Thursday, April 11, 2013

Free E-Government Webinar for Public Librarians

Free E-Government Webinar for Public Librarians
Due to popular demand, the American Library Association will host another free e-government webinar for public librarians on May 1, 2013 @ 2 p.m EST. Librarians who take part in the new webinar, titled “E-Government in Action: Matching People with Jobs,” will learn how to provide job-related e-government services to patrons. Register now
The new webinar will focus on the ways that libraries can provide patrons with job assistance. As part of the webinar, participants will hear from numerous e-government grant recipients on innovative workforce development programs that have successfully connected people with jobs.
Speakers include:
  • Janice Collins: The Mandel Public Library (West Palm Beach, Fla.) technology supervisor will discuss the “Career Catalyst Program,” a career initiative that creates and manages employment initiatives to assist unemployed library users in one setting.
  • Betha Gutsche: The WebJunction OCLC programs manager will discuss the organization’s partnership with the State Library of North Carolina, which produced an innovative curriculum and provided training for library staff throughout the U.S. to assist patrons with job and career skills through their Project Compass Program.
  • Tiffany McClary and Sheri Shafer will discuss NJ Works @ your Library, the New Jersey State Library Program that gives libraries the tools they need to expand services to the unemployed and underemployed.
  • Jeff Scott: The Tulare County (Calif.) deputy county librarian will detail the  library’s innovative “Job in a Box” grant program that reaches the unemployed through job-resource book vending machines at One Stop locations.