Managing Library Volunteers

Managing Library Volunteers

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Volunteers play a vital role in successful libraries across the county, and as staffing budgets shrink and change, it is more important now than ever to create and sustain a volunteer program that works to your, advantage. This hands-on guide to recruiting, training, managing, and recognizing library volunteers is packed with ideas that will help you to both start from scratch or reenergize the system you already have. It is a must-have for any size or type of budget-savvy, proactive library. Organized around the time line of the volunteer recruitment process, this practical toolkit covers the gamut of issues from assessing needs to creating policy, whether at a large system or a single branch, public, special, or academic library. Using tested management guidelines, you will learn how to: - Find and recruit top-notch people - Match the volunteers you have with the help you need - Keep these valuable human assets stimulated and satisfied - Adapt proven management guidelines for any library situation Armed with more than 40 forms and real-life examples that you can use and customize, you will have everything you need to increase your services, generate publicity, and build a bridgework after 7:00 p. M. on a school night, you can use this as a guide to determine appropriate hours for any volunteers under sixteen years of age. ... Therefore, any volunteer under the age of sixteen would be required to submit a consent form.

Title:Managing Library Volunteers
Author: Preston Franklin Driggers, Eileen Dumas
Publisher:American Library Association - 2002-01

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