Professional Tools

Administration and Management
This ALA wiki provides a collection of great resources to help tackle many of today’s library issues, including:

Careers in Public Libraries
Learn more about careers in public librarianship.

Digital Literacy
Digital literacy resources for librarians and patrons.

E-book resources for librarians and patrons.

E-Government resources for librarians and patrons.

Financial Literacy
Financial literacy resources for librarians and patrons.

Performance Measurement
PLA is developing easy-to-implement performance measures and support tools to aid libraries in capturing consistent service outcomes.

Additional Resources

GED® Closeout Campaign
In 2014, the 2002 series of the GED® test will expire, along with any incomplete scores. This website has a wealth of resources for librarians to alert test-takers of the impending expiration and help them finish incomplete tests. It also has details and communication tools to promote the computer-based GED® assessment coming in 2014.

Online Tools for Job Searching
This is a robust list of web-based tools from the Department of Labor that provide solutions for unemployed workers, career counselors, economic developers, educators, parents, students, businesses, workforce professionals, and job seekers.