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PT LIBRARY ASSISTANT

The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library of Washington Township in Sewell, NJ seeks candidates for the position of Part-Time Library Assistant to work approximately 26 hours per week. The schedule includes afternoons, evenings, and rotating Saturdays and Sundays throughout the year, including the summer. Please note that this is not a seasonal position. Anticipated start date is mid to late June. This position reports to the Circulation Supervisor.

Pay is $14.50 per hour. Paid time off includes ten hours of vacation per year if the candidate works a minimum of twenty hours per week on average. All part-time library staff are eligible for accrued sick time based on the requirements of the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law. The selected candidate must enroll in the DCRP pension system, which is a mandatory payroll deduction of 5.5% of base salary.

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: First consideration will be given to applications received by May 31st, 2022. Only candidates of interest will be contacted. Submit the following information with attention to Sheila Mikkelson, Library Director at jobs@hegganlibrary.org:

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

PT CHILDREN’S LIBRARY ASSISTANT

The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library of Washington Township in Sewell, NJ seeks candidates for the position of Part-Time Children’s Library Assistant to work a range of 20-29 hours per week. The schedule may include some daytime hours and will include evening hours. Working regularly scheduled Saturdays and/or Sundays throughout the year, including the summer, is mandatory. Please note that this is not a seasonal position. Anticipated start date is mid to late June. This position reports to the Children’s Librarian.

Pay is $14.50 per hour. Paid time off includes ten hours of vacation per year if the candidate works a minimum of twenty hours per week on average. All part-time library staff are eligible for accrued sick time based on the requirements of the New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Law. The selected candidate must enroll in the DCRP pension system, which is a mandatory payroll deduction of 5.5% of base salary.

Responsibilities:

  • Greet and assist patrons who visit the children’s library and assist with readers’ advisory and technology
  • Assist with organizing supplies for library programs
  • Prepare thematic and seasonal displays of books and other library materials
  • Search for and process hold requests and pull holds as requested by patrons
  • Shelve and shelfread library materials
  • Search for lost or missing items and retrieve library materials for discarding
  • Understand and uphold library policies and procedures
  • Tactfully and politely ensure that library patrons are adhering to Library Code of Conduct as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned at direction of supervisor

Requirements

  • High school diploma
  • Competent at alphabetical filing and Dewey Decimal System Classification system of filing
  • Excellent computer skills with the ability to learn new software quickly
  • At least one year working in a paid public service position, preferably in a responsible role of assisting children and their caregivers

Preferred

  • Flexibility with schedule and ability to work additional hours during staff absences
  • Prior experience working in a public library

First consideration will be given to applications received by May 31st, 2022. Only candidates of interest will be contacted. Please note that this position is subject to NJ residency requirements per the NJ First Act. To apply, submit the following information with attention to Sheila Mikkelson, Library Director, at jobs@hegganlibrary.org

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