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Volunteer training


  • 1. Volunteer Orientation
    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does (Margaret Mead)
  • 2. Expanding Minds, Empowering Individuals, Enriching Community
  • 3.
  • 4. A little help?!
  • 5. Your mission should you choose to accept it:
    • Bring community input
    • 6. Advocate
    • 7. Commit 6 months
    (or longer)
  • 8. Volunteer Rights
    Meaningful assignments
    Treated as co-equal
    Effective supervision
    To receive recognition
  • 9. Volunteer Perks
    Its FUN! - Rewarding nature of serving community
    Acquire new skills and gain recognized work experience.
    Expand your social horizons.
    Keep up with the latest books.
    Contribute to the success of the largest, busiest, premier library in North Carolina.
    (and be appreciated for it.)
  • 10. Volunteer Handbook
    Every volunteer has an assigned schedule
    Call us if you are going to be late or absent
    Notify Volunteer Point Person (VPP) if you are going on vacation or taking time off
    Serve with same high standard of professionalism as staff
    Patron Privacy Guidelines/Confidentiality
  • 11. Nuts & Bolts of Dewey
    Collections / formats
    E, ER, J, YA, AAF, M, R, W, Bio, Reference
    Mc vs. Mac
    100s, 200s, 300s, 741.5, etc.
  • 12. Customer Service on the Floor
    Directional questions
    Book recommendations
    Subject related Reference Questions
  • 13. Volunteer Program Contacts
    Chauna Wall 704.416.0711
    Michael Lambert 704.416.0707
  • 14. Thank you!