County of Alameda

Library Page (#1109)

Bargaining Unit: SEIU 1021 - Clerical (010)
$24.48-$25.66 Hourly / $1,836.00-$1,924.50 BiWeekly /
$3,978.00-$4,169.75 Monthly / $47,736.00-$50,037.00 Yearly

Under close supervision, to do general manual and clerical work in a public library; and to do related work as required.


Positions in this class are found in the County Libraries. Incumbents perform general manual and clerical tasks under supervision and work a regular schedule including evenings and weekends as assigned.


NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Shelves books and other library resources according to the library’s classification system.

2. Maintains proper order and neatness of collections; arranges materials, shelves and fixtures to maximize browse-ability.

3. Collects materials from book drop; receives bins of library material received from other branches.

4. Retrieves materials for use from non-public areas.

5. Checks in and sorts materials using a computer terminal, automated materials handling system, or other equipment.

6. Answers patrons’ basic location questions for material and services and refers patrons to appropriate staff for more complex questions or service needs.

7. Directs patrons to library self-service options such as self-checkout machines, catalog stations, and kiosks.

8. Assists in setup and takedown of library meeting spaces.

Possession of the following knowledge and abilities:

• Must be age 16 by examination closing date.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Numerical and alphabetical filing systems.

Ability to:

• Work courteously and tactfully with coworkers and the public.
• Learn library procedures.
• Follow written and oral instructions.
• Type accurately.
• Move large amounts of books from shelves, floors, bins and carts.
• Pay sufficient attention to detail.

JGS:ab Revised/Retitled: 11/84
JGS:pb Revised: ll/86
JEC:jmc Revised: 2/99
co:updated 5/22/00
Old doc.: 0105h
New doc. 1109.doc
CSC Date: 3/17/99
Clerical Study Admin. Change 4/19/04
CSC Date: 5/24/2006
AM:jf Revised 4/4/17
CSC Date: 6/07/2017


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.


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