ERIC Number: ED359979
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May-15
Reference Count: N/A
Simplifying Manual Circulation Techniques for Volunteers in Rural Public Library Settings for Greater Efficiency [and] Enhancing Volunteer Library Appeal: A Rural Arizona Public Library Experience.
Rothlisberg, Allen P.
Papers on two projects are presented that deal with the effective use of volunteers in rural public libraries. The first paper on simplifying manual circulation techniques, explains a circulation system that volunteers in a rural library can use easily and efficiently. Setting only four due dates a month and filing all materials alphabetically in only adult and juvenile files makes it possible for volunteers to easily locate, check in, and renew materials. All four due dates are stamped on circulation cards, and the date that is uppermost is the due date for the material. Renewal simply means turning the card to the appropriate new date. The second paper describes the effective use of volunteers in the Chino Valley Public Library (Arizona), where volunteers perform services in a variety of ways, for an average of 200 volunteer hours a month. The volunteer presence is vital to the continued operation of this library. (Contains 11 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northland Pioneer Coll., Holbrook, AZ.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona