Volunteers, Guest Hosts, and Interns

For Potential Volunteers

The Library welcomes all inquiries about volunteering, and we are grateful for the community’s volunteer support that has helped the Library reach a much larger array of artists, activists, scholars and the generally curious than we two co-founders could ever have done on our own. The Library is considerably volunteer-run, with people in our core community making an incredibly wide array of different contributions to the overall project. The common feature of all volunteer projects is that they arise organically out of people’s personal engagement with the Library. We two co-founders are limited in our ability to develop, train, and assign projects on a regular basis. Rather, the volunteer relationships that have flourished are those in which the prospective volunteer develops their own relationship to both the collection and the Library as a social environment, and develops a proposal for what they would want their own contribution to be.

2019 Volunteers and Guest Hosts

David Wiegleb, Library Guest host, ongoing since October 2018

Nate Hoffelder,Webmaster, ongoing since 2016

Sarah Benlolo, Wednesday support and collections processing support, ongoing since 2016

Carolee Gilligan Wheeler, 2016 Library Fellow and volunteer conservator; 2013–2015 volunteer, Guest Host, ongoing since 2015

Bryan Boyce, 2016 Library Fellow; Guest host since 2015

Adrianne Finelli, 2016 Library Fellow; Guest host since 2015

Volunteer is the default term for everyone who contributes their time, energy, and skill for the betterment of the Library’s holdings and operations, usually in cooperation with the co-founders (who are also volunteers of a kind). Interns are usually volunteering for a fixed period of time in a manner that benefits both the Library and an educational program.
*Library Fellow is a new category created in 2016 to recognize the people who, since 2015, have enabled the Library to double its public open hours by hosting their own regular public open days. Our Fellows have assumed a far greater degree of responsibility for the Library’s public-facing affordances than have any other volunteers, which does not reduce our recognition for the extraordinary commitment, creativity, and constancy that all of the Library’s volunteers have offered over the years. Other terms:


Charlie Macquarie, Library Guest host, 2015–2018; 2014 Wednesday support volunteer

Jessical Lachenal, 2017 – 2018 volunteer Guest Host

Alicia Toldi, 2017 – 2018 collections processing volunteer

Annegret Spranger, 2015 – 2016 volunteer, Wednesday support and collections processing

Tim Slaughter, 2015 – 2016 volunteer, collections processing

Lindsey Dupler, 2015 volunteer, Wednesday support, off-site explorations, and hospitality

Christina Corfield, Summer 2013 intern, collections processing

Emma Hurst Winter 2013 intern

Freya Channing, collections processing lead, 2008–2011 and Fall, 2013

Juliayn Coleman, Summer 2010 volunteer bookbinder

Heather Jovanelli, Fall 2011 – Fall 2013 volunteer, serials inventory

Pamela Jackson, Summer 2006 volunteer, Wednesday support and collections management

Jeremy Blatter, Summer 2006 intern, Summer 2007 intern

Karla Nielsen, Summer 2008 Wednesday support, collections management

Dawn Marsh Wilson, 2009 Wednesday support, digital asset management

Kevin Coleman, Summer and Fall, 2010, collections management

Antonella Bonfanti, Summer 2011, Wednesday support

Courtney Fellion,2012 website development

Sara Garvey, January 2012, collections processing

Kris Ashley, development volunteer, Fall 2013