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Please accept this as notification of the anticipated full-time vacancy in the title of Library Assistant at the Ewing Branch. This is a 35 hour per week position that includes at least one evening per week, rotating Saturdays, and occasional Sundays as needed. The Ewing Branch is also open on four county holidays, and candidates must be willing to work on some of them.

The successful candidate will have excellent oral and written customer service skills, be detail-oriented, able to complete a variety of tasks in an organized manner, self-motivated, and a willingness to be part of a team environment while working with a diverse public. Computer proficiency, including knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as a working knowledge of Symphony library software is required. Candidates should also exhibit a strong sense of friendly professionalism, flexibility, efficiency, and be willing to contribute new ideas that will help the branch and larger library system to better serve its community.

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to: general circulation desk duties, processing patron hold requests and reports, assisting patrons with locating library materials, helping patrons with copier questions, answering the telephone, shelf reading, emptying the book drop, shelving as needed, and creating displays. Participating in the library’s social media campaigns, writing occasional blog posts, participation in outreach events, interest in professional development opportunities, and an awareness of the library’s physical and digital resources, including how to assist patrons with general information about the library’s app and other electronic services is also required. Individuals who are already or interested in becoming a public notary is a plus. Other duties and a complete job description may be found on the NJ Civil Service Commission website.

This title is civil service and affiliated with the AFSCME Local 2287. The salary range is $33, 022 to $44, 334 in eight steps.

Mercer County residency required. Non-residents will be required to establish residency within one (1) year of employment. Candidates are required to undergo a background check, drug screen, and physical, and participate in the NJ PERS retirement plan.

Résumés may be submitted in care of:

Ellen Brown, Library Director
Mercer County Library System
Lawrence HQ Branch
2751 Brunswick Pike
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
fax: (609) 538-1206

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