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Serving the residents of Washington Township since 1966

The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library of Washington Township in Sewell, NJ seeks applicants for Adult Services Supervisor. The Adult Services Supervisor is responsible for managing all adult services operations, including staff supervision, adult programming, collection development, readers’ advisory, reference services, and outreach. As a part of the library director’s management team, the Adult Services Supervisor is responsible for collaborating with other library supervisors and departments, assisting with the revision of library policies and procedures relevant to adult services, and implementing strategic planning goals.

The applicant must have proven managerial and organizational skills, the ability to work independently, and a strong knowledge of library services for adults.  The applicant must also have the capability to supervise others and have a thorough knowledge of personnel management.  Knowledge of modern technology functions is necessary.

The ideal candidate will have at least five years of experience as a professional librarian working with adults, preferably in a public library.  The ideal candidate will also have at least two years of supervisory experience, preferably with experience directly supervising other adult services librarians.  It is essential that the Adult Services Supervisor is able to tactfully lead and motivate others and is a strong role model who can prioritize duties and meet deadlines in a changing environment.  The person in this position must love working with people, especially adults, and must be energetic with a passion for providing excellent customer service in a public library setting.

This position requires a graduate degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited program or a NJ State Professional Librarian’s Certificate.  This is a full-time position of 35 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends.  The salary range for this position is $59,039 – $79,039 and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The library provides excellent benefits.  Full time employees must enroll in the NJ pension system.  Per the NJ First Act, residency in New Jersey is required within one year from date of hire.

The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library is an independent municipal library, serving the residents of Washington Township in Gloucester County since 1966.  The library is a 20,000 square foot building that is open seven days per week throughout the year.  Our 2024 fiscal year operating budget is over two million dollars.  The reference desk is staffed by professional librarians during all operating hours, and the reference librarian on duty at the reference desk is in charge of the building in the absence of the Library Director.

To apply, send a resumé, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to with attention to Sheila Mikkelson, Library Director.  Priority will be given to applications received by June 7, 2024.  Only candidates of interest will be contacted.

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