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The Bedford Public Library System is seeking a well-organized and detailed oriented person to perform clerical duties, primarily checking in and shelving books, 12 hours per week at the Forest Library. The schedule for this position is Mondays and Wednesdays 9-1 and alternating Thursdays and Saturdays.
Candidate must be able to lift a minimum of 40lbs and be able to bend and stoop. Basic computer skills are necessary. Starting pay is $8.50 per hour. Applications are online at www.bplsonline.org or at any Bedford Public Library System location. Position open until filled. The Bedford Public Library System is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Email applications to Lauren Harper: lharper@bpls.org

To see the full job description, click here.

Part-Time Youth Services Assistant Position – Bedford Central Library

The Bedford Public Library System is seeking a friendly, patient, public service oriented individual 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 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 staff 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 the candidate is 9:00am – 6:00pm Mondays and Tuesdays and half days on Fridays or Saturdays.

Applications are available online at https://bplsonline.org/about/employment/. Position open until filled. 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

 To see the full job description, click here.

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