Library Diva's Guide to Volunteering…











{March 2, 2011}   Appointment Only

I finally had to do it. I had to place a sign on the door to the outreach suites that I can only see people by appointment only. That’s a big step for me. I love the walk in’s, I love the hustle and bustle of the office and I love being grand central station, but what’s pulling in lately has been Crazy Train and  I’ve had all I can STANZ I can’t STANZ no more! Ahh..Uch…uch…uch…uch (popeye impersonation).

The dust is settling from last week’s freak out of loss of jobs, benefits and livelihood and now I have to really buckle down and get some volunteers in here that are going to benefit the library. 

As I’ve said before, Volunteer Management walks a fine line high above the questions of “do we offer services to the community or do we accept the community to assist us in our day to day operations?”

Daily I get drained of the inundation of people who need need need. It’s time to circle our wagons and close our borders for a bit and take care of ourselves. I’m recruiting for people to help us directly…it’s “go” time….this is not a drill people!!!

It’s ok to be selfish a little bit, and I’m not feeling one bit bad about it…it’s time to help my co workers with their needs…they deserve it. Good things should happen to good people too.

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