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Tennessee State Library and Archives. Project Compass Summit, Atlanta Presented by Betty Jo Jarvis, Director Highland Rim Regional Library Murfreesboro, TN. Tennessee Public Libraries: A Critical Resource for Job Seekers. Training and Support Tools Publicity Partnering.

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tennessee state library and archives

Tennessee State Library and Archives

Project Compass Summit, Atlanta

Presented by Betty Jo Jarvis, Director

Highland Rim Regional Library

Murfreesboro, TN

tennessee public libraries a critical resource for job seekers
Tennessee Public Libraries: A Critical Resource for Job Seekers
  • Training and Support
  • Tools
  • Publicity
  • Partnering
training and support
Training and Support
  • The Department of Labor and Workforce Development trained 65 librarians from 45 public libraries in April 2009
  • Webinars, wikis, listservs share links and provide training
  • Regional library in-service training for small, rural libraries develop best practices
  • 46 Tennessee Electronic Library webinar and on-site training sessions with 900 participants
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Tools

WinWay Resume Deluxe

192 licenses purchased and installed in public libraries in June, 2009

Software is intuitive and easy to use

Flyers for libraries developed and distributed as pdf.

lsta direct service grants
LSTA Direct Service Grants
  • December, 2008 Workshops introducing $7,500 grant for Job Training Centers in public libraries
  • Six Public Libraries received grants
  • Requires formal partnerships with the Department of Labor and Workforce career development centers, community colleges, and local businesses
lsta grant
LSTA Grant

LSTA Grant

  • Job Interviewing and Resume classes
  • Adult Education Centers
  • Technology and Vocational schools
  • On-line job searching and application assistance
  • GED classes
  • Computer literacy skills
publicity
Publicity
  • Articles and press releases from Secretary of State

TreHargett

  • Press releases from TSLA
  • Flyers and brochures for Legislators and local officials
  • Regional libraries assist local libraries in sharing their stories
  • Statewide Trustee Workshop "Libraries and the Recession"
partners
Partners
  • Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce
  • Tennessee Library Association
  • Adult Education Centers
  • State Technology Centers
  • Community Action Council
  • Agricultural Extension Offices
  • Human Development Association
  • University of Tennessee
outcomes
Outcomes
  • Librarians across the state are better equipped
  • Stakeholders see libraries as a community need rather than a luxury
  • Government officials see the value of their

libraries and the role they play in local economics

  • Increased use of available resources. 60,276 site visits to Learning Express
  • Librarians learn to tell the story…."one test can change a life"
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Please allow me to express my most heart-felt thanks for all the library has done for me and for all the citizens of the area. I have recently been able to publish an article in an on-line magazine, and I have been able to secure employment. These things would not have been possible without the services of the library and the people who work so hard to provide them.

From a Linebaugh Public Library patron