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Registration is Open: Free LWC Workshop in Green Bay

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

If you are based in or around the Green Bay Area of Wisconsin and your work intersects with workforce assistance and social services efforts in your community, registration is now open for a FREE in-person Library Workforce Connection collaboration workshop. The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction and partners developed through the Library Workforce Connection statewide workgroup (formerly known as LAWDS) are hosting the workshop Friday, May 24, 2024, from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm at the Brown County Central Library in Green Bay. 

Spots are limited to 40 participants and registration closes May 17th or until capacity is reached.


Where: Brown County Central Library (515 Pine St, Green Bay, WI 54301); The Pine Room

When: Friday, May 24th, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm (*FREE* lunch included!)

Workshop Overview: Libraries are asked to do more than ever to help their communities thrive - often by assisting job seekers in gaining meaningful, livable employment. This can take the form of helping library users in job searching, application prep, and other social/employment services, which can be challenging for front line staff to navigate alone. The in-person workforce development collaboration workshop will provide the opportunity for collaboration, discussions on available resources, and networking for library and workforce development staff.

Learn about multiple area-relevant workforce development and wraparound service initiatives, methods, and partnership opportunities. Presenters include Chris Baker & Beth Tomev from the Library Services Team of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Mark Jochem (Workforce Development Consultant with the South Central Library System), Danielle Zeamer (Library Services Associate; Brown County Library), Kellie Dunn-Poggemann (Workforce Readiness Director; the Wisconsin Society for Human Resource Management), Millie Coby (Director of Community Engagement & Agency Impact, Employ Milwaukee), and the Forward Service Corporation in Green Bay.

You will learn tips, strategies, and best practices for forming local partnerships in your own communities, so that by the end of the day on May 24th, you will come away with NEW connections, tools, and confidence to help your communities thrive!

FREE catered lunch is included with the workshop. Vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available.

Note: This workshop was made possible in part by funding from the Institute of Museum of Library Services (IMLS), and is sponsored by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI), the Nicolet Federated Library System (NFLS), the South Central Library System (SCLS), and the Library Workforce Connection (LWC). We also want to recognize our workshop partners, the Wisconsin Society for Human Resource Management (WISHRM), Employ Milwaukee, and the Forward Service Corporation.

Please contact Chris Baker ( or Mark Jochem ( if you have workshop or registration questions.

For questions about this information, contact Chris Baker (608) 264-6709

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