Employment Opportunities:

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Part-Time Library Assistant I – Big Island Library

The Bedford Public Library System is seeking a public service oriented individual to work in the Big Island Library.  The ability to work with groups of children and/or young adults and implement children’s programs is required.  Major duties include a full range of automated circulation desk procedures, assisting patrons with materials selection, responding to library policy questions, extensive use of library computer equipment and various Microsoft Office applications.  Part-time, 13 hours per week, including some evening and weekend hours. Starting pay is $9.44/hr.  Applications are available at any Bedford Public Library location or online at www.bplsonline.org.  Anticipated start date will be August  31, 2015. Position open until filled. EOE.

Send paper application to :

Dawn Fisher
Big Island Library
1111 Schooldays Rd
Big Island, VA  24526

Or email application to: dfisher@bpls.org

Library Page – Forest Library

Bedford Public Library System is seeking a well-organized, detail-oriented person to perform clerical duties, primarily checking in and shelving books, 12 hours per week at the Forest Library. Afternoons and some Saturdays required. Must be able to lift 40 lbs. and be able to bend and stoop. Basic computer skills are necessary. Starting pay is $ 7.62 per hour. Applications are available online at www.bplsonline.org or at any Bedford Public Library System location. Position open until filled. EOE

Send paper application to :

Kate Forsyth
Forest Library
15583 Forest Rd
Forest, VA  24551

Or email application to: kforsyth@bpls.org

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Volunteer Opportunities :

If there are volunteer opportunities available at the time your application is submitted, your application will be reviewed and you will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator. An interview will be required and all applications will be kept on file for six(6) months.

Download the BPLS volunteer application [PDF file].

Download the volunteer information handbook [PDF file]. It covers what you can expect from the Library staff; what the Library staff will expect of you; general procedural requirements; and some frequently asked questions.