Posted: Jun 24, 2011 5:26 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The American Library Association will send volunteers to 15 public and private libraries on Friday to help out.
The daylong event will see the workers doing everything from shelving books, reorganizing and updating collections, and record entering and cataloging. Additional volunteers will assist with landscaping, painting and various construction projects.
The ALA is holding its convention in New Orleans and scheduled the community service as part of their "Libraries Build Communities" program.
The ALA was the first national organization to hold a conference in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. In 2006, the project led more than 900 librarians and library workers in an effort to help rebuild libraries, homes and other community sites in New Orleans.