Librarian I – City of San Diego

Librarian I positions perform entry-level professional librarian work in a branch library or a service area of the Central Library; and perform other duties as assigned.


  • Work schedules may include evenings and weekends.
  • The list established for these positions may be used to fill full-time, half-time and/or limited, hourly vacancies.
  • Employees in the Librarian series who obtain a Master of Library Science or Master of Library and Information Science Degree are eligible for 5% additional pay.
  • Some Librarian I positions may require bilingual communication skills for which an additional $0.70 per hour may be paid

    You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.

    EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:  You must meet ONE of the following options:

    1. Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Degree.
    2. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent education (i.e., minimum completed units = 120 semester/180 quarter), which must include completion of at least 9 semester/14 quarter units of postgraduate or undergraduate library science course work, AND one and a half years of full-time experience as a paraprofessional Librarian.


    • Applicants who do not have an MLS or MLIS Degree must provide proof of ALL library science course work completed, including the course codes, course titles, number of units, name of college/university and date the course was completed.
    • Qualifying course work is that which is considered creditable toward the completion of an MLS or MLIS Degree.


    • Experience working with diverse populations.
    • Strong customer service skills.
    • Supervisory experience.
    • Familiarity with the use of online electronic communication and information retrieval database systems.
    • Experience with automated bibliographic, cataloging, materials circulation and patron database systems.
    • Bilingual communication skills.


    • Proof of degree.
    • Proof of transcripts showing completion of the library science course work, if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.

    Required documents should be attached electronically to your application. If you are unable to attach at the time of application submittal, you must submit them as soon as possible via fax: (619) 533-3337; or to the Employment Information Center: City of San Diego Personnel Department, 1200 Third Avenue – Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101. Include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying.

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