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Librarian II

Job classification

TitleLibrarian II
Overtime eligibility Exempt (Z) - No Paid Overtime
Labor agreement SEIU, Local 1021, Misc
Effective dateMarch 17, 2021

Current compensation plan

Effective: Jan 06, 2024

See Historic and future compensation information for this class

Step: Step 1 Step 2 Step 3 Step 4 Step 5
Rate /hr: $51.1625 $53.7500 $56.4250 $59.2375 $62.1875
Rate /biweekly: $4,093.00 $4,300.00 $4,514.00 $4,739.00 $4,975.00
Rate /year: $106,418 $111,800 $117,364 $123,214 $129,350

Job description



Title: Librarian II

Job Code: 3632


Under general supervision, performs advanced professional librarian work; supervises the operations of a branch library or a department of the main library; supervises activities of subordinate personnel; may supervise the operations of a special library in another City and County department; and performs related duties as required.

Requires responsibility for: Interpreting, enforcing and carrying out assigned duties within the framework of established methods and procedures; making regular contacts with the general public, outside organizations and library personnel in connection with library activities and operations; and maintaining a continued awareness of current reading trends and literature.


The class of Librarian II differs from Librarian I in that this class supervises the operation of a small or medium sized branch, a department of the main library, a bookmobile, or a library in other City and County departments and has responsibility for selecting books for the operation supervised. This class is expected to perform the more difficult and extensive reference work; plan and conduct library programs to meet community needs; and may be assigned responsibility for a special project related to library work.


Supervises activities of subordinate personnel; may supervise the operations of a special library in another City and County department.


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.

1. Supervises the operation of a small or medium-sized branch library, bookmobile, or department of the main library; assists in supervising the operation of a large branch library or department of the main library; may supervise the operation of libraries in the City Attorney's office or Public Utilities Commission.

2. Supervises and reviews the activities of subordinate personnel; assists subordinate personnel in resolving questions and problems related to library activities; may interview applicants for supportive positions.

3. Assists patrons in locating and using library facilities and materials, in selecting materials, and in answering a wide variety of questions.

4. Keeps collection, or part of the collection, current and useful by recommending or coordinating staff recommendations regarding library materials to be purchased, repaired or discarded; develops collection through personal know-ledge of materials available; and recommends which materials shall be non-circulating.

5. Performs reference work, including that of a difficult nature and requiring extensive searching and analyzing; performs research; and prepares de-tailed bibliographies, book lists and other information.

6. Plans and conducts children's, young adults' and adults' programs; meets with school principals; visits and works with various adult and community groups to promote the use of and interest in the library; and may plan and carry out adult and community programs to meet community needs.

7. Catalogs and classifies library materials; determines and assigns main entry, subject heading and cross references; adapts Library of Congress cards for the library; supervises subordinate personnel; and participates in determining cataloging policy.

8. Orders library materials; writes correspondence regarding these orders; and assists in determining the best sources of supply.

9. Plans and sets up displays and exhibits; maintains a pleasant and orderly atmosphere in the branch or departments.

10. Writes reports; supervises the maintenance and/or preparation of various files and records; may submit budget requests; and may work on special projects.


Knowledge of: Modern library methods, procedures and techniques; library materials; knowledge of the role of a special library and/or public library in the community.

Ability and Skill to: Work courteously and effectively with library patrons and outside organizations; evaluate a wide variety of library materials; educate, advise, and instruct others in the use of library facilities and materials; plan library programs and book selection to meet the needs of the community; prepare reports; and the ability to organize, supervise and delegate.


These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.


Possession of a Master's Degree in library and information studies (e.g. MLS/MLIS) from a college, university, or program accredited by the American Library Association.


Two (2) years of experience as a professional librarian. Experience must be equivalent to the duties and responsibilities of class 3630 Librarian I.

License and Certification:



To: 3634 Librarian III

From: 3630 Librarian I


AMENDED DATE: 9/29/10; 01/22/16

REASON FOR AMENDMENT To accurately reflect the current tasks, knowledge, skills and abilities defined in the most recent job analysis conducted for this job code.


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
Jan 06, 2024 (Y) $51.1625 $53.7500 $56.4250 $59.2375 $62.1875
Jul 01, 2023 (X) $50.0375 $52.5625 $55.1875 $57.9375 $60.8250
Jul 01, 2022 (W) $48.8125 $51.2750 $53.8375 $56.5250 $59.3375
Jan 08, 2022 (V) $46.3750 $48.7125 $51.1500 $53.7000 $56.3750
Jul 01, 2021 (U) $46.1500 $48.4750 $50.9000 $53.4375 $56.1000
Dec 26, 2020 (T) $44.5875 $46.8250 $49.1750 $51.6250 $54.2000
Jul 01, 2020 (S) $43.2875 $45.4625 $47.7375 $50.1250 $52.6250

Historic compensation data is provided in hourly pay.

Sources: San Francisco Open Data Portal: Compensation plan table