IMLS Expands Program To Help Libraries Help the Unemployed
•WebJunction training followed by regional workshops
•Online sharing, discussion of best practices
•Library role in workforce development publicized
Libraries have been hosting and helping the unemployed in their job search efforts during this most recent economic downturn. Now it’s the librarians’ turn to be trained to better serve their job-searching customers.
Building on the State Library of North Carolina’s (SLNC) Job Search Help Desk project, a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and administered via WebJunction will expand the program to library staffers nationally.