ERIC Number: ED104356
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Mar-29
Reference Count: N/A
Volunteer Participation in the Functioning of the Howland Circulating Library, Beacon, New York.
Warner, Alice Sizer; Eddison, Elizabeth
In order to help support basic library services and to reach out to the larger community with expanded library services, the Howland Library Trustee Board asked Warner-Eddison Associates, as consultants, to make recommendations regarding a program of volunteer participation in the library's operations. Their study resulted in suggestions that volunteers should be recruited from all segments of the population, especially the expanding Spanish-speaking group, and that a coordinator of volunteers should be appointed to oversee the program and to work with the chairpersons of the eight special volunteer groups: the bookstore volunteers, the high school group, the processing team volunteers, the public relations group, the reference aides, the Spanish-speaking volunteers, the special projects team, and the support staff aides. More detailed procedures are outlined for organizational aspects of the program and for recruiting, interviewing, and rewarding volunteers. The proposed functions of the coordinator of volunteers and of each of the eight volunteer groups are outlined. (SL)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Howland Circulating Library, Beacon, NY.
Authoring Institution: Warner-Eddison Associates, Lexington, MA.
Identifiers - Location: New York