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    The Santa Monica Public Library is proud to have served our community for nearly 120 years. We offer a blend of traditional and innovative services, and strive to maintain the highest quality of customer service.

    Today’s public libraries are active centers of the community, serving a variety of individual needs and interests. We offer access to the Internet, in addition to a sizeable collection of popular books, movies and music. Each month, the library offers a wide variety of free programs for all ages and interests.

    Employment Opportunities

    Santa Monica Public Library staff is employed by the City of Santa Monica. The Library offers a variety of part-time ("as-needed") and full-time job opportunities as vacancies occur. 

    Current opening(s):

    City of Santa Monica is looking for a
    Principal Librarian – Information Management Division

    The City of Santa Monica is looking for a dynamic Principal Librarian - Information Management Division to lead technology and technical services in one of three major divisions. SMPL is a five-facility library system that serves an average of 1.3 million people each year from our diverse and engaged community.

    The successful candidate will lead the library into the latest community focused technical advances. They will need to be approachable, accessible and have strong interpersonal skills; be an innovative and strategic thinker; provide leadership in advancing the services, programs and technology directions of the library; and be an enthusiastic champion and motivator of a bright and dynamic 201-member team to achieve the department’s mission, goals and plans. In addition to leading the Information Management Division, they will serve on the Library’s Senior Management Team, the City’s Leadership Team and will contribute expertise and perspective to organization-wide initiatives.

    The Principal IMD needs to be a visionary regarding library trends and technology and supports the Library Director in representing and advocating for the library in the community.

    View the Job Listing, Qualifications, and How to Apply

    Read the Job Brochure - Principal Librarian, Information Management Division

    Application is made through the City’s Human Resources Department for all Library positions. For more information, visit the Human Resources Department website or call the City’s Jobline at (310) 458-8697.

    Internship Opportunities

    Internship opportunities are available for graduate students who are currently enrolled in a master's degree program in library and information science (accredited by the American Library Association). The degree program must be based at, or affiliated with, a university based in Southern California. Internships are unpaid.

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