Libraries Lead the Workforce for the 21st Century
Fee: Free for those in the California library community.
Learn more about Project Compass at: www.webjunction.org/project-compass.
Pre-workshop assignment: Before the workshop attendees will receive three work assignments: one requires students to interview their library director or manager, the second to research local workforce development partners, and the third to complete a very BRIEF survey.
Preliminary Course Outline
- Learn about 21st Century Workforce Skills and the Shifting Nature of the Workforce
- The Role of Libraries
- Build on what you and others have done with Discovery/Assessment, Collections, Training & Programming, Collaboration, and Communication as they relate to workforce development
- Introduction to WebJunction Project Compass Topic Pathways and selection of one for your library
- Core Services (best practices for beginning services to help the economically impacted, identifying key service providers, providing basic computer skills, and building core partnership skills)
- Job Seekers (help job seekers locate important resources & assistance)
- Small Business (connect users with resources for small business growth & sustainability)
- Personal Finance (how to provide resources, training and programs on applying for social services, refinancing a mortgage, getting out of debt, etc.)
- Integrating Library Services with other Workforce Development Partners
- What Do They Do?
- What do They Need from the Library?
- How will you collaborate?
- Develop and Finalize the Action Plan you will use in your library
- Review Resources (don't reinvent the wheel!)
Who Should Attend: The workshop is for any member of the California library community who wants to continue to provide valuable and much-needed library support to job seekers, small businesses, and workforce development partners.
Special Note: Not only is this workshop free, but also the grant from WebJunction allows us to reimburse attendees’ travel expenses.
Check-in: 8:30 to 9:00 AM Instruction: 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
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