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Shelving Volunteer

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Fargo Public Library

  • 3 people are interested


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Job Description

Importance of Position: Assist library by keeping shelves in good order, making it easier for staff and patrons to find and use materials.


  • Submit volunteer application and agreement.
  • Be at least 18 years old and possess good communication skills.
  • Ability to arrange items in numerical and alphabetical order.
  • Physical ability to bend, push, pull, stretch, reach and lift 40 pounds consistently.
  • Aptitude for detail and neatness.
  • Willingness to become familiar with the Dewey Decimal System.
  • Willingness and ability to work independently.
  • Willingness to commit to a consistent weekly schedule.

Responsible to: Circulation Manager


  1. Successfully complete training program.
  2. Return books and other materials to appropriate locations on shelves.
  3. Refer patron requests or questions to appropriate library staff person.
  4. Give supervisor sufficient notice if unable to keep shift assignment.

Time Commitment: After initial training, then 4-10 hours per week.

Length of Commitment: Minimum one year

Grounds for Termination (including, but not limited to):

  • Failure to successfully complete the training program
  • Failure to carry out assigned responsibilities
  • Breach of confidentiality

Contact Person: Pam Strait

Volunteer Coordinator



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About Fargo Public Library


102 North 3rd St., Fargo, ND 58102, US

Mission Statement

The Fargo Public Library provides effective and efficient library services to meet our patrons' personal, professional, and lifelong learning needs.


The Fargo Public Library provides a wide variety of services and collections to the citizens of Fargo. A primary service the library provides is our Outreach Program that brings library resources to citizens who aren't able to visit the library. The Outreach program is primarily staffed by volunteers. For more information please contact Pam Strait at pstrait@cityoffargo.com

Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


102 North 3rd St.Fargo, ND 58102




  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Initial training, then 4-10 hours per week

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