability to navigate eBook and database searching, online public access catalogs, and Windows-based software.


The Alameda County Library has part-time vacancies currently available throughout the organization. Positions will require evening and weekend work. Depending on scheduling needs, work location may occasionally vary.

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