Website hegganpl Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library

Serving the residents of Washington Township since 1966

The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library of Washington Township in Sewell, NJ seeks a PT Adult Services Librarian to work every Saturday from 9:30 AM until 5 PM, alternating Sundays from noon until 5 PM, and substitute hours as needed.  This position reports to the FT Adult Services Supervisor.  The library is open seven days per week throughout the entire year, including Sundays.  The library is closed on most major holidays and Sunday holidays including Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Easter.

Responsibilities include providing reference and readers’ advisory services, assisting patrons in the computer lab and with the use of electronic resources, developing a small portion of the library collection, assisting with displays, and participating in professional development.  The person in this position will be the librarian in charge, responsible for the staff and the building, during Saturday and Sunday shifts.  Other duties include performing all other library functions at the direction of the supervisor.

This position requires a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program or a NJ State Professional Librarian’s Certificate.  Three years of experience as a professional adult services librarian preferred.  Strong customer service skills are essential and the ability to maintain effective working relationships with others.  Knowledge of print and electronic reference and reader’s advisory tools is essential. Ability to adapt to new technologies is required.  Excellent oral and written communication skills necessary.  The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic and highly motivated librarian who loves helping others.

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 with a 2024 fiscal year operating budget of over two million dollars.  The reference desk is staffed by professional librarians during all operating hours, and the librarian on duty at the reference desk is in charge of the building in the absence of the Library Director.

The hourly range for this position is $27.05 – $37.87 and pay is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Per the NJ Paid Sick Leave Act, all staff receive paid sick time.  The library pays for memberships to the NJ Library Association and the American Library Association for all librarians.  The selected candidate, if not a New Jersey resident, will be required to establish New Jersey residency within a year of appointment in accordance with the New Jersey First Act.  Preference will be given to applications received by June 14, 2024.  Only candidates of interest will be contacted.

To apply, send a resumé, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Sheila Mikkelson, Library Director, at


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