Librarian I, Reference, Mercer County Library System, Hickory Corner Branch
Full Time Librarian I, Reference, Mercer County Library System, Hickory Corner Branch.
Please accept this notice for the anticipated January 2020 vacancy of the position of Librarian 1 at the Hickory Corner Branch. This full time position requires one evening per week (presently Wednesday) and Saturdays in rotation. The Hickory Corner Branch is open four of the County-observed holidays and Sundays and applicants must be available to work on some of those days. The Hickory Corner Branch is the largest eastern branch of the Mercer County Library System with a busy reference desk and thriving adult programming. The successful candidate for this position will have excellent customer service skills and willingness to be a part of a team environment while working with a diverse public to provide outstanding reference and programming to patrons.

Typical responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing reference and reader advisory services, searching the library catalog and locating materials, accessing databases and other reference sources, answering telephone reference inquiries, using computers, scanners, copiers and assisting patrons at the public computers with downloading/uploading and printing files, setting up email accounts, and other technical issues.
  • Assisting circulation and Youth Services staff when needed.
  • In a collaborative environment, reference librarians at Hickory Corner assist with collection development, participate in outreach activities, plan and execute programs for adults (including teaching various mobile apps and computer programs), moderate book groups, supervise volunteers, coordinate art displays and create book displays, collect statistics, and produce publicity.
  • Knowledge of current library technologies and the ability to use the library's automated system, online reference resources, various ebook and audiobook platforms, and Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel is a must.
  • A MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited institution and a NJ Librarian’s Certification is required.

A full job description can be found on the State of NJ Civil Service Commission website. This title is covered under the AFSCME local 3566 and is a competitive Civil Service title. The 2018 salary range for this position is $37,009-$68,271. Only those candidates selected for interview will be contacted. The County of Mercer adheres to a strict residency requirement. Residents of Mercer County will be given first priority. Out of County residents will be expected to move into Mercer County within a year of employment. All applicants are subject to pre-employment tests: drug, physical and criminal background check. EOE/AA/ADA Employer. If you are interested in applying for this position, please forward a cover letter and resume to Ellen Brown, [email protected], or mail to Mercer County Library System, Library Administration, 2751 Brunswick Pike, Lawrenceville, New Jersey 08648

MLS or Library School Required:
Yes

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:
No

Job Focus:
Public/Adult Service