Libraries are asked to do more than ever to help their communities thrive. Staff are often asked to assist job seekers in gaining meaningful, livable employment. This can take the form of helping library users in online job searching, application prep, and other social/employment services, which can be challenging for frontline staff to navigate alone.
If you are based in Northern Wisconsin, and your library’s work intersects with workforce assistance efforts in your community, the Library Services Team at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (alongside other partners) are proud to be offering an in-person workforce development collaboration workshop at the Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library in Hayward, WI, on Thursday, October 19th, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm, with FREE lunch included! Registration is open now, and closes on October 12th; spots are limited to 40 participants – so register today!
Workshop attendees will learn about multiple area-relevant workforce development and wraparound service initiatives, methods, and partnership opportunities. They'll also take away tips, strategies, and best practices for forming local partnerships in their own communities. Presenters include:
- Chris Baker & Beth Tomev - the Library Services Team of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
- Mark Jochem - Workforce Development Consultant with the South Central Library System
- Kellie Dunn-Poggemann, Wisconsin Society for Human Resource Management
- Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board (NWWIB) Representative
- Luke Vander Meer - WisCaregiver Careers
Networking opportunities will also be offered, so that by the end of the day on October 19th, attendees will come away with NEW connections, tools, and confidence to help their communities thrive!
Note: This workshop was made possible in part by funding from the Institute of Museum of Library Services, and is sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Northern Waters Library Service, the IFLS Library System, Wisconsin Valley Library Service, the South Central Library System, and the Library Workforce Connection (LWC). A thank you goes out to workshop partners, the Northwest Wisconsin Workforce Investment Board, and WisCaregiver Careers.