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1500 I StreetAll Library LocationsModesto, CA 95354


Purpose of Position: To help library staff complete a variety of daily tasks necessary to the operation of the library. May include work on special one-time projects.


  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to arrange material in alphabetical and numerical order
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately
  • Ability to become familiar with the Dewey Decimal System
  • Ability to push, bend, stretch, lift, and kneel
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills may be needed
  • Flexibility

Responsible To

  • Assigned supervisor


Typical duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Sorting books and other materials
  • Locating materials from bibliographic lists
  • Updating files
  • Photocopying
  • Use of word processor and/or graphics software
  • Straightening and cleaning bookshelves
  • Cleaning or recovering library materials
  • Indexing
  • Giving supervisor sufficient notice if time off is needed
  • Working with library catalog

Training Provided

  • Orientation to library
  • Computer skills needed to fulfill given responsibilities
  • Instruction on shelf reading and straightening.
  • Instruction and guidance relating to specific projects or programs.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Satisfaction of providing a needed service to community and library staff
  • Gain skills and work experience

Time Commitment

  • A minimum of one hour per week

Length of Commitment

  • Variable

Contact: JoAnn Henley
1500 I Street
Modesto, CA 95354
(209) 558-8949


Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • None

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