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Please accept this email as notification of the anticipated vacancy of the position of Part-Time Librarian 1 at the Ewing Branch, Mercer County Library System. This 19 hour per week position supports the branch’s reference department and staff by providing adult services to, and meeting the vast information needs of a diverse community, and requires daytime hours, one evening per week, and every other Sunday afternoon during the school year. Sunday hours would be moved to the week during the summer months. Mercer County residency is also required. Please note that the Ewing Branch is also open on four County designated holidays, and the candidate must be available to work on some of them.

Library Associate candidates, those candidates enrolled in a MLS/MLIS program, may also apply.

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, and customer service skills, exhibit friendly professionalism, handle multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure, the ability to handle problem situations, contribute new ideas that will help the branch and the library system to better serve its community, be willing to be part of team environment, and provide excellent reference and programming for adults. Experience as a notary or a willingness to become a notary is a plus.

The candidate will be expected to discover, schedule, and facilitate virtual programming and do outreach to the branch’s community.

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, and projector
Providing one-on-one technology assistance as needed
Providing readers’ advisory services and selecting library materials
Contributing posts to the library blog and other social media initiatives
Maintaining the branch’s collections
Assisting patrons in the operation of computers and computer software and providing appropriate instruction when needed
Creating and providing publicity and programming, both in and outside of the branch
Participating in outreach activities
Creating marketing materials (such as adult program calendars and flyers)

Familiarity with the library system’s resources and social media platforms (including the website) prior to applying is strongly encouraged. Knowledge of current library technologies and the ability to use the library’s automated system, online resources, mobile applications, and Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel are a must. This position requires an MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution and a NJ Librarian’s Certification. Students enrolled in a MLS program with a significant amount of coursework completed may also be considered.

A full job description can be found on the State of New Jersey Civil Service Commission website. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is found, and only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Résumés may be submitted care of:

Ellen 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.

Résumés will be accepted until the vacancy is filled.

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