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Public Library/One-Stop Center Partnership. HOW IT CAN WORK FOR YOU. Motivation For Partnership. The Current Economy Common Customers  Common Goals. Library/One-Stop Partnership Development. NYS Education Department New York State Library & NYS Department of Labor

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Motivation For Partnership

  • The Current Economy

  • Common Customers

     Common Goals


Library one stop partnership development
Library/One-Stop Partnership Development

NYS Education Department

New York State Library

&

NYS Department of Labor

Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions


One stop system
One-Stop System

  • Collaboration of agencies, departments and organizations

  • Responsible for helping individuals find and keep a job

  • Each workforce investment area in NYS has one or more One-Stop Centers


Programs available through the one stop system
Programs available through the One Stop System

  • Adult, dislocated worker, and youth programs,

  • The Employment Service,

  • Adult education and adult literacy programs,

  • Job Corps,

  • Migrant and seasonal farmworker programs,

  • Native American programs,

  • Vocational rehabilitation,

  • Welfare-to-Work programs,

  • Senior community service employment programs,

  • Vocational education,

  • Trade Adjustment Assistance/NAFTA,

  • Veterans programs,

  • Community Service Block Grant employment and training programs,

  • Housing and Urban Development (HUD) employment and training programs, and

  • Unemployment Insurance


Amenities in one stop centers
Amenities in One-Stop Centers

  • High speed internet access

  • Computers, copiers, fax and phones available with TDD/TTY lines

  • Hardware & Software for Visually Impaired

  • Career Resource Library

  • State of the art technology: JobZone, CareerZone, SMART 2010


One stop career center services
One-Stop Career Center Services

  • Group and individual career counseling & planning

  • Job search and preparation workshops

  • Resume development

  • Computer workshops

  • Adult Basic Education/English as a

    Second Language

  • Access to Classroom Training

  • Additional Services


Public Library

Job Information Services

  • Career Resource Centers located in many public libraries

  • Job listings

  • Job search workshops

  • Resume, career database, and computer training


Public Library

Career Development Services

  • One-on-one career counseling with job counselors

  • Career exploration

  • Search jobs and careers by profession, education, field, experience, etc.

  • Westchester Library System:http://www.westchesterlibraries.org/webs


Public Libraries Point Job Seekers to Education and Training

  • Resources for exam preparation

  • (GED, SAT, GRE and others)

  • Customized job searches

  • Education, career path tools

  • Financial aid information

Hempstead Public Library: http://www.hempsteadlibrary.info/pdf/newsletter.pdf

(Scroll to screen 5)


Libraries Help with Resumes and

Job Search Strategies

  • Learn resume and cover letter tips

  • Job search & interview techniques

  • Poughkeepsie Public Library District

    • http://poklib.org/reference/subjectjobs.htm

  • Mid-Hudson Library System

  • http://midhudson.org/answers/Job.htm


Workforce Development Services in Public Libraries

  • Civil service & GED test preparation

  • Literacy & Citizenship classes

  • Business and Entrepreneurial Resources

  • Rochester Public Library: Business Resources:http://www3.libraryweb.org/adults.aspx?id=321&ekmensel=c57dfa7b_12_39_btnlink

  • http://www3.libraryweb.org/central.aspx?id=129

  • Patchogue-Medford Library: Workforce Development:

  • http://www.pmlib.org/refen%2A

  • http://www.pmlib.org/reflit


Libraries Are

Connected to the Community

  • Local agencies

  • Computer classes

  • Wireless access

  • Small business resources

  • Career development tools



FEATURED PARTNERSHIPS

Sullivan County Center for Workforce Development & Liberty Public Library

with Ramapo Catskill Library System

Queens County Queens Workforce1 Career Center & Queens Library

Erie County Buffalo Employment & Training Center and Buffalo & Erie County Public Library


SULLIVAN COUNTY PARTNERSHIP

SULLIVAN COUNTY

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For example, please provide your names, your job titles and the name of your organizations.

RAMAPO CATSKILL LIBRARY SYSTEM

LESLIE RILEY, OUTREACH COORDINATOR

[email protected]

LIBERTY PUBLIC LIBRARY

MARJORIE LINKO, DIRECTOR

[email protected]

SULLIVAN COUNTY

CENTER FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT

PAT BEVACQUA, SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR

[email protected]


SULLIVAN COUNTY PARTNERSHIP

SULLIVAN COUNTY

LIBERTY PUBLIC LIBRARY - http://www.rcls.org/lib/

“OPPORTUNITEEN” PROGRAM

RCLS 2009 – “HELP FOR YOU” ONE-ON-ONE JOB CONSULTATIONS

Assisting Member Libraries to Collaborate with One Stop Centers

DOL WORKFORCE / ONE STOPS

Assessment of Library Needs/Interest

Activities Between System and One Stop

MEMBER LIBRARIES

Survey & Determine Library Hosts

Contract – Memorandum of Understanding

Sample News Release Provided

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SULLIVAN COUNTY PARTNERSHIP

SULLIVAN COUNTY

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“Help for You” – Job Consultation Topics

  • Job Search Status

  • The Resume

  • The Interview

  • Resources

  • Cover and Follow-Up Letters


SULLIVAN COUNTY PARTNERSHIP

SULLIVAN COUNTY

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  • BENEFITS OF LIBRARY – ONE STOP PARTNERSHIP

    • Reach different audiences

    • Increased visibility and enhanced services to the community

    • Resource sharing and networking


QUEENS COUNTY

SULLIVAN COUNTY PARTNERSHIP

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CRITICAL COMPONENTS IN “HELP FOR YOU” SUCCESS

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For example, please provide your names, your job titles and the name of your organizations.

