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Processing & Circulation

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Help to keep Idea Exchange materials in shape, in order and available for members. Processing & Circulation volunteers assist staff to prepare, mend, and organize books, cd’s, newspapers, magazines, and books on CD.


Activities will include a selection of the following:

  • Remove various types of material  from the book bin (books, audio visual items, mail, etc.) and help to sort them
  • Assist with packing the delivery for shipment to our various locations
  • Perform mending and/or processing tasks under direction of staff
  • Shelf reading if time permits
Time Required: 2 hours/week
Commitment: Six months minimum
Schedule: Weekly, as scheduled with volunteer coordinator
Location: Any location

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Interest in books and library procedures
  • Attention to detail is essential
  • Ability to reach high and low shelves
  • Reliable attendance
Training & Support: An orientation/training session will be provided. Staff will be on hand to supervise.

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • You will learn about library circulation procedures
  • You will gain experience working with circulation staff
  • You will engage with new people in a library environment

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