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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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!
RSS Job and Career Committee presents a discussion on how Queens Library in NY serves job seekers at all levels. Session Speaker will be Lauren Comito.
Lauren Comito is a job search helping, activist librarian in NYC and the Job and Business Academy Librarian for Queens Library’s Central location, as well as a Councilor at Large for the American Library Association, and the President Elect of the Leadership and Management section of the New York Library Association. As the Director of Operations of Urban Librarians Unite, she is a key figure in modern urban library activism.