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UPDATE 11/5/2016: 86% FULL! A very nice boost to the service in the library! There are still plenty of time slots available. No experience necessary, and a member of Team Geek will be there to help you.

And a bonus for all volunteering in the Library - Make sure you get your official Library Volunteer badge ribbon to commemorate your time helping others at BGG.CON



UPDATE 10/31/2016: So, I'm not sure what happened this week, but we only increased to 70% filled over the course of this week. And I'm finding something even stranger this year-the volunteer help is almost non-existent from Saturday 5 p.m. until the end of the convention including help packing up the library Sunday afternoon. I admit some serious concerns about the status of the library on Saturday and Sunday if we do not get the necessary help needed in the library. I need at least 2 volunteers for every shift in order to help the library function effectively. If you have not already scheduled some time to help, please consider offering an hour or two of your time to make this convention as awesome as it always is.

UPDATE 10/25/2016: Still filling up nicely! 66% FULL! Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. through Sunday, close of convention are where we need the most help at this time. If you haven't signed up yet, please join us. If you are on the fence about this - just try it, you are likely to like it 3 weeks+ and counting....

UPDATE 10/13/2016: Halfway there! WooHoo! Don't forget that there are plenty of available slots towards the end of the convention. Also please invite your friends who are coming to BGG.CON to offer an hour or two of time. Lots of fun!!! Also, just a reminder (since I have been asked) you must already have purchased a ticket to BGG.CON in order to help in the library. Volunteering in the library does not get you a ticket.



Time to sign up for volunteering in the BGG.CON Library. Just like last year, we are using the SignUpGenius system to manage our Volunteer sign-ups. Two very great things about this new system are that this system will e-mail you to remind you about your sign up and if swaps need to be made, you can do it through this system instead of using the BGG Forums. So,

Step 1: Check the BGG.CON wiki page for the most up to date information about scheduling and anything else related to BGG.CON. BGG.CON Wiki

Step 2:  See below for any notes regarding the library shifts and the available time slots and click the sign-up button.  Fill in any required information.

Step 3:  Share this sign-up with your friends that also have tickets to BGG.CON. (A reminder that volunteering in the library does not get you a ticket to BGG.CON - you MUST already have a ticket purchased)

Step 4: Look for an e-mail in early November to double check your sign up and answers to any other questions you might have.

Step 5: Show up and have fun!!


Library Hours:
Wednesday - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. (yes, after midnight)
Thursday - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Friday - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Saturday - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Sunday - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (Mid-day)

I am looking for a MINIMUM of 2 people per time slot, but ideally 3. Some helpers will run the 2 computers for checking-in and checking-out games. During any possible free time, you are charged with straightening games on the shelves, replacing missing parts, printing missing rule sheets, etc. A member of Team Geek will be on shift ON OCCASION to help with any questions.  If a Team Geek member is not present, you can call Kristine on the radio by the library desk.

Also, as with last year, I am looking for help on Tuesday afternoon to unpack the library and get it ready for use, and help Sunday early afternoon to pack the library for storage.

And again, same as last year, we will be closing the Library on Saturday from 6:30 - 8 to allow the opportunity to attend the Awards Ceremony/Prize Drawing that night.  The 5 p.m. slot on Saturday is an extended shift going until 6:30.

The BGG.CON Library is the pride and joy of BGG.CON and it's all made possible with your help.

Thank you,
Kristine
(kristine@boardgamegeek.com)
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Sign Up HERE: BGG.CON 2016 Library Volunteer Schedule

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Come on ya slackers! Sign up.
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Signed up for unpacking.. Hope my flight isn't late.
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Yay! meeple

Thank you to each and every person who volunteers to help in the library.

I grabbed one shift now, and I will look to volunteer for 2 or 3 more, to help fill in where needed closer to the con.

If being a library volunteer is new to you and you have any questions, please feel free to ask!



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Come on ya slackers! Sign up.

All right, all right. I'm joining you on the opening shift.
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Getting my group to pony up. We'll be there Thursday 11pm for sure. See if we can't do more!
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I've always been curious - what software do you use to manage the game library and the check ins/check outs?
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It's a totally custom, in-house system.
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Didn't get any setup shifts for Team Geek so I signed up for both Tuesday setup shifts.
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Snagged my Sunday morning! The tradition continues.
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This will be my first time volunteering in the library!! So excited.
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UPDATE 10/13/2016: Halfway there! WooHoo! Don't forget that there are plenty of available slots towards the end of the convention. Also please invite your friends who are coming to BGG.CON to offer an hour or two of time. Lots of fun!!! Also, just a reminder (since I have been asked) you must already have purchased a ticket to BGG.CON in order to help in the library. Volunteering in the library does not get you a ticket.
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Yay! Booked in for a few, will help fill in some gaps later if needed. Looking forward to it
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UPDATE 10/25/2016: Still filling up nicely! 66% FULL! Saturday beginning at 5 p.m. through Sunday, close of convention are where we need the most help at this time. If you haven't signed up yet, please join us. If you are on the fence about this - just try it, you are likely to like it 3 weeks+ and counting....
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UPDATE 10/31/2016: So, I'm not sure what happened this week, but we only increased to 70% filled over the course of this week. And I'm finding something even stranger this year-the volunteer help is almost non-existent from Saturday 5 p.m. until the end of the convention including help packing up the library Sunday afternoon. I admit some serious concerns about the status of the library on Saturday and Sunday if we do not get the necessary help needed in the library. I need at least 2 volunteers for every shift in order to help the library function effectively. If you have not already scheduled some time to help, please consider offering an hour or two of your time to make this convention as awesome as it always is.
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I love seeing people excited to volunteer in the library!

I have gotten some of the best recommendations for "hidden gem" games during library volunteer shifts.




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Kristine wrote:
UPDATE 10/31/2016: So, I'm not sure what happened this week, but we only increased to 70% filled over the course of this week. And I'm finding something even stranger this year-the volunteer help is almost non-existent from Saturday 5 p.m. until the end of the convention including help packing up the library Sunday afternoon. I admit some serious concerns about the status of the library on Saturday and Sunday if we do not get the necessary help needed in the library. I need at least 2 volunteers for every shift in order to help the library function effectively. If you have not already scheduled some time to help, please consider offering an hour or two of your time to make this convention as awesome as it always is.



Come on folks. It is fun, really. Only a hour or two will really help.
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UPDATE 11/5/2016: 86% FULL! A very nice boost to the service in the library! There are still plenty of time slots available. No experience necessary, and a member of Team Geek will be there to help you.

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I just received my confirmation/instructions email as a library volunteer, and since Gmail filed it under Promotions, I almost missed it. So, I wanted to remind others to watch for it.

Subject is "BGG.CON 2016 Library Volunteer Schedule"

Thanks, Kristine!

See everyone next week!

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I am interested in volunteering, but I am not sure what time I would like to do. Is it possible to come by first thing Wednesday and see what times are still open, or are you trying to have all of the shifts filled before the con?
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chopino9n2 wrote:
I am interested in volunteering, but I am not sure what time I would like to do. Is it possible to come by first thing Wednesday and see what times are still open, or are you trying to have all of the shifts filled before the con?


You are welcome to stop by during the con to see what shifts are still available. (And honestly, anyone is welcome to give a few minutes of time straightening the shelves whenever they return a game.)

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What shifts are you still looking for most at this point? Where is the greatest need?
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amy1355 wrote:
I just received my confirmation/instructions email as a library volunteer, and since Gmail filed it under Promotions, I almost missed it. So, I wanted to remind others to watch for it.

Subject is "BGG.CON 2016 Library Volunteer Schedule"

Thanks, Kristine!

See everyone next week!



Wow, thanks, I'd missed it myself for the same reason.
 
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