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ERIC Number: ED279322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Volunteers in Network Libraries: A Manual of Procedures.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
These guidelines for organizing and running a volunteer program in a network library were compiled from a variety of sources, including the 1980 National Library Service (NLS) evaluation of volunteer use, letters from network librarians, analysis of library newsletters, surveys, and personal interviews. Topics are covered under the following titles: (1) Planning Your Program (Evaluation of the Library's Needs, Organizational Preparation, Operational Planning, and Volunteer Handbook); (2) Recruiting (Planning Recruitment, Recruiting, and Dealing with Success); (3) Placement and Orientation (Interviewing and Placing, Orientation Planning, Staff Orientation, and Volunteer Orientation); (4) Training (The Training Plan, Structuring the Training Sessions, Training Staff Supervisors, Training Volunteers, and a Bibliography of Training Materials Available from NLS); (5) Management (The Management Plan, Steps for Successful Management, Management Guidelines, and a Bibliography of Management Materials Available from NLS); (6) Motivation; (7) Recognition (Expressing the Library's Gratitude, Volunteer Recognition, Staff Recognition, and You Are Responsible for Morale); and (8) Evaluation (The Challenge of Evaluation, Evaluation Planning, Evaluating Volunteers, and Evaluating the Program). A bibliography on volunteerism and sample job descriptions for a volunteer coordinator and seven volunteer jobs are appended. (KM)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.