Library Volunteers Welcome

Author: Carol Smallwood
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476623821
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"A handy anthology of practical advice for institutions looking to build mutually rewarding relationships with volunteers of all stripes, from students to retirees."--Kate Swisher, Registrar, DuSable Museum of African American History "This is a valuable resource for any size or type of library with a large volunteer base...or for any library seeking to build their volunteer program. The tips on training volunteers to help with technology training are particularly timely."--Jenny Brewer, City Librarian, Helen Hall Library, League City, Texas "If you are searching for a wealth of practical ideas and solutions to working with library volunteers, look no further than this outstanding resource!"--Gloria G. Adams, President, Board of Trustees, Peninsula Library & Historical Society "This volume provides a wealth of information on using volunteers in your library; from selecting and training, to recognizing and appreciating their efforts; this resource has the answers you need for your volunteer program to thrive."--Karen Evans, Reference and Instruction Librarian, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana." 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
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440841772
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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

Boomer Volunteer Engagement

Author: Jill Friedman Fixler
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781449092269
Format: PDF
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Boomer Volunteer Engagement: Collaborate Today, Thrive Tomorrow is everything nonprofits need to engage skilled Boomer volunteers. This innovative book provides a step-by-step guide for engaging Boomers as volunteers to build organizational capacity. The authors offer a new framework through which nonprofits can capitalize on the vast skills and resources of the 78.2 million Baby Boomers.


Author: Peter David
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 147110897X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Years before they served together on board the U.S.S. EnterpriseTM, Commander William Riker and ship's counselor Deanna Troi had a tempestuous love affair on her home planet of Betazed. Now, their passions have cooled and they serve together as friends. Yet the memories of that time linger and Riker and Troi remain Imzadi- a powerful Betazoid term that describes the enduring bond they still share. During delicate negotiations with an aggressive race called the Sindareen Deanna Troi mysteriously falls ill and dies. But her death is only the beginning of the adventure for Commander Riker, an adventure that will take him across time, pit him against one of his closest friends, and force him to choose between Starfleet's strictest rule and the one he calls Imzadi.

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Author: Jane Jacobs
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 052543285X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement

Author: Barbara Ransby
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807827789
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A stirring new portrait of one of the most important black leaders of the twentieth century introduces readers to the fiery woman who inspired generations of activists. (Social Science)

Setting Up and Running a School Library

Author: Nicola Baird
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
ISBN: 9780435923044
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Diagrams and practical examples from teachers' experiences around the world illustrate the advice given. Shows how to choose books, a room and resources.Explains how to establish a simple classification and cataloguing system.Shows how to encourage active teacher and student involvement.Explains how to make the most of limited resources.Ideal for teachers and others who are not trained librarians.