Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Project Compass summits helping state libraries develop strategi [OCLC]

Project Compass summits helping state libraries develop strategi [OCLC]

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) is funding an innovative yearlong project linking libraries nationwide to share strategies for helping unemployed patrons find work. Project Compass, launched by OCLC WebJunction and the State Library of North Carolina through an IMLS grant, features four regional summits where state library officers are sharing best practices on meeting the workforce needs of their communities.

Three summits have been held, with the fourth scheduled for May 26–28 in Denver, Colorado. The project is creating national impact because states are coordinating their efforts and sharing information and resources. In addition to working together in person, Project Compass is facilitating development of a “community of practice” with an online hub to help librarians share ideas and resources designed to help get their communities fully employed. To reach greater numbers, Project Compass staff will adapt the in-person summits into live, online sessions and self-directed work that will be offered for free beginning in June.


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