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Reminder: Workshop Registration Closes May 17

Thursday, May 9, 2024

Registration for the Workforce Development Collaboration Workshop closes May 17, 2024. 

Librarians are asked to do more than ever to help their communities thrive. Library users often request help with job seeker and employment resources. This can take the form of assisting library users in online job searching, application preparation, and finding social/employment services, which can be challenging for frontline staff to navigate alone. If 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 workshop on Friday, May 24 at the Brown County Central Library at 515 Pine St., Green Bay, WI 54301 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Learn about multiple area-relevant workforce development and wraparound service initiatives, methods, and partnership opportunities. Presenters will 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. Networking opportunities will be offered, 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 any questions.

For questions about this information, contact Beth Tomev (608) 266-7410

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