Workforce Services

  • Resources on Libraries and Homelessness

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

  • Four Ways to Reach Entrepreneurs in Your Community

    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...

  • Trailblazer Profile: Norma Fultz, Rio Grande City Public Library

    Library rock stars - we all know a few and can't wait to know more. They are full of passion, constantly form connections and seek to support their community in as many ways as possible. One library rock star we'd like you to know is Norma Gomez Fult...

  • Re-Envisioning Public Libraries: Action Guide Now Available

    The Aspen Institute has released an Action Guide for libraries to accompany the 2014 report, Rising to the Challenge: Re-envisioning Public Libraries. In a recent Infopeople webinar, Susan Hildreth an Aspen Fellow, shared highlights from the report a...

  • Libraries Continue Job Seeker Support

    As libraries continue to support economic success in their communities, WebJunction remains committed to bringing you programming which showcases libraries who continue to innovate in their Workforce Services. This recent WebJunction webinar zooms in...

  • Connecting Libraries to Employment with Workforce Literacy

    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...

  • Financial Education Tools for Libraries from CFPB

    As you may know, we've been participating in an OpenIDEO challenge related to libraries and financial literacy. We've been learning about a variety of approaches to financial education, and also wanted to be sure libraries are aware of all the fantas...

  • Public Libraries: A Haven to the Homeless

    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

    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...

  • Serving Job Seekers: Partnerships with a Common Goal

    Last week WebJunction was pleased to host a webinar on Serving Job Seekers that brought together perspectives looking at national resources, state efforts, and work at the public library level. Michael Harding, WorkForce Analyst with the Employment a...