Annual 2012 program description
Washington ALA Breakout Session E-Government Services and Libraries Session
Title: E-Government in Action Matching People with Jobs (Saturday, 10:30-noon, Hilton Anaheim - Malibu Rm.)
Workforce Development is an expanded and new service role for libraries. Join us for a discussion with grant recipients of e-government grants focusing on workforce community development as they discuss their innovative programs for connecting people with jobs. Featured speakers are: Sheri Shafer and Tiffany McClary from “NJ Works @ your Library,” a New Jersey State Library Program on partnerships and resources that help in the economic recovery of the state by giving libraries the tools they need to expand services to the unemployed and underemployed; Janice Collins, Technology Supervisor for Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach, Fl. will discuss the “Career Catalyst Program” a career motivating program initiative that is a partnership with Palm Beach County’s Workforce Alliance that creates and manages employment initiatives to assist unemployed library users in one setting; Jeff Scott, Deputy County Librarian, Tulare County, Calif. will focus on their innovative “ Job in a Box” grant program that reaches the unemployed through a book vending machine with resources targeting job seekers at One Stop locations; and Kevin Cherry, Ph.D. of the Institute for Museums and Library Services (ILMS) will discuss their innovative partnership with the state of North Carolina that trained library staff throughout the country to assist patrons with job and career skills through their COMPASS Program.