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Nevada State Library, Archives & Public Records (NSLAPR)


Volunteer Job Description - Book Wrangler


General Description: Volunteers assist with rounding up books and keeping them in order
Benefits of Volunteering:
  • Chance to meet new people
  • To work in pleasant surroundings
  • To develop new skills
  • Give something back to the community
  • Share your talents
  • Feel needed and valued
  • Satisfaction from accomplishment
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Shelve books according to call number and location
  • Verify books on the shelves are in the correct order
  • Straighten, shift and arrange items in order on the shelves
  • Locate items requested by patrons or library staff
  • Physically process books by stamping, tattle taping, affixing call number labels, and adding dust jackets
  • Repairing damaged books
  • Shelving periodicals in alphabetical order by title
  • Shifting older periodicals from the periodical display to shelving
  • Deaccessioning older periodical issues when microfilm replaces it or according to the schedule established by library policy
Required Qualifications:
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to alphabetize and put items in numerical order
  • Physical ability to push book carts, bend, stretch, reach, lift, and read book spines
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Availability to work 1 - 3 hours at a time, 2+ days a week
Volunteer reports to:
  • Depends on collection

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Nevada State Library, Archives
and Public Records

100 N. Stewart Street
Carson City, NV 89701

Telephone: (775) 684-3339

Library Services

Telephone: (775) 684-3360
Information and Reference: (775) 684-3360
Government Publications: (775) 684-3332
Fax: (775) 684-3330
Ask a Librarian

Library Development

Telephone: (775) 684-3367
Fax: (775) 684-3311

Talking Books

Telephone: (775) 684-3367
Fax: (775) 684-3355


Telephone: (775) 684-3310
Fax: 775) 684-3371
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Records Management

Telephone: (775) 684-3411
Fax: (775) 684-3426
Ask State Records

Imaging and Preservation Services

Telephone: (775) 684-3414
Fax: (775) 684-3408