Historical Society looking for volunteer help

The Carver County Historical Society is currently seeking volunteer help for newspaper indexing in its research library.

Historical Society staff with train volunteers to index modern and historic newspapers for the Carver County Historical Society searchable online database.

Possible duties include: carefully read modern and/or historic newspapers for information about Carver County people, places and events; record specific information from historic and/or modern newspapers onto handwritten index cards; proofread index cards for spelling and other errors; store cards when completed for data entry and filing by museum staff and volunteers; greet visitors to the library; and answer visitor questions about the building, organization, and general Carver County history.

Volunteers in data entry positions may be asked to: enter data, indexed from Carver County newspapers, into an online database for use by museum staff and researchers; enter information from historic and modern newspapers from handwritten index cards into an online database; provide data entry, typing, filing, and spreadsheet support for library records; update records that have previously been entered or were entered incorrectly into the database; proofread index cards for spelling and other errors; and store cards when completed for filing by museum staff and volunteers.

If interested, contact Heidi at (952) 442-4234 or email hgould@co.carver.mn.us.

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