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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Six-Week Tutor/Learner Match Review - Nevada County, CA
Document used by Nevada County Library's literacy program to follow up with a volunteer tutor six weeks after they've been matched with an adult learner.
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2012
National Assn of Counties - Volunteer Toolbox
The National Association of Counties (NACo), along with its affiliate, The National Association of Volunteer Programs in Local Government (NAVPLG) promotes volunteerism in local government and assists counties in their efforts to organize and expand volunteer programs. Working in almost every area of county government operations, volunteers enable local governments to provide more services to residents. With the current national economic outlook, the call for volunteers has recently taken on a new sense of urgency.
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2012
Survey of Software Tools Used to Track and Manage Volunteers
The results of the survey of volunteer management software launched by Rob Jackson(robjacksonconsulting.com) and Jayne Cravens (coyotecommunications.com) are compiled in this document. In March and April 2012, Rob and Jayne drafted and circulated a survey regarding software used to manage volunteer information. The purpose of the survey was to gather some basic data that might help organizations that involve volunteers to make better-informed decisions when choosing software, and to help software designers to understand the needs of those organizations.
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2012
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
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
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
Staff Guide to Volunteer Engagement - Yolo County Library, CA
Volunteer engagement background, responsibilities, policies, procedures and expectations for library staff.
2011

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