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 1 shift to fill...Mondays at 1:30-3:00. If you are interested to learn more, contact Robin Speer at 503-378-5014 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Wednesday afternoon 1:00-5:00, Friday morning 10-1:00 and Friday afternoon 1:00-5:00. 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: Wednesday afternoon 1:00-5:00, Friday morning 10:00-1:00 and Friday afternoon 1:00-5:00. Location is at the Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem. To apply and for more information see contact information below.
Book and Document Mender Volunteer
The State Library is looking for one volunteer who wants to learn the art of book and document repair. Volunteers will work as a group and will learn to mend and repair library materials which is most helpful to the preservation of historical information.
All required equipment and supplies are provided. Training will be provided and the group works together to trouble-shoot mending issues for the books and documents. This group of volunteers meet every Thursday morning at 9:00-11:00 at the Oregon State Library, 250 Winter St. NE, Salem, OR 97301.
Contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator
If you are interested in volunteer service at the State Library, please contact the Volunteer Program Coordinator:
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