Project Compass

Project Compass: Libraries lead the workforce for the 21st Century

Project Compass logoThrough two grants from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), WebJunction and the State Library of North Carolina (SLNC) launched Project Compass in support of public libraries’ efforts to meet the urgent and growing needs of communities impacted by the economic downturn.

  • In the first year, the project brought state library representatives together to consider how they can support state-wide workforce recovery.
  • The follow-on grant for year two delivered training and curriculum materials to library staff on the frontlines of responding to the needs of the un- and under-employed.
  • Read The Impact of Project Compass for a summary of the 3-year project.

This work has resulted in a rich collection of resources on Workforce Services, including Project Compass Workshop Materials.

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The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.

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Trailblazer Profile: Norma Fultz, Rio Grande City Public Library

 News / Last Modified: 18 March 2019

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...

Project Compass Convening: Workforce Recovery and Beyond

 News / Last Modified: 21 May 2018

Staff members from public and state libraries meet to share best practices from Project Compass, an IMLS grant funded project focused on public libraries’ efforts to assist the needs of job seekers in their communities.

Trainer Presentations and Notes

 Document / Last Modified: 12 June 2017

A summary of the trainer presentations at the train the trainer institute in Chapel Hill, NC on February 8, 2011.

Project Compass National Convening

 Document / Last Modified: 12 December 2016

Slides, links, and associated resources shared at the April 2012 Project Compass National Convening in Arlington, VA.