Library Volunteer Opportunity

I have been working as a volunteer librarian at Oak Park Temple’s library since January. This is the Reform (very liberal) Jewish Congregation in Oak Park on Harlem. My main project is to transfer the catalog in Pro Cite, to so that the members of the congregation can view the catalog online. Procite is not very user friendly.

I would like to have some volunteers to help me complete this task. It can be done from anywhere that you have internet access and at anytime. I need help tagging the books with subject headings and adding in the call numbers for the non-fiction books.

Don’t feel weird about not being Jewish to volunteer. You will be able to learn about books for Jewish library collections, the Jewish subject headings, and how can be used to make any church library accessible to the public that does not have a formal catalog or classification system. There are a lot of excellent books in the collection, so just looking through the catalog could give you ideas of what to add to your own library that may be lacking in Jewish books in the future.

Please contact me at 708-712-3612 or


Rachel Fischer

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