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Attention History Lovers!

The Leon Valley Public Library is now accepting volunteer applications to help assist us with our archives.  


Our archive is currently getting digitized to make it more accessible to our patrons. We have started the process and need help with scanning and organizing. 


What is an Archive? 

  • A collection of historical documents or records providing information about a place, institution, or group of people. 

  • Our Archive has been built over several years with help from the Leon Valley Historical Society and the Friends of the Leon Valley Public Library. 

What are the two main principles of archiving? 

  • The archives should be kept according to their source.  

  • The archives should be kept in the order originally imposed on them. 

What is a digital archive? 

  • A place of storage for the safekeeping of digital information such as files, deeds, and other documents.  

  • In contrast to an analog archive, both the archived data and the storage location are electronic by nature. 

What do we need help with?

  • Scanning documents, pictures, letters, etc. Once a scan is complete, organizing and labeling files on the computer.  

  • Organizing file folders (digital & physical).

 

How to become a LVPL volunteer? 

  • You will need to fill out a volunteer application (the link is coming soon). For now, call the library at (210) 684-0720 or email Theresa Brader.

  • We are looking for volunteers who are over 18 years old for the archives. The application will include a criminal background check.  

  • Once everything is approved, our assistant director, Theresa Brader, will call you to discuss setting up your training and volunteer schedule. 

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