Register for Today's New Volunteers Webinar Series

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Summary

The baby boomers are retiring! And...they are volunteering in large numbers in communities across the country. If libraries and Friends groups aren’t successful in recruiting this special group, some other community agency will be. This three-part series of webcasts is designed to inform library Friends, Trustees, and staff about this new generation of baby boomer volunteers — how they are different from volunteers in the past, what they want from service opportunities, and how libraries and Friends can attract them.

Courses

Webcast 1: Meet Today's New Volunteers

Learn what studies are showing about this generation's commitment to community service, what they bring to the volunteer workforce that is unique, and how baby boomers want to spend their volunteer time. Get tips for developing strategies to recruit this special group.

Webcast 2: Friends and Baby Boomers - Getting New Active Members for Your Group

Find out how Friends of the Library groups can attract and retain baby boomer volunteers while ensuring that the group will remain strong and viable long into the future.

Webcast 3: Library Volunteers: Bringing in Skilled and Committed Baby Boomers

Get specific information on how librarians and those who supervise volunteers can best recruit, train, and retain a volunteer workforce that can support the staff and help enhance library services.

Who Should Attend

  • Friends of the Library
  • Librarians
  • Those who supervise library volunteers

Presenters

Carla LehnCarla Lehn has a master’s degree in community development from the University of California, Davis. As library programs consultant for the California State Library, she assists libraries with volunteer, board, and community development issues. She has published several articles on volunteerism, as well as the California State Library’s 1999 book Volunteer Involvement in California Libraries: Best Practices. In addition to her role with California’s volunteer-based Library Literacy Service, Lehn leads “Get Involved: Powered by Your Library." The project’s dual purpose is to recruit high impact volunteers to share their skills with libraries, and through those relationships, to engage them as strong library supporters.

 

 



Sally Gardner ReedSally Gardner Reed is the executive director of United for Libraries. She has worked closely with Friends groups throughout her career, first as a library director, then on a national level when she became executive director for Friends of Libraries U.S.A. (FOLUSA). FOLUSA merged with the Association for Library Trustees and Advocates (ALTA) and became part of the American Library Association in 2009. Reed is the author of 10 books on library management, including Library Volunteers, Worth the Effort! (McFarland, 1994).
 

 

 

Dates & Times

Webcasts are available 24/7. The courses run 40-65 minutes.

Fee

A single-seat license is for one user to view the three courses. A multi-seat license includes library staff, Trustees, and Friends of the Library members associated with a single library site.

For the series of three webcasts:

  • $39 for a single-seat license for United for Libraries group and individual members
  • $139 for a single-seat license for non-members
     
  • $49 for a multi-seat, single library site license for United for Libraries group and individual members
  • $149 for a multi-seat, single library site license for non-members

Technical Requirements

Computer with speakers or headset, Internet connection, Web browser

How to Register

A single-seat license is for one user to view the three courses. A multi-seat license includes library staff, Trustees, and Friends of the Library members associated with a single library site.

Single-seat license:

  • Register online with a credit card for immediate access (Click here and then click on "Register" to the right of "United for Libraries: Baby Boomer Volunteers for Libraries and Friends"). This option is only available for the single-seat license and requires an individual (not organization or group) login to the ALA website.
  • Mail completed registration form (PDF, 267 kb) and payment. You will receive an email when registration has been activated.
  • Call the United for Libraries office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161 to use a credit card by phone. You will receive an email when registration has been activated, generally in 24 hours or less.

Multi-seat, single library site license:

  • Mail completed registration form (PDF, 267 kb) and payment. You will receive an email when registration has been activated.
  • Call the United for Libraries office at (800) 545-2433, ext. 2161 to use a credit card by phone. You will receive an email when registration has been activated, generally in 24 hours or less.

Contact

Beth Nawalinski
United for Libraries
(800) 545-2433, ext. 2161
united@ala.org