Have you found yourself coordinating the efforts of unpaid library volunteers? Would you like to start using volunteers to help provide services in your library? Can you “fire” a volunteer?
Many libraries wouldn’t be able to provide such excellent services to the public without volunteers. Working with volunteers can be tricky though, what are the best ways to communicate with them? What if they aren’t a good fit for your organization? How can you recruit them? Learn some tips and best practices with this webinar.
At the conclusion of this webinar, participants will be able to:
¥ Create a library volunteer recruitment and onboarding program
¥ Maintain communication and contact information with volunteers
¥ Identify library services that can be enhanced by volunteer work
¥ Utilize library volunteers with respect and gratitude
¥ Access volunteer work to promote the library’s mission, goals, and programming
Original broadcast August 8, 2020
Biography ~ Maggie Rose
Maggie Rose is a librarian at the Twinsburg Public Library in Ohio. She coordinates the library book displays and is responsible for the audio book and board games collections. Maggie coordinates the Home Delivery Service and its volunteers, maintains a volunteer digitization campaign and also teaches computer classes. She sits on the Reference and Information Services Division and Adult Services Division Action Councils for the Ohio Library Council.
Maggie started library work in 5th grade as a shelver and volunteer in her school library. As a teen, she started shelving in her local public library and has held many library positions since. Maggie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Akron with a BA in English and minor in classical studies. She received her MLIS from Kent State and has been working as a librarian for 8 years.
Maggie loves gardening, quilting, and camping with her boisterous family, which consists of a spouse, a boy, a girl, a dog, 7 cats, and 9 chickens.