Librarian, Supervising Librarian Open Exams

April 3, 2016

Put your passion for libraries into action–work at the State Library. Whether you are a recent graduate of a library school or an experienced librarian, you’ll find a rewarding career at the California State Library.

Applying for a State job is a bit different than it is for other jobs. First, you’ll need to take an online exam; those who pass are eligible to apply for future job openings. We have online exams for the following positions:

Librarian and Senior Librarian work in collection development, acquisition, cataloging, reference, circulation, and preservation of library materials.

Supervising Librarian and Principal Librarian develop services and collections and direct the activities of dedicated staff in a section of the library. They make recommendations for developing new programs, implementing trends, and utilizing new technologies to lead this historic institution into the future.

These positions come with a great retirement and benefits package.

Take a look at our jobs page for a full description of each position and the application process. Scroll down to Currently Scheduled Examinations/Open:

Have questions? Contact Angela Duprey: or (916) 651-0337.

Founded in 1850, the California State Library is the central reference and research library for the Governor’s office, Legislature, state employees, and the general public. The State Library leads and promotes innovative library services by providing and managing state and federal funding programs to ensure all Californians have access via their libraries to information and educational resources.

Research Librarian at Western University of Health Sciences

July 25, 2012

The Research Librarian of Harriet K & Philip Pumerantz Library will be responsible for developing and managing a program to promote scholarly communication, assist in publishing issues of the faculty and researchers of Western University of Health Sciences, and assess the needs for an institutional repository. The research librarian will also be able to address issues in content rights management, data management and curation and be familiar with laws and regulations related to scholarly publishing and research.  Other duties include promotion of the library services and resources, instruction, collection development and reference services. This position is a part-time 32 hour position with benefits.  If interested, apply at .