Principal Librarian; Cal. Office of the Attorney General; Sacramento

Office of the Attorney General, California Department of Justice

Job Opportunity Bulletin
Principal Librarian
Submit application by: December 31, 2012

About the Organization

California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris is California’s top law enforcement officer and heads the California Department of Justice, which employs over 4,000 people. The Attorney General represents the people of California in civil and criminal matters before trial courts, appellate courts and the supreme courts of California and the United States.

About the Position

Under the direct supervision of the Statewide Manager and the Director of the Division of Administrative Support (DAS), the Principal Librarian serves as the statewide manager of the Law Library Services program which consists of six full-service law libraries located in Sacramento, Fresno, San Francisco, Oakland, Los Angeles and San Diego.

Plans, organizes and directs a variety of library programs and the work of a professional law library staff. Serves as the law library program's primary administrative point of contact with the DAS accounting, contracts, purchasing, facilities, budget, information services, legal support and legal division managers.

Manages the law library collection, new acquisitions and standing orders, cataloging, maintaining statewide databases, and managing office holdings. Negotiates complex contracts for library resources with library vendors. Consults with law librarians statewide and legal divisions to address law library needs and to determine expansion, modification and reduction of the law library collection.

Represents the AG’s Office and consults with the Department of General Services during negotiations for the Master Services Agreements. Represents the department at local and national library association meetings.

Maintains membership in professional library associations. Keeps abreast of current trends in law library procedures, developments and changing technology. Conducts special projects, provides management and direction on major library programs and the work of the law library staff.

Apply Now

To apply, visit our website at,, to read the complete Principal Librarian Bulletin. Read the minimum/desirable qualifications and follow the detailed filing instructions.
Additional Information:
  • Location: Sacramento, California
  • Appointment: Permanent / Full Time
  • Shift: Monday to Friday. 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Salary Range: $5788 - $7035 per month, plus excellent State of California benefits
  • A fingerprint check will be required
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Submit your complete application package by December 31, 2012 to:

Department of Justice
Office of the Attorney General
1300 “I” Street, Suite 720
Sacramento, California
Attn: Ellen Hickerson

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