Getting the Most Out of Library Volunteers

Getting the Most Out of Library Volunteers Workshop

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Price: 
$65.00
ALA Member 
$58.50
Item Number:
1541-9331
Date: 
Day:  July 23, 2020
Time:  2:30pm to 4:00pm EDT
Delivery Method: 
Live
Duration: 
90 minutes
Publisher: 
ALA Publishing eLearning Solutions
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Getting the Most Out of Library Volunteers Workshop
A 90-minute workshop, Thursday, July 23, 2020, 2:30pm Eastern/1:30 Central/12:30 Mountain/11:30am Pacific

Volunteers can be great resources for your library—they can provide free talent and experience to your programs and can help get your community more involved in the library. In this 90-minute workshop, learn about all the benefits of having a volunteer program and understand how to overcome common pitfalls of working with library volunteers.

Catherine Hakala-Ausperk, a former library director with extensive experience navigating the staff-volunteer dynamic, guides you through this workshop and teaches you how to launch and maintain a volunteer program. You’ll walk away from this workshop knowing how to better work with volunteers to enhance your library’s offerings and how to grow an effective volunteer program.

After participating in this workshop, you will:

  • Better understand the value of volunteers and how your library can benefit when you have an effective volunteer program in place
  • Understand how to plan for and launch a volunteer program
  • Gain tips for recruiting volunteers and getting your community involved in your library
  • Understand how you can and cannot use volunteers to enhance your library’s services
  • Know how to avoid the common pitfalls libraries face in working with volunteers

While completing your purchase, fill in the name and e-mail address of the participant who will sign in to the event by clicking the "Attendees" button to the right of the item in your cart. This individual will receive an e-mail from WebEx confirming registration before the event begins. Attendees should add messenger@webex.com to their approved email sender list, so they can ensure that they receive the automatic notifications.

Registrants, even if they miss the live session, are given access to an archive of the event for a period of 3 months from the date of the live session. The archive can be viewed at any time during this 3-month timeframe. The archive contains a video representation of the event, which includes all chat, audio, and visual material. In order to receive the archive information, please follow the instructions received upon purchase to confirm your registration in WebEx.

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Catherine Hakala-Ausperk

Catherine Hakala-Ausperk is an author, speaker, and trainer with over 35 years’ library experience in everything from direct customer service to library management and administration. She is an Adjunct Instructor at the iSchool at Kent State and also teaches for the American Library Association’s Certified Public Library Administrator (CPLA) Program, The Public Library Association, ALA’s eLearning Solutions, the Urban Library Council, InfoPeople, and multiple other organizations.  An active speaker, planner, and trainer in libraries across the country, she is the author of seven books:  Be a Great Boss: One Year to Success (ALA, 2011); Build a Great Team: One Year to Success (ALA, 2013); Renew Yourself: A Six-Step Plan for More Meaningful Work (ALA, 2017); and a unique series of Leadership Planners, including Future-Proof Your Team; Win ‘Em Over; Dynamic Discipline; and Hot Ticket Meetings. Catherine’s passion is for supporting, coaching, and developing great libraries, successful teams, and – especially – strong and effective leaders. You can check out her clients and projects on her website or follow her on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/librariesthrive. Catherine’s full resume is available at https://standardresume.co/CatherineHakala-Ausperk.

If you have any questions about this workshop, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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Accommodations are offered based on user needs. For transcription, live captioning, or other accessibility requests, please contact us at elsmarketing@ala.org.

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