On March 23, 2011 Guilford Courthouse NMP opened the new Nathanael Greene Library to the public. The Park is committed to making this resource available on a regular basis, but needs the help of volunteers to make that a reality. Our plan is to begin by opening every Friday and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Those interested in volunteering are asked to commit to three-hour shifts (10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and/or 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.) once a week or once a month. Certainly, if you’d like to volunteer more, we’ll be happy to discuss the possibility! Once there are sufficient volunteer staff to maintain these hours on Friday and Saturday every week, the park will work toward opening regular hours on additional weekdays. In the meantime, access to the Library will be by appointment only.
Duties of Library Volunteers: In addition to being present in the research area, duties include, but may not be limited to the following:
• Re-shelve books.
• Assist researchers in finding books.
• Assist researchers in finding battle participant information.
• Make copies or facilitate copying material for researchers, as needed.
• Explain Library policies to researchers and assist them to comply as needed. To protect the library collection, certain restrictions will apply. Volunteers will be responsible to see that researchers comply with these restrictions and that NPS staff are notified immediately if a problem occurs. (Example: Purses, backpacks, briefcases, etc. will not be allowed in the research rooms. We will provide paper and pencils as needed and show visitors where they can store personal items.)
No prior experience is necessary, all necessary training will provide to the volunteers by park staff. In addition, during your shift, you will have the opportunity to research in the library yourself!
If you are interested in volunteering in the Nathanael Greene Library, please contact Nancy Stewart at the park by phone (336-288-1776) or email (Nancy_Stewart@partner.nps.gov).