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Volunteer Opportunity, Winship Elementary School Library, Brighton, MA

Winship Elementary School's Library is seeking volunteers throughout the 2017-2018 school year. This is a great opportunity to work with children in a library setting and learn about various aspects of circulation systems, whether you want to be a public librarian or school librarian.

Responsibilities:

  • Shelving: placing books back on the shelves according to the Dewey Decimal System or alphabetically by the author's last name

  • Circulation duties: checking books in and out for students using LibraryWorld (our checkout system)

  • Other tasks as they arise: this may include processing new books, adding patrons to the catalog, weeding the collection, creating displays, etc.

Training will be provided to familiarize volunteers with the layout and organizational system of the library as well as the circulation system.

Volunteer hours will occur during normal school hours (9:30am to 4pm).  We would prefer volunteers that can commit to a somewhat regular schedule, such as a couple of hours weekly or monthly. However, we are very flexible. Let us know your schedule, and we can work with you!

In order to volunteer, you must complete a CORI request (background check).  This requires you to fill out a simple form and show the school secretary your ID before working with children. Further instructions will be given once you are scheduled to volunteer.

If you are interested in volunteering, please email Anna Winters at anna.winters@simmons.edu or Aaron Noll at anoll@bostonpublicschools.org.

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