Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Shelve books, DVDs, CDs; organize magazines and newspapers; assist with upkeep/order of shelves which may include light dusting of books and shelves; help retrieve items for Interlibrary Loan pick list. Adherence to an agreed upon schedule is required. Volunteers will supply their own transportation to the library and the library is unable to provide parking.
Volunteers will not perform the tasks of library paid staff members such using the library automated system to circulate materials.
Skills and Experience: Some customer service experience is preferred. This position requires attention to detail and organizational skills. Volunteer must be able to maneuver heavy carts and lift light to medium weights. The ideal volunteer will have a friendly manner and thrive working independently. Knowledge of alphabet required. Dewey Decimal System training will be provided.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Complete the processing of new materials by attaching labels, book jackets, audio and video security boxes to library materials including books, DVD, CDs and other audio formats. Book and audio/visual repair work is also included. Materials repair work includes: replacing worn and dirty book jackets, repairing of broken spines/using the book binding equipment, repairing of loose pages in materials, and working with individual departments to make decisions on whether to replace or repair materials. Discard work includes: stamping materials for withdrawal, removing pockets, targets, and date-due slips from items.
The volunteer may be asked on occasion to assist the library public relations officer with clerical tasks such as clipping news articles from local papers related to library activities. This work is performed on an as needed basis.
The Technical Services department may also ask a volunteer to assist in collection maintenance using the library computer system. This is dependent on the skill level of the volunteer. Strict adherence to an agreed upon schedule is required.
Skills and Experience: This position requires attention to detail and organizational skills. Volunteer must have good dexterity and be able to affix labels to materials with exactness. Volunteers will be able to maneuver carts and lift light to medium weights. The ideal volunteer will thrive working independently. Knowledge of alphabet required. Processing and Library Classification System training will be provided.
Computer skills are not required but highly desirable. Please let us know if you have such skills.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Atlantic City Heritage Collections volunteers identify and label photographs, research Atlantic City historical topics using old newspapers and files, and inventory and prepare donated items for use.
Depending on experience and level of ability using computers, volunteers may be asked to transcribe oral history interviews and digitize (scan) photographs and postcards.
Skills and Experience: This position requires attention to detail and organizational skills, as well as care in handling materials. Volunteer must have good dexterity and be able to write and analyze information. Volunteer must be able to maneuver heavy carts and lift light to medium weights.
Knowledge of Atlantic City history or places is preferred, but not required. Computer skills are not required but highly desirable. Please let us know if you have such skills.
The library has a very successful film society that meets regularly every month. Volunteers will assist in preparing for meetings by performing clerical duties, setting up and breaking down the seating, decorations etc…
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Film Society volunteers will attend film society events as well as be asked to work other hours to assist the film society staff preparing for meetings. Duties will require some physical labor including setting up chairs and tables.
Skills and Experience: This position requires good communication skills and an out-going personality. Volunteers will be able to maneuver carts and lift light to medium weights. The ideal volunteer will have a background in the arts especially in film.
The Library is always on the lookout for out-going volunteers to help greet and assist the public who attend special Library programs. Volunteers who assist with special programs are utilized on an “on call” basis depending on the need for volunteer assistance. Most special programs are held in the evening or on weekends. The Library will maintain a file of available volunteers in this category and will contact you to schedule assistance for these events. You may be required to attend several pre-event meetings.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Special Event volunteers will attend training sessions to orient them with the mission of the library as well as the wide variety of services that we provide. We require these volunteers to have a good knowledge of the programs and services of the library and be able to communicate to the public in a general sense about our missionSkills and Experience: This position requires good communication skills and an out-going personality. Volunteer must be able to make their own travel arrangements to events and be prepared to work in an outdoor environment with a variety of weather conditions. You must be able to maneuver heavy carts and lift light to medium weights as well as be prepared to stand for fairly long periods of time.