Workforce Development: How Public Libraries Are Making a Difference

Presented by: ProQuest and Library Journal
Event Date: Monday, March 28, 2022


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Workforce dynamics have changed dramatically in the last two years. More than ever, we rely on technology as patrons find themselves pivoting to meet new workforce demands. Join us to find out how public libraries are supporting their professional user communities in this time of transformation.

You’ll hear how they are helping patrons:

•    Pivot into new professions
•    Build resume and interview skills
•    Prepare for technical certifications
•    Learn programming languages such as C++ and Python
•    Start small businesses
•    And more

You’ll walk away with fresh ideas for your public library, an understanding of what your peers are implementing and how to prepare your community’s workforce for the future. Plus, we’ll take a look at how electronic resources, such as O’Reilly for Public Libraries, can help.



Morgan Perry, Outreach Business Specialist, Mid-Continent Public Library

David Siders, Civic Engagement Coordinator, Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library

Patti Smolin, Business Liaison Librarian, Schaumburg Township District Library



Peg Knight, Senior Product Manager, ProQuest


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