Hot Topics Archive
|What's New for June 2019
|New Tools Shared by Libraries
Many thanks to these libraries who recently shared materials for us to share with you! Please send us yours in the “Share Your Materials” box below.
|What's New for May 2019
|Return on Investment (ROI)
California's Get Involved Regional Leaders develop networking and training events for library volunteer engagement coordinators in their regions across the state. They decided a tool was needed for library volunteer programs to determine their Return on Investment, and then share that data both internally and externally in the form of an attractive but brief infographic that could also be used as a program's annual report. They developed this ROI worksheet to be used by individual libraries to create the data for the infographic, and included sample infographics.
Feel free to download and use this worksheet for yourself, and if you're interested in using one of the infographics, there are 3 templates with minor variations that can be found for your use here:
And 3 different library examples using the templates here:
|What's New for April 2019
|What's New for March 2019
NOTE: Please share your materials - volunteer job descriptions, handbooks, policies & training materials - with us for the Clearinghouse. Just click on "Suggest a Resource."
|What's New for February 2019
|Handling Common Problems
|What's New for January 2019
|What's New for December 2018
|What's New for November 2018
|What's New for October 2018
|What's New for September 2018
August 22, 2018 archived webinar: Successfully Managing Library Volunteer Program Changes
What should you do when it’s time to change the policies and procedures that govern or guide the volunteers that work with your organization? How can you create a culture of inclusion and get buy-in for those new policies? This training will give you the tools to approach program changes in a strategic way. We will also cover what to do if volunteers either can’t or won’t adopt the policies, how to manage that situation, and what to do if ultimately you need to ask a volunteer to leave.
What You'll Learn:
* Theories for change management
* Pitfalls and challenges around implementing changes in a volunteer engagement program
* Opportunities to build buy-in and support for changes
* What to do if you need to ask a volunteer to leave
|What's New for August 2018
Handouts shared at 6/27/18 webinar:
|What's New for July 2018
|Making Volunteer Engagement More Inclusive
|What’s New for June 2018
|What's New for May 2018
|Volunteer Management Systems
Are you looking for a way to manage information about your volunteers and create reports on your volunteer engagement activity? If so, here are some materials in the Clearinghouse you might want to take a look at:
Additional materials in this Clearinghouse on this topic include reviews of specific volunteer tracking systems in use by several California public libraries. To access them, click on “Management Tools,” then in the keyword drop-down menu, select “Volunteer Management Systems.”
If you would like to provide a review of a volunteer management system your library uses, or share any other materials with your colleagues, please use the “Suggest a Resource” link on this page.
|What's New for April 2018
|What's New for March 2018
VIDEO CLIPS AND ARCHIVED WEBINARS
|What's New for February 2018
For more Confidentiality Policy examples – Click Management Tools, then select Keyword: Confidentiality Policies
Have a form or template you're willing to share? Use the "Suggest a Resource" link on the right to help increase resources in the Clearinghouse.
|What's New for January 2018
|Forms and Templates #1
For more Volunteer Handbook examples – Click Management Tools, then select Keyword: Volunteer Handbooks
|What's New for December 2017
Focus on Small and Rural Library Successes
Instead of sharing volunteer position descriptions this month, here are some resources to help in hiring staff to coordinate volunteer engagement.
|What's New for November 2017
Here are some resources from the Clearinghouse on English as a Second Language services. If you have others to share with colleagues, please submit them by clicking on "Suggest a Resource" in the column on your right.
Volunteer Position Descriptions