Last Updated: March 27, 2013
SHAWNEE BRANCH PICKLIST ASSISTANT
Volunteers needed to work at the Shawnee Branch. Assist branch staff with processing patron holds by locating and retrieving specific items on the picklist. Look for items on the picklist in adult, juvenile, young adults and paperbacks, matching up barcode numbers on the list with barcodes in the books. Find all items if possible. Assist with other duties as assigned by assistant branch manager and branch manager. Training will be provided by the Shawnee Branch staff. Volunteers are needed on Wednesday or Thursday mornings. If you are interested in applying for the Shawnee Branch picklist assistant, you must have stamina for continued standing, walking, stretching, bending and stooping; the ability to take direction and then work independently; and successfully complete a criminal history check. All volunteers must successfully complete procedures for volunteer involvement at ACPL.
GEORGETOWN BRANCH LEGO CLUB VOLUNTEER
The Georgetown branch is in need of a volunteer on Wednesdays from 3:15pm to 5:15pm every week. Help inspire imaginations and assist with Lego structures in the first hour, then enjoy as children share their creations during the last ½ hour.
CHILDREN'S SERVICES EARLY LEARNING CENTER VOLUNTEER
A volunteer is needed to assist the Children's Services staff with the Friday morning rush, specifically to greet children (babies and toddlers) and their grown-ups as they arrive for storytimes and play in the Early Learning Center. The main duties will include explaining behavioral expectations in a positive way to children and grown-ups. Training will be provided by Children's Services Staff. Physical/Special Requirements: Children's Services strives to provide excellent customer service to patrons of all ages. Volunteers must be able to generate positive, welcoming interactions with a diverse population group; frequently move to sit and stand; have a sense of humor and play. Knowledge and interest in early literacy desired but not required.
TWICE SOLD TALES
Do you want to help raise money for the Friends of the Allen County Public Library? The Allen County Public Library never gets rid of the last copy of any book, but we do weed books out once they are not being checked out. The Friends group sells books and every penny goes back into the Library to help fund volunteer recognition, special projects, exhibitions, author visits, Lincoln Lecture Series, staff education, poetry contests and the list goes on. We are looking for volunteers to sort, categorize and shelve books for Twice Sold Tales. We will fully train you and library staff will be available for questions.
Do you want to make a difference in a child’s life? The Project Reads program is underway again and volunteers are needed in Children's Services at the Main Library to work one-on-one with children listening to the child read, performing reading enrichment activities, and giving student assessments. This volunteer position requires one complete school year of commitment on Wednesdays from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in Children's Services at the Main Library. The assignment starts September 26, 2012 and runs to April 24, 2013. All applicants must have successfully completed a criminal history check,
GEORGETOWN BRANCH RESEARCH AND LABELING VOLUNTEER
Do you enjoy working on computers and doing a bit of research? Fort Wayne area school systems use Lexile and AR numbers to help students find books appropriate for their reading skills. The Georgetown Branch is in the process of labeling the children's and young adult books with these numbers and we need your help! You'll be using the computer to look up numbers and in the cases where there is no Lexile assigned to a particular book, you will be typing in paragraphs from that book to determine the Lexile. Applicants must enjoy working independently and have good typing skills. Volunteers needed for 1-2 hours per week; schedule to be arranged between volunteer and Teen and Children's librarians.
GEORGETOWN BRANCH TEEN ROOM SHELF READER
The collection in the Teen Room is well-loved which means it gets messy! We are looking for volunteers to help us keep it looking nice, stock displays and do occasional shelving. You must be able to put books in alphabetical and Dewey Decimal order. A Dewey Decimal test is required upon application. The Teen Room Shelf Reader is needed once a week on Mondays between the hours of 12-8pm, OR on Thursdays between the hours of 9:00am -12:00pm; specific schedule to be arranged with Teen Librarian. Ages 14 to senior citizen welcome to apply! Must be able to stoop, bend, stretch and lift loads up to twenty pounds.
