Employment at the Mercer County Library System

Interested in working for the Mercer County Library System? We accept resumes on an ongoing basis for professional librarians and individuals who are interested in clerical or page positions. Résumés may be submitted care of:

Ellen O'Shea Brown, Library Director
Mercer County Library System
Lawrence HQ Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
email:
director@mcl.org
fax: (609) 538-1206

Note: Mercer County residency is required within one year of appointment. All applicants are subject to pre-employment tests: drug, physical and criminal background check.

The Mercer County Library System is currently advertising the following opening(s):

Ewing Branch Reference Department

Part Time Librarian I position (posted 5/14/15)

This position supports the branch’s reference department and staff by providing adult services to, and meeting the vast information needs of, a diverse community.

The successful candidate should be enthusiastic; possess strong external and internal customer service skills and friendly professionalism; demonstrate computer proficiency, including, but not limited to, knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher; show initiative, consideration, efficiency, and flexibility; possess excellent oral and written communication skills; and be conscientious and detail-oriented.

Hours of work include two evenings per week, daytime hours, and every Saturday from 9 am -5 pm. Please note that the Ewing Branch is open on Sundays throughout the school year and four County designated holidays and the candidate must be available to work on some, as needed. Both an MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution and a NJ Librarian’s Certification are required. This position is covered under the AFSCME local 3566 and is a 19-hours per week position. The 2014 salary range is $20.334 to $36.276 (The contract for Local 3566 expired on 12/31/2014. At this time no new contract has been negotiated, therefore, the 2014 salary range remains in effect until the time that a new contract is negotiated.)

Duties include, but are not limited to: searching the library catalog and locating library materials; accessing databases and other reference materials and showing patrons how to do so; assisting patrons with information needs in person, electronically, and by telephone; providing patrons with technology assistance; and assisting with adult programming, the creation of marketing materials (such as adult program calendars and flyers), and book displays. Knowledge of current library technologies and the ability to use technology (including the library’s automated system and online reference resources) is a must.

Vacation and sick time are accrued once the candidate becomes permanent, after a 90 day probationary period.

The County of Mercer adheres to a strict residency requirement, with priority given to residents of Mercer County. Mercer County residency is required within one year of appointment. All applicants are subject to pre-employment tests: drug, physical and criminal background. EOE/AA/ADA Employer.

Résumés will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information about the library system, please visit www.mcl.org.

Résumés may be submitted care of:

Ellen O'Shea Brown, Library Director
Mercer County Library System
Lawrence HQ Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
email:
director@mcl.org
fax: (609) 538-1206

Lawrence Headquarters Branch

Anticipated vacancy: Part-time Library Assistant, Typing. Youth Services Department (posted 5/13/15)

We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic, self-motivated staff member to become a part of the youth services team. This position requires a candidate who enjoys direct public services work with children and patrons of all ages in a lively, high-energy department with a staff of five. Other qualities needed are flexibility, an attention to detail, the ability to coordinate and prioritize a variety of tasks and excellent interpersonal skills.

Duties: Public desk work including assisting library patrons with directional questions, placing holds, answering telephone requests, and circulation of materials to patrons. Performs filing and shelving tasks. Processes library materials for circulation and weeds materials. Creates displays of books. Prepares crafts for programs and maintains and organizes supplies for program use. Presents youth programming to various age groups. Creates publicity and displays such as bulletin boards and window decorations. Participates in library events planning and community outreach. Organizes used books year-round for use as summer reading program prizes. Participates in all aspects of the summer reading program including creating and assembling paper reading logs. Makes photocopies and performs other clerical support duties as assigned. Knowledge and abilities: Strong interest in children’s literature, including picture books and juvenile fiction. Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English. Familiarity with Microsoft Office including Word, and Publisher as well as other online resources.

Hours: 19 hour work week including one evening, daytime shifts and rotating weekend shifts. Please note, the Lawrence Headquarters Branch is open Sundays from September through May and four of the county-observed holidays and applicants must be available to work on some of them.

This title is covered under the AFSCME Local 2287 and the salary range is $16.3774 to $21.7697 per hour. Vacation and sick time are accrued once the candidate becomes permanent, after a 90 day probationary period.

The County of Mercer adheres to a strict residency requirement, with priority given to residents of Mercer County. Mercer County residency is required within one year of appointment. All applicants are subject to pre-employment tests: drug, physical and criminal background. EOE/AA/ADA Employer.

Résumés will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information about the library system, please visit www.mcl.org.

Résumés may be submitted care of:

Ellen O'Shea Brown, Library Director
Mercer County Library System
Lawrence HQ Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
email:
director@mcl.org
fax: (609) 538-1206