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):

Anticipated Vacancy, Librarian I, Twin Rivers Branch. Mercer County Library System

Posted 8/11/16

The Mercer County Library System is seeking to fill a full time, 35 hour per week position in Youth Services Department of the Twin Rivers Branch. This is an excellent opportunity for the right person with a vision for youth services and programming to define this role within this small, friendly community. This position includes at least one evening per week and Saturdays in rotation.

We are seeking an experienced, energetic librarian with a passion for children’s services and a strong commitment to providing excellent public service. The candidate will have primary responsibility for providing reference and readers’ advisory services to children and parents in a diverse community, developing the children’s and teen collections, creating exciting programming, outreach to schools and the community, and the Summer and Winter Reading programs.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, writing library blog articles, preparing statistical reports on departmental activities and use, maintaining the collection budget for YS/YA materials, staying current on new developments in the library field (particularly with regard to children’s services), providing reference assistance to patrons of all ages, and writing the annual branch report on youth services.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible, and forward thinking, and have strong knowledge of literacy, child development, and literature for children and teens. S/he will be comfortable planning programs that encourage children to read and sharing literacy tips with parents. Strong organizational skills, program management skills, and a sense of humor are essential. Knowledge of current library technologies and demonstrated experience using technology (including library automated systems, online reference resources, and Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Publisher) are required.

The candidate should be flexible with scheduling programming at days and times that children and young adults will find convenient, and expect to participate in outreach in the community. Willingness to be part of a team environment and collaborate with the adult and circulation librarian are a must, as are strong oral and written communication skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.

This position requires an MLS from an ALA accredited institution, although we will consider applications from students enrolled in an MLS program who are at least half-way through the program (Library Associate), those librarians who are newly entering the filed (Librarian I), or those with one or more years of professional librarian experience (Librarian II candidates). A New Jersey Professional Librarian’s Certification is required for those with an MLS degree.

This title is affiliated with AFSCME 3566. The current salary range is dependent on the candidate's education and experience / title.

The County of Mercer adheres to a strict residency requirement. Residents of Mercer County will be given first priority. For all others, Mercer County residency is required within one year of appointment. All applicants are subject to pre-employment tests: drug, physical and criminal background check.

Full job descriptions can be found on the State of NJ Civil Service Commission website. There is a 90-day probationary period before permanency.

Applications will be accepted until a candidate is found; only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted.

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Please send all inquiries to:

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