Volunteer @ Calvert Library

Circulation Support

Purpose: To help the library make an attractive, relevant, current collection of materials easily accessible to our community.

Location: All Calvert Library branches

Hours: Flexible schedule – especially needed 9am– 12pm, Monday through Thursday and Saturday; 12pm – 3pm on Fridays.  A minimum of 2 hours per week.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Pick List: Working from a printed list, search shelves in the library for items, gather them together and scan them in to go in delivery or on the holds shelf
  • Shelf Maintenance (straightening, shelf reading, shifting, pulling outdated/unused books)
  • Shelving audio materials, DVDs, New and other hot items
  • Check Book Express & New items for currency
  • Search for missing and lost items
  • Assist with keeping book displays stocked
  • Sort daily delivery
  • Distribute Book Page to branches via the in-house delivery system
  • Keep flyer bulletin boards and kiosks updated
  • Assist with creating various spine labels
  • Genre label replacements
  • Inventory
  • Returns:  Sort and scan-in items that have been returned and help staff to organize them on to carts and shelves.

Qualifications/Skills Required:

  • Age 14 or older
  • Ability to arrange items and alphabetical and numerical order
  • Ability to push, bend, stretch and lift
  • Ability to learn how to shelve library materials in alphabetical and numerical order
  • Ability to organize carts in  proper order to assist pages in shelving materials
  • Ability to follow instructions accurately
  • Ability to work independently
  • Comfortable using computers and an interest in learning new skills

Responsible to: Circulation Supervisor at the branch

Ready to Volunteer?

Just complete and bring in to the branch of your choice:

Volunteer application

Other documents:

Volunteer Orientation, General Information Packet and Handbook

Volunteer Reference Form

Calvert Library is happy to welcome you to our organization.