Calling all book lovers! Volunteer in our special collections library


(37.78984,-122.405876)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

312 Sutter StreetSuite 500San Francisco, CA 94108
Albert Sperisen Library

About

LIBRARY VOLUNTEER at the BOOK CLUB OF CALIFORNIA

The Albert Sperisen Library at the Book Club of California contains about 11,000 monographs, as well
as pamphlets and ephemera. The collection is focused on fine printing, especially in the Bay Area and
California, and to a lesser extent on the history of printing and book arts, and California history. We
have a nearly complete collection of the Grabhorn Press from the collection of San Francisco
bookbinder Florence Walter.

RESPONSIBILITIES
The volunteer will assist the librarian with maintaining and providing access to this small special collections library. Current projects include checking the collection against the catalog to ensure that
catalog entries are correct and reflect any copy-specific information, related improvements to the
organization and cataloging of the collection, and physical collections care. Depending on the
volunteer's qualifications and experience, tasks may include:

  • Physical review of the collection and comparison to holdings in our online catalog (we use a
  • local version of WorldCat and catalog in WorldShare following DCRM(B))
  • Providing reference assistance to researchers
  • Archival processing and description
  • Basic preservation tasks
  • Exhibition preparation
  • Other tasks as appropriate


TO APPLY:
All are welcome to apply! Please email Lesya Westerman at lesya@bccbooks.org with the following:
  • Brief cover letter explaining your interest
  • Current resume
  • In the body of your email, please also include your availability during the weekday

We look forward to hearing from you! Thanks for your interest.

Skills

  • Library Sciences

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18

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