Volunteer Management: Selecting, Screening and Training

Date(s) - 09/11/2014
All Day

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Discuss ways to identify potential volunteers in their communities and recruit using several methods. Students will also look at issues with “hiring” volunteers and learn some techniques for training them. This is a two-hour live online class.

Learning Outcomes: 
By the end of this class, participants will be able to:

  • Identify a pool of potential volunteers.
  • Define tasks for volunteers.
  • Develop procedures for selecting, orienting and training volunteers

Originally broadcast April 17, 2013.

Biography ~ Russell Palmer
Russell Palmer is the Supervisor of Professional Development at LYRASIS. He writes, teaches, and speaks on a wide range of topics, including resource sharing, reference and information services, collection development and information literacy. Russell previously worked as Instruction and Outreach Coordinator at Mercer University. Russell has been invited to speak at state, regional, national, and international conferences, including LOEX, LOEX of the West, and the Reference Renaissance. He earned his MLIS at Florida State University, and his AB in English at the University of Georgia.