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POSITION AVAILABLE: PART TIME LIBRARY ASSISTANT

The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library in Sewell, NJ seeks a part-time Library Assistant to work at the circulation desk beginning in July 2018. The schedule may include weekday morning, afternoon, and evening hours. Working regularly scheduled weekend hours on a permanent basis will be required. This position reports to the Circulation Supervisor. Pay is $12.00 per hour.
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Responsibilities:

  • Providing excellent customer service at all times

  • Charging and discharging library materials while following policy and procedural guidelines

  • Issuing new library cards and renewing existing accounts

  • Searching for library materials and processing hold requests

  • Answering telephones and assisting callers as needed

  • Billing and accepting payment for library overdue fees and material charges

  • Shelving books, straightening shelves, and reading shelves

  • Processing computer guest passes and registering patrons for library programs via online software

  • Operating a cash register, photocopy machine, and a facsimile machine

  • Tactfully and politely ensuring that library patrons are adhering to Library Code of Conduct as needed

  • Performing other duties as assigned at direction of supervisor


Requirements:

  • High school diploma

  • Ability to communicate well and follow directions while being detail-oriented

  • Excellent computer skills with the ability to learn new software quickly


Preferred:

  • 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 or prior experience working with the public

  • Knowledge of and interest in reading materials and other items that may be borrowed at a public library

  • To Apply:
    Submit the following information to smikkelson@hegganlibrary.org with attention to Sheila Mikkelson, Library Director:

    • Cover letter

    • Resumé

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

    • Applications must be received by Tuesday, May 22 2018. Only candidates of interest will be contacted.

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