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Change the world with San Mateo County Libraries!

San Mateo County Libraries are an amazing family and a springboard for opportunities. And our staff are what makes it so special! We're champions of learning, sharing, and exploration -- of open minds, new ideas, and bright futures. We seek enthusiastic team players, creative risk-takers, and flexible individuals who proactively search for new opportunities to make public library services relevant to all community members.

We are a library of firsts, the first in California to drop Dewey, circulate WiFi hotspots and use "talk pedometers" to close the word gap. What will you help make our next "first"?

What sets us apart?

  • A work culture based on an iterative, tinkering, growth mindset approach
  • 93% of patrons are happy with our libraries
  • Work/life fit flexibility
  • Robustly funded conference and training opportunities for all staff
  • 95% of our staff feel that they are doing important work
  • Competitive pay, great benefits, opens a new window, and one of the best-funded pension systems, opens a new window in the state
  • Dynamic, fun work environments

Join the San Mateo County Libraries team and become a champion of what libraries can be -- and do -- in their communities.

Current job openings (if any) are listed below. All library positions are recruited and hired through the San Mateo County Human Resources Department, opens a new window. For career planning and development on job opportunities with the County of San Mateo, visit the County's job site, opens a new window.

Current Open Positions

  • California Library Literacy Services (CLLS) AmeriCorps Library Literacy Member – Limited time opportunity! Join AmeriCorps, “the domestic Peace Corps” and receive a living allowance and an education award among other exciting benefits. Sharpen your skills and bolster your resume in this full-year, full-time position to make a difference in the lives of San Mateo County residents. This service assignment with San Mateo County Libraries will be a powerful experience for anyone who has graduated an Adult Literacy program, is considering joining the workforce, taking a gap year between educational pursuits or considering a future in public service or politics. It will include opportunities to tutor adults in reading and writing, recruit volunteers and learners, and promote learner leadership, among other rewarding work. EMAIL TO APPLY, opens a new window
  • Deputy Director of Library Services, opens a new window (Open & Promotional)
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