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Hugh B. Bain Middle School Library : Student Volunteers

Library Volunteer - Description

The Bain Library loves student volunteers! 

A student volunteer should be:

  • Available at least one day a week after school from 2:20-2:50
  • Someone who understands (or is willing to learn) how the library is organized
  • Someone who is attentive to details
  • Someone who is willing to do a task they may not like
  • Someone who knows how to log in to their RICAT account and place a “hold”

Volunteer Tasks may include:

  • Shelving
  • Straightening books on shelves
  • Checking in magazines
  • Organizing magazines by date in magazine files
  • Preparing books for Interlibrary loan
    • Completing delivery slips
  • Gathering books for class research projects
  • Processing new books
    • Putting barcode stickers on books
    • Stamping books with school names
    • Putting spine labels on books
    • Attaching plastic covers to books
  • Straightening tables and chairs
  • Wiping tables and computer screens
  • Other tasks may be assigned as necessary

Learn How the Library is Organized

Use this interactive website to learn how library materials are organized and to practice arranging books in the correct order.