Short-Term Staff, Long-Term Benefits: Making the Most of Interns, Volunteers, Student Workers, and Temporary Staff in Libraries

Short-Term Staff, Long-Term Benefits: Making the Most of Interns, Volunteers, Student Workers, and Temporary Staff in Libraries

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Overview

This book offers a novel, more efficient, and mutually beneficial approach to attracting, training, and working with short-term staff in ways that benefit all involved: the organization, the short-term staff, and library personnel in general.


• Demonstrates how to get the most out of short-term staff and volunteers, while also meeting the needs of these individuals

• Covers all types of short-term library workers: volunteers, service learning students, interns, work-study students, and grant personnel

• Documents how having experienced staff mentor and collaborate with short-term staff presents new opportunities for learning and growth as well as provides the direct benefit of completing tasks and projects more quickly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781440841767
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 09/11/2018
Pages: 143
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Nora J. Bird, MSLIS, PhD, is associate professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Michael A. Crumpton, MLS, SPHR, is assistant dean for administrative services at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and former director of library services at Wake Tech Community College.

Table of Contents

Introduction vii

1 Introduction to Short-Term Experiences Nora J. Bird Michael A. Crumpton 1

2 General Considerations: Individual and Organisational Learning Nora J. Bird 11

3 Working with Faculty and Sponsors for Academic Credit Nora J. Bird 25

4 Working with Grant Funding and Project-Based Staff David Gwynn 37

5 Residencies Michael A. Crumpton 51

6 Virtual Internships Mark Coltrain 61

7 Academic Libraries: Learning Is Central to the Mission Michael A. Crumpton Nora J. Bird 79

8 Public Libraries: Managing Volunteers and Interns Katrina C. Vernon 97

9 Special Collections and Archives: Thinking Outside of the Box for Innovative Staffing Kathelene McCarty Smith Keith Phelan Gorman 113

10 Final Considerations Nora J. Bird Michael A. Crumpton 131

About the Editors and Contributors 139

Index 141

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