Management Tools

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NOTE: These are examples from public libraries and should be reviewed and modified to ensure fit with local policies and culture.

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Volunteer Handbook - Huntington Beach, CA
Huntington Beach Public Library's Volunteer Handbook.
2011
Computer Coach Name Badge - Huntington Beach, CA
Name Badges worn by Huntington Beach Public Library's Computer Coach volunteers.
2011
Access - Downey (CA) Public Library Literacy - screenshots
Downey Public Library created their volunteer management system for the literacy program on Access. This document is a series of screen shots you could use or refine if you have a staff person or volunteer who is developing a system for you in Access.
2011
Adult Literacy Workplan- San Jose Public Library, CA
This work plan created by San Jose Public Library describes outreach strategies to advance the Partners in Reading (PAR) adult literacy program. Desired outcomes are that the community will perceive (Branch/PAR) as an important, vibrant and essential community agency, that long term collaborations are established between (PAR/Branch) and organizations and community groups that are mutually beneficial by increasing resources and support for each of their missions, that program funding is increased, and that volunteers become mentors.
2011
Celebrate Collective Accomplishments, Not Volunteered Time
Despite many obstacles, we tend to plan volunteer recognition events in a bubble of happiness. One day a year the executive director shows up and says glowing things. Everyone applauds while volunteers are praised for logging in hours. Etc., etc. And then the event ends and things go back to normal. What happens during a recognition event is almost always in the total control of the leader of volunteer involvement. So let’s approach it strategically. Set some real goals. . .
2011
Volunteer Handbook - Kern County, CA
Packet of background, policies and guidelines materials for volunteers.
2011
Access -- Downey (CA) Public Library Literacy -- Review/Features
Downey Public Library created their volunteer management system for the literacy program on Access. This document is a "review" of the system, and identifies the features it is capable of supporting. Please note that another document -- a series of screen shots of the Downey Access system -- is also here so that you could use or refine them if you have a staff person or volunteer who is developing a system for you in Access.
2011
Homework Help Work Plan - Torrance Public Library, CA
The Torrance Public Library Homework Help program seeks the following outcomes: Students will be better prepared for exams and achieve better grades, children will be less frustrated with their homework, and parents will regard the Library more favorably and consider it a component of their child's education.
2011
Volunteer Guide - Yolo County Library, CA
Packet of materials including background, policies and procedures.
2011
A Consumer's Guide to Volunteer Management Systems - Idealware
An introduction to volunteer management software -- what's available, what to expect, and how different systems compare.
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2011

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