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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News / Last Modified: 16 June 2015
Public libraries are often the go-to resource for job seekers whether they are using the internet for online searches, updating or crafting a new résumé, or laying groundwork to acquire new skills. To assist libraries in compiling resources and suppo...
Webinar / Last Modified: 05 June 2015
A webinar exploring ways libraries of all sizes can provide services and support for job seekers in their communities.
Webinar / Last Modified: 03 June 2015
Archive and associated resources for June 3, 2010, webinar with Florida librarians on services and partnerships that leverage e-government resources to respond to increased workforce development needs.
Document / Last Modified: 02 June 2015
The Department of Labor (DOL) and other workforce agencies can be potent partners for libraries who are in the front line of response to unemployed patrons.
Webinar / Last Modified: 29 May 2015
This webinar will provide practical ways to deliver career development services in your library to support job jeekers in your community.