MLS Practicums are available at the Plano Public Libraries for college students. For more information, email Robin Popik or call 972-941-7114.
About the Program
Students, homemakers, senior citizens--anyone 13 years of age and older--can help the Plano Public Libraries deliver a variety of quality services to its more than 269,000 residents. Adult positions are currently filled. To be added to the waiting list, please fill out the online registration form. Teen positions are currently filled. Please visit the Teen & College page for more information.
Volunteers provide services such as shelving, book mending, genealogy searches, reference assistance, customer service, computer assistance, and math tutoring. ESL teachers and Small Talk volunteers facilitate small group conversations for individuals with English as a second language. Donation and book sorters assist with organizing books, magazines, and media donated to the libraries. Community needs for Plano Public Libraries' educational, recreational, and informational services are continually increasing. Working together, volunteers and paid staff can help meet these increased demands despite a limited budget. Not only can volunteers help the library--it's a two-way street. Volunteers acquire new skills, meet interesting people and experience the satisfaction of sharing their talents with others.
The Harrington Library has an ongoing ESL program through LIFT (Literacy Instruction for Texas). If you are interested, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Estela Molina in December to prepare for training in January. For more information, call 214-455-0311. Harrington Library also seeks adult math tutors during the school year for service on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. An interview and background check are required.