Central Library Tour Guide

Overview

Library Docent volunteers lead one-hour tours of Central Library. Tours occur weekday mornings and afternoons along with limited evening and weekend tours.

Central Library Tours cover the stories, brief history and services of Central Library as well as the architectural advances and features of the building. 

Program Goals

  • Promote Central Library as a safe, welcoming environment and destination for all ages
  • Showcase the features and spaces of Central Library
  • Support library staff in facilitating dynamic, interactive learning
  • Increase patron satisfaction

Length

Fall / Winter / Spring / Summer
Two- to three-hour shifts

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Able to work independently
  • Fluent in English language
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • Outgoing and friendly personality
  • Enjoys learning new things and sharing their knowledge
  • Enjoys interacting with all types of people
  • Able to move around the building for the duration of their shift
  • Architecture enthusiasts or professionals in the field are encouraged to apply

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Attend an orientation and training session
  • Lead tours, following the guidelines and using the content information provided by Library staff
  • Engage patrons and share knowledge both to small groups or one-on-one
  • Interact with stakeholders in a friendly and respectful manner
  • Abide by the Volunteer Standards of Conduct

Training

  • Information package including tour content provided prior to first shift for independent learning
  • Observe a Central Library Tour
  • On-site orientation provided by Central Library staff

Benefits

  • Develop interpersonal, leadership, problem-solving, communication, and time management skills
  • Gain experience in public speaking and facilitation
  • Meet new people
  • Have fun and contribute to your community

Help Needed

Central Library

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Contact

Alyse Pearce
alyse.pearce@calgarylibrary.ca
403.221.1440

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