Wednesday, January 10, 2007
I came up with a list of, let's say, chores that comprise the workings of the grand thing we call the Bike Library. The chores themselves can be catagorized, so I started to do that here. Catagories are not fixed and in fact will most likely overlap more often than not. Anyway...
blog (actually anyone should feel free to do this now... it's for everyone... let me know if you need an account)
updating computer records
unlock the door!
make fliers & signs
taking returned bikes
helping patrons find bikes
filling out checkout form, money ledger & receipt
filling out donation receipt
taking bikes to Broadway Neighborhood Center
trailer rentals (policy in the works)
Rental Bench (starting soon)
safety check of repaired bikes
price & serialize repaired bikes
getting repair tags on donated bikes
separate mixed metal & Al (no more plastic!)
volunteer training (this one is huge... there's training about how the BL works & training about bike repair... we should all be ready to be responsible for both, as well as have a couple/few people to do training "sessions")
designating volunteer duties, or who gets to work on what
Okay so some of this is obvious, but I think it's necessary to get it all out in one list. Still, I may have accidentally left out some things.
I intentionally left out all duties dealing with money, since Brian & I have decided to keep doing this one the same way. I also left out Ladies' Night, but that's only because I'm currently the only female keyholder. I am certainly willing to commit to keeping this event going.
This is a start at defining roles within the Bike Library. Please, share any thoughts you may have about this lateral shift of responsibilities.