The library volunteers were recognized in April at a special brunch hosted by the Friends of Schlow Library. Seventy people attended the event, including the Friends board members, Library board members, Library staff, volunteers, Distinguished Friends, and Special Friends members.
In 2008, 64 library volunteers provided 5,093 hours of service to Schlow Library, which is the equivalant of 2.4 full-time employees. Volunteers work in all areas of the library, shelving and shelf reading, checking in returned items Books, audiovisual materials, periodicals., monitoring the computer lab, and assisting the staff. Nine volunteers received awards for years of service: 5 years - Lynn Petnick and Jeff Schmid, 10 years - Barbara Boal and Sally Wangsness, 15 years - Carol Marboe and Sally Goodman, 20 years - Natalie Urban, 25 years - Barbara Marder, and 30 years - Marjorie Knapp.