ERIC Number: ED234790
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Becoming a Volunteer: Resources for Individuals, Libraries, and Organizations. Reference Circular No. 81-2.
Redmond, Linda, Comp.; Peaco, Freddie, Comp.
This circular lists contact organizations, possible volunteer activities, and related publications for individuals interested in volunteering their services on behalf of visually and physically handicapped readers and for libraries interested in starting or expanding volunteer programs. Descriptions of several national organizations concerned with volunteerism are followed by a check list of volunteer activities in libraries, including collection maintenance and circulation activities, direct services to patrons, outreach and administration tasks, and activities related to the production of materials and repair of equipment for the handicapped. Also provided are annotated listings of 14 manuals and guidebooks related to materials production and services for the handicapped and 46 books, pamphlets, periodicals, and other publications covering volunteer management, recruitment, recognition, training, and placement in libraries. The price and address for ordering each publication are given. A list of other reference circulars and bibliographies published by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped concludes the document. (ESR)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Braille, Check Lists, Library Materials, Library Services, National Organizations, Physical Disabilities, Public Libraries, Talking Books, Visual Impairments, Volunteers
Reference Section, National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, Washington, DC 20542 (free).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.