Council On Library/Media Technicians
VOLUNTEERING: AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Compiled by: Rita Gibson
- Everybody Wins! When Adults Read With Children. "A privately funded, non-profit organization devoted to promoting children's literacy and love of learning through shared reading experiences with caring adults."
- Literacy Volunteers of America: www.literacyvolunteers.org/home [Accessed 21 May 2003]
- Lorenzi, Lillian. "Feeling Grinchy? Chase Away the Holiday Blues By Volunteering Your Time." Friendly Exchange (Winter 2001): 30-31. This article lists various web sites for "finding your niche", and ways to do investigative work on organizations before you commit yourself.
- National Education Association. "Read Across America." www.nea.org/readacross/ [Accessed 21 May 2003]
Montana's state contact is: Sanna Porte: Sporte@nea.org. 1232 E. 6th Ave. Helena, MT 59601 (406) 442-4250.
- "Study: Civic Involvement Linked to Happiness." Helena Independent Record, (March 1, 2001): 6B.
- Video: "Volunteers: We Couldn't Do It Without Them!" Available from the Library Video Network http://www.lvn.org/. [Accessed 21 May 2003].
It sells for $99 and was produced in 1997. "The video gives the basics on starting and maintaining a successful volunteer program in the library. Volunteer coordinators share their strategies and success stories, and volunteers talk about why they volunteer for the library and how they heard about the opportunity. Topics include: --Benefits of having a volunteer program
--Getting your program started/needs assessment
--The importance of acknowledgement"
- Volunteers of America: < http://www.voa.org/ [Accessed 21 May 2003]
This bibliography is the work of Rita Gibson. Ms. Gibson is employed as the Access Services Technician (Circulation Supervisor) at the State Law Library of Montana, Helena, MT. She has worked in both technical and public services divisions of 8 different academic, special and public libraries in Montana and Texas. According to Ms. Gibson. she has been "in the business" for 20 years. In 1997 Ms. Gibson and her paraprofessional colleague, Barbara Pepper-Rotness (Montana State Library), started Montana's paraprofessional organization, the Montana Library Paraprofessionals.
Dated revisions of this bibliography will be released periodically. To suggest resources for inclusion in future bibliographies or to discuss this one, contact Rita Gibson at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
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