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Library Board
Second Edition
Circ Dept
Technical Services
Adult Services
Youth Services
Library Board
Second Edition
Circ Dept
Technical Services
Adult Services
Youth Services

Circulation Department

Circulation jobs demand accuracy and attention to detail. All circulation jobs entail shelving materials correctly. It is physical as well as mental work, and a great way to learn how a library works.


Shelve library materials; maintain neat and orderly shelves.
Working from a list, locate and pull library materials from the shelves. Check in materials using computer system, and sort them as directed. Label and shelve requested items. Shelving as needed.
Using library computer system, check in and shelve materials as directed. May also pull holds or shelve, depending on work flow.

Must be at least 14 years old. Must follow direction well. Able to concentrate and pay attention to details. Able to sort and organize alphabetically and numerically. Ability to lift books and push book carts. Able to work independently after being trained. Bending, kneeling, squatting and stretching required.

Commitment: One 2-hour shift weekly for a minimum of 6 months.

Technical Services

Tech Services volunteers prepare new library materials for circulation. This behind-the-scenes work entails strict attention to detail and accuracy as well as the hands-on care and precision required to cover and label items.
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Create spine labels and affix to books as directed.

Additional requirements: MS Word and computer basics required. Afternoons, Wednesday or Thursday

Follow department procedure to stamp, label and cover library materials in preparation for circulation.

Additional requirements: Able to stand at work table in a team environment for the duration of the shift.

Qualifications: Must be at least 14 years old. Must follow direction well. Able to concentrate and pay attention to details. Able to sort and organize. Able to work independently after being trained. Able to follow written directions and adhere to procedure. See specific job description for additional requirements.

Commitment: One 2-hour shift weekly for a minimum of six months.

Adult Services

The Adult Services Department provides a number of programs and classes for library patrons, including drop-in computer labs as well as individual instruction. Volunteers also help librarians catalog materials in languages other than English.


Volunteers versed in technology are teamed with library staff to aid patrons with questions about software and various devices and assist with classes in computers and technology for beginning users.

Responsibilities: Teach class; answer questions; prepare class materials.

Qualifications: Well versed in the topic of the class. Able to speak in a clear and loud voice.
Patient and flexible with a wide range of students of varying abilities.

Commitment: 2-hour shift, once a week for 9 months

Co-host Open Computer Lab: Provide drop-in help for people who are learning to use computers for email accounts, formatting documents, working with websites, hands-on practice.

Responsibilities: Welcome patrons to the lab and answer questions. Help set up and break down the lab.

Qualifications: Well versed in a variety of computer and program topics. Comfortable with computers, problem solving, and helping people learn. Patience and flexibility required.

Commitment: 2.5 hours every Tuesday or Thursday for a minimum of one year.

Two-person teams lead monthly book discussions for avid readers at area senior living communities.

Responsibilities: Read the selected book; prepare discussion guide, and lead the discussion. Transport books to and from the library.

Qualifications: A clear, loud voice, patience and flexibility with a group; ability to lead an inclusive discussion. Prior experience in a book group would be helpful. Must have own transportation

Commitment: Two hours once a month for the meeting; additional time for reading and preparation. Six months or more.

Youth Services

The Youth Services Department provides programs, inside and outside the library, that promote the unique literacy development of children, a key piece of the library's mission.

BookShare Outreach Program

Cedar Mill Library volunteers provide Storytime sessions and library materials each month to over 50 childcare sites.bookshare_checkin

Volunteers plan and prepare Storytime using provided resources, then present Storytime to young children (birth to 5) in family child care homes once a month.

Qualifications: A desire to work with children 12 months through five years of age. Experience working with young children. Valid driver’s license and a car.

Commitment:  1 hour monthly to prepare materials, and 1 hour monthly at childcare sites for a minimum of six months; prefer 1 year commitment.

Reconcile books returned. Wipe down books and boxes as needed. Complete paperwork for tracking.

Qualifications: Performs daily tasks with high level of accuracy; works independently.

Commitment: One 2-hour shift weekly for at least six months.

Deliver boxes of children’s books to family child care homes, day care centers, Head Start locations on schedule once a month. Complete paperwork.

Qualifications: Able to life 20-pound boxes. Valid driver’s license and a car.

Commitment: 2 hours on one morning per month for a minimum of six months.

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Second Edition Resale Shop

Second Edition is a permanent fundraiser that supports the library. It is an excellent place for learning job skills, including customer service, merchandising, sorting and pricing.
Represent Second Edition Resale Shop in a professional manner, interact pleasantly with customers and perform sales transactions accurately. Restock clothing and maintain cleanliness in the shop.

Qualifications: Must be at least 15 years old, able to stand during a 3-hour shift, interact comfortably with customers, and have good verbal skills.

Welcome and interact with customers; hang clothing; light dusting and cleaning; assist cashier.

Qualifications: Must be at least 15 years old; be able to stand for the 3-hour shift; interact with customers; have good verbal skills.

Receive donations and sort them according to shop’s Incoming Donation Procedures.

Qualifications: Ability to stand during 3 hour shift. Ability to bend, stoop, lift and carry donated items. Ability to follow donation guidelines. Written and verbal communication skills to work in a team environment.

Examine merchandise for quality according to guidelines and policies of shop. Price and tag merchandise. Sort and package merchandise according to themes and seasons. Research area of expertise at least once a year by visiting other retailers.

Qualifications: Interest in a specific type of merchandise or department (e.g. linens, shoes, housewares.) Able to research labels, brands, and prices. Able to lift and carry donated items. Written and verbal communication skills to work in a team environment. 

Commitment: One 3-hour shift weekly for a minimum of six months.

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Library Board Of Directors

The 11 volunteer members of the Board of Directors are responsible for overseeing the financial and operational performance of the Cedar Mill & Bethany Community Libraries Association (CMBCLA).


Qualifications:  Board members must be members of CMCLA, and must be willing to devote time and effort to Board responsibilities, including fundraising efforts, attendance at library events, and cultivating community contacts. Prospective board members are strongly encouraged to attend a monthly board meeting as an audience member in advance of applying for a board position.

Commitment: Three-year term, with openings usually occur in the early fall and elections at the Annual Meeting in October.  Board meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at Cedar Mill Library and are open to the public.

Board member responsibilities include

  • establishing policies, guidelines and limits
  • developing long-range plans
  • maintaining a sound financial base and legal accountability for the Association
  • financial contributions to the library within personal capabilities
  • acting as an ambassador for the library, building relationships with family, social, business and community contacts

Applications to join the CMBCLA Board of Directors are due by September 1st.

To get started:

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