Friends, Trustees & Volunteers

Friends of the Library Brainstorm

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
A list of ideas for encouraging the community to join your Friends group, as well as program ideas for the Friends and your library.

Giving Back to Libraries and Individuals in Need

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
Libraries are giving back every day by providing a place to connect and to be a part of a coordinated community response addressing individual needs. Libraries are a place to learn about local needs, to share experiences, find resources and offer ways help.

Guiding Ohio Online: Volunteer Technology Instructor Training

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
Guiding Ohio Online is an AmeriCorps program that places members in rural Ohio libraries to deliver digital literacy training through computer classes, one-on-one computer assistance, outreach, and volunteer recruitment.

Libraries Need Friends: A Toolkit to Create Friends Groups or to Revitalize

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
This special toolkit will help with the establishment of Friends groups of all types. The first half of the toolkit is for libraries that already have a Friends group and are interested in increasing its membership and/or its level of activity this gu. The second half of this toolkit will address the revitalization of existing Friends groups.

Recruit a Volunteer

Last Modified: 21 March 2012
You may need technology volunteers, but you want to choose the right ones. This article details how to find the best volunteers to suit your library's needs.