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Part-Time Library Associate – Homebound Services

The Bedford Public Library System is seeking a friendly, respectful, organized community service oriented individual to manage the homebound services department. The incumbent will select, checkout, deliver and pick up library materials (books, audiobooks and DVDs) to/from patrons’ residences on a regular schedule. Currently the homebound program serves around 50 persons who are unable to get to a library facility due to physical impairment, health conditions or other factors. The incumbent will be expected to travel throughout Bedford County, including area nursing homes, assisted living facilities and similar institutions.

Additional duties include planning and presenting book clubs and/or other reading programs for area nursing home residents, and similar adult population organizations. The successful candidate will need to have a good working knowledge of various book genres (mysteries, westerns, romances, etc), popular authors, and the ability to research/recommend new titles. The incumbent will also use various electronic book and audio book apps in the course of his/her duties, such as Overdrive, Hoopla and One Click Digital.

The ability to communicate and connect with adults of diverse backgrounds and socioeconomic status is required. Ability to demonstrate, and troubleshoot electronic book / audiobook apps and websites for homebound patrons is required, as is extensive use of library computer equipment, software and various Microsoft Office applications. Valid VA driver’s license and clean driving record is required.

Part-time, 24 hours per week, including weekday morning and early afternoon hours. Library Associate is in the 108 pay grade, which starts at $10.75/hr. and requires a bachelors’ degree. Additional benefits include, earned leave, ability to participate in dental and vision insurance plans, AFLAC, and the Commonwealth of VA 457 deferred compensation plan.

Applications are available online at http://www.bplsonline.org/about/employment/. Anticipated start date is April 23, 2018. EOE. The BPLS maintains a safe, drug-free workplace for its employees. A criminal background check, and previous employer references are required as conditions of pre-employment.

Send completed applications and/or resume to Katie Hoffman, khoffman@bpls.org. The full position description is available here.

2 Part-Time Youth Services Assistant Positions – Bedford Central Library

The Bedford Public Library System is seeking two friendly, patient, public service oriented individuals to work in the youth department at Bedford Central. The ability to respectfully work with groups of children and young adults and lead children’s programs is required. Major duties include leading a weekly story time for either children aged 0-3, called Rock-A-Bye Reader and/or a story time for children aged 3-5, called Books4Fun. Other duties include assisting with department record keeping, supplies inventory, filling in at the public services desk in the afternoons and assisting the Youth Services Librarian with summer reading program activities. May require travel to various BPLS branches, schools or daycares to present reading/literacy programs to community partners.

Skill in creating and presenting dramatic presentations/programs to children and teens that maintain their interest, deliver a message and promote reading and library use is required. The successful candidates will be proficient with various digital devices and associated apps, including but not limited to e-readers, iPads, and laptops; familiarity with social media sites and Microsoft Office applications is also required.

Library experience with respectfully assisting patrons of all ages with materials selection, use of the online catalog and recommending age-appropriate reading materials is preferred.

Part-time, 20 hours per week. Library Assistant 2 is in the 107 pay grade, which starts at $10.29/hr. and requires an associate’s degree or higher. Additional benefits include, earned leave, ability to participate in dental and vision insurance plans, AFLAC, and the Commonwealth of VA 457 deferred compensation plan.

Example schedule for candidate 1 includes 9:00am – 6:00pm Mondays and Tuesdays and half days on Fridays or Saturdays. Example schedule for candidate 2 includes 9:00am – 6:00pm Wednesdays and 12:00pm – 8:00pm on Thursdays, plus half days on Fridays or Saturdays.

Applications are available online at http://www.bplsonline.org/about/employment/. Anticipated start date is May 1, 2018. EOE. The BPLS maintains a safe, drug-free workplace for its employees. A criminal background check, and previous employer references are required as conditions of pre-employment.

Send completed applications and/or resume to Cassandra Baldwin, cbaldwin@bpls.org. The full position description is available here.

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