Employment Opportunities at MCL

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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 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.

Current Opening(s)

PT Librarian 1 Vacancy - Lawrence Branch

Posted 1/14/20

Part Time Librarian I Reference at Lawrence HQ Branch, Mercer County Library System: This 19 hours per week position requires evenings and all day Saturday. Please note, the Lawrence HQ Branch is open Sundays throughout the school years, and four of the County-observed holidays and applicants must be available to work on Sundays if necessary, and some of those holidays. The MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution and a NJ Librarian's Certification are required.

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 patrons of all ages is a must. If you are patient, respectful, resourceful, a self-starter, technically adept and adaptable, then this position is for you. A second language and teaching experience are a plus.

Typical responsibilities 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;
  • Answering reference questions presented in person, electronically, and by telephone;
  • Using computer, scanner, copier, projector, and microfilm equipment;
  • Providing reference and readers' advisory services and selecting library materials;
  • Assisting patrons in the operation of computers and computer software and providing appropriate instruction when needed;
  • Participating in outreach activities, to include in person outreach and contributing blog articles.

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 is a must.

This position requires an MLS degree from an accredited institution and a New Jersey Professional Librarian Certificate. Full job descriptions can be found on the State of New Jersey Civil Service Commission website. This title is covered under the AFSCME local 3566. The salary range is $20.33 to $37.51 per hour. This position does accrue sick and vacation leave, but is not eligible for health benefits. 

Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The County of Mercer adheres to a very strict residency requirement. Mercer County residency is required. Candidate would be subject to all Civil Service regulations. Send resume with cover letter to Ellen Brown, Director, Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648, or email director@mcl.org.

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Part Time Librarian 1, Ewing Branch

Posted 09/03/19

Please accept this as notification of a part time Librarian 1 position at the 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; forward-thinking, resourceful, flexible in their availability, efficient, conscientious, detail-oriented, and a self-starter. The ideal candidate should also possess excellent written/oral communication and customer service skills as well as friendly professionalism. Willingness to be part of a professional team environment to provide excellent reference service and programming for adults is a must.

Hours of work include Monday morning from 9 am -1 pm; every other Tuesday morning from 9 am -1 pm; Wednesday and Thursday evenings from 5-9 pm (every other Wednesday from 1-9 pm); and every other Saturday from 9 am - 5 pm. Please note that the Ewing Branch is open on Sundays and 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 2019 salary range is $20.33 to $37.51. This position does accrue vacation and sick leave, but does not include health benefits.

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 of all ages with information needs in person, electronically, and by telephone
  • Using computer, scanner, copier, and projector
  • Teaching computer classes
  • Planning/assisting with adult programming
  • Creating marketing materials (such as adult program calendars and flyers)
  • Participating in outreach activities
  • Participating in collection development (weeding, selecting library materials, etc.)
  • Providing readers’ advisory services
  • Assisting patrons in the operation of computer equipment and software and providing appropriate instruction when needed

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, Excel and Publisher is a must.

Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The County of Mercer adheres to a very strict residency requirement; Mercer County residency is required. Candidate would be subject to all Civil Service regulations. Send resume and application with cover letter to: Ellen Brown, Library Director, Mercer County Library System, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 or email director@mcl.org.

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