The Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library of Washington Township in Sewell, NJ (Gloucester County) seeks candidates for the position of Part-Time Library Assistant to work a range of 12-29 hours per week.  The schedule includes daytime, evening, and regular weekend hours on either Saturday and Sunday throughout the year, including the summer.  Evening and weekend hours are mandatory and are not negotiable.  This position reports to the Circulation Supervisor. 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.  Pay is $15.00 per hour.  Paid time off includes ten hours of vacation per year.  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.


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 Rules of Conduct as needed
Assisting with coverage at the children’s desk
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

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
Only candidates of interest will be contacted. Preference will be given to applications received by September 22, 2023.

To apply for this job please visit www.hegganlibrary.org.