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Young adult volunteering in public libraries: Managerial implications
Library Leadership and Management (2009)
  • Anthony Bernier, San Jose State University
While library institutions and youth services professionals debate the fine points of volunteerism, young people’s volunteer participation has been carving out an increasingly justified claim for recognition and research.1 Recent studies on volunteering in the United States demonstrate that between one-third to one-half of young people between the ages of fifteen and twenty-five participate in volunteer activities. And as one journalist recently observed, “Volunteering in record numbers, young people became the super-force of the Obama campaign.”2 This participation rate is outstripping that of previous generations.3 A reported 15.5 million teenagers contributed over 1.3 billion service hours in the United States during 2004.
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Summer 2009
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Anthony Bernier. "Young adult volunteering in public libraries: Managerial implications" Library Leadership and Management Vol. 23 Iss. 3 (2009) p. 133 - 139 ISSN: 1945-8851
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