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Project Compass: Libraries lead the workforce for the 21 st Century. Part 3 of 3. Presented by Linda Bruno www.LindasWorkshops.com. Oregon State Library. To review: . Project Compass is funded by a grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Project Compass: Libraries lead the workforce for the 21st Century

Presented by Linda Brunowww.LindasWorkshops.com

Oregon State LibraryPart 3 of 3State Library of North Carolina1Project Compass is funded by a grant from The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

IMLS is the primary source of federal support for the nations 123,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. The Institute's mission is to create strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas.

State Library of North Carolina

Oregon State LibraryTo review: 2To review: 21st century skills for the workforceCritical Thinking & Problem SolvingCommunication & CollaborationTechnology Literacy, Media LiteracyFlexibility & AdaptabilitySocial & Cross-cultural SkillsCreative Thinking & InnovationProductivity & AccountabilityTeamworkGlobal AwarenessThese are 21st c skills identified by IMLS. This is not the complete list; these are the skills most pertinent to the workforce and their performance in todays work world. How many times does technology appear? Only once! (complete list is on page 3 of the IMLS report)

You might be asking yourself whats so new about any of these skills? Its a fair question. All of these skills have been key to success for many years in some areas or professions, in particular, for those who work in libraries. Even the need to keep up with technology is certainly not unique to this new century. 3

To review: Shifting nature of the workforceIts a globally interconnected information economy.Lets take a closer look at the shift in demands from the traditional to the contemporary workplace. This chart from the IMLS report sums it up well.

(refer to 21st c Skills Bridge document, where the skills are listed in the left column. Note that the document correlates the IMLS 21c skills with a librarys responses to the needs of the unemployed)Question for audience:Looking at the list of 21st c skills, which ones are in increasing demand relative to the shifts in the workforce?Example: what is the impact of holding more jobs in a lifetime? It could require heightened productivity, accountability, flexibilityExample: what about the move to non-routine technical work (work model)? It could require intensified abilities in creativity, teamwork, technology literacyExample: the fact that job competition is now global requires a global awareness that