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The Benefits of Volunteers

In an earlier post, we talked about the challenges that can come with having volunteers in the library. The benefits of having volunteers, however, can be far greater than the obvious labor they provide. Sometimes having a volunteer program in a library is about much more than getting tangible aid.

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The Challenges of Using Volunteers in The Library

When money is tight, libraries frequently look to volunteers to help get work done. Even if money isn’t tight, free labor is hard to ignore. However, is it really free? In this article we discuss the challenges that come with using library volunteers.

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Volunteering Leads to Opportunities

While every personal situation is unique, in my case volunteering has been the best idea I’ve ever had. It has enabled me to meet new people, and led to a part-time job.