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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Public Libraries: A Haven to the Homeless

 News / Last Modified: 05 August 2014

When skeptics question the need for public libraries in an era when digital books and materials seem to keep patrons away from the physical space of the library, they make a major assumption. They assume that public libraries are only custodians of p...

Workforce Development Services in Your Library

 News / Last Modified: 02 July 2014

Many of your patrons seek information about job skills, ranging from new technologies that employers require to guidance with successful job searches and applications. You are addressing your community's needs. But you want to do better. Have you won...

Understanding Compassion Fatigue in Your Library

 Webinar / Last Modified: 26 June 2014

Archive and related resources for a webinar presented on May 31, 2012 by Linda Bruno on compassion fatigue and how it affects you and your working environment.

Libraries and Economic Development Series

 Webinar / Last Modified: 21 April 2014

Archive and associated resources for August 2010 webinar series presented in collaboration with Colorado Association of Libraries, the Colorado State Library, and the Colorado Library Consortium.