This 19-hour-per-week position during the school year requires the following schedule, Saturday 9-5, Sunday 12-5, and Monday 12:30-8:30. In the summer the Sunday hours shift to Friday.
The successful candidate should be enthusiastic, forward-thinking, resourceful, flexible, efficient, conscientious, and detail-oriented. The candidate should have excellent communication and customer service skills, exhibit friendly professionalism, be able to effectively handle multiple projects simultaneously, contribute new ideas that will help the branch to better serve its community, and provide outstanding reference service.
The candidate will be expected to create/facilitate adult programming for a diverse public; assist the Virtual Programming Coordinator in discovering, scheduling and facilitating virtual programming; market programs and library services; and do outreach to the 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, projector, and microfilm equipment;
Providing one-on-one technology sessions;
Providing readers’ advisory services and selecting library materials;
Contributing posts to the library blog and other library social media opportunities
Maintaining the library 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 the branch;
Participating in outreach activities to include physical outreach and participation in the library’s social media platforms, as well as writing posts for the blog.
Willingness to become a notary is desirable, because the branch has demand for notaries on the weekend.
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 is a must. This position requires an MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution and a NJ Librarian’s Certification. Students enrolled in an MLS program with a significant amount of coursework completed may also be considered.
This position requires Mercer County residency. A full job description can be found on the State of New Jersey Civil Service Commission website. This title is covered under AFSCME local 3566. The current salary range for the position is $23.1590 to $37.4038 per hour. Once certified into a permanent title, part time employees earn sick and vacation time, and are eligible to receive holiday pay. Applications will be accepted until a candidate is found; only those candidates selected for 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
To apply for this job please visit mcl.org.