  • Planning process

  • Outreach and flexibility to meet community needs

  • Marketing


SULLIVAN COUNTY PARTNERSHIP

Partnership Results

  • “Opportuniteen” program

    • 10 career workshops for youth

    • 20 teens placed in area business jobs

  • “Help For You” program

    • 16 career workshops at libraries

    • 144 job consultations at 18 libraries

    • Employment Resources Guide:

    • http://www.rcls.org/index.php?s=6&b=53&p=283


Queens Partnership

Loida Garcia-Febo

Assistant Coordinator

New Americans Program and Special Services

Queens Library

Nancy Konipol

Partner Coordinator

Community Partners Program

Queens Workforce1 Career Center

Joe Christo

Program Analyst

Community Partners Program

NYC Department of Small Business Services


Queens Partnership

  • Components:

    • Queens Library Satellite at Workforce1

      • Expands services for jobseekers

        • Launched in July 2001

        • Dedicated space; Dedicated staff

    • Workforce1 “Community Partners Program” involves Library

      • Creates pipeline of job-ready customers referred from the library to the Workforce1 for placement in jobs

        • Dedicated staff

        • On-site events at library


Queens Partnership

  • Services offered by Queens Library Satellite at Workforce1:

    • Resume and cover letter critique

    • Internet job search

    • Books, library brochures, and publications

    • Programming for jobseekers

    • Queens Library Job Information website http://www.queenslibrary.org/index.aspx?section_id=5&page_id=82


Queens Partnership Queens Library Job Information Centers

  • Central Library

  • Flushing Library

Referrals are made from Workforce1 to Library Job Information Centers

  • Resume and cover letter critique

  • Free computers; Free FAX

  • Programs:

    • Job Fairs; Job Readiness Fair

    • Start Up! Competition (Small Business Plans)

    • Financial Empowerment (NYC Dept of Consumer Affairs)


Queens Partnership

  • Workforce1 “Community Partners Program”

    • Operates at each of the seven Workforce1 locations

    • 200 partners citywide, including New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library

    • Job Placements: 1,200 per quarter

    • Services:

      • Email job blasts

      • Fast Track orientations

      • Networking meetings with partner agencies


Queens Partnership

  • Goals for 2010

    • Increase partnership activities between Workforce1 and Queens Library

    • Expand referrals and job placements

    • Expand number of on-site recruitment events

    • Continue to offer job-readiness services


Queens Partnership

  • Partnership Results

    • Queens Library Satellite Center at Workforce1

    • Improved connections through “Community Partners Program”

    • 97 referrals and 51 placements in 2009

    • Recruitments and other events at the library

    • Multilingual business services workshops


Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Buffalo Employment & Training Center

Kara Stock

Job Information and Outreach Librarian

Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (B&ECPL)

[email protected]

Colleen Cummings

Director

Buffalo Employment & Training Center One Stop (BETC)

[email protected]


Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Buffalo Employment & Training Center

  • History of the Partnership/Common Interests

  • Complementary Services rather than Duplication

  • Relationship is based on Staff Development, Referrals, and Workshops

  • Locations/Geography


Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Buffalo Employment & Training Center

  • Referrals from One Stop to Library:

  • Job related books and study guides for career examinations

  • Career and Business Databases

  • “Book a Librarian” Service

  • Library Career Resources Website: www.buffalolib.org/jobs


Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Buffalo Employment & Training Center

  • Referrals from Library to One Stop:

  • Free Use of Fax and Copy Machines, Phones and Mail Service

  • Intensive Computer Classes

  • Job Search Workshops

  • Career Counselors and Job Placement Coaches

  • Training Opportunities for In Demand Occupations

  • Partner Agencies


Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Buffalo Employment & Training Center

Partnership Results

  • Cross Training of Agency Staffs

  • Tours of Library and One Stop Center

  • Library Presentations to BETC Job Seekers covering

  • Job Resources at the Library


CONCLUSION

Developing partnerships between local public libraries and One-Stop centers is a smart way to share resources and it offers a range of benefits for job seekers.

  • Cross-training of staff and staff development

  • Expanded hours, locations, and services available

  • Reach new audiences

  • Maximizes both Library and One Stop resources including staff and materials.

  • For more information statewide please see:

    • http://www.labor.state.ny.us/workforcenypartners/osview.asp

    • http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/outreach/careers.htm



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