ACCESS FORT WAYNE COMPUTER CENTER ASSISTANT
Come volunteer in the public computer room at the Main Library! If you have knowledge of computers, especially the Internet, Word, Excel, Powerpoint for Windows XP, we’d like to hear from you! You’ve gotta enjoy working with the public, from elementary school age to senior citizens, and you must also possess the ability to remain calm and patient while working with this wide variety of individuals. The room can get hectic, so you must be able to handle lots of people, questions, and activity. There is a commitment of at least two hours per week and all applicants must successfully complete a criminal history check.
ACCESS FORT WAYNE STUDIO CAMERA OPERATOR
Have you always had an interest in the workings of a television studio? This could be your chance! We need volunteers to serve as studio camera operators for Access Fort Wayne at the Main Library. You’ll get to know what happens behind the scenes and be part of the action! This position entails assisting the producer in arranging props and chairs on the set in preparation for production; operating the camera and giving cues to talent during a production, according to the instructions of the director; and assisting with putting the props away after the production. Volunteers must be available to work at least one production every three months. Camera operators may be assigned on a regular basis or on a flexible schedule as contacted via telephone by producer. You have to have some stamina – this position involves continued standing and operating of camera controls. If you are interested in volunteering as a studio camera operator, you must have successfully completed the studio camera operator workshop through Access Fort Wayne; be able to maintain professional behavior at all times of volunteer activity; and have successfully completed a criminal history check.
HESSEN CASSEL BRANCH VOLUNTEER ASSISTANT
Can you do it all? Hessen Cassel staff need a jack-of-all-trades to help out with various duties around the branch. If you think you would enjoy putting materials away and keeping them looking good on the shelves, doing some photocopying, and assisting in the discard process for materials that are not circulating, have we got a volunteer position for you! Volunteer assistants will also be helping with preparation, setup, implementation, and cleanup of children’s and young adult programs. A little familiarity with computers will be helpful for scanning materials to find their last activity date. Applicants should have general clerical skills and be able to take direction and then work independently. A successful criminal history check is necessary.
The Hessen Cassel Branch is looking for volunteers who want to share their laptop expertise to help patrons with beginner level skills. The ideal volunteer would need to have Patience, Patience, Patience …plus be able to answer basic questions about: laptops, Internet, Microsoft Word, Facebook as well as familiarity of WI-FI connections and other commonly used programs/websites. There is a commitment that would include Monday evenings from 5:00-8:00 p.m. OR Tuesday mornings from 10:30 – 1:00 p.m. and all applicants must successfully complete a criminal history check.
Consider reading at NEIRRS, the Northeast Indiana Radio Reading Service. NEIRRS is a special service of the Allen County Public Library and Foundation that provides audio access to printed information for people who have visual, physical, learning, or language challenges. Volunteers read various materials including newspapers and magazines for broadcast. Some readings are recorded ahead of time and others are read live, on the air. Volunteers will prepare and read printed materials such as various community newspapers, grocery ads, consumer information, magazines, Frost Illustrated, Sports Illustrated, Senior Life, books, etc. Candidates must know how to operate an audio-cassette machine to record readings for future broadcasts and be able to read articles without editorializing through comments, asides or tone of voice. Volunteers will prepare and read printed materials such as various community newspapers, grocery ads, consumer information, magazines, Frost Illustrated, Sports Illustrated, Senior Life, books, etc. Candidates must know how to operate an audio-cassette machine to record readings for future broadcasts and be able to read articles without editorializing through comments, asides or tone of voice. A good reading voice and pronunciation are needed. A commitment of 1-2 hours per week is necessary fior readers recording ahead of time. Live, on-air readers volunteer for 3 hours one morning or afternoon during weekdays or once every 5-6 weeks if reading on a Saturday or Sunday. Live reading is done by two-person teams. Training will be provided. If you are interested in becoming a NEIRRS volunteer reader, you must successfully complete a criminal records check. All volunteers must successfully complete procedures for volunteer involvement at ACPL. Open to any mature volunteer 21 years old and older.
For more information on any of the positions listed above or to schedule an interview, please call Sandy Screeton, Volunteer Services Manager at (260) 421-1233.
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