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. 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.

Self-paced courses and webinar recordings on this topic are freely available in the WebJunction Course Catalog.

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Resources for Helping Unhoused Patrons

Publish Date: News / 10 November 2022

Libraries are central to our communities, as places where anyone is welcome to gather, connect, and learn, but for some members of our community, they represent much more than that. For many people experiencing homelessness, the library might be the ...

Workforce Development: A Library Partnership Success Story

Publish Date: News / 31 May 2022

OCLC’s headquarters are in Dublin, Ohio, a neighbor to the award-winning Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML). Not only is CML frequented by OCLC employees because it’s their local system, but many of us visit (I work out of Pittsburgh, PA) from time ...

Employment and Training Resources for Spanish Speakers

Publish Date: News / 6 February 2022

As part of an ongoing collaboration with the U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (DOL/ETA) and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), WebJunction is pleased to update you on employment and training resources ...

Report on Public Libraries: A Community's Connection for Career Services

Publish Date: News / 21 November 2019

Local public libraries serve an important role in the national workforce development system. This role has increased since the Great Recession and became formalized through changes in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014. Public libra...

Library Offers Training to Enhance Job-Readiness in the Community

Publish Date: News / 15 February 2018

In 2016, Berkeley County in South Carolina was seeing an increase in businesses opening or moving to the area, bringing new job opportunities for community members. The Berkeley County Library System, along with their partners with the local school d...

Resources on Libraries and Homelessness

Publish Date: News / 24 January 2017

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

Publish Date: News / 19 September 2016

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.