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Lending Library Volunteer


Assist the librarian with a variety of functions to help the library run smoothly and efficiently.         


You will enjoy this opportunity if you:       

  • Care about people and Siskin Children’s Institute
  • Are committed to prompt, highest quality customer service
  • Enjoy a variety of people
  • Have a positive attitude and friendly personality
  • Enjoy books and other resource material
  • Are comfortable with using the technology associated computers (searches) and communication systems as appropriate                                   
  • Are reliable and responsible
  • Are able to work independently
  • Are able to accept supervision
  • Are 18 or older
  • Successfully complete TB screening and background check


The usual hours of service are:         

  • A minimum commitment of four hours per week
  • Volunteer opportunities are available Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 


This position provides opportunities for:        

  • Providing prompt, friendly greeting and assistance to families and guests to the library
  • Whenever possible, providing accurate directions to guests seeking the location of various Institute departments
  • Processing of books, which includes stamping, applying labels, attaching due-date slips and applying letters
  • Providing assistance with circulation and shelving of library materials
  • Entering new patrons into the information system
  • Making copies and assembling information packets
  • Laminating of book covers for books with paper covers
  • Decorating both the school and community library for seasonal or monthly decorations and displays
  • Helping manage overdue materials


The volunteer will:

  • Receive an orientation from Volunteer Services to the Institute's purpose, functions and policies/procedures as related to the volunteer’s work at the Institute
  • Receive training from the assigned supervisor to ensure that the volunteer is comfortable with the assigned duties and essential functions of this position.

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