The Music Department is very lucky to have a long line of dedicated and diverse volunteers. They have provided us with helpful and valuable services throughout the years. Our volunteers range widely in age, interest and talent, from high school kids to retirees, including superb interns from the Pitt Library School. In recognition of National Volunteer Week (April 21-April 27), I would like to highlight some of the projects from the past and present that volunteers have undertaken in this department.
- The Oral History of Music in Pittsburgh (OHMP) collection consists of over 300 interviews conducted by a long-time Music Department volunteer
- The Pittsburgh Archival Material collection contains many finding lists created by a particularly extraordinary volunteer
- The input of information from card catalogs onto computer files to be made into online indexes
- Helping with our semi-annual music sale
- Laminating, repairing, and re-creating CD covers
- Checking inventory lists for missing, misshelved, or miscoded library materials
- Creating shelf signs with call numbers to help navigate the narrow volumes of scores
No task is too small or too large for our volunteers to handle!
If you are interested in volunteering at the library, please see this link: Volunteering at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.
A civilization flourishes when people plant trees under which they will never sit. — Greek Proverb