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Library/Archives Assistant, Roxbury Latin School, Roxbury, MA

Job Title:

Library/Archives Assistant

Background:

The Roxbury Latin School seeks a volunteer or volunteers to work in the archives and library during the 2018-2019 school year. This is a perfect opportunity for students on either the library or archives tracks to gain transferable skills for academic, school, and private institutions. The Roxbury Latin School is the oldest school in continuous operation in North America, founded in 1645 by John Eliot. Today it is comprised of 300 boys in grades 7-12.

Reports to:

The Library/Archives Assistant will report to Simmons alum, Christopher Heaton, who is the Librarian and Archivist at the school.

Responsibilities:

  • Shelving, book plating, and cataloging books for the Mary Rousmaniere Gordon Library and Alumni Collection

  • Light archival projects including alumni exhibit display cases and fulfilling research requests

  • Processing of archival and library materials

  • Note: this role will not have direct contact with students

Training will be provided to familiarize volunteers with The Roxbury Latin School's library catalog system (Follet Destiny). Volunteer hours will occur during normal school hours (9 a.m. - 3 p.m.), though no set schedule has been identified. Will work with you to determine hours for full or half days. Lunch will be provided.

You will be required to complete a CORI request (background check). This entails filling out a CORI form and showing your valid state ID here at the school. Once this is complete (after about 1-2 weeks), you can begin volunteering.

How to apply:

Send an email with your resume and relevant experience (this can include coursework you've completed and/or are enrolled in, such as LIS 415: Information Organization) to Christopher Heaton (christopher.heaton@roxburylatin.org)

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Archives Volunteer, USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown, MA

The Curatorial Department at the USS Constitution Museum seeks an Archives Volunteer to assist the Archivist with processing, digitization, and other archival projects as needed. The USS Constitution Museum, located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of "Old Ironsides" and the people associated with her.

Desired Skills

  • Graduate coursework in library science and/or archives management
  • Demonstrated experience scanning documents and photographs, as well as basic Photoshop editing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and careful attention to detail
  • Interest in American history is a plus

Schedule

Minimum of 4 hours per week between 9 AM and 4 PM, Monday - Friday.

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Kate Monea, Archivist, at kmonea@usscum.org. This is an unpaid volunteer position. All volunteers must complete a CORI form upon starting.

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Annual Association of Jewish Libraries Conference

The annual conference of the Association of Jewish Libraries (www.jewishlibraries.org) is meeting in Boston in two weeks. 

The conference will be at Temple Israel of Boston, 477 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02215, from Sunday June 18 to Wednesday June 20.

We are looking for volunteers to man the registration desk and to check participants' badges at meals. Volunteers will be able to attend sessions for free on days that they volunteer.

You can see the conference program at http://jewishlibraries.org/images/meeting/061818/finalbostonprogrambook.pdf

If you are interested in volunteering go online to the forms here:

REGISTRATION  https://doodle.com/poll/qfrzfdg23au4vnkq

MEAL TIX CHECK IN   https://doodle.com/poll/gz6bdzafw3unx9bg

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Volunteer Opportunity, Public Library of Brookline, Brookline, MA

Volunteer Opportunity: Tee Off at the Library at the Public Library of Brookline


The Public Library of Brookline is seeking volunteers to assist with its annual Tee Off at the Library event on Saturday, June 16. This is a major library program where patrons can enjoy rounds of mini golf, refreshments, and activities--this year with a superhero theme. There will be an all-ages program from 12-4 PM and an adult (21+) event from 6-9 PM. More information on the event is available at brooklinelibrary.org.
There are opportunities to assist with the event throughout the day, from setting up in the morning to staffing the events to cleaning up afterwards. This is an excellent opportunity for students of Library and Information Science who are looking for experience with programming at public libraries, and who want a first-hand view of running a large-scale library program. Volunteers will receive up to two tickets to the event. Those interested in volunteering should follow the sign-up link and fill out the volunteer form.

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Volunteer Opportunity, Public Library of Brookline, Brookline, MA

Volunteer Opportunity: Public Library of Brookline

Date: Saturday, May 19, 1-4 PM
Location: Public Library of Brookline, 361 Washington Street, Brookline
The Public Library of Brookline is seeking volunteers to assist with a library program on May 19, 2018. The event, a Taste Test Party, is the finale of the Brookline Eats! event series. Patrons will have the opportunity to sample a variety of foods from local eateries. The Library is seeking volunteers to help set up, welcome participants, hand out samples, and clean up after the event. This is an excellent opportunity for a Simmons student or recent graduate looking for experience staffing programs in a public library setting. Those interested in volunteering should write Lily at lweitzman@minlib.net.

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