Arlington Public Library Volunteer Orientation


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Arlington Public Library Volunteer Orientation

  1. 1. Become Part of Our Story!Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the library!
  2. 2. Message from Library Director, Cary Siegfried Welcome! We appreciate your interest in partnering to deliver library services to our community. Your knowledge, talents and interests make us stronger. Together, we’ll be working to provide an excellent library system for Arlington.
  3. 3. Arlington Public Library Volunteer Program Mission Statement The mission of the Arlington Public Library Volunteer program is to partner with Arlington citizens to provide the best in library services for our community.
  4. 4. Benefits of volunteering at the library Have the satisfaction of knowing that you’re making Arlington a better place to live! Gain job skills and build your resume. Get to know others with similar interests– both library staff and other volunteers. Have fun!
  5. 5. Where do I volunteer?
  6. 6. George W. Hawkes Central Library101 E. Abram Street Arlington, TX 76010 817-459-6900 Karen Ehrie Public Service Coordinator
  7. 7. East Arlington Library Branch1624 New York Avenue Arlington, TX 76010 817-275-3321
  8. 8. Lake Arlington Branch Library4000 W Green Oaks Boulevard Arlington, TX 76016 817-478-4442 Shana Fry Public Service Coordinator
  9. 9. Northeast Branch Library1905 Brown Boulevard Arlington, TX 76006 817-277-5573 Diana Candelaria Public Service Coordinator
  10. 10. Southeast Branch Library900 SE Green Oaks Boulevard Arlington, TX 76018 817-459-6395 Derek Perdue Public Service Coordinator
  11. 11. Southwest Branch Library3311 SW Green Oaks Boulevard Arlington, TX 76017 817-459-6386 Tyrone Moore Public Service Coordinator
  12. 12. Woodland West Branch Library2837 West Park Row Drive Arlington, TX 817-277-5265 Robert Linan Public Service Coordinator
  13. 13. Arlington ReadsCentral Library & The Literacy House 817-460-2727 Yoko Matsumoto Library Services Manager - Literacy
  14. 14. Volunteer opportunities
  15. 15. Book Wrangler As a book wrangler, you will improve customer and staff experiences by insuring their desired materials are in the right spot when they need them.
  16. 16. Book Doctor As a book doctor, you would diagnose, treat, and prescribe preventative care to wounded books in our collection.
  17. 17. Central Library Concierge As a Central Library Concierge, you will enhance the customer service offered to new library users by making visitors feel welcome and providing directions and assistance.
  18. 18. Creative Consultant As a creative consultant you will help create aesthetically pleasing flyers, posters and displays that would help create interest in library materials, services, and events.
  19. 19. Cyber Coach Whether they want to hop on the next social networking bandwagon, try out a new gadget, send or receive family pictures, or apply for a job online, patrons often rely on a cyber coach that can improve their quality of life.
  20. 20. Heritage Sleuth Do you have experience digging up your family tree? Want to share your knowledge? Assist customers with genealogical quests and local history projects. Assist with digitizing/recording local historical information (oral history, photographs, etc.).
  21. 21. Library Ambassador As a library ambassador, you would work side by side with library staff to help enhance the community by implementing programs and reaching out to the Arlington community.
  22. 22. Library Secret Shopper As a library secret shopper, you will identify our strengths and weaknesses in customer service by evaluating your online, phone, and in person experiences.
  23. 23. Media Caregiver As a media caregiver, you will preserve media materials using a disc cleaning machine to insure each item is in good working order.
  24. 24. Multicultural Consultant Hello! Hola! Châo Cô! The Arlington Public Library would like to be able to communicate with all of our library patrons! Help us break language barriers by assisting us in translating our oral and written communications.
  25. 25. Teen Volunteer Corps As a member of teen volunteer corps, you will plan events, give suggestions for books and movies and put some hard work into worthwhile service projects.
  26. 26. Storytime Guide Reading is fun! As a Storytime Guide, you would encourage childhood literacy and inspire kids to read by imagining, creating, coordinating, and facilitating quality children’s programming.
  27. 27. Arlington READS Literacy Program ESL & Basic Literacy Tutors One-on-one/Small Group Conversation Circles ESL Large Group GED Computer classes/Workplace literacy Youth Literacy Tutor (grades 1-3) Family Literacy Tutor Citizenship Instructors
  28. 28. Actor Are you a bookworm? Prove it by volunteering to serve as our library mascot, Read! Read loves to go out to Elementary and Middle Schools, community events and library programs to share his love of for books and inspire kids to read.
  29. 29. Group/Family opportunities Volunteer as a family, a church group, a service club or a business Adopt-a-Shelf: Take care (shelving, straightening, weeding, etc.) of a specific section of the library– we’ll post a sign that tells library users that this section is under your care Special volunteer project days: teens and children can participate in special events to “read off” their library fines, serve Teen Court hours, or gain volunteer service hours for school
  30. 30. I like what I see! How do I apply?1. Sign up to volunteer by creating an account on our volunteer webpage While logged in, fill out the City of Arlington’s Municipal Volunteer Program Application3. Your application will go to Workforce Services (Human Resources) for a background check. Please be patient with us, as it can take up to two weeks to complete this background check.
  31. 31. What happens next? You will be contacted when your application has been approved. You will be able to log into your volunteer account to sign up for training and shifts for your preferred volunteer positions.
  32. 32. Questions?For questions about Arlington Public Library VolunteerOpportunities, go to you have questions about the status of your volunteerapplication, contact Jason Reynolds in Workforce Services:817-459-6853