We are fortunate to receive a large number of environmental books and currently have a large specialist library of around 1500 books. In order to make the library more user-friendly and accessible to staff and volunteers, we are looking for a volunteer to assess the contents, edit the collection and reorganize the shelving system using new furniture. This is a perfect opportunity for a book-loving volunteer with excellent attention to detail and enthusiasm for systematic and organized work. Tasks and Responsibilities:
Skills and Knowledge Required:
- Create comprehensive digital catalogue of all library books, capturing title, author and date of books.
- Assign books specialist categories
- Determine which books can be donated/recycled
- Develop shelving system and shelve books accordingly
- Highly organized and excellent attention to detail
- Comfortable using excel: experience creating and maintain spreadsheets
- Ability to work independently
Kim Vickers, Public Information and Office Administration Coordinator Time Commitment:
Support and Training Provided:
- This project is anticipated to take around 30 - 40 hours to complete. Ideally, the project will be complete by mid-June 2018.
- The project can be completed according to the volunteer’s schedule, within office hours. Suggested schedule of one morning or afternoon a week.
- The project will be completed from the Vancouver office
Benefits to the Volunteer:
- Supervisor and other key staff will provide the specific training and ongoing support necessary for success in this role.
- Introduction to staff at the office
- Reference letter upon meeting time commitment and successful completion of position
- Organic, fair-trade coffee and tea as needed!
- Invitations to lunch and learns and other events taking place at the office
- Be part of DSF’s mission to protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life
- And of course…access to the library