Volunteers

The Library Volunteer Series Pt. 1 (SEFLIN)

The Library Volunteer series includes three one-hour webinars on recruiting, managing and retaining volunteers. Part 1: Recruiting Volunteers for Your Library Volunteers in our libraries can be a huge benefit and/or a tremendous hassle for everyone. The process of finding the “right” volunteers begins with effective recruitment. This webinar will look at four critical areas in …

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Innovative Use of Skill-based Volunteers in Public Libraries (Online)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011, from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT Register here Note: If this time doesn’t fit your schedule, you can find this and other programs in the WebJunction archive at http://bit.ly/WebJunctionArchive. There is a growing number of younger members of our communities (the “net-generation”) who are highly skilled with technology and the internet …

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Building and Maintaining a Digital Literacy Corps (Online)

Volunteers are an essential resource for providing training and support to libraries and computer centers. They can act as tutors, trainers, and technicians, ensuring that computers get repaired and new computer users receive the attention they need. Recruiting, training, and retaining volunteers can be a challenge for organizations with limited staff. Attend this free webinar …

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Making Volunteer Engagement Everyone’s Job (Online)

Register Thursday, 23 June 2011 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Eastern) Too often engaging volunteers falls to the volunteer program manager, and it’s not uncommon to hear the phrase “your volunteers” used in organizations. How do you make volunteer engagement everyone’s job? This webinar will provide you with the tools to become an advocate for …

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Writing Accurate and Useful Volunteer Position Descriptions (Online)

A good position description can make the recruitment and placement of volunteers so much easier, but this foundation component of a program is often overlooked or put into a folder and never used. This webinar will start with the basics of what should be included in a position description and will help you create or …

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Boomer Volunteers Building Capacity: The Foundations for Success (Online)

Imagine a world in which you have all the resources your organization needs to serve more clients and deliver more programs. The skills and talents of Baby Boomer volunteers can help make this vision a reality. Join Jill Friedman Fixler, author of the Boomer Volunteer Engagement series, and co-author/editor Beth Steinhorn for this introduction to …

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Managing Difficult Volunteer Transitions (Online)

What do you do when it’s time to ask a volunteer to leave your organization? This webinar will give you the tools to address challenges around difficult volunteers, volunteers aging in place, and suggestions to minimize these situations in the future. Suggestions for determining when a volunteer should be terminated, and making it easier on …

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Volunteers Bring Value: Managing Volunteers (Online)

A healthy volunteer program brings more impact than simply having extra sets of hands. When volunteers are recruited, matched, rewarded, and educated, they can be a library’s cheerleaders. This session will cover the importance of making the best use of volunteers so they can tell the library’s story to their friends, neighbors and community leaders. …

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