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Special Collections Roundtable

First up! Managing Volunteers and Interns

Do you have a crew of helpful volunteers and interns or does it sometimes feel like they just create more work? We'll discuss the benefits and challenges that unpaid labor brings to special collections. Topics will include setting expectations, creating discrete projects, training and quality control, and managing relationships. Kate Wells, Rhode Island Collections Curator at Providence Public Library will make a presentation and lead a discussion on the important resources of volunteers and interns.

Next up: news and announcements from the assembled and networking opportunities.

The last hour will be a tour of the historic Redwood Library and Athenaeum including some looks behind the scenes.

SCRT Bonus: If you would like to join a group dine-out in Newport at 5:00 PM If at least six people sign-up, we’ll make more detailed plans including a reservation. Please sign up for the dine-out online here (a Google Sheet) in addition to registering for the program.

Parking: The city does not ticket or require that you use meters after October 1, but check the signs on the streets where you park.

Thursday, October 18, 2018
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Redwood Library & Athenaenum
Kate Wells, Rhode Island Collections Curator at Providence Public Library
Event Type:
OLIS Continuing Education
  Special Collections Roundtable (SCRT)  
Registration has closed.

Event Organizer

Donna DiMichele

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