Library Volunteers

The Frances Mulhall Achilles Library houses over 10,000 books and other archival material relevant to the Museum’s Collection of 20th- and 21st-century American art. Working with the Curatorial Department and our team of volunteer librarians, volunteers learn about the ongoing maintenance of a specialty library by shelving and checking in materials, tagging and entering new materials into the catalogue system, processing gifts of materials, retrieving data through the Library of Congress’s online catalogue, and assisting with library inventorying.

Help the library through a once-in-a-lifetime transition into the Museum’s historic North Wing – the former Pack Place Library building. Some lifting will be required. A commitment of at least three hours each week (Thursdays 9am – 12pm) is desired. This position would be well-suited for retired librarians and/or those with a professional/volunteer background in library science/archives. Applications are also welcome from current college students with an interest in exploring careers in libraries and archives, and could be further developed into an internship, depending on intern and librarian availability.

If you are interested in becoming a library volunteer, please return a completed volunteer application form to Kristi McMillan, Adult Programs Manager, or call 828.253.3227 x122 to learn more.

Click here to download the volunteer application form!