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Adult Volunteer Opportunities

The Library needs adult volunteers in its Youth Services Division, Public Services Division and its Technical Services Division.
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Youth Services

The Youth Services Division occasionally needs adults interested in activities for children or young adults. Volunteers working with children must pass a background check through the Round Rock Volunteer Center.

Opportunities may include:

  • Program assistant β€” Assist with children’s programs and parties.
  • Outreach volunteer β€” Present a Storytime at other facilities. Requires a 6 to 12 month commitment.
  • Teen Room volunteer β€” Must be 18 of age or older. Primary duties include arranging activities to occupy teens, answer basic questions, monitoring behavior. Must be able to relate to teens. After school hours, primarily 4-6 pm (hours are a bit flexible)
  • Clerical assistance β€” Help in program preparation;straightening, shelving and shelf reading; cleaning books; general clerical tasks.

Public Services

The Public Services Division volunteers must be at least 13 years old who can file in alphabetical order and learn the Dewey Decimal System.

Duties may include:

  • Carting and shelving
  • Shelf reading
  • Checking-in 
  • Clerical assistant
  • Computer class assistant

Technical Services

The Technical Services Division needs adults at least 18 years old willing to commit to 80 hours.

Tasks include:

  • Processing β€” Process new books and other material. A volunteer is needed on Monday mornings to process incoming materials, rotae them with current copies which are then porocessed and shelved for circulation. Other processing may be required depending on the workload of the new magazines. Email if interested
  • Cataloging β€” Copy catalog library materials (experience necessary).
  • Acquisitions β€” Assist with ordering and receiving materials.
  • Weeding β€” Assist in withdrawing materials from the shelves. This is a specific project and may not be on going.

Special projects

We have some volunteer needs that require special skills or may only last for the duration of a specific project.

  • Translation of library materials β€” We are looking for someone to help our catalogers with some Korean materials. We occasionally have a need to have materials translated from English into Spanish, Vietnamese, Chinese, or Hindi. Email if you are interested in being on a contact list when we have a need.

Library School Students

Some areas require volunteers who are library school students, graduates or undergraduates intending to enter a library school program or internship. These positions require approval by a division manager.

Opportunities include:

  • Service desk assistant β€” Provide basic reference and circulation services.
  • Cataloging β€” Copy level cataloging. Requires completion of introductory level cataloging course.
  • Ask a Librarian β€” Assist with our e-mail reference service. Must have e-mail access and be willing to respond to questions within 48 hours.
  • Special projects β€” Past projects have included genealogical assistance, marketing, and newspaper scanning.

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