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Title: The management of volunteers
Author(s): Wedel, Cynthia
Subject(s): Volunteer workers in libraries
Abstract: V olunteers can and should be an important part of every nonprofit organization. This is not only to save money though it can do that but because it is a right of people to have an active share in those institutions which are supported by their tax or philanthropic dollars. The volunteer portion of our society is undergoing some dramatic changes today which offer new challenges and many new opportunities to all organizations which are alert to what is happening. I don't know a great deal about the detailed operations of libraries (although I worked in one at one time) , but the basic principles of volunteer participation and management, I am sure, apply to libraries as they do to hospitals, school systems, and social welfare agencies. To understand these changes, we must look at what is happening to people today which has an effect on volunteering.
Issue Date: 1980
Publisher: Graduate School of Library Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info: In D.W. Krummell (ed) Organizing the library's support: donors, volunteers, friends (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute November 11-14, 1979): 91-95.
Series/Report: Allerton Park Institute (25th : 1979)
Genre: Conference Paper / Presentation
Type: Text
Language: English
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2142/554
ISBN: 0878450548
ISSN: 0536-4606
Publication Status: published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS: 2007-04-10
 

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