Format: Webinar, original date Summer 2011
Hosted by: WebJunction
Length: 1 hour

In communities all around the country, people have felt the impact of a weak economy and they are still turning to libraries with a variety of needs. While libraries have vigorously responded to many immediate needs and the economy is starting to improve, the library has a continued and vital role to play to move their communities from recovery to growth, from surviving to thriving.

This webinar will build your knowledge and confidence to deliver programs and services that will keep the workforce in your community moving forward in the 21st century. It covers core responses to the basic needs of patrons impacted by the weak economy and specific responses to job seekers. The session also explores the variety of ways in which your library can support entrepreneurs and local small business in your community and how you can help your patrons strengthen their personal financial skills.

This webinar archive was created from sessions presented in 2011 as part of the IMLS-funded Project Compass, a national initiative to support public libraries' services to the struggling workforce.

Presented by: Betha Gutsche, Christine Hamilton-Pennell, and Holly Fulghum-Nutters Original