[bksvol-discuss] Re: I don't know what to think about things right now

  • From: "Larry Lumpkin" <llumpkin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2010 13:43:19 -0500

Jamie,  Susan and I don't particularly want to leave but neither do we want
our work wasted.  I believe that is our right as volunteers.  If an
organization is to utilize a pool of volunteers, it is their responsibility
and job to direct them to the tasks they wish them to do.  I have directed
volunteer pools several times in my working life and I know this to be the


From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jamie Prater
Sent: Tuesday, July 27, 2010 1:06 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] I don't know what to think about things right now

Hi, all, I've been following the threads about PQ books versus volunteer
work.  I've enjoyed volunteering for Christian fiction and kids' stuff
mostly and because of page numbering issues, I've backed off considerably on
what I volunteer for.  Every day for the past several weeks has been like
Christmas looking at and downloading all the new books lately.  I'm very,
very sad that this new influx of books is starting to run some top knotch
volunteers away because of publishers' issues.  I see both sides of the coin
on these issues but wish all you fantastic volunteers would find a reason to
stay at bookshare.  I like books from a Pentecostal Christian standpoint as
far as Christian/nonfiction goes, and I love all kinds of Christian fiction,
classics, and general fiction as well as kids' stuff.  Some of the
volunteers who've said they are most likely leaving bookshare are ones who
print some of these kinds of books.  I know there are so very many books out
there in the world, and I do wish we could all find a niche and grow
bookshare and everybody can feel like useful and contributing members of
bookshare and society.  I had no idea this wonderful growth spurt for
bookshare would run off volunteers and this is a bittersweet pill to swallow
and makes me feel very, very sad.  Please folks reconsider before quitting
the wonderful job you're all doing on adding books to the collection.  Lori
and Mike in particular, thanks to you, I've got some Jentezen Franklin books
I'd not otherwise have, and this makes me sad to see you and others go.
Thanks and have a blessed day.  

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