As a public service organization, we depend on the volunteerism of both adults and youth. For more information you may contact the CEO or speak to one of our staff. The Volunteer Application and Guidelines are also available below and can be e-mailed, faxed or dropped off in person. Secondary co-op placements and post-secondary volunteerism and internships are welcome!
SNPL has 3 unfilled summer positions. All student applicants must be 30 or less on July 10 AND be enrolled in school for both the previous semester and the coming semester.
- Post Secondary student: Library Clerk–this position will include children’s programming for approximately 18 hours per week and digitization for 20 hours per week, most weeks. Photography skills an asset as digitization will include a photography project of grave stones in the community and other community historic sites. Must have a police check available no later than July 3. Apply at SNPL directly. 7 weeks 30 hours per week. Start date: Between June 12 and July 3rd. [Open to anyone currently in or beginning post secondary in Fall 2017].
- High School student (or June graduate): Digitization Assistant–assist the CEO digitization of corporate records. Apply at SNPL directly. 7 weeks 30 hours per week. Start date: July 3rd.
- High School Student: Summer Library Assistant-Youth–This position is with the GREAT Student office and closes on June 16th. Students must apply through GREAT. 8 weeks 37.5 hours. Start date: July 3rd.
The Six Nations Public Library regularly accepts letters of intent for interested community members to join the Board. Meetings are typically held in the 2nd fl (inaccessible) Boardroom on the 2nd Wed of the month at 6:00pm, but this is subject to Board discussion annually. All interested community members should send a letter of intent with a brief statement of their individual skill set for Board consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org or drop off the application at the Library.
Six Nations Public Library offers awards for students completing an undergraduate or graduate thesis. A one page description of the thesis should be submitted to the CEO. Upon review of the abstract/description, applicants will be notified if their application has been successful. All successful applicants will be required to submit a copy of the thesis in either pdf format or hard bound with name and title embossed on the front and side, along with a current CV or resume. All successful applicants will be given a certificate for portfolio use and those submitting print format will be given a $50 award.
Research projects may also be submitted for review. These may also be submitted electronically or in bound format. Research projects are usually under 40 pages, but may be longer. Due to the difference in cost of binding, a lesser cash award will be given for projects. All successful applicants will be given a certificate for portfolio use and print submissions will receive a $25 award. It should be noted that the cost of the award is to off-set the print/bind expenses but that electronic documents are accessible and often more preferable by researchers.
Although a thesis or research project is a form of publication, the availability is usually limited to universities and their subsequent departments. Availability to researchers and other students is an important and often missing aspect of the student research process. This award, however small, is intended to cover the cost of submitting the manuscript for use by the Library patrons. Circulation of the relevant work students are conducting as part of their studies is a valuable component of the public library system and the resources we offer and deemed a Service Initiative by the Six Nations Public Library Staff and Board.
Preference is given to students who are conducting work of a Native or Six Nations content; however, all submissions will be considered. Abstracts may be submitted at any time with reviews of applications following the 15th of March, July and November of each year. Multiple awards are given.
For additional Award information contact: Dr. Sabrina Redwing Saunders at email@example.com or 519-445-2954