18 people are interested
Assist in shelving and shelf-reading books and other library materials. Shelvers also assist in
keeping the library neat and orderly. Shelving is important because it allows the staff and
library users to quickly locate materials. It is a critical and on-going task in the libraries.
Examples of Duties
Shelve books and other materials; shelf-read; recycle newspapers and magazines; file job
announcements; keep magazines and newspapers in proper order and good repair; assist
with shifting or relocating collections.
Qualifications and Skills
Ability to follow oral and written instructions and the ability to use alphabetical and
numerical filing systems. Must be able to read top and bottom shelf book labels. Training
for shelving and shelf-reading volunteers is conducted by library staff prior to volunteer
Must be able to push heavy book carts. Shelvers/Shelf Readers may be bending, stooping
and standing for long periods of time; occasional lifting of boxes.
Shelvers and shelf-readers are needed for a minimum of two consecutive hours of work per
week, six consecutive months.
Benefit to Community Library
Assist library staff with additional support by shelving and/or maintaining items in proper
order, allowing staff to perform other library functions.
1644 North BroadwayWalnut Creek, CA 94596
- People 55+
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 2 hours a week for 6 months