Friends, Trustees & Volunteers
Friends, Trustees and Volunteers are the powerhouses behind libraries. These groups frequently advocate on behalf of libraries and spend hours raising funds and volunteering their time to help make their local library a success. Find great resources on organizing a Friends group, offering training to trustees, recruiting volunteers, and best practices for working with these groups.
Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.
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Webinar / Last Modified: 10 September 2018
This webinar explores new trends in library volunteerism and presents practical steps to recruit skilled volunteers to help grow your community of library advocates and supporters.
Document / Last Modified: 06 August 2018
Resources and approaches for engaging volunteers in your library.
Document / Last Modified: 02 August 2018
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.
Webinar / Last Modified: 17 July 2018
A webinar presented in collaboration with ARSL outlining the steps of an engaged planning process, to align library capabilities with community needs and aspirations.
News / Last Modified: 17 July 2018
Your role in your public library elevates you to a community leader and change agent. No matter your formal title or the size of your library, you have the opportunity to meet and evolve with your communities' changing needs. As a central learning an...
Webinar / Last Modified: 24 May 2018
In this webinar, presented in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries, find out how to cultivate a culture of learning with your library trustees.
Webinar / Last Modified: 09 March 2018
This webinar, presented in collaboration with the Association for Rural & Small Libraries, explores strategies for building the digital literacy skills of your library trustees.
News / Last Modified: 05 July 2017
Through the WebJunction webinar, Beyond Book Sales: Practical Ideas for Raising Funds for Your Library, Sue Hall, Director of Library Strategies, reminds us that small libraries can benefit from the "small community advantage" where persona...
Webinar / Last Modified: 06 June 2017
This webinar presents a sustainable volunteer training and management model to apply when libraries have big dreams but lack the staffing required to pursue them.
News / Last Modified: 24 May 2017
Like many libraries, Michigan's Herrick District Library found itself with a leaner staff facing more responsibilities in recent years. HDL staff members remained excited and optimistic about their work, and continued to dream mightily, but the libra...