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Adopt-a-Shelf
Help Keep Order in the Stacks

Ask at the Circulation Desk or call 421-0800.
Be responsible for one small section of the print collection. Keep it neat and orderly with just four visits a month.
  • Minimum of 1 to 2 scheduled hours one day a week. A schedule will be arranged to meet the volunteer and the Library.
  • Reports to the Head of Circulation


  • Responsibilities
    • Keeping books in order by the Dewey Decimal System and/or alphabetically on designated shelves.
    • Keeping shelves neat by aligning books with edge of shelf whenever possible and shifting books when necessary to make them evenly distributed on designated shelves.
    • Answering directional questions (only) when asked by patrons.

    Desired Qualifications/Skills
    • Willingness to spend 1 to 2 hours one day a week on a consistent basis.
    • Physical stamina: stooping, stretching, standing and use of foot stool required.
    • Ability to read top and bottom shelves.
    • Ability to work in a crowded and busy environment.
    • Ability to learn and work with the Dewey Decimal System and ability to use alphabetical filing systems.
    • Ability to follow oral and written instructions, with attention to detail.
    • Be service oriented and have a desire to actively support EMPL through voluntary service.

    Training
    • A one-to-one orientation will be provided by the Volunteer Coordinator at the time of placement.
    • On the job training as needed.