Job in a Box <ul><li>How to collaborate with Workforce Investment Boards and Use New Technology to Fight Unemployment </li...
Bad Economy <ul><li>Unemployment </li></ul><ul><li>Library de-facto job centers </li></ul><ul><li>Needs to be a place to f...
Build a Partnership <ul><li>Work Investment Board provides services </li></ul><ul><li>What do services do they provide? </...
Gaining a Foothold <ul><li>Job in a box </li></ul><ul><li>300 Books in Vending Machine in Key spots in two County WIB Cent...
The Collection <ul><li>Library Collection Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Library Staff Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>WIB...
Issuing Cards <ul><li>WIB staff trained to issue library cards </li></ul><ul><li>Provided blank application with a live “d...
Surveys <ul><li>Pre-survey and Post-survey conducted </li></ul><ul><li>Library viewed as the book place </li></ul><ul><li>...
Caveats <ul><li>Partnerships need constant care </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t neglect the machines </li></ul><ul><li>Keep track ...
The Results <ul><li>Enhanced our partnership with WIB </li></ul><ul><li>Your Library in More Places campaign </li></ul><ul...
Thank You <ul><li>Jeff Scott  </li></ul><ul><li>Deputy County Librarian,  </li></ul><ul><li>Tulare County Library </li></u...
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  1. 1. Job in a Box <ul><li>How to collaborate with Workforce Investment Boards and Use New Technology to Fight Unemployment </li></ul>
  2. 2. Bad Economy <ul><li>Unemployment </li></ul><ul><li>Library de-facto job centers </li></ul><ul><li>Needs to be a place to forage in the hard winter </li></ul>Winter meal By Jan Tik http://www.flickr.com/photos/jantik/308709862/in/photostream
  3. 3. Build a Partnership <ul><li>Work Investment Board provides services </li></ul><ul><li>What do services do they provide? </li></ul><ul><li>How do they operate? </li></ul><ul><li>How can Libraries fit in? </li></ul>By homesbythomas http://www.flickr.com/photos/homesbythomas/4938211707/in/photostream
  4. 4. Gaining a Foothold <ul><li>Job in a box </li></ul><ul><li>300 Books in Vending Machine in Key spots in two County WIB Centers </li></ul><ul><li>Integrated into the Service WorkFlow </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Collection <ul><li>Library Collection Statistics </li></ul><ul><li>Library Staff Recommendations </li></ul><ul><li>WIB Job Coach Recommendations </li></ul>
  6. 6. Issuing Cards <ul><li>WIB staff trained to issue library cards </li></ul><ul><li>Provided blank application with a live “dummy” card </li></ul><ul><li>Information faxed to library </li></ul>
  7. 7. Surveys <ul><li>Pre-survey and Post-survey conducted </li></ul><ul><li>Library viewed as the book place </li></ul><ul><li>The more often the library is used, the more it is identified with job help. </li></ul>Contemplate By Walt Stoneburner http://www.flickr.com/photos/waltstoneburner/3372874449/
  8. 8. Caveats <ul><li>Partnerships need constant care </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t neglect the machines </li></ul><ul><li>Keep track of stats/rotate collection </li></ul>Recurring Rip Currents By Peter Kaminski http://www.flickr.com/photos/peterkaminski/47920196/
  9. 9. The Results <ul><li>Enhanced our partnership with WIB </li></ul><ul><li>Your Library in More Places campaign </li></ul><ul><li>General Publicity </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible for Federal Job Grant Funds </li></ul>Berry Good by  Pink Sherbet Photography http://www.flickr.com/photos/40645538@N00/2650124491
  10. 10. Thank You <ul><li>Jeff Scott </li></ul><ul><li>Deputy County Librarian, </li></ul><ul><li>Tulare County Library </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>http:// tularecountylibrary.org </li></ul><ul><li>http:// gathernodust.blogspot.com </li></ul>
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