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Short-Term Staff, Long-Term Benefits

by Nora J. Bird Editor · Michael A. Crumpton Editor


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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

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