Employment

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Part-Time Library Assistant 2 – Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library

The Bedford Public Library System is seeking a friendly, public service oriented individual to work in the Moneta/ Smith Mountain Lake Library. Major duties include a full range of automated circulation desk procedures, shelving materials, assisting patrons with materials selection, responding to library policy questions and assistance with department record keeping. Past library experience is preferred.

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. And s/he should 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. Part-time, 22 hours per week including one evening and most Saturdays. 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.

Applications are available 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, and previous employer references are required as conditions of pre-employment.

Email applications to Jenifer Golston, Branch Manager, at jgolston@bpls.org

PT Library Associate Position – Bedford Central Library

The Bedford Public Library System in Bedford, Virginia is seeking a friendly, patient, public service oriented individual to work in the library services department at Bedford Central.  Major duties include running the interlibrary loan service for the whole library system, working at the public service desk at Bedford Central and processing periodicals. The ability to respectfully work with all patrons, excellent organizational skills, and attention to detail is required.  Previous public library experience is preferred.

The successful candidate needs to be comfortable with reader’s advisory, helping patrons with research questions, and promoting reading and library use. The candidate should also 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.

Part-time, 24 hours per week. Library Associate is in the 108 pay grade, which starts at $ 10.75 /hr. and requires a bachelor’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 Tuesdays and Thursdays with alternating Fridays and Saturdays.

Applications are available online at http://www.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

Library Page- Forest Library

The Bedford Public Library System is seeking a well-organized and detailed oriented person to perform clerical duties, primarily checking in, shelving and cleaning library materials such as DVDs, and books, 12 hours per week at the Forest Library. Other duties may include assisting with curbside pickup operations. The shift is Mondays, Tuesdays and alternating Thursdays/Saturdays 9:00am to 1:00pm.

The candidates must be able to lift a minimum of 40lbs and be able to bend, stoop and stand for long periods of time. 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.

Send applications to Lauren Harper at lharper@bpls.org

Library Page- Forest Library

The Bedford Public Library System is seeking a well-organized and detailed oriented person to perform clerical duties, primarily checking in, shelving and cleaning library materials such as DVDs, and books, 12 hours per week at the Forest Library. Other duties may include assisting with curbside pickup operations. The shift is Wednesday, Friday and alternating Thursdays/Saturdays 9:00am to 1:00pm.

The candidates must be able to lift a minimum of 40lbs and be able to bend, stoop and stand for long periods of time. 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.

Send applications to Lauren Harper at lharper@bpls.org