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:
July 16, 2014 03:29 PM
Congress passes sweeping overhaul of nation’s workforce law. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 affirms the role of libraries in assisting the country’s job seekers and employers.
July 15, 2014 02:50 PM
The Oklahoma Department of Libraries is using LSTA funds to facilitate education, workforce development, and health outcomes, and to preserve community heritage.
July 14, 2014 01:02 PM
The Maryland Division of Library Development and Services is working with community partners to address accessibility, STEM learning, and digital literacy.
June 25, 2014 09:43 AM
Federal library funding will strengthen employment assistance, improve access to government information and help people use technology.
May 28, 2014 01:59 PM
The Florida State Library is focusing LSTA funds on expanding broadband access, helping people find jobs, and connecting them to electronic government services.