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Many libraries rely on volunteers, and the article "For Our Next (Charitable) Trick, We'll Need a Volunteer" includes these helpful tips to make volunteer experiences successful for everyone involved:
Here's an idea from MaryAnne Marjamaa on how to de-odorize library materials that have been around smokers:
National Library Week is an annual celebration that highlights the value of libraries and librarians.
This year National Library Week 2010 (April 11-17) will be celebrated with the theme "Communities thrive @ your library."
Here are resources you can use to spread the word about your library:
Unshelved Answers is a new service where you can ask questions that will help you with your library, or anything you want to know about related topics. The Unshelved Answers staff says, "No question is too trivial or too 'newbie'." Note: you may recognize the name Unshelved from their library comic strip.
The free "Writing a Library Behavior Code" webinar will be offered Thursday December 10, 2009 at 2:00-3:00 pm CST (do not be fooled by the 12:00 pm PST time; we're 2 hours ahead of them in California.) If you're considering writing a "code of conduct" or similar policy, you may want to listen in to pick up tips.