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Interns
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First Search IconThe Brentwood Library offers unpaid internships for college undergraduates and graduate students. Our internships are a partnership between the library staff and the student. The intern completes a short-term project while being mentored and guided by library staff. Available internships change each term. The time commitment varies by project but is generally 10-15 hours per week. All interested students should begin by submitting an online application.

Children's Dept.
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First Search IconThe Children’s Department is beautiful. Working here is a joy! Volunteers in the children’s department assist the library staff in sorting and shelving children’s items. Qualifications: Able to arrange items in alphabetical and numerical order; able to push, bend, and lift; attention to detail; able to work independently. This is very physical work and is not recommended for those with back, knee, or neck problems. Time commitment: One 2-hour scheduled shift per week for 4+ months.

Circulation
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Circulation Volunteer IconHave you ever wondered which library books are most popular? Shelve the recently returned books and find out! Volunteers in the circulation department assist the library staff in shelving fiction, nonfiction, and audiovisual materials, and shelf-read (make sure our collection is in proper order). They may have the opportunity to help with special projects as needed. Qualifications: Able to arrange items in alphabetical and numerical order; able to push, bend, and lift; attention to detail; able to work independently. This is very physical work and is not recommended for those with back, knee, or neck problems. Time commitment: One 2-hour scheduled shift per week for 4+ months.

Office Assistant
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Office Volunteer IconSee how the library works behind the scenes! Volunteer in the Administration Office. Answer the phone and help with office tasks such as inter-library loan mailings, data entry, making copies, cutting bookmarks, assembling Book Club kits, etc.
Time Commitment: One 2-hour scheduled shift per week, for 4+ months.






Special Events
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Special Events Volunteer IconDo you want to volunteer occasionally, but you don't want to make a long-term volunteer commitment? No problem! The library often needs a helping hand at special events like the chess tournament, teen programs, children's events, the Easter egg hunt, morning with Santa, and more! If you'd like us to get in touch with you when help is needed for special events, choose this option.

Book Search
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Pick List Volunteer IconDo you love to search the library’s shelves? Book search volunteers search the shelves for a list of specific items, collect those items on a cart, and deliver the cart to Circulation staff members.
Time Commitment: One 1-hour scheduled shift per week, for 4+ months.


 

Volunteer Coordinator
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Susan Cain

 

 

Susan Cain
Library Volunteer Coordinator
615-371-0090 Ext. 8860
cains@brentwood-tn.org

Susan has worked in circulation for the last 4 1/2 years, so if you have any questions at all about shelving or pick lists, she’s your gal. In the past, she has also been a bank teller, an independent consultant, an administrative assistant, and a stay-at-home mom. Susan has a Bachelor's in English and a Master's of Education in Literacy, making her one of our local grammar cops. Susan is from a family of avid readers. She was born & raised in West TN, though she lived for about 20 years in Ohio. Her family has always been very involved with libraries. Her grandmother was a head librarian, and her father was on the library board for many years. She worked in her college library. We are excited to see what Susan has in store for our Volunteer Program.

If you have any questions about volunteering at the library, please call Susan at 615-371-0090 ext 8860 and leave a message or send an email.

Last updated: 3/30/2015 7:11:54 PM