WebJunction has a new section of their website that has links to job search resources, impact studies, unemployment statistics and more. the also link to the archive of Infopeople’s Nov 10, 2009 webinar, Best Practices for Helping Job Seekers in the Library. It’s a useful resource for libraries that is still growing.
From the press release:
Through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), WebJunction, the online learning community for library staff created by OCLC, a nonprofit library service and research organization; and the State Library of North Carolina (SLNC) have launched a one-year initiative to gather and share best practices for providing library-based employment services and programs to the unemployed.
Read all about it here.
For some good ideas now, listen to these podcasts from Libraries to the Rescue on ideas for helping your patrons in tough times. Be sure to check out Infopeople’s workshop, Helping Your Job-Seeking Patrons Thrive During Challenging Times, as well (an online version of this workshop is in development!).