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Are you interested in becoming a part of the MCLS Information Technology Department and being on the forefront of innovative services to library staff and patrons?

Then this might be the job for you! We are seeking a full time Librarian 1 to fill the Technology Instructor vacancy.

This is a full time 35 hour a week position primarily responsible for all aspects of the computer training program within the Information Technology Department, located in library administration at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch. This position reports directly to the manager of Information Technology.

The IT department currently offers approximately 25 classes per month for adult learners, covering such as topics as: mouse basics, Windows 11, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint), and various programs and apps on the internet including Google applications. In addition to the public classes for patrons, the department oversees staff training and the technology instructor would be responsible for curating a regular list of available webinars and other training opportunities for staff. The staff training component also includes developing original classes offered for staff both in person and virtually (to be recorded, edited, and shared with staff), recording of all staff training for the state stats, and new staff onboarding.

Daytime, evening and weekend training classes are scheduled in the IT classroom. This position supervises one Library Associate and occasionally a summer intern.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, creating curriculum for the patron and staff computer classes taught at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch that meets Northstar Digital Certification standards and is responsive to the needs of patrons; producing and revising existing instructional handouts and monthly class calendar; submitting a monthly (and annual) report on classes offered; coordinating patron training across the system; and maintaining a database of courses and course participants. Participation in the library’s social media and blog, as well as outreach, which consists mainly of working with local groups that request in-branch and virtual training programs. Qualifications include, but are not limited to:

Excellent communication and presentation skills – at ease speaking in front of groups and good at explaining complicated ideas simply, clearly, and patiently.
Extensive knowledge of PC software and the internet.
Working knowledge of PC hardware.
In-depth knowledge of the most recent versions of Windows, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and MS Publisher.
Knowledge of library databases, electronic resources, and system offerings.
Ability to learn new technology/software and apply new information to the classes.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision as well as with a small team.
Excellent time management and organization skills.
As a part of the interview process applicants will be asked to conduct a training session in the IT classroom, located at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch, on a topic of their choosing.

Librarian titles require an MLS degree from an accredited institution and a NJ Professional Librarian Certificate. This Civil Service title is covered under AFSCME local 3566. A full job description can be found on the State of NJ Civil Service Commission website.

Candidates without the required degree, but with enrollment in a MLS program, considerable teaching experience and knowledgeable in the Microsoft Office Suite are encouraged to apply.

The County of Mercer adheres to a strict residency requirement. Residents of Mercer County will be given first priority during the interview process. Out of County residents will be required to move into Mercer County within a year of employment.

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.

Applications will be accepted until a candidate is selected. Only those applicants selected to be interviewed will receive notification.

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