Life Enrichment - Library Assistant


To insure a smooth process for “special requests” of material from the Hennepin County Library (HCL) system to and from our LMS residents.

 Benefits to Resident/Presbyterian Homes:

To enhance the lives of LMS residents by enabling them to enjoy materials offered from the Hennepin County Library system meeting their literary needs.


  • Communicates with the Library Special Request Coordinator on a weekly basis for status of resident library book requests/returns.
  • Communicates with residents who have placed HCL special requests to confirm their request and also when material(s) may be delivered to them.
  • Delivers monthly HCL Material Reminder Notices to LMS residents when their material(s) are coming due.
  • Collaborate with Library Special Request Coordinator and/or Library Courier to Collect HCL materials from residents when needed and return material(s) to the Mound-Westonka Hennepin County Library. 
  • Serves as back-up for Courier duties as needed. 
    • Picks up special request material(s) from HCL in Mound
    • Delivers HCL material(s) and delivers to residents.
  • Work with library committee members in promoting campus library and its services through educational events.


  • Good communication skills
  • Familiarity with computers/email.  Communication via email is preferable but not necessary.   
  • Volunteers need to be ambulatory enough to deliver notices and materials to residents
  • May require own transportation in order to fill in for courier by going to Mound-Westonka Library.

Time Commitment/Hours:

  • Flexible but timely amounts of time (30 minutes or less per week) to perform above duties at various times.
  • Attend one hour monthly meetings. 

Reports to:

Volunteer Director 

Activity and Support Provided:

General Volunteer Orientation. 

Training on library procedures provided by Library Manager.