[Michlib-l] Visually Impaired Volunteer

Jaema Berman jberman at tln.lib.mi.us
Wed Jun 17 14:03:50 EDT 2015

Barbara, This is a great question! What about having them read to children or adults or participate in assisting or leading a discussion group such as a book club or ESL Group? Jaema
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From: barbara at milanlibrary.org
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Sent: Wed, 17 Jun 2015 12:19:52 -0400 (EDT)
Subject: [Michlib-l] Visually Impaired Volunteer

<html><body><span style="font-family:Book Antiqua; color:#000; font-size:12pt;"><div>Hello All!</div><div><br></div><div>We've had an offer of volunteer time starting this fall by a significantly visually impaired person.  We'd love to take her up on her interest and enthusiasm but are struggling to identify tasks that might be suitable.  She mentioned answering phones, but our phone traffic isn't that substantial and most calls require checking a the catalog or a patron's circulation record.  </div><div><br></div><div>Any experiences with this or brilliant ideas to pass along will be much appreciated!</div><div><br></div><div>Thanks,</div><div><br></div><div>Barbara<br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><br></div><div><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">Barbara Beaton</span></div><div><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;"><span style="color: #000000;">Assistant Director/Reference Librarian</span><br></span></div><div><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">Milan Public Library</span></div><div><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">151 Wabash St.</span></div><div><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">Milan, MI 48160</span></div><div><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;">(734) 439-1240</span></div><div><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><b><br></b></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><b><img id="sigimg0" title="signature image" dfsrc="cid:sigimg0 at 85075d6790cdac0e0dc94d873647d116" src="/service/home/~/?id=81025&part=1.2&auth=co" alt="" border="0" height="93" width="123"><br></b></span></span></div><div><span style="font-family: book antiqua,palatino;"><span style="color: #ff0000;"><b><br></b></span></span></div></span></body></html>
Jaema Berman
Addison Twp. Public Library
1400 Rochester Rd.
Leonard, MI 48367
Phone: 248-628-7180
Fax: 248-628-6109

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