Volunteer at HPNL

Looking to gain practical experience in a busy departmental academic library?

The History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library (HPNL) is seeking volunteers to provide support for our projects and services.  This is a perfect opportunity for current GSLIS students.

Volunteers at HPNL are expected to commit to a mutually agreed-upon schedule (minimum 5 hours/week) during regular business hours (M-F, 9am-5pm). Assigned duties will be commensurate with background, skills, and time commitment, and may include:

  • Shelving of books and microfilm
  • Providing circulation desk support
  • Assisting patrons with finding materials or using library equipment
  • Providing support for newspaper digitization activities and other digital library initiatives (e.g. OCR correction)
  • Assisting with stacks maintenance (e.g. cleaning, shelf reading)
  • Assisting with special projects

Required Qualifications:

Strong service orientation; ability to communicate effectively; ability to work in a team environment; Current GSLIS student status

To apply:

Please send a resume and short cover letter via email to hpnl@library.uiuc.edu .