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:
A grant to WebJunction and the State Library of North Carolina is helping libraries, nationwide, to meet increasing demands to connect customers with workforce resources.
This month's project profile examines the positive impact of mentoring and empowering teens for library careers and community leadership. One of the goals of the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program is to attract a new generation of diverse and creative people to librarianship.
To address two workforce training needs in Orlando, Fla.—technical skills and small business smarts—the Orange County Library System created the Grow Your Business program, which offered classroom and online courses in three languages.
Several years ago, Kansas City leaders decided to boost future economic growth by developing science and engineering skills in the area’s work force. There was a problem though: Kansas City’s workers and students weren’t very interested in science and engineering.
Five museums and five libraries have won the 2008 National Medal for Museum and Library Service, the nation’s highest honor for institutions that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities.