Book Inspection Volunteer
Come join our team...that all may read! Talking Books are important to people who are Blind or have disabilities that keep them from traditional book reading. Here is an opportunity for you to help. Just one and a half hours each week.
We need a volunteer who likes a task that is very "hands-on", has certain details to follow, and a huge sense of accomplishment when the task is completed. Talking books need to be inspected when they are returned.
Our book inspectors receive a lot of satisfaction helping Talking Book and Braille Services get the books ready for circulation. Daily, we process about 1,200 books both digital cartridges and cassette tapes, check them back into the library and then check books out again. We need a volunteer who likes detail work and enjoys improving the speed to do the task while retaining accurate work.
We have 2 shifts to fill...Mondays at 1:30-3:00 and Thursdays at 1:30-3:00. If you are interested to learn more, contact Robin Speer at 503-378-5014 email@example.com. Come join our team...that all may read!
Genealogy Information Volunteer
Do you like solving mysteries...and detective work? We are looking for 3 volunteers to help people research their family history. The shifts available are Thursday morning 10-1:00, Thursday afternoon 1:00-5:00, and Friday morning 10-1:00. Typically, a volunteer fills one shift per week. The Genealogical Research Center is a partnership project of the State Library and the Willamette Valley Genealogy Society. Resources and assistance are available to anyone doing family history research.
This volunteer opportunity assists library patrons with genealogy research using CD's, databases, books, reference materials, online catalogs, and microfilm.
It is helpful for the volunteer to have knowledge of or desire to learn about genealogy research, database search, ability to work with the public in person, by phone and email. Training is provided.
Shifts available: Thursday morning 10-1:00, Thursday afternoon 1-5:00, and Friday morning 10-1:00. Location is at the Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem. To apply and for more information see contact information below.
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