Volunteer Job Description: Pick List Assistant

General purpose

Assist the circulation staff by retrieving items to fill library holds.


  • Refer to a daily list of items that have been placed on hold by patrons.
  • Find the items on the hold list and bring them to the circulation desk to be scanned in.

Work Environment & Equipment

  • Indoor work environment.
  • Carts would be used to collect and move requested items.

Time Commitment

  • At least once per week, preferably the same time and day of each week.
  • May be done during the library’s regular daytime, evening, or weekend hours.


  • Must be able to maneuver a cart, lift light to medium weights, use step stools to reach high shelves, and kneel to reach low shelves.
  • Must like to work independently.
  • Requires attention to detail, and knowledge of the alphabet.
  • Dewey Decimal System training will be provided if needed.


Circulation Services Librarian