Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BPL Young Professional Board is Accepting Applications

How can you expand your professional network, enjoy special social events, and support a worthy organization at the same time? Join the Birmingham Public Library's Young Professionals group!

The BPL YPs support the literary culture of the Birmingham region and are committed to making the library the center of lifelong learning for the city. The group hosts lectures, special collection tours, and other social events; volunteer time and skills; and work to increase public awareness and access to the Library’s resources.

Young Professional groups are a popular way to broaden your skill and experience in the business world while supporting a worthy organization. The BPL invites you to become member of its YP team. Take advantage of its leadership, volunteer, and networking opportunities while helping to sustain the largest cultural organization in Birmingham and Jefferson County.

The BPL YPs are committed to making the library and its 19 locations the center of lifelong learning for the city.  The group hosts special library tours, dinners, fundraisers, and other fun social events.Your obligation will include a modest annual financial contribution of $250 as well as a commitment of attending six board meetings and volunteering ten hours per year.

While City of Birmingham provides the Library's basic operating expenses, 96% of its programming for children and adults is supported by the fundraising efforts of the BPL Foundation. The BPL YP's are a vitial part of this support organization, and the funds raised by them will provide direct aid to essential programs and materials—youth and adult summer reading, early literacy programming, and book purchasing for example—that serve two million visitors in the Birmingham area each year.

For information on how to nominate someone or apply, please visit the Library’s website at or call Brandon Smith at 205-591-4944. There will be a tour of the library's special collections on May 19th for those interested in joining the board.

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