Author Archives: Emily Sheketoff

Families and Work Institute seeks library and museum input

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If your library or museum has organized programs to help children develop their skills and their mind, the Families and Work Institute (FWI) asks that you fill out their brief survey. Data pulled from this survey will aid FWI in developing a nation report on the roles that libraries and museums play in supporting children, families, and the professionals who ... Read More »

National STEM Video Game Challenge kicks off

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The National STEM Video Game Challenges begins a series of workshops tomorrow at the Free Library of Philadelphia as part of Computer Science Education week. The Challenge, the result of a partnership between the Smithsonian, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center, and E-Line Media,  begin a series of workshops tomorrow, December 13, 2014 as part of Computer Science Education week. The ... Read More »

Free financial literacy webinar for librarians

US Department of Labor

Today, the Department of Labor will host a webinar that will outline and discuss suggested activities states should undertake to comply with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) beginning immediately through July 1, 2015. This session has limited space so please register quickly. During the webinar “WIOA Technical Assistance Webinar- Jump-Starting Your Implementation,” speakers will highlight areas where states ... Read More »

Have questions about WIOA?

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To follow up on the October 27th webinar “$2.2 Billion Reasons to Pay Attention to WIOA,” the American Library Association (ALA) today releases a list of resources and tools that provide more information about the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act allows public libraries to be considered additional One-Stop partners, prohibits federal supervision or ... Read More »

Free financial literacy webinar for librarians

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On November 19th, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Institute for Museum and Library Services will offer a free webinar on financial literacy. This session has limited space so please register quickly. Tune in to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s monthly webinar series intended to instruct library staff on how to discuss financial education topics with their patrons. As ... Read More »