Tag Archives: Economy

The Fiscal Cliff, the 113th Congress and You – How Today’s Economic Uncertainty Might Impact the Library Community

Pundits and politicians from both parties agree that while the 112th Congress may have averted an immediate plunge over the fiscal cliff through its New Years package of tax extenders and sequestration delays, this debate is nowhere near over.  That’s where the 113th Congress comes in.  With almost 100 new members of the House and Senate, there are a lot of new ... Read More »

ALA thanks U.S. Rep. Holt for introducing Workforce Investments Through Local Libraries (WILL) Act

U.S. Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ-12) has introduced a bill to amend the Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) to integrate public libraries into state and local workforce investment boards. The bill, the Workforce Investments Through Local Libraries (WILL) Act (H.R. 1616), would expand libraries’ opportunities to take leading roles in helping the public find employment in this weak economy. “I ... Read More »

Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration to offer webinars regarding collaboration with libraries

The Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration has announced two upcoming webinars related to collaboration with libraries as part of its new partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).  July 19: This webinar will highlight promising state and local examples of workforce-library collaboration. Details to be announced on the Workforce3One website. (Registration is required to access site content.)  August ... Read More »

The federal Department of Labor provides guidance to workforce agencies on partnering with libraries

The Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration (ETA) officially encouraged its state and local workforce investment boards, state workforce agencies, and One-Stop Career Centers to partner with public libraries to extend their career and employment services to job seekers and unemployed workers. The ETA’s Training and Employment Notice (TEN) cements a partnership between the ETA and the Institute of ... Read More »

Day 3: Economic Stimulus Package

Washington, D.C.:   “The Room” in the Dirksen Senate Office Building…. If you were walking in front of one of the rooms on the third floor of the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capital Hill today, you would find a simple type of “do not disturb” sign and a large group of reporters and cameramen milling about.  They’re waiting for anyone ... Read More »