Project Compass Curriculum Workbook and Materials
All Project Compass workshop materials were made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), and are the product of the partnership between WebJunction and the State Library of North Carolina. All are welcome to use and distribute the workbook. (Please note: These materials were created in 2010 and 2011, so you may encounter links to resources no longer maintained, but the curriculum remains relevant and recommended for supporting library staff learning around supporting workforce services for their community. All materials are free for all to use and adapt.)
Project Compass Workbook (pdf)
Topic Pathways: Each pathway serves as a checklist of things a library can do to advance each of the topic areas, and serves as a means for identifying gaps and priorities. See also Introduction to Pathways.
Digital Literacy pathway (pdf) (formerly Core Services): Guides library staff understanding (1) Identifying patrons’ needs for basic technology skills building (2) Providing basic computer skills training (3) Connecting with other agencies that provide core skills training.
Job Seekers pathway (pdf): Guides library staff understanding (1) unemployment data, types of unemployed workers, and stages of the job search process; (2) ways to help job seekers; (3) how to connect with workforce development agencies and other partners to increase employment opportunities.
Small Business & Entrepreneurs pathway (pdf): Guides library staff understanding how (1) small business builds local economies; (2) to build training and programs to support local small businesses; (3) to connect patrons with resources for small business development and sustainability.
Personal Financial Skills pathway (pdf): Guides library staff understanding (1) the impact of the economic downturn on personal financial stability; (2) how to provide resources, training and programs to help patrons get better control of their personal finances.
Action Plan (pdf): Workshop attendees can use this Action Plan to identify where they are, their goals for future programs and services, who they will work with, and when the work should be completed.
Staying Sane (pdf): Use this handout to give workshop attendees a chance to discuss how they deal with their own stress and that of their coworkers and patrons.
See also Workforce Resources
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