JOIN OUR CREW OF VOLUNTEERS
FUN WITH BOOKS
If you enjoy fiddling around with books and/or archival work – with NO pressure & frequent tea breaks—please devote some of your “free” time to the many projects awaiting attention here at Curtis Drive.
SSU students may be able to use us for a credit-based Internship. Check with us for details and requirements.
Interns graduating and people moving away have left some important areas of our Sitting Room Book Collections untended.
For example, we need Tenders to give attention to the small Drama Section and to the rather large Poetry Room. To be a Tender takes some creative thinking and some consultation, but not much actual physical labor or time; consistent attention would be the best job description.
The Archives always need more “archive divers” who would work with Eloise van Tassel and J.J. Wilson to keep those fascinating files up to date.
One of our most interesting sections in the library is the International Women Writers. Barbara Lesch McCaffry, its main curator, needs one or two people who want to develop a more global vision of literature to help her in the selection, the data entry, and the tricky “geography” of the shelving.
We have several librarians working with us to catalog the collection onto SAPPHO, our designated area of Library Thing. They are always willing to train volunteers to help them in this task that somehow never becomes routine, given the quality of the books accepted for the permanent collection.
And for those who would just like to shelve our disheveled books, we can always use you. What do we promise you in return? free parking, frequent tea breaks, and the free pleasures of fooling around with books.
Should you want to volunteer or even just to sound out the possibility of volunteering, please telephone J.J. Wilson at 795-9028 and/or email her, firstname.lastname@example.org