library volunteers welcome strategies for attracting retaining and making the most of willing helpers

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Library Volunteers Welcome

Author : Lura Sanborn
ISBN : 9781476623825
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Volunteers are crucial to the daily operation of any library. Finding and retaining the right people, motivating them and matching their skills with projects is challenging. This collection of 30 new essays brings together the experiences of numerous individuals across the U.S., providing ideas, projects and best practices for volunteer recruiting and management. The contributors—among them library board members, heads of special collections, directors of state library associations, outreach coordinators, archivists and researchers—discuss a broad range of topics in five sections: recruitment and retention; policies and process; mentoring and empowering; placement, programs and responsibilities; and outreach.

Short Term Staff Long Term Benefits Making The Most Of Interns Volunteers Student Workers And Temporary Staff In Libraries

Author : Nora J. Bird
ISBN : 9781440841774
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This book offers a novel, more efficient, and mutually beneficial approach to attracting, training, and working with short-term staff in ways that benefit all involved: the organization, the short-term staff, and library personnel in general. • Demonstrates how to get the most out of short-term staff and volunteers, while also meeting the needs of these individuals • Covers all types of short-term library workers: volunteers, service learning students, interns, work-study students, and grant personnel • Documents how having experienced staff mentor and collaborate with short-term staff presents new opportunities for learning and growth as well as provides the direct benefit of completing tasks and projects more quickly

Teaching Technology In Libraries

Author : Lura Sanborn
ISBN : 9781476627182
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Libraries are charged with fostering new skills and capabilities, a challenging task in an era of rapid technological change. Developing new ways of teaching and learning—within budget and time constraints—is the key to keeping up-to-date. Written by librarians, this collection of new essays describes an array of technology outreach and instruction programs—from the theoretical to the practical—for public, academic and school libraries, based on case studies and discussions of methodology. Content includes out of the box lessons, outreach successes and technology instruction programs applicable to patrons and staff at public, academic and school libraries.

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