Jeanette Carter is one of two library volunteers who will be honored for reaching a 1,500 hour milestone at this year’s Volunteer Recognition Event. We asked Jeanette a few questions for this “Volunteer Spotlight:”
How long have you been volunteering at the Iowa City Public Library?
I have been volunteering since I quit working at the library in 2003. [Jeanette was a senior librarian in the library's Reference Department.]
What do you do at the Library?
I have two volunteer jobs. I work 2 hours a week at the Book End, and for book sales. I also index the Press-Citizen microfilm retroactively, and am now on 1962. Both jobs are enjoyable.
[Go to icpl.org/newspaper and benefit from Jeanette’s work when you use the Local News Index!]
Why did you decide to volunteer at the Library?
When I was working at the library I knew how valuable the many volunteer jobs were. I wanted to contribute to this effort and support the library.
What is your favorite part of the collection?
I enjoy mysteries, biographies and always take recorded books on long car trips.
What else do you like to do?
Cooking and gardening are my favorite hobbies. I also enjoy visiting grandchildren, who live a long ways off, so I don’t get to see them very often.
Thank you, Jeanette, for all of your time and hard work!
If you’re interested in volunteering, go www.icpl.org/volunteer or come in to the Library and fill out a Volunteer Application.