VOLUNTEERS-001: Volunteering for Salina Public Library

Volunteers understand that they are not an employee of the Salina Public Library and any duties performed are as a volunteer free of charge.

To be considered for a volunteer opportunity, one must complete the volunteer application form online or at the Library. All volunteers are interviewed by Library staff for positions.

Volunteers agree to abide by Library policies and work with Library staff and patrons in a professional and courteous manner. Casual clothing is acceptable when volunteering. In general, volunteers should dress and groom appropriately for working in the Library. The Library is committed to maintaining a professional and welcoming atmosphere.

Procedures and requirements for a volunteer will vary depending on the volunteer position. Volunteers are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of all Library information. Volunteers may be subject to a background check. The Library does not provide hours for court mandated community service hours. The Salina Public Library reserves the right to terminate the services of any volunteer.

Revision Date(s): 10/15/2019
Latest Reviewed & Approved Date: 10/15/2019

VOLUNTEERS-002: Friends of the Library

In March 1985, the Board of Trustees approved the establishment of the Friends of the Library (FOL). The intention was to create an organized support group of Library users to provide advocacy, volunteer help, programming and additional funding while involving more local residents in the work of the public Library.

The FOL is a separate 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization with by-laws and a Board of Directors. FOL sets their meeting dates and times along with their own bylaws. FOL raises money through memberships, sales and other events or activities.

The Director or Assistant Director and/or a Library staff liaison try to attend the FOL board meetings each month to keep members informed of Library activities, issues and Library Board action. Library staff work closely with the Friends of the Library.

The FOL is provided a mail shelf in the staff room. FOL is also provided a space in a Library storage area to sort materials for book sales.

Revision Date(s): 10/15/2019
Latest Reviewed & Approved Date: 10/15/2019