P-T Library Assistant, Margaret E. Heggan Free Public Library, Sewell
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 will include a variety of morning, afternoon and evening hours during the week along with rotating Saturday and Sunday hours. This position reports to the Circulation Supervisor. Pay is $12.00 per hour. Applications received by December 2, 2019 will be given first priority. Only candidates of interest will be contacted.
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: Submit the following information to [email protected] with attention to Sheila Mikkelson, Library Director:
  • Cover letter
  • Resumé
  • Names, postal addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses for at least three professional references

MLS or Library School Required:
No

Salary Meets NJLA Minimum:
Not Applicable (No MLS Required)

Job Focus:
Circulation