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Volunteer in the Library

Volunteer positions in the Library include:

  • Data Entry
  • Library Assistant
  • Photograph Scanner & Cataloger 

There are currently no volunteer openings in the Library. Please check back again in the future.

To learn more about these positions and/or apply, please click "READ MORE" below.

  

Data Entry

Currently not accepting any volunteers for this position.

  • Description: Enter data from historical records into a predesigned database that allows researchers and patrons to access key information.
  • Skills Required: Familiarity with computers, ability to touch type, and work independently.  
  • Training/Education/Experience Required: Minimum age of 18 and a high school graduate. German language skills would be a bonus, but are not required. 
  • Payroll Status: Volunteer (unpaid)
  • Schedule: Contact supervisor Marjorie Bardeen for more information.

 

Library Assistant

Currently not accepting any volunteers for this position.

  • Description: Assist Librarian in tasks such as cataloging, inventor, shelf-reading, etc...
  • Skills Required: Strong research, writing, organization, computer, and communication skills. Ability to work independently, as well as with staff in other departments and library patrons.
  • Training/Education/Experience Required: Preference will be given to applicants who are actively pursuing a career or degree in archives, libraries, library information service, or museums.
  • Payroll Status: Volunteer (unpaid)
  • Schedule: Contact supervisor Marjorie Bardeen for more information.

 

Photograph Scanner & Cataloger

Due to overwhelming response, volunteer applications for Photograph Scanner & Cataloger have been closed. Thank you for your interest!

  • Description: Volunteers will scan and catalog various types of images in our growing photograph collections. Types of images range from paper prints to film and glass-plate negatives and slides.
  • Skills Required: Strong research, writing, organization, computer, and communication skills. Ability to work independently, as well as with staff in other departments and library patrons. Strong computer and scanning experience. Adobe Photoshop experience isn't necessary, but is a plus. Computer data entry experience and some knowledge of Lancaster County history are preferred.
  • Training/Education/Experience Required: Preference will be given to applicants who are actively pursuing a career or degree in archives, libraries, library information service, photography, history, or museums.
  • Payroll Status: Volunteer (unpaid)
  • Schedule: Contact supervisor This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more information.

Research Assistant

Currently not accepting any volunteers for this position. 

  • Description: Assist staff in helping patrons in the library.
  • Skills Required: Strong research and public services skills. Ability to work with others. Requires knowledge of genealogical research methods.
  • Training/Education/Experience Required: Familiarity with genealogical resources, computer literacy, and public service experience. Teaching background is helpful. Minimum age 18.
  • Payroll Status: Volunteer (unpaid)
  • Schedule: Contact supervisor Marjorie Bardeen for more information.

 

For additional questions: Please contact the Research Staff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For questions about Photograph Scanner & Cataloger position, please contact Marianne Heckles, Research Assistant & Coordinator of Photograph Collections, at 717-392-4633 ex. 116 or by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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