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):
Anticipated Vacancy: Part Time Librarian I, Ewing Branch
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 Monday and Thursday evenings from 5-9, Fridays from 10-5, and Sundays from 12-5. Please note that the Ewing Branch is open on four County designated holidays and the candidate must be available to work on some. 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; participating in outreach activities; and providing readers’ advisory. Knowledge of current library technologies and the ability to use technology (including the library’s automated system and online reference resources) is a must.
The County of Mercer adheres to a strict residency requirement. Residents of Mercer County will be given first priority. Mercer County residency is required within one year of appointment. All applicants are subject to pre-employment tests: drug, physical and criminal background check.