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Library Assistant

Job classification

TitleLibrary Assistant
Overtime eligibility Covered (Non-Z)
Labor agreement SEIU, Local 1021, Misc
Effective dateSeptember 17, 2018

Current compensation plan

Effective: Jul 01, 2022

See Historic and future compensation information for this class

Step: Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
Rate /hr: $32.2125 $33.8000 $35.4875 $37.2625 $39.1000
Rate /year: $67,002 $70,304 $73,814 $77,506 $81,328

Job description


Under general supervision, class 3610 Library Assistant performs general and varied non-professional library work requiring basic training and aptitude and assists patrons in the use of library facilities.

Distinguishing Features

The 3610 Library Assistant is distinguished from the 3602 Library Page in that the former performs supplementary clerical work and provides logistical support with library programs and outreach, whereas the latter performs basic library clerical work. The 3610 Library Assistant is distinguished from the library technical assistant series (3616 Library Technical Assistant I and 3618 Library Technical Assistant II) in that the latter performs technical, paraprofessional library work.

Supervision Excercised



According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. Performs circulation duties such as charges and discharges materials; performs physical processing of library materials, such as scanning barcodes, security taping, labeling, and covering; and performs materials maintenance, such as sorting and monitoring proper order of materials.Ê Helps patrons to find materials or resources.Ê Processes applications for patron accounts. Answers routine questions on library procedures and resources; operates, troubleshoots, such as replacing paper, fixing basic paper jams, resetting machines, and provides assistance with library equipment. Receives and records fine payments for overdue, lost or damaged materials. Ê Generates circulation reports and other reports related to library operations; performs data entry and maintenance. Ê Maintains office files. Provides logistical support for library programming and assists with outreach and library promotions in support of the librarian, such as confirming appointments and coordinating with the program lead.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of: Requires some knowledge of general office work and library operations and systems. Ability and Skill to: deal courteously and tactfully with the general public; perform basic computer work; perform clerical tasks and organize work; communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing, understand and follow written and oral directions; interpret and explain library policies and procedures; operate, perform basic troubleshooting, and provide assistance with library equipment; lift boxes/bins weighing up to 30 lbs. and move loaded carts weighing up to 250 lbs.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Nine (9) semester or twelve (12) quarter units of college course work in library studies OR Experience: One (1) year of clerical experience in a library performing tasks equivalent to Class 3602 Library Page. License and Certification: Substitution:

Standard information

Disaster service work

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City 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.

Historic and future compensation

Effective (Sched) Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
Jul 01, 2022 (W) $32.2125 $33.8000 $35.4875 $37.2625 $39.1000
Jan 08, 2022 (V) $30.6000 $32.1125 $33.7125 $35.4000 $37.1500
Jul 01, 2021 (U) $30.4500 $31.9500 $33.5500 $35.2250 $36.9625
Dec 26, 2020 (T) $29.4125 $30.8625 $32.4125 $34.0250 $35.7125
Jul 01, 2020 (S) $28.5500 $29.9625 $31.4625 $33.0375 $34.6750

Historic compensation data is provided in hourly pay.

Sources: San Francisco Open Data Portal: Classifiction descriptions table, Compensation plan table