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Part-Time Library Assistant 2 – Bedford Central Library

The Bedford Public Library System is seeking a friendly, customer service oriented individual to work at the public service desk at Bedford Central Library. Ability to multi-task, work in a fast-paced environment and strong computer skills are required. Major duties include a full range of automated circulation desk procedures, assisting adults and children with materials selection, use of the online library catalog, responding to routine questions, assisting patrons with use of the computers and other clerical duties, as assigned.

The successful candidate will be comfortable with technology in general, able to learn new software, able to use Microsoft Office applications and basic office machines. The candidate should also be familiar with various digital devices and library-related apps, including but not limited to e-readers, iPads, and laptops.

Ability to spend five or more hours daily at a computer screen; stooping, bending, lifting, reaching, stair climbing, plus ability to lift 25 pound bags/boxes of books and materials.  Ability to follow written and oral instructions with limited supervision is also required.

Part-time, 20 hours per week every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday.  Library Assistant 2 is in pay grade 2, which starts at $13.65. Additional benefits include earned leave, and the Commonwealth of VA 457 deferred compensation plan.

Applications are available at any Bedford Public Library location or online at www.bplsonline.org.  Position open until filled.  EOE.  The BPLS maintains a safe, drug-free workplace for its employees. A criminal background check, negative drug test, and previous employer references are required as conditions of pre-employment.

Email application and/or resume to Katie Hoffman, Public Services Librarian: [email protected]