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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:
Blog Post: Share What You Know About Adult Literacy: Libraries Invited to Provide Input

January 23, 2014 01:12 PM
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Vocational and Adult Education is developing a national action plan to explore ways to improve the skills of adults in the United States. As important community learning spaces, libraries are encouraged to contribute and get involved. Read More

 
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Blog Post: Career Resources for Young People

November 4, 2013 03:06 PM
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration (DOL/ETA) provides resources that help teens and young adults explore careers, identify education options, and search for jobs. Read More

 
Blog Post: Creating a Community Where Knowledge Grows

August 27, 2013 01:53 PM
Pierce County Library System Executive Director Neel Parikh and Community Member Jo Cruz talk about how the library has become a leader in early learning by helping parents and caregivers understand early literacy. Read More

 
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Blog Post: Empowering New Americans

August 21, 2013 09:59 AM
Jennifer Manley was honored as a White House Champion of Change for her leadership and commitment to libraries and museums around the United States. Manley is part of the leadership team for the Queens Borough Public Library, one of the busiest in the nation where thousands of immigrants learn English, learn about citizenship, and become full participants in democratic society. Read More

 
Blog Post: A Vision for the Public Library of the Future

August 15, 2013 09:03 AM
Director Hildreth participated in the Aspen Institute Dialogue on Public Libraries, engaging with other library leaders to discuss new ways of thinking about the mission and role of public libraries in their communities. Read More