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Mending Volunteer

Position Description: 

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

Length of Commitment: 
3 months minimum
Time Involvement: 
4-8 hours per week
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
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
Orientation to the library including all applicable policies and procedures.
Individual training with Circulation Staff or fellow volunteer on mending techniques.