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:
September 25, 2014 08:50 AM
To help plan the next five years of LSTA funding, the Delaware Division of Libraries launched “We Geek the Delaware Dream,” which included conversations with residents in six communities to explore how libraries can help them realize their passions and dreams.
September 17, 2014 02:39 PM
National Medal Winner the Chicago Public Library provided knowledge and resources to community member Chris Force to help kick start his business.
August 8, 2014 09:22 AM
Resources on financial literacy, such as print materials, program ideas, and web resources, are available to librarians from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
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.