Reference Helper

City of Springfield

225 Fifth Street

Springfield, Oregon 97477

Ph: (541)726-3705        Fax: (541)726-4614

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer



Library Reference Helper


Supervisor: Emily David
Location: Springfield Public Library; 225 5th Street; Springfield, Oregon  97477
Schedule: Monday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Commitment: Minimum of 4 hours per month
Objective: Prepare library materials for circulation.


Description of Duties

  • Keeps the public computer stations supplied with paper and pencils.
  • Cleans the public computers.
  • Helps prepare withdrawn materials for recycling.
  • Helps prepare materials for programs.


  • Ability to pass a background check.
  • Ability to send and receive email from home.
  • Understanding and respect for the importance of accurate materials handling.
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail while performing repetitive tasks.
  • High degree of accuracy needed.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to take direction and assignments from paid library staff.
  • Willingness to ask questions and seek clarification if unsure of task.
  • Willing to accept feedback.
  • Positive attitude with people from all backgrounds and abilities.

Physical Requirements

  • Kneeling, bending, reaching over head.
  • Able to lift, move, carry, push or pull objects.
  • Able to walk and stand.

Training and Assignment Preparation

  • Onsite training

Dress Code

  • Business casual.

 Open one of the links below and fill out the form:

Library Application

General Volunteer Application

Interest Inquiry Application


For additional information, contact KarLynn Akins, Volunteer Coordinator City of Springfield
(541) 726-4652 or



City of Springfield, Oregon