Do you like history? Are you detail-oriented? Do you thrive on variety? Do you like to learn something new every day? Would you like to help out a worthy cause? Would you like an interesting, educational volunteer job in a nice library setting?
If so, I have a position for you. The library's Kornegay Room, which houses the local history and genealogy collection, needs a volunteer assistant to the local history and genealogy librarian (me!) Duties include:
* Counting materials used for statistics – books, microfilm reels, file folders, etc. * Shelving and filing materials. * Clipping and copying newspaper articles for vertical files. * Helping patrons locate materials. * Other duties such as preparing materials for binding.
As you work with the collections and materials, you will learn more than you ever knew before about our local area and the families who lived here long ago. The local history collection has all kinds of local information in different formats – books, databases, microfilm, yearbooks, photographs, postcards, scrapbooks, and much more – and, as you explore them, history will come alive.
Unfortunately, many aspects of history are lost to time. Pieces of our history – and what will become history in the future – are lost every day. Wouldn’t you like to be a part of preserving as much as we can of the rich history of our area? Folks 200 years from now will thank you for it.
If you are interested, please give me a call at 442-1951 ext. 247, or drop me an e-mail at email@example.com. Thanks!