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Event Name:Run Your Friends Like a Firehouse: How to Recruit and Retain Volunteers
Competency:Community Awareness

Recruitment and retention of library volunteers is an ongoing issue. Looking to other non-profit industries for creative solutions, presenters Kathy Kosinski and Madeline Jarvis discovered many similarities in the world of volunteer fire service. They will share the tips and tricks they learned for recruiting and retaining volunteers in 2020.

Learning Objectives:

  • Draw parallels between libraries and the volunteer fire service
  • Create an elevator pitch for their organization and its accomplishments
  • Identify strategies to minimize attrition of recruits

Kathy Kosinski is the Statewide Library Services Analyst at the Library of Michigan. 


Madeline Jarvis is the Adult and Information Services Manager at the Marion (IA) Public Library and a 2019 Graduate of the Marion Citizens Fire Academy.

Madeline Jarvis and Kathy Kosinski are members of the United for Libraries Millennial Engagement Task Force. 

Event Date:1/16/2020
Event Time:10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern
Location:Online via Adobe Connect
Contact Person:Melissa Lattanzi
(phone: 3306550531)
Details:Who Should Attend:  Anyone interested in growing their friends group
Competency:  Community Awareness

GEO Cost:      $40
Bronze Cost:  $24
Silver Cost:    FREE
Gold Cost:     FREE

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