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  • 1.Arlington Public Library Volunteer Orientation
    Become Part of Our Story!
    Thank you for your interest in volunteering for the library!

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, well be working to providean excellent library system for Arlington.
3. Arlington Public Library Volunteer Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Arlington Public Library Volunteer program is partner with Arlington citizens to provide the best in library services for our community.
4. Benefits of volunteering at the library
Have the satisfaction of knowing that youre 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. Where do I volunteer?
6. George W. Hawkes Central Library101 E. AbramStreet Arlington, TX 76010 817-459-6900
James Ponder
Public Service Coordinator
7. East Arlington Library Branch1624 New York Avenue Arlington, TX 76010 817-275-3321
Diana Candelaria
Public Service Coordinator
8. Lake Arlington Branch Library4000 W Green Oaks Boulevard Arlington, TX 76016 817-478-4442
Shana Fry
Public Service Coordinator
9. Northeast Branch Library1905 Brown Boulevard Arlington, TX 76006 817-277-5573
Tyrone Moore
Public Service Coordinator
10. Southeast Branch Library900 SE Green Oaks Boulevard Arlington, TX 76018 817-459-6395
Karen Ehrie
Public Service Coordinator
11. Southwest Branch Library3311 SW Green Oaks Boulevard Arlington, TX 76017 817-459-6386
Derek PurduePublic Service Coordinator
12. Woodland West Branch Library2837 West Park Row Drive Arlington, TX 817-277-5265
Robert Linan
Public Service Coordinator
13. Arlington ReadsCentral Library & East Arlington Branch817-459-6985
Yoko Matsumoto
Library Services Manager - Literacy
14. Volunteer opportunities
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. Book Doctor
As a book doctor, you would diagnose, treat, and prescribe preventative care to wounded books in our collection.
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. 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. 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. 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.
21. 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.

22. 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.

23. Multicultural Consultant
Hello! Hola! ChoC! 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.
24. 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.
25. 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 childrens programming.
26. Arlington READS Literacy Program
ESL & Basic Literacy Tutors
One-on-one/Small Group
Conversation Circles
ESL Large Group
Computer classes/Workplace literacy
Youth Literacy Tutor (grades 1-3)
Family Literacy Tutor
Citizenship Instructors
27. 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.
28. 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 well 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
29. I like what I see! How do I apply?
Sign up to volunteer by creating an account on our volunteer webpage www.arlingtonlibrary.org/volunteer
While logged in, fill out the City of Arlingtons Municipal Volunteer Program Application
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.
30. 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 postions.
31. Questions?
If you have questions about the status of your volunteer application, contact Antoinette Garner in Workforce Services.817-459-6869
If you have questions about volunteer opportunities at the Arlington Public Library
contact one of the staff members below:
Michele Wilson
Angie Bartula