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PART TIME LIBRARY ASSISTANT POSITION AVAILABLE

The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library in Sewell, NJ seeks a part-time Library Assistant to work a range of twenty to twenty-five hours per week. The schedule will include a variety of morning, afternoon, and evening hours during the week along with rotating Saturday and Sunday hours. This position reports to the Circulation Supervisor. Pay is $12.00 per hour. Applications received by December 2, 2019 will be given first priority. Only candidates of interest will be contacted.
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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
    • Resum√©
    • Names, postal addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for at least three professional references

    PUBLIC NOTICE – MARGARET E. HEGGAN FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY NOTICE FOR SOLICITATION OF QUALIFICATIONS FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES UNDER A FAIR AND OPEN PROCESS

    Notice is hereby given that proposals for professional services, not subject to bidding pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5, will be received by the Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library. The proposals must be submitted to the Library Director, 606 Delsea Drive, Sewell, New Jersey 08080 on or before December 17, 2019 by 5 p.m. Proposals will be reviewed at a public meeting to be held on December 18, 2019 at 5:00 pm in the library’s meeting room. Proposals for the following professional services will be accepted: Library Board Solicitor, Library Auditor, Library Engineer. Please submit 2 copies of the proposal. Each submission to be considered shall comport to the criteria set forth herein: 1) Should the applicant be a professional acquiring licensure in the State of New Jersey, said applicant shall be licensed for a period not less than five (5) years. 2) The applicant shall submit a Certification of Current Licensure or other similar document evidencing that the professional’s license is not presently suspended or revoked. 3) The applicant shall submit a current “New Jersey Affirmative Action Certificate”. 4) The applicant shall submit a resume, which shall set forth information including but not limited to the following (as applicable to a business entity or individual professional): (a) Full name and business address; (b) A listing of all post high school education of the applicant; (c) Dates of licensure in the State of New Jersey and any other State; (d) A listing of any professional affiliations or memberships in any professional societies or organizations, with an indication as to any offices held therein; (e) The number of licensed professionals employed by/affiliated with the business entity or the business entity which employs the applicant; (f) A listing of all special accreditations held by the individual licensed professional or business entity; (g) A listing of all previous public entities served by the business entity or licensed professional, indicating the dates of services and position held. 5) The applicant shall submit a schedule of fees. The Library Board of Trustees shall thereafter select the professional or business entity for the position so advertised which shall thereafter be confirmed or approved as required by law or ordinance. MARGARET E. HEGGAN FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY SHEILA MIKKELSON, Library Director


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