Registration available: Free e-government webinar for public librarians

For Immediate Release
Mon, 04/15/2013

Contact:

Jazzy Wright
Press Officer
Washington Office (WASH)
800-545-2433 8208
jwright@alawash.org

WASHINGTON, D.C.— As governments continue to move services online, public libraries are a bridge between the government agencies and the communities they serve. To assist libraries in providing job-related e-government services to patrons, the American Library Association will host the no-cost webinar “E-Government in Action: Matching People with Jobs” from 2 - 3:30 p.m. EST on May 1, 2013. Register now

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 its 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.

WHAT:     The American Library Association will host the interactive online webinar
E-Government in Action: Matching People with Jobs” for public librarians.

WHEN:    Wednesday, May 1, 2013, from 2 –3:30 p.m. EST.

Register now