For immediate release | June 2, 2016

Bring federal job training funding home to your library: Learn how at 2016 ALA Annual Conference

Learn how to secure workforce support funding for your library at this year’s 2016 American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Orlando, Fla. During the Washington Update session “Concrete Tips to Take Advantage of Workforce Funding,” a panel of library and workforce leaders will discuss best practices for supporting jobseekers.
Participants will learn about effective job training from two different panel discussions and discuss activities, classes and programs they can offer in their own libraries. Conference session attendees will learn about new workforce support opportunities as the federal government rolls out the new Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The U.S. Department of Labor expects to release Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act regulations on June 30, 2016.
  • Mimi Coenen, chief operating officer, CareerSource Central Florida
  • Stephen Parker, legislative director, National Governor’s Association
  • Trina Travis, senior management analyst, Workforce Program Coordination and Support, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
  • Alta Porterfield, community resources administrator, Delaware Libraries Inspiration Space
  • Renae Rountree, director, Washington County Public Library, Chipley, Fla.
WHEN: Saturday, June 25, 2016, 8:30-10:00 a.m.
WHERE: Orange County Convention Center
Room W303
9800 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819
REGISTER: To attend the conference session as a reporter, email Jazzy Wright, press officer, American Library Association’s Washington Office, at

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Jazzy Wright

Press Officer

American Library Association

ALA Washington Office