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For Librarians -Library Management - Volunteers

Volunteers are an integral part of many New Hampshire libraries, assisting library staff with tasks and advocating for the library within the community. The intention of the Best Practices for New Hampshire Libraries – Volunteers document is to generate a greater awareness of the laws that exist on the state and federal level regarding volunteers so that New Hampshire libraries, through their staff and trustees, can make informed choices about how, when, and why they use volunteers in their libraries. This document is not a substitute for direct advice from legal counsel, and all libraries are strongly encouraged to communicate with their attorney, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, and the United States Department of Labor as they review and revise library volunteer policies and procedures to ensure compliance with current state and federal laws.

Volunteer Best PracticesAdobe Acrobate, revised December 2019

Questions about this document, or requests to present this material in a workshop format, can be directed to Lori Fisher, Assistant State Librarian, at (603) 271-2393 or lori.fisher@dncr.nh.gov.

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