Collection Maintenance

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Collection Maintenance

Searching for Holds – pull library materials from shelves using a list of customer requests. Volunteers are asked to volunteer 1-2 days per week, and each day requires 2-3 hours. Training is provided.

Shelf Reading – keep books in proper Dewey order and/or alphabetical order on designated shelves. Keep shelves neat by aligning books and shifting books when necessary. Ability to alphabetize and work with the Dewey Decimal system. Placement test required.