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Lake Oswego Public Library
Lake Oswego, OR, United States
26 days ago
Lake Oswego Public Library
Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States
26 days ago


The Position

The highly rated Lake Oswego Public library is seeking a full-time Librarian (40 hours a week) to join its team of committed, enthusiastic and creative professionals who strive to provide excellent customer service. Under the supervision of the Library Manager for the Adult Services section, the individuals in these positions will work with colleagues to fulfill the library’s mission.
The Ideal Candidate will be: 

  • Compassionate. Possessing the ability to foster relationships and interact well with multiple work groups and diverse individuals. 
  • Energetic and creative. Excelling in creative problem solving and having an outstanding ability to prioritize and organize a variety of daily tasks. 
  • Self-motivated. Driven to contribute to a high-functioning team through strong interpersonal skills. 
  • Passionate about library services. Committed to the library’s mission and genuinely enjoys connecting people with library services and resources.
  • A forward-thinker.  Innovative and not afraid to be bold and try new ideas. Prioritizes keeping up with current library trends.
  • Bi-lingual in Spanish or Mandarin and English.

Key Responsibilities

  • Performs materials selection/collection development duties, including reviewing and evaluating materials and performing needs analysis to determine additions to collection.
  • Performs reference and readers advisory duties including assisting patrons of all ages in the use of library collections through the reference interview and instruction in the use of library catalogs, indexes, databases, downloadable and streaming resources, and print resources. 
  • Develops and coordinates programs, special events and displays.   
  • Collaborates with community partners to develop special programs and expand the library’s reach to underserved populations.
  • Participates as a team member in departmental meetings and planning activities.
  • Assists with special projects and library research as assigned by the department manager.

This position is represented by the Lake Oswego Municipal Employees’ Association/ American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). 


Education and Experience Requirements

A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation with a Master’s degree in Library Science, Educational Media, or an equivalent level of education and work experience. Candidates should have excellent organization, presentation and communication skills; the ability to deal tactfully and effectively with other employees and the public. Must be able to work evenings and weekends. This position is subject to mandatory participation in electronic funds transfer (EFT) for payment of net wages (i.e., Direct Deposit or PayCard).
For a complete list of the essential duties, knowledge, skills and abilities required, and physical and mental demands please review the complete job description at (Download PDF reader).

Supplemental Information

Annual Salary Range (4% Cost of living increase anticipated for 2022-2023):
Librarian I - $47,717 - $60,904
Librarian II - $57,639 - $73,572

Application Process:  You may visit our web site at to access the online application process.    Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed job application. The City application must be submitted to by: 5:00 P.M. Sunday, July 31, 2022

The City is seeking a diverse pool of applicants that can bring a variety of skills, expertise and life experience to our workplace, including those who may come from a non-traditional background. The City will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience that meet the minimum experience qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role. The City is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, familial status, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability for which a reasonable accommodation can be made or any other status protected by law. If you need modification of the selection process in order to accommodate a disability, please make your request in writing at and submit it before the application deadline.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64511303
  • Location:
    Lake Oswego, Oregon, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Lake Oswego Public Library
  • Position Title: Librarian I or II - Adult SErvices
  • Industry: Public Library
  • Job Function: Adult Services
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master's Degree
  • Min Experience: None
  • Required Travel: None
  • Salary: $47,717.00 - $73,570.00 (Yearly Salary)
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