Libraries Unlimited Professional Guides for Young Adult Librarians: Making the Most of Teen Library Volunteers, 1st Edition

  • Becca Boland
  • Published By: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN-10: 1440865639
  • ISBN-13: 9781440865633
  • DDC: 023
  • 144 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released April 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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Advocating a flexible approach, this book speaks to every library, including both public and school libraries. From small libraries with no budget to large libraries with seemingly endless budgets and everything in between, all concepts can be scaled up or down to meet the needs of the community being served. The book begins with the big picture, discussing benefits to teens, libraries, and communities; it then reviews volunteer types and volunteer possibilities for teens, including traditional roles of shelving and programming as well as passion-led projects, programming opportunities, and special initiatives and drives. Specific volunteer roles are described in depth, with instructions for practical applications, and concrete examples and experiences from various types of libraries illustrate principles discussed. Readers also learn how to establish volunteer partnerships within and outside of the library. The book ends with a discussion of methods for evaluation and assessment.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: The Volunteers.
2: Volunteering Implementation and Types.
3: Volunteer Possibilities.
4: Volunteer Possibilities—The Classics.
5: Volunteer Possibilities in Schools and Beyond.
6: Volunteer Partnerships.
7: Proof Positive Is Positive Proof.
About the Author.