Volunteering at the Library
Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at the Round Rock Public Library. Volunteers are important in fulfilling the Library’s mission of proudly serving its dynamic and growing community by providing high quality resources, services, and programs.
How to Become a Volunteer
- Complete and submit the online volunteer application for the position you are interested in: adult volunteers & teen shelving assistance, Teen Advisory Board, or teen summer reading volunteers.
- A signed Volunteer Agreement is required. A parent or guardian’s signature is also required on a teen volunteer’s form
- Must be at least 13 years of age
- Teens will need to provide a letter of recommendation from teacher, coach, etc.
- Adults, 18 years and older, must pass a criminal background check
- Must attend a volunteer orientation prior to volunteering. Dates and times will be posted on the library’s website
- Must attend training provided by the Volunteer Supervisor
- Agree to a commitment of at least 30 hours per year
Volunteer Opportunities Available
Available Opportunities: All positions have been filled. Please check back at a later date.
All positions have been filled. Please check back at a later date.
- Greet and direct library users
- Shelve returned items
- Facilitate or assist in adult programs
- Instruct computer classes
- Facilitate or assist in children, tween, and teen programs
- Assist with weeding materials
- Repair damaged materials
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:
***REGISTRATION IS CLOSED***
The Round Rock Public Library 2021 Summer Reading Challenge runs from June 7 – August 2.
Want to apply to be a Summer Reading Challenge volunteer? Please check back in March 2022.
If interested can you answer YES to the following questions?
- Are you between the ages 13-18?
- Do you have good customer services skills?
- Can you provide a letter of recommendation (email or letter) from someone who knows you, if this is your first year applying to volunteer?
When you apply please note the following:
- We are not asking for shift preferences when you apply, that will be decided in May.
- Depending on how many apply, we may not be able to offer everyone a shift.
- If selected and this is your first year volunteering references will be required before June 1.
Need more information? Contact Jane Dance, 512-218-7012.
We do not have any positions currently open. Please check back at a later date.
TAB (Teen Advisory Board) is a group of teens ages 13-18, who meet once a month to help Teen Librarian, Miss Jane, plan teen activities/programs, select new materials, promote teen library events, and volunteer at library programs/outreach events.
To join TAB you need to:
- Commit to attending a meeting once a month
- Volunteer at least 3 times during the year at either a children’s/teen or family program, which may include set up and take down
- Fill out an application form –when positions become available we will make the application available here.
New members will need to attend a short Orientation with Miss Jane or one of the other TAB members at the beginning of their first meeting. You will have a tour of the library and be shown how to record your volunteer hours. YES you will get community service hours and recognition from us for your hours volunteered!
For more information please contact Miss Jane, 512-218-7012.
The Library offers opportunities for internships and school projects. We can accommodate Capstone and other internships, and individuals doing class projects. While these are primarily for library school students, other undergraduate and graduate internships and projects will be considered. Examples include:
- Statistical analyses
- Pilot project development and testing
- Cataloging and/or indexing genealogical and reference materials
- Collection analyses
- Student-designed projects
Opportunities for 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 the Public Services Division manager. They include:
- Service Desk Assistant — Provide basic reference and circulation services.
- Ask a Librarian — Assist with our e-mail reference service. Must have e-mail access and be willing to respond to questions within 48 hours.
- Cataloging — Copy level cataloging. Requires completion of introductory level cataloging course.
- Special Projects — Past projects have included genealogical assistance, marketing, and newspaper scanning.
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 512-218-3279 to inquire about internships or special projects.
Questions? Please contact a Volunteer Coordinator
Adult Volunteers and Year Round Teen Shelving Assistance
Virginia Hadley, Volunteer Coordinator
512-218-3279 or email@example.com
Teen Advisory Board and Teen Summer Reading Volunteers
Jane Dance, Teen Librarian
512-218-7012 or firstname.lastname@example.org