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The County of Los Angeles Public 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.

Why work for the County of Los Angeles Public Library?

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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 benefit packages. The Library has opportunities for advancement and professional development through workshops, conferences and ongoing training.

How do I apply?

Visit our examination announcements for information on interviews being held for a variety of library careers. Interviews are held at Library Headquarters in Downey, California. The County Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Employment Benefits

The County provides a competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package for full-time, permanent employees.

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Insurance: The County offers comprehensive insurance benefits for medical, dental, life, accidental death and dismemberment, and flexible spending accounts.

Retirement: Two retirement plans administered by the Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association offer employees the choice between contributory and non-contributory participation. In addition, the County offers two voluntary deferred income plans.

Holidays: Employees receive eleven paid annual holidays.

Salary:

Librarian I
$4,302.55 - $5,643.27
Librarian II
$4,542.91 - $5,958.45
Librarian III
$4,796.27 - $6,290.64
Librarian IV
$5,063.64 - $6,640.82
Librarian V
$5,346.00 - $7,010.91

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 and Personal Leave:

0 - 1 years
80 hours
1 - 4 years
88 hours
4+ years
96 hours

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 updates on open competitive job information in Los Angeles County departments.

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 North Texas (through a partnership with California State University, Northridge).

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.