Mending Volunteer

Position Description: 

Assist circulation staff with reparation of damaged books and audiovisual materials.

Location: 
Department: 
Length of Commitment: 
3 months minimum
Time Involvement: 
4-8 hours per week
Qualifications: 
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age
Ability to follow instructions
Good manual dexterity
Detail-oriented and able to perform tasks accurately
Ability to work independently
Responsibilities: 
Evaluate condition of materials selected for repair and determine what mending techniques to use and/or return for discard if unable to mend
Repair book bindings and/or loose pages
Make new covers for books, videos, CD’s and DVD’s
Replace cases for audio materials, barcodes and/or call numbers for library materials, as necessary
Log the number of items processed during each shift
Training: 
Orientation to the library including all applicable policies and procedures.
Individual training with Circulation Staff or fellow volunteer on mending techniques.