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Workforce Development/Job Assistance

Museums and libraries are working in partnership with business, education and public service agencies to provide workforce related training and services.

Partnership: Public Libraries and the Workforce
The U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (ETA) and IMLS are working together to highlight effective practices and encourage additional collaboration between the workforce investment system and public libraries.

Search the Awarded Grants database for grants to programs that strengthen workforce development and job assistance (issue areas have only been assigned to grants awarded since FY 2009)

Workforce development and job assistance content on the IMLS Web site:
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Recipients of Nation’s Highest Museum and Library Honor Announced

April 21, 2015 10:27 AM
IMLS congratulates the 2015 winners of the National Medal for Museum and Library Service. Read More

 
Grants Awarded to Strengthen Museum Professional Development and Leadership

April 10, 2015 02:13 PM
IMLS grants to the California Association of Museums and the Association of African American Museums are funding the development of new resources for museum professionals. Read More

 
2015 Class of National Digital Stewardship Residents Selected

April 7, 2015 12:37 PM
Five new members have been selected for the 2015 class of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program. Read More

 
Federal Awards for Libraries and Library Training Announced

March 31, 2015 08:23 AM
Twenty-two library projects will be funded through the National Leadership Grants for Libraries program and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program. Read More

 
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Thirty Museums and Libraries Tapped as Finalists for National Medal

February 24, 2015 09:28 AM
For 21 years, the National Medal for Museum and Library Service has celebrated institutions that demonstrate extraordinary and innovative approaches to public service to make a difference for individuals, families, and communities. Read More