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 1, 2015 09:30 AM
In Rhode Island, Learning Lounges in public libraries provide space and technology to help adult learners, especially immigrants who study English as a Second Language.
June 30, 2015 03:08 PM
Sergio Sanchez, with the help of the Los Angeles Public Library, achieved his dream of becoming a citizen of the United States.
June 25, 2015 03:11 PM
Cecil County Public Library helped a U.S. Army Veteran who faced homeless, unemployment, and health challenges, gain computer literacy skills and apply for a job online.
June 22, 2015 01:47 PM
The amazing world of “making” took hold of the nation’s capital this month, and IMLS played an important role organizing key festivities.
May 26, 2015 10:47 AM
The National Medal for Museum and Library Service shines a national spotlight on the many ways libraries and museums make a difference in the lives of children, families, and communities across the country. Stories from winning institutions resonate with IMLS efforts to help institutions provide services to immigrant communities.