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 in the title of Part Time Youth Librarian I at Lawrence Headquarters Branch

This position is a 19 hour per week position (3-4 shifts per week), which includes weekend hours, presently every Sunday (12:00 Noon to 5:00 p.m.) and one evening, presently Monday night, as well as additional morning/daytime shifts. Please note, the Lawrence Headquarters Branch is open four of the county-observed holidays and applicants must be available to work on some of them. Sunday hours to change to another shift during summer months when the Library is closed.

The Lawrence Headquarters Branch of the Mercer County Library System is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated candidate with a desire to work with youth of all ages. The main requirements are providing reference and readers' advisory services at the youth reference desk, planning and implementing story-times and creative programming for children and selecting and maintaining children’s print and non-print materials according to collection development policies.

Additional typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to: searching the library catalog, locating library materials, accessing databases and other reference materials and showing patrons how to do so, and participating in outreach activities with outside agencies and organizations. 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 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.

This position requires an MLS from an ALA accredited institution and New Jersey Professional Librarian’s Certification. 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 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.

This title is covered under the AFSCME Local 3566 and the salary range is $20.3344 to $36.2764 per hour. Vacation and sick time are accrued monthly, once the candidate becomes permanent in the title of Librarian I after a 90 day probationary period.

Résumés will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

New Jersey Civil Service Commission Job Announcement page