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Position Available: Part Time Library Shelver

The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library in Sewell, NJ seeks a part-time Library Shelver for twenty hours per week. The schedule may include hours during weekday mornings, afternoons, and evenings. Working regularly scheduled weekend hours on a permanent basis will be required. This position reports to the Circulation Supervisor. The anticipated start date is late June or early July 2018. Pay is $8.60 per hour.

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  • Providing excellent customer service at all times
  • Shelving library materials in their proper location using the Dewey Decimal system and alphabetical order
  • Tidying library tables and seating areas
  • Straightening shelved materials and reading shelves
  • Shifting adjustable shelving and shelved materials as needed
  • Searching for missing library materials and retrieving library materials
  • Performing other duties as assigned at direction of supervisor
  • Tactfully and politely ensuring that library patrons are adhering to Library Code of Conduct as needed


  • High school diploma
  • Ability to communicate well
  • Skilled at paying attention to details
  • Competent in following directions
  • Capable of working independently


  • Flexibility with schedule and ability to work additional hours during staff absences
  • Prior experience working in a library and using the Dewey Decimal Classification System

To Apply:
Submit the following information to with attention to Sheila Mikkelson, Library Director by Wednesday, June 6, 2018:

  • Cover letter
  • Resumé
  • Names, postal addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for at least three professional references

Only candidates of interest will be contacted.

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