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57 Second StreetTroy, NY 12180


The Dean P. Taylor Research Library at the Rensselaer County Historical Society (RCHS) has a large archive of primary documents, maps andphotographs, and secondary sources all focusingon Rensselaer County, New York’s history. The Library is open to researchers Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 12noon to 5 pm.

We are seeking ongoing, long-term volunteers both to help patrons and to catalog collections. Potential volunteers are required to 1) submit a brief resume so we can assess their strengths/experience to best employ them in working in the library, and 2) attend a basic orientation to the museum/library and its collection. Sessions are held only every few months, so there could be a slightdelay in beginning work. Depending on experience, volunteers would then work beside current staff andvolunteers to prepare for helping patrons and doingcataloging. The ideal commitment would be at least 3 hours each week.


  • Customer Service
  • History
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Data Entry

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-5 hours per week-
  • accuracy, diligence, interest in history

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