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  • 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

    We've been learning about a variety of approaches to financial education, and also wanted to be sure libraries are aware of all the fantastic resources made available free from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). A few years ago, CFPB an...

  • 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...

  • Career Resources for Young People

    With the youth unemployment rate hovering around 16 percent, there's a national need for resources that help teens and young adults explore careers, identify education options, and search for jobs. There are many general career and job search resourc...

  • Rio Grande City Public Library works with Workforce Solutions

    Rio Grande City Public Library (TX) participated in Project Compass, a nationwide effort to support public libraries as they strive to meet the urgent and growing needs of the unemployed and job- seeking patrons. As a result of this commitment, RGC P...