County of Marin

Library Aides play a major role in ensuring library patrons can easily find what they are looking for at each branch. Library Aides are often focused on sorting, arranging and shelving library materials; picking up/unloading, checking in and sorting the library book drop; processing new materials; and locating, retrieving, and processing lists of library materials. Library Aides also assist in setting up equipment for library programs, such as story time, and help keep the Library neat and welcoming for patrons.

Library Aides follow both oral and written instructions and must be able to maintain accuracy in repetitive work over extended periods of time. Library Aides are frequently required to lift and move around bins/boxes of materials weighing 30-50 pounds, as well as shelve materials at ground level.

There are currently four (4) part-time, regular hire vacancies across multiple branches in the library system: Novato, South Novato, and Fairfax. This recruitment will be used to fill all regular hire, fixed-term, and on-call positions while the eligible list is valid. Eligible lists are valid for at least 6 months.


Our ideal candidate is enthusiastic, friendly, focused, flexible and communicates effectively with coworkers and patrons. The ideal candidate can quickly pivot between tasks in a fast-paced environment, from emptying and sorting a book drop overflowing with returned materials, to locating various materials on the library’s shelves that patrons have requested, to assisting the children’s librarian set-up for a story time. The ideal candidate also maintains accuracy and attention to detail while completing repetitive tasks with over an extended period of time.

Bilingual skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, Sierra, and other related computer software programs are highly desirable skills, though not required.

We recognize your time is valuable, so please do not apply if you do not have at least the following required Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination of education and experience that would provide the knowledge and abilities listed in the class specification.
Special Requirements: Must be willing to work evenings and weekends as assigned.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early in the process. The first 50 applicants meeting minimum qualifications will be reviewed for first consideration.
All applicants will receive email notifications regarding their status in the recruitment process. Please be sure to check your spam settings to allow our emails to reach you. You may also log into your account to view these emails.

Testing and Eligible List: Depending on the number of qualified applications received, the examination may consist of a highly qualified review, application screening, online assessment, written examination, oral examination, performance examination, or any combination to determine which candidates’ names will be placed on the eligible list.
The eligible list established from this recruitment will be used to fill the current vacancy and any future vacancies for open, fixed-term, full-time or part-time positions which may occur while the list remains active.

Important Information: Important Information: Depending on work assignment and applicable Public Health Order, some employees may be required to be fully vaccinated and/or consent to weekly COVID-19 testing. To help mitigate transmission, the County strongly recommends all individuals wear face coverings when indoors in workplaces and public settings.

Disaster Service Workers: All County of Marin employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the County requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

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