Author Archives: Emily Sheketoff

Tax Forms Outlet Program deadline approaches

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Libraries participating in the Tax Forms Outlet Program (TFOP) for filing season 2017 should be aware that orders for 2016 tax forms can now be placed. The deadline to submit orders is November 28, 2016. TFOP participants can submit orders via email to pdf.orders@eforms.enterprise.irs.gov using the Form 8635, Order for Tax Forms Outlet Program (TFOP). To ensure that you receive the products once they have ... Read More »

IMLS releases grant guidelines

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This week, the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) released application guidelines for the 2017 National Leadership Grants for Libraries (NLG) and the Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program (LB21). This marks the last opportunity for the submission of NLG and LB21 applications in 2017. According to IMLS, The National Leadership Grants program invests in projects that address challenges ... Read More »

Department of Labor recommends Workforce Boards work with libraries

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Monday afternoon I attended the Department of Labor’s Customer Centered Design Challenge, which is all about how groups are implementing new workforce programs. I started out sitting next to Teresa Hitchcock from Bakersfield, California. She was telling me that she reached out to Nancy Kerr, her local library director and they have created an exciting partnership. Nancy said that she ... Read More »

Preparing for a librarian…Librarian

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ALA, and librarians everywhere, couldn’t be more pleased and proud with the President’s choice of Dr. Carla Hayden, a past-president of the Association, to serve as the nation’s next Librarian of Congress. It’s also been tremendously gratifying, though not surprising, to see how immediate and broad the support for her nomination has been from other fields and industries. Librarians certainly aren’t alone ... Read More »

Department of Labor announces training and child care grants

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The Department of Labor announced recently that up to $25 million in grants will be available through the Strengthening Working Families Initiative. Their press release states the following: The grants will support public-private partnerships that bridge gaps between local workforce development and child-care systems. In addition to addressing these systemic barriers, funded programs will enable parents to access training and ... Read More »