Workforce Services


This section includes resources to help your library provide services and support to job seekers, small business and entrepreneurial start-ups, and the unemployed. Browse the Materials section for resources to create localized staff training session on workforce services in your library or region. Many of the resources here were collected as part of the IMLS-funded Project Compass, a national initiative to support public libraries' services to the struggling workforce.

See also the Project Compass Curriculum Workbook and Materials.

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Four Ways to Reach Entrepreneurs in Your Community

 News / Last Modified: 19 September 2016

If you are looking for an impressive number of resources, templates and ideas on how to reach and serve entrepreneurs at your library, then look no further than the webinar Support Small Business Development at Your Library.

Laura Metzler, Sma...

Small Business Start-up Backpack

 Document / Last Modified: 07 September 2016

Cindy Parker, director, Friends' Memorial Public Library (PA) introduces the Small Business Start-up Backpack that was created for McKean County libraries by the Entrepreneurship Program University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

The Fairfield (CT) Public Library Means Business

 Document / Last Modified: 07 September 2016

Find out how the Fairfield Public Library has connected with and supported small business and entrepreneurs in the community with their Small Business Strategies program.