With today's slashed budgets and reduced staff, all types of libraries should apply the principles and methods in this guidebook to harness the tremendous power of volunteerism.
Leslie E. Holt, MLS, PhD, is president and CEO of Holt Consulting and associate editor of Public Library Quarterly. Glen E. Holt, PhD, is the editor of Public Library Quarterly.
"This well-organized, clearly written, cogent work will help
practitioners plan and implement volunteer services in a wide range
of libraries and fills an important niche. . . . Libraries seeking
to begin or strengthen volunteer services will find this book
valuable." - Booklist Online
"Readers can take advantage of all or part of this book, based on individual needs and existing policies regarding volunteer practices, and can use the material to open conversations regarding future volunteer use." - Library Journal Online
"Where past volunteer library books focus on managing or training, these authors offer essential new strategies on how to have a successful program and offer additional resources. Success with Library Volunteers is a must-read for any librarian who has volunteers or is thinking about adding a volunteer program." - School Library Journal
"Any type of library will benefit from this book, as will others working with volunteers such as schools and other organizations." - ARBA