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: Part-time Librarian I at the Hopewell Branch

(posted 7/13/15)

This 19 hour per week position requires two evenings per week (currently Wednesday and Thursday), and every other Saturday.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible & forward thinking, have excellent customer service skills, be willing to be part of a team environment, provide outstanding reference service and create/facilitate programming for a diverse public.

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Searching the library catalog and locating library materials;
  • Accessing databases/other reference materials and demonstrating their use to patrons;
  • Answering reference questions presented in person, electronically and by telephone;
  • Using a computer, scanner, copier, projector and microfilm equipment;
  • Providing readers' advisory services and selecting library materials;
  • Assisting patrons in the operation of computers and computer software and providing appropriate instruction when needed;
  • Creating and providing programming, both in and outside of the branch;
  • Participating in outreach activities.

Knowledge of current library technologies and the ability to use technology, including the library's automated system, online reference resources, and Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Excel are a must.

This position requires an MLS degree from an accredited institution and a NJ Professional Librarian Certificate. Full job descriptions may be found on the State of NJ Civil Service Commission website. This title is covered under AFSCME Local 3566. The salary range is $20.33 to $36.27 per hour. Once certified into a permanent title, part-time employees earn sick and vacation time and are eligible to receive holiday pay.

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

Anticipated Vacancy: Full Time Youth Librarian at the West Windsor Branch

(posted 7/9/15)

This is a full time, 35 hour a week position in the Youth Services department, which includes at least one evening per week, weekend hours (Saturday, Sunday) and the potential for holiday coverage. Please note, the West Windsor Branch is open four of the county-observed holidays and applicants must be available to work on some of them.

The West Windsor Branch is seeking an energetic, team-oriented Youth Services Librarian with a strong public service commitment. The main requirements are to provide library service and programming to children and young adults; collaborate with young adults (typically ages 12-18) with diverse backgrounds and abilities, participate in outreach activities with outside agencies and organizations; provide reference and readers' advisory services at the youth reference desk, plan and implement creative programming for children; select and maintain children’s print and non-print materials according to collection development policies.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the ability to establish a rapport and connection with adults, children and young adults, 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 and the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines. The candidate will also be responsible for preparing statistical reports on departmental activities and use.

Knowledge of current library technologies and the ability to use technology, including the library's automated system, online reference resources, and Microsoft Office programs such as Word and Publisher are essential.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, flexible and forward thinking. Excellent customer service skills and a willingness to be part of the team environment to work with a diverse public to provide outstanding reference and programming for children and youth are a must.The West Windsor community is extremely involved in the youth services program offered at the library; the successful candidate for this position must be willing to be part of a team, flexible with scheduling programming at days and times that children and young adults will find convenient, have the ability to multi-task, and expect to participate in outreach into the community.

This position requires an MLS from an ALA accredited institution and New Jersey Professional Librarian’s Certification.  A complete job description can be found on the New Jersey Civil Service Commission website.

This title belongs to AFSCME Local 3566. The present salary range for Librarian I is $37,009 to $66,023.

Interviews will begin as soon as possible and until the position is filled. Candidates will be notified if they are selected for an interview.

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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