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Rare Book Coordinator

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The volunteer in this position coordinates the sale of valuable books and media as a fundraiser for the library. The volunteer researches the current value of potentially rare and/or valuable books and media, posts valuable items on the Internet for sale, and when sold, ships the item to the buyer.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Review books and other media donated to determine if they are unusual, valuable, or special in some way.
  2. Research and recommend prices for selected special books or media.
  3. List items determined to be valuable on an Internet book selling site (currently ABEBooks), including writing a description of the item using industry-standard terms, and taking and posting a picture of the item.
  4. Shelve items alphabetically on shelves designated for rare books.
  5. Monitor the library’s book seller email account for notice of sales.
  6. When an item sells, confirm that it can be mailed via media mail for close to the posted shipping price. If not, update the potential buyer about additional shipping charges.
  7. Update the record on the book selling site that an item has sold and print a record for the bookkeeper.
  8. Package the item, take it to the post office and mail it via appropriate mail class to the customer.
  9. Maintains the library’s positive image on the book selling site by posting accurately and responding promptly.

Key Working Relationships: The Rare Book Fundraiser works in cooperation with the Book Sorter, who identifies potentially rare items from donations made to the library. The Library Manager/Bookkeeper assists the Rare Book Fundraiser in addressing storage, bookkeeping and workflow issues.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  1. Ability to maintain patron privacy and confidentiality.
  2. Ability to notice fine details and attention to detail in completed work.
  3. Ability to use the Internet to research books, media and pricing.
  4. Ability to accurately describe books and media using industry standard terms.
  5. Ability to take electronic photos and upload them to the Internet book selling site.
  6. Knowledge of or ability to learn industry standard terms for describing printed media.
  7. Ability to respond promptly when an item sells to maintain a good seller rating on the book selling site.
  8. Ability to work independently and set own schedule as the workload demands.

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Mission Statement

Keizer Community Library is a dynamic organization that enhances the lives of patrons by connecting them to the world’s wisdom, knowledge, and culture through open access to information and creative expression in many formats.


Established in 1988, Keizer Community Library is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, not tax supported by the city of Keizer

With thanks to members of our community, the majority of the books, computers, CDs/DVDs, shelving and furnishings have all been donated. All monetary donations, funds raised, and Library card fees go toward the costs of running the library. And, demonstrating Keizer’s pride, spirit, and volunteerism in action... the Library is run by an all-volunteer staff! The friendly person at the circulation desk is a volunteer, programs are coordinated and provided by volunteers, our Library Manager, the Library’s Governing Board are volunteers as well!

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980 Chemawa Road NEKeizerKeizer, OR 97303



  • General Education
  • Data Entry
  • Reading / Writing
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Internet Research




  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly two to four hours as needed.

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