Purpose: To assist in responding to obituary and other local history requests and to help with basic archival and preservation tasks involving the local history collection. Qualifications: Ability to search microfilm/fiche using a microfilm/fiche viewing machine. Interest in local history, good command of the English language, able to work with minimum supervision, and must possess good organizational ability and attention to detail. Responsibilities: Searching library records in response to a variety of requests, maintaining proper care and maintenance of all documents handled, creating digital records, and working on various historical projects as needed.
Oceanside Public Library’s mission is to serve the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of our diverse community by facilitating literacy, lifelong learning, cultural enrichment, information equity and civic involvement in a welcoming, customer-focused environment.
Public libraries in California seek to engage the talents, skills and commitment of volunteers to serve the communities' information and literacy needs. Libraries offer a variety of skilled volunteer opportunities to make a meaningful contribution to library programs, operations, fundraising events and other community engagement functions. Skilled volunteers have opportunities to lead projects, work with teams of staff and volunteers, learn new skills, and have fun.