Part Time Library Assistant

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 includes weekend hours on both Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year and a variety of afternoon and evening hours during the weekday. This position reports to the Circulation Supervisor. Pay is $12.00 per hour. Paid time off includes ten hours of vacation per year and accrued sick time based on the requirements of the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law. Applications received by February 3, 2020 will be given first priority. Only candidates of interest will be contacted.
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  • 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


  • 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
  • Must be willing and able to work up to three out of four weekends (Saturday and/or Sunday) each month, including summer months


  • 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 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

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