Upskilling at the Library: How Public Libraries Can Power Lifelong Learning and Workforce Development

Presented by: Baker & Taylor & Library Journal
Event Date & Time: Tuesday, January 29, 2019 

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One of the most pressing, current needs facing local communities is upskilling and re-training their local workforce. Automation or nontraditional employment requires workers to gain new skills and knowledge. Libraries can serve as the vehicle of lifelong learning in today’s global society, but when you want to play an active and integral role in workforce development, where do you start? How do you design a program that is both impactful and cost effective? 

An expert panel will discuss the role of public libraries as a trusted and neutral source for workforce development and career training programs. Learn how libraries can offer tools for nontraditional learners that enable them to advance their knowledge and open doors to new employment opportunities. The panel will discuss the opportunities, challenges and solutions for offering these tools. See how these programs can complement existing library programing and help your library make a greater impact in the community.


Ronald Stefanski, Managing Director, Corporate Education, Penn Foster Education

Michael Bills, Director of Sales and Marketing, Digital Product, Baker & Taylor

Lance Werner, Executive Director, Kent District Library (KDL), MI


Rebecca Jozwiak, Library Journal

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