Cataloging Volunteer, Paige Memorial Library, Hardwick MA

The Paige Memorial Library in Hardwick, Massachusetts is seeking volunteers to help with a large cataloging and re-organization project.  This is a great opportunity for LIS students to gain hands-on experience working in a small, rural public library. Volunteers will work directly with the library's Director and would take on a variety of tasks, including copy cataloging of new and backlogged items, creating spine labels, making dust-jacket covers, minor book repair, and re-organizing our Children's department. Cataloging and/or library experience are not required.  Transportation from GSLIS West to the library may be arranged upon request. 



  • A desire to learn basic copy cataloging skills.
  • A desire to learn how to work with Koha Integrated Library System.
  • A minimum commitment of 10 hours (may be spread over several weeks), though preference will be given to volunteers willing to commit more time.
  • Work must be completed while the library is open (Tuesdays 3 pm - 8 pm, Wednesdays 11 am - 4 pm, Thursdays 1 pm - 7 pm, and Saturdays 9 am - 12 pm).


Applicants may submit a brief letter of interest to Katherine Hand at:


PO Box 128

Hardwick, MA 01037