Thursday, June 11, 2009

Today Show: Libraries Lend a Hand in Tough Times


This morning the Today Show ran a segment on the important role libraries play during the recession, using data and resources provided by the ALA and public libraries:

Libraries lend a hand in tough times
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/31237988#31237988

The ALA Public Information Office worked with the Today Show on this segment and has followed up to encourage NBC affiliates to take up the story locally.

Job-Seeking in U.S. Public Libraries
http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/ors/plftas/Issues%20brief-jobs.pdf
Using data from the Public Library Funding & Technology Access Study, the issues brief discusses the range of library resources available to job seekers and the challenges to maintaining these services. Additional briefing reports are at: http://www.ala.org/ala/aboutala/offices/ors/plftas/Issues_Briefs.cfm. Get a free copy of the PDF by emailing Larra Clark at lclark@ala.org.

Advocating in a Tough Economy Toolkit
http://www.ala.org/ala/issuesadvocacy/advocacy/advocacyuniversity/toolkit/index.cfm
Get tips, tools and messages that work.

Also, we have set up a new section at the RV campus library for Career & Job Seeking Materials, located to the rear of the Reference Desk near the Current Topics section.

2 comments:

Megan said...

That was indeed a great segment! We started a library-based Career Center here at Livermore Public Library and will be presenting a “How to” presentation at both the American Library Association and the California Library Association!

Megan Pittsley
Free2 Succeed Job Center Manager

Livermore Public Library
1188 S. Livermore Avenue
Livermore CA 94550
Phone: 925-373-5500 x5595
Fax: (925) 373-5503

Web: http://www.ci.livermore.ca.us/library/free2jobs.html
Blog: http://free2succeed.blogspot.com

123 123 said...

Great article as for me. It would be great to read something more about that topic. Thnx for posting that information.
Joan Stepsen
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