Digital Timekeeping Pilot Begins

Starting January 1st, Queens Library begins a three-month pilot of the Volunteer Attendance Kiosk to modernize the record keeping of community service hours for library volunteers.

Volunteers in the Glen Oaks branch, Children’s Library Discovery Center and the Queens Memory Program will be able to log service hours by checking in and out using a specially configured tablet.  Hours are automatically visible within their online volunteer account.  Typically, hours are recorded manually and available within 30-45 days.

“Shifting to digital timekeeping has been our goal for the last five years”, says Scott McLeod, Director of Volunteer Services.  “This upgrade allows volunteers to have access to their completed hours in real-time and significantly reduces the paperwork and time spent by library staff to track hours.”

The Attendance Kiosk is scheduled for full deployment to all branches in mid-2019.