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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


350 Lincoln AvenueSalinas, CA 93901
Tagging a book


Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at the library? If you like "getting it right" and love the feel of the printed word, this is the job for you!

The Salinas Public Library has launched a 10 month project to tag all one hundred eighty three thousand, seven hundred ninety nine items on our shelves. The tags will speed up checkout, book returns, and inventories. You’ll have a chance to see the variety of topics, titles, authors, and formats that make up the circulating collection, including some interesting treasures.

Mobile workstations with laptops, tag printers, and barcode scanners are sized to fit between the rows of shelves. Working solo or in a pair, books are scanned, checked against a list, a tag is printed and affixed, and it goes back on the shelf. You can help at any of our three branches.

Shifts should be for about two hours, and may take place before the library opens, as well as during open hours. You’ll be on your feet while using the workstation, and retrieving the books involves reaching from head height to foot level. It’s best if you’re familiar with using laptops. Training is provided.

For more information, contact Mila at 831-758-7447, or milar@ci.salinas.ca.us


  • Data Entry
  • Basic Computer Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Two hours per shift, one or more shifts per week

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