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Public Librarians' Chat: Management and Supervision of Volunteers

During this webinar three presenters will share information and their personal experience with supporting volunteerism on a local and/or statewide level. Strategies for providing volunteers with guidance and motivation and the importance of regular affirmation will also be shared.


Katie Abbott, the Executive Director of Serve Alaska will share information about the role Serve Alaska plays in supporting volunteerism in Alaska, upcoming training opportunities for volunteer coordinators and how libraries and other organizations in Alaska are using AmeriCorps and VISTA volunteers to build capacity and expand the reach of services to underserved communities.


Jennifer Treadway, United Way of SE Alaska Board Member and a previous AmeriCorps volunteer will share her unique understanding of what organizations, such as libraries can do to provide volunteers with meaningful work and make them feel supported and valued.


During the webinar, Carla Lehn, author of From Library Volunteer to Library Advocate: Tapping into the Power of Community Engagement published in May 2018. She will talk about the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant Get Involved: Powered By Your Library, a four state project  (Arizona, California, Idaho and Texas) that is focused on providing public libraries with volunteer resources, (a subscription to Volunteer Match and training) with the goal of increasing the use and retention of volunteers in public libraries.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018
11:00am - 12:00pm
Online webinar
Alaska State Library ~Statewide

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