July 2007


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"McCune, Bonnie" <[log in to unmask]>
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The Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries List ALLIANCE-L <[log in to unmask]>
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Offered at the CAL Southwest (Durango) workshops, August 23 and 24.  See <> .
"Fiction  or Nonfiction-the Truth about Volunteers"-Get realistic about
what volunteers contribute to a library program.  Maybe you've avoided a
volunteer effort because you thought it would be too much work. .
.perhaps others at your library or school have unrealistic expectations
about what volunteers can deliver. . .or maybe your current program just
needs some refining.    As we all face budget restraints and staff take
on more responsibilites, where do volunteers  fit in? Can  they help the
success  of libraries  in  meeting the needs of their community?   This
three-hour workshop covers recruitment and retention and some discussion
about Friends groups with lively, interactive training. Presented with
the support of Library People-Friends of Colorado Libraries.


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Presenter Bonnie McCune has more than 30 years experience with
nonprofits and government agencies in marketing and community relations.
She worked in the Denver Public Library's Marketing Department for eight
years as public relations manager and has been with the Colorado State
Library for seven.  She also has been executive director of a small arts
organization, on central staff of political campaigns, hosted a cable tv
show, produced numerous print publications, managed Denver's
beautification program, worked in higher education, and was active in
grassroots neighborhood and environmental movements.  In addition to
managing CSL's early literacy initiative and the @your library advocacy
campaign, she's jumpstarting a statewide library friends group and a
Denver children's literacy organization.  As a free-lance writer, she
co-authored "Recruiting and Managing Volunteers in Libraries," published
by Neal-Schumann, has had numerous credits in local, regional and
national publications, and is especially interested in arts and
entertainment.   She currently is vice president of Library
People--Friends of Colorado Libraries.



 Bonnie F. McCune

Library Community Programs Consultant
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