Principal Librarian – Sutro Library, San Francisco

The Sutro Library, one of the special collections of the California State Library, holds the original collection of Adolph Sutro (1830–1898), California businessman and San Francisco mayor. The library has a large number of publications and items dating from the 13th to the 21st centuries. It also has one of the largest genealogy collections in the U.S. Among the rare and outstanding items in the collection are Shakespeare’s folios; letters and papers of British explorer and naturalist Joseph Banks; and the Mexican Collection, materials on Mexican culture, religion and politics (1540-1889). The Sutro Library is located on the  campus of San Francisco State University.

DUTIES: Under the general direction of the Chief of State Library Services, the Principal Librarian supervises and directs the operations of the Sutro Library (a branch of the California State Library);manages and preserves the collection; plans and coordinates the delivery of reference and information services to Sutro Library patrons; and plans and implements Sutro Library outreach, marketing, and fund raising campaigns.

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For information, call 916-651-6466 or email

Application deadline: August 31, 2015.

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