Project Compass

Project Compass: Libraries lead the workforce for the 21st Century

Project Compass logoThrough two grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), WebJunction and the State Library of North Carolina (SLNC) launched Project Compass in support of public libraries’ efforts to meet the urgent and growing needs of communities impacted by the economic downturn.

  • In the first year, the project brought state library representatives together to consider how they can support state-wide workforce recovery.
  • The follow-on grant for year two delivered training and curriculum materials to library staff on the frontlines of responding to the needs of the un- and under-employed.
  • Read The Impact of Project Compass for a summary of the 3-year project.

This work has resulted in a rich collection of resources on Workforce Services, including Project Compass Workshop Materials.

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The Impact of Project Compass

 Document / Last Modified: 22 April 2013

After 3 years, the Project Compass initiative funded by IMLS has come to a close. This document reviews the impact of the program on communities across the U.S.

Project Compass National Convening

 Document / Last Modified: 26 March 2013

Slides, links, and associated resources shared at the April 2012 Project Compass National Convening in Arlington, VA.