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:
This brief provides a demographic analysis of public access computer users and uses and demonstrates that public libraries are providing much more than basic technology access.
Conducted by the University of Washington Information School and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and IMLS, this report is based on the first large-scale study of who uses public computers and Internet access in public libraries.
Library Trends, Vol. 59, No. 1, Summer 2010
To explore the current and potential future relationships among cultural heritage information professionals in libraries, archives, and museums, as well as the role of educational institutions in preparing the professionals that will be needed in these organizations, IMLS awarded a cooperative agreement to Florida State University for a workshop on “Exploring the Intersection of LIS, Museum Studies, and Archives Studies Education for Encouraging the Development of 21st Century Cultural Heritage