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