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A California Libraries Learn Webinar and Discussion

September 15th, 2020 12:00 PM
1:00 PM

Start Time: Pacific - 12 Noon, Mountain - 1 PM, Central - 2 PM, Eastern - 3 PM

Ryan O'GradyPresenter: Ryan O'Grady

There will be a follow-up Zoom discussion on Tuesday, September 22 at 12 noon Pacific. Registration information for the Zoom discussion (facilitated by Ryan O’Grady) will be available at the end of the webinar. Please note: This follow-up discussion is for CA library staff only who either attend the webinar live or view the recording.

The coronavirus pandemic is having a nationwide impact on our jobs and communities: as of August, the unemployment rate is 10.2%, which represents an increase in 10.6 million unemployed since February 2020. Now is the time to prepare and look beyond an initial response and reaction stage and to plan for recovery and resilience.

This webinar examines practical strategies that libraries across the country are using to support job seekers in the community. We will look at resources within libraries as well as partnerships to help support workforce resiliency. We will also examine tools for you to create a systematic plan for your library.

At the end of this one-hour webinar, participants will:

  • Feel more confident in their ability to help job seekers in their community.
  • Learn three examples of how other libraries nationwide are helping jobseekers address their needs through recovery.
  • Consider the creation of a systematic action plan for workforce resiliency and the future of work.

This webinar will be of interest to: library staff and information organization professionals

This project is supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.


Presentation Material

Speaker's slides
Handout: Course Outline for Recovering Our Workforce
Handout: Personal Learning Guide
Handout: My Next Move Aid
Handout: Workforce Development Plan