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Job Opening — Mobile Librarian Wanted — $20/hour
Written by admin, April 8th, 2019   

JOB OPENING: Mobile Librarian – Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County

Part-Time (2 – 3 days/week, planned in advance and somewhat flexible, requires some weekend days)

 The non-profit Free Bookmobile of Sonoma County has an immediate opening for a part-time Mobile Librarian in its award-winning outreach program. The Free Bookmobile promotes literacy and love of reading by giving away high quality books throughout the region, especially seeking to serve low-income and rural children and seniors. This role involves driving our 24′ Freightliner bookmobile (about the size of a taco truck) on scheduled routes throughout Sonoma County, providing excellent customer service to patrons of all ages as they browse the books, and generally being a strong advocate for reading.

The position is approximately 2 – 3 days per week and requires some weekend days. Schedules are made up to one month in advance so it’s relatively easy to plan the rest of your life around it. Shifts range from 7 – 10 hours each and are exempt from overtime up to 10 hours per day. It is a demanding job that will challenge your interpersonal skills and the rewards of working with the people we serve (all ages, races, income levels, from homeless to affluent) can be wonderful for the right person. Some ability with Spanish language preferred as we serve a large Latino population. The wage is $20/hour with no benefits offered.

The appropriate candidate will have:

                    Enthusiasm for reading and learning
                    A positive and friendly attitude
                    Superior customer service skills
                    Punctuality and general reliability
                    Experience and success working with children
                    Excellent driving skills and verifiable safety record (class C only required)
                    Significant knowledge of book genres/authors, preferably from previous work in a library or bookstore setting
                    Ability to lift and carry 40 pounds up and down steep stairs several times per day
                    Known availability a month or more in advance
                    Reliable transportation to rural west Sebastopol (our headquarters)
                    Lots of energy – we sometimes serve hundreds of patrons in a single shift
                    Willingness to turn the phone off and work in an analog environment

Local references and DMV driving record printout are required as part of the interview process. Passing a Live Scan fingerprint criminal background check is required prior to hire.

The position is immediately available but will not be filled until we find the appropriate candidate. Only those who are a close fit for the criteria in this listing should apply. The successful applicant will need to pass a multi-session interview process, including a behind-the-wheel examination and observation of his/her on-site interactions with our patrons.

To apply, email a cover letter and resume (PDF format only) to Program Director Glen Weaver at In the cover letter, please describe your interest in the position and how you match or exceed the required qualifications.

For more information on our work, visit The Free Bookmobile is a program of the Sonoma County Public Library Foundation (, an independent non-profit organization. We are NOT affiliated with the Sonoma County Public Library system.

Thank you for your interest!


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