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  • Thank you for volunteering at the Ashburn Library for the Summer Reading Program! It’s a very busy place in the summer. We need your help. I’m going to present an overview of the program and process. Don’t feel you have to know everything today, because you’ll really learn things by actually doing them. Feel free to ask questions. GIVE INFO. ON THE TABLE, LAPTOPS, STAFF WORKROOM and basically their “workplace”
  • I hope you’ve had opportunity to look at the Teen Volunteer Blog . This is where we put your schedule. If something’s not right here, please let me know after my presentation . Mrs. Jackson and I are coordinators. Ask us first if we’re here, or you can e-mail us. We’ll also post special program volunteer opportunities here.
  • You MUST sign into your timesheet, or your hours will NOT be counted. First day you’ll get a t-shirt—you keep that. Always wear it when you’re representing the Teen Volunteers. If you forget shirt, put on badge. Check white board in Staff Work Room for new information. The SRP Teen Volunteer Notebook is a resource for each other.
  • Please call if you cannot come, even if you think it seems too late to call.

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  • Ashburn Library Children’s Area Volunteers Orientation
  • During Orientation we will …
    • Learn volunteer procedures
    • Learn what your duties will be
    • Earn prizes! Team competition to review duties and shelve books!
    • Learn how to log time and task online
    • Ask questions!
  • Scheduling *
    • You will work your assigned shift from July 6 – August 31.
    • If you are going to be late or cannot come in at all, call the Youth Services desk: 703-737-8105.
    • If you’ll be away for a vacation, let us know!
  • When You Arrive for Your Shift *
    • Please arrive on time!
    • Wear your volunteer badge.
    • Always check in with the Children’s Librarian at the desk.
  • Expectations
    • Volunteering is like a job. Be on time and act in a professional manner. You are representing the library, a county government institution.
    • Be polite and courteous to patrons; ask them if they need assistance.
  • Expectations, continued
    • When volunteering, it is inappropriate to babysit your brother or sister.
    • If there is a situation or questions you feel uncomfortable with, excuse yourself and find a staff member immediately.
    • If a patron asks you a questions, simply say, “Let’s ask the librarian.” Then ASK!
  • Getting Yellow Bins
    • Look for yellow bins behind the Librarians’ desk.
  • Getting Yellow Bins
    • Then check in the Circulation Room. Check for bins near BOTH the inside and outside check-in areas.
    • Place a bin on a flat cart and roll it into the Children’s Area.
  • Shelving Series Books
    • They are shelved in the Series Area.
    • Shelve the books by SERIES. There are labels on the shelves with each series’ name.
  • Shelving Series Books
    • **GRAPHIC NOVELS - these are the only books in the Series Area that are shelved by the Call Number on their spines.
  • Shelving Board Books
    • They are shelved in the wooden bins under the posters.
    • Board books do not have shelving order.
    • As you place board books in the wooden bins, straighten them.
    • If you see a board book that is torn, take it to a Librarian.
  • Shelving Easy Reader Fiction
    • The Librarians will create an Easy Reader cart for you.
    • These books are shelved on the Easy Reader “wall.”
    • They are shelved by Call Number.
  • General Pick Up of Children’s Area
    • Collect all the books from tables, furniture, and/or floor.
    • Place the items you collected on the dump cart.
    • Straighten Christmas books under the Board Book bins.
  • Dump Cart
    • Sort items on the Dump Cart by spine label.
    • Group the items as follows:
    • E Fiction (letters)
    • E Non-Fiction (numbers)
    • ER Fiction
    • ER Non-Fiction
    • J Fiction
    • J Non-Fiction
    • Magazines, Young Adult, Adult
    • Audio-Visual (CDs, audio books, and DVDs)
  • Organize Christmas Books
    • A Librarian can help you get started on this job.
    • Re-shelve Christmas books by the call number on their spine labels.
    • Shelve the Christmas books in call number order .
  • Other Duties
    • You may be asked to help with a variety of tasks or projects as assigned by one of the Librarians. (help with program set up, straighten shelves throughout the children’s area, mark discarded items for sale, etc.)
  • What have you learned?
    • We will divide into 4 teams, by color of brochure.
    • Your team will receive a “point” for each question answered correctly and each task completed correctly.
    • Winners get first choice of “prize”
  • Arrival
    • What is the first thing you should do when you arrive for volunteering?
    • Check with the Children’s Librarian.
  • Yellow Bins
    • Name 3 places to check for yellow bins.
    • Behind the Librarian’s desk.
    • Circ Room – inside drops.
    • Circ Room – outside drops.
  • Shelving Series Books
    • Where are Series books shelved?
    • In the Series area by the windows.
  • Shelving Series Books
    • How are Series Books shelved?
    • By the Series name.
  • Shelving Series Books
    • What is the only Series that is shelved by Call Number?
    • Graphic Novels.
  • Shelving Board Books
    • Where do you shelve board books?
    • In the wooden bins under the posters.
  • Shelving Board Books
    • Are board books shelved in an order?
    • No.
  • Shelving Board Books
    • What should you do with a torn or dirty board book?
    • Give it to a Librarian.
  • Shelving Easy Reader Fiction
    • Where are Easy Reader books shelved?
    • On the Easy Reader “wall”.
  • Shelving Easy Reader Fiction
    • How are Easy Readers shelved?
    • By Call Number.
  • Shelving Challenge
    • Each team will have a bin with books to be shelved:
    • Board books.
    • Series books.
    • Easy Reader books.
  • Shelving Challenge
    • Each team’s books have color slips in them, keep them in the books!
    • Team members work together to ensure each item is shelved in the correct area and, if necessary, by correct call number order. (remember Graphic Novels & Easy Readers!)
  • Shelving Challenge
    • This is not a timed race, you are trying for 100% shelving accuracy.
    • When all the teams are finished, we will check one another’s work.
    • May the library force be with you!
  • General Pick Up
    • What do you do with the books you pick up from tables, the floor, and furniture?
    • Place them on the Dump Cart.
  • Dump Cart
    • Can you sort a Dump Cart?
    • Yes! – remember groupings
    • E w/letters
    • E w/numbers
    • Same for ER & J!
    • One person from each team will work on sorting the dump cart.
    • Tag Team – if someone needs help, tag another team member to take over.
  • Tally Points
    • How many points did your team earn?
    • Congratulations!
  • When You Leave Your Shift
    • Let the Librarian know your shift has ended and briefly explain any tasks you had to leave incomplete.
    • Log your time and task online!
    • Example:
      • jsmithvol , password = volunteer
  • Online Logging of Hours & Tasks
    • http://host5.evanced.info/loudoun/sr/pwlogin.asp
  • Before you leave today…
    • Make sure you know when you are scheduled!
    • Clear any misunderstandings, ask questions!
    • Take home the brochure
    • Remember, Children’s Area Volunteering begins on July 6th.