[Preservenw] experimental volunteer system
Anderson, Freya N (EED)
freya.anderson at alaska.gov
Fri May 14 13:56:46 PDT 2010
Thanks for sharing this, Patrick. I especially like the yellow lines on
the secondary duties sheet. What a clever way of providing choice while
ensuring that none of the needed services are neglected.
Freya Anderson, Head of Information Services, Alaska State Library
PO Box 110571, Juneau, AK 99811-0571
Phone: 907-465-2942, Fax: 907-465-2665
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Subject: [Preservenw] experimental volunteer system
We are currently beginning a new volunteer system for our library,
and thought some of you might be interested.
Title: High circulation materials preservation for small to medium-sized
Aims: To allow for volunteers to have a variety of duites to perform,
while offering them pertinent information on what they're doing and why
it's important. The goal is to create a sense of necessity and pride in
the work being performed.
For the library, the system creates a continual, cyclical performance of
important duties. It aims to takes away the headache of trying to find
busy work for volunteers, while making sure that all collections
materials are being properly handled and cared for on a regular basis.
The system also allows for easy overview of each volunteer's abilities.
Volunteer training is required.
This system is in it's test stages here, so if you're feeling that you'd
like to have a go, any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Included in the attachments:
- Description of volunteer duties
- Volunteer check-list
- Secondary duties sheets
- Book diagram
- Functional library map (example)
Happy May Day,
Patrick L. Goodman
Youth Services Coordinator
Jefferson Co. Library District
241 SE 7th St.
Madras, OR 97741
patrick at jcld.org
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