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
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):

Part Time Youth Librarian I Hopewell Branch

This position is a 19-hour per week position, which includes one evening and rotational weekend hours.

The Hopewell Branch is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated candidate with a desire to work with youth of all ages. The main requirements of the position are planning and implementing creative programming for children and young adults - both in-house and outreach; providing reference and readers' advisory services at the youth reference desk; selecting and maintaining children's and young adult print and non-print materials according to collection development policies; maintaining and forming contacts with local schools and outside agencies and organizations; participating in professional development and continuing education activities. The ability to use technology, including the library's automated system, online reference resources, and Microsoft Office programs such as Word, Publisher and Excel are essential. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible and forward-thinking. Excellent customer service skills and a willingness to be part of a team environment is a must.

This position requires an MLS from an ALA-accredited institution and a NJ Professional Librarian's Certificate. A full job description can be found on the State of NJ Civil Service Commission website. Also required are the ability to establish a rapport and connection with children, young adults and their caregivers; the ability to implement library services in an automated environment; the ability to work effectively with staff, both individually and collectively; strong oral and written communication skills; the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines.

This title is covered under AFSCME Local 3566 and the 2015 salary range is $20.33 to $36.27 per hour.

Vacation and sick time are accrued monthly, once the candidate becomes permanent in the Civil Service Commission title of Librarian I after a 90-day probationary period.