Large and small libraries hold a variety of programs for job seekers – regular classes, one-shot sessions, traditional reference services, reference appointments and others. How do libraries and information providers determine needs of the community and which services & programs to offer? How do they assess outcomes? Come join the RSS Job & Career Reference Committee for a discussion of various strategies for best serving communities large and small.
RUSA RSS Services for Job Seeking Patrons Committee
We will hold our Midwinter Official meeting on JANUARY 30, 1p-2p (ET). in Blackboard Collaborate.
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We have a program title and blurb for our Mid Winter discussion. Please feel free to share this widely with your friends and colleagues attending Mid Winter.
"“Alternative Services for Job Seeking Patrons”"
How can we support our unemployed and underemployed patrons as they navigate a local job market? What tools and technologies do we as librarians have access to that we could re-purpose specifically for job seekers? What are some alternative services could add value to our interactions with job seeking patrons. Join the Services for Job Seeking Patrons as we brainstorm alternative uses of current tools and technologies and alternative services in the our libraries.
Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC), B217
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Sorry, if you've already seen this but we do also need to come up with some goals... 3 or so for the 2016-17 year. This needs to be done by next week! Apologies for the quick turn around but let's get things going!
I've included last year's goals as a starting point. Tweek these? Come up with new?
Last year's goals:
- Hold a discussion forum at Midwinter on how to assist low-skill workers with job searches.
- Work on a program for Annual 2017.
- Work to change the name of our committee to Services for Job Seeking Patrons.
I'd like to also add that we can reserve Discussion Forum space for mid winter if we can come up with a topic! Last year's was well attended so this might be the way to go!