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This is a notification of an anticipated part-time vacancy in the title of Library Assistant in the Youth Services Department at the Lawrence Headquarters Branch.

This position is 19 hours per week, including some evening and weekend hours.

Successful candidates will display excellent customer service skills and willingness to be a part of a team environment while working with a diverse public. Candidates will exhibit a strong sense of friendly professionalism, flexibility, and efficiency. Computer proficiency is required, as is an interest in serving children and their families. Candidates selected for interview will be asked to prepare a sample craft and/or story time as part of the interview process.

Responsibilities will include:

processing library materials and acting as liaison to the Acquisitions and Cataloging department
answering reference questions for children and their families and assisting them in locating materials
planning, preparing and implementing programs, such as story time, for children and teens
participating in outreach events
planning and preparing crafts for children and teens
other tasks as required, such as social media and blog post participation
The present starting salary for this position is $18.1441 p/hr. This title is part of the AFSCME 2287 bargaining unit, and does accrue vacation and sick leave time, in addition to paid holiday time.

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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