Workforce Services

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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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Bright Shiny Things: Social Media and Job Hunting

 Document / Last Modified: 14 November 2016

In the third in a series of short video presentations, Pat Wagner looks at four prominent social networking tools from the perspective of the job seeker: LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Posterous.

Nothing Up My Sleeve? Job-Hunting Scams

 Document / Last Modified: 14 November 2016

how to identify and protect job-hunters from scam artists: fourth in a series of short video presentations by Pat Wagner.

Keeping Ones Cool in Difficult Times

 Document / Last Modified: 14 November 2016

In the fifth in a series of short video presentations, Pat Wagner offers timely advice for reducing stress, especially when working with stressed-out patrons.

You Want to Help, and the Clock is Ticking

 Document / Last Modified: 14 November 2016

How Your Library Can Offer Effective, Timely Support for Job-Hunters. Second in the series of short video presentations by Pat Wagner.