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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Collaboration Resources

 Document / Last Modified: 21 February 2017

Libraries are developing and enhancing collaboration skills and building partnerships in response to patron workforce development needs. Help build this list of collaboration resources.

Community Partner Collaboration Guide

 Document / Last Modified: 21 February 2017

A guide exploring ways, steps and potential partners for libraries, developed in conjunction with workforce development efforts and other community collaborations.

Resources on Libraries and Homelessness

 News / Last Modified: 20 February 2017

A collection of resources, webinars, courses, video, and articles on libraries and how they serve the homeless in their communities.