Blackwater Regional Library

Employment Opportunities:

Our regional library has nine branches and a Bookmobile serving the counties of Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry, and Sussex, as well as the City of Franklin servicing 1,600 square miles. We provide library materials, the latest technologies we have available, and our motivated staff members provide library service and programming throughout the area.

Blackwater Regional Library offers benefits to Full-Time and Part-Time employees, including, but not limited to, annual leave and medical leave. Benefits for Full-Time employees include access to health insurance, the Virginia Retirement System and medical and annual leave. Benefits for Part-Time employees include medical and annual leave prorated based on the number of hours worked. We are an equal opportunity employer.

In accordance with Virginia law, Blackwater Regional Library is an at-will employer. This means that an employee may be terminated at any time, for any reason, or for no reason. Under this system, employees are free to voluntarily sever their employment at any time. The Library prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, handicapped status and any other categories protected by state or local law. The Library will take all necessary steps to comply with existing federal, state, and local fair employment laws and guidelines.

Current Openings:

Library Page – Smithfield

Blackwater Regional Library is seeking a part-time Library Page to work every Saturday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm for the Smithfield Branch in Isle of Wight County. Starting salary is $11.56/hour.

Minimum Job Qualification Standards:

  • Strong commitment to customer service.
  • Flexible hours to include the occasional evening and Saturday.
  • Ability to work independently in a team environment.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population in all parts of our service area.
  • Ability to present ideas effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers and staff.
  • Computer literacy.

How to apply:

Send cover letter and the Blackwater Regional Library Application (clicking the link will open a new tab and download the form) by post or email with the job title in the subject line to:

Administrative Services Coordinator, Amy Fisk
Blackwater Regional Library
22511 Main Street
Courtland, VA 23837

email: hr@blackwaterlib.org

  • Our purpose is to
    provide online and print resources,
    access to innovative technologies 
    and a skilled staff to patrons
    in our service area.

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  • Blackwater Regional Library
    serves the communities of:
    Isle of Wight, Southampton, Surry
    and Sussex Counties 
    and the City of Franklin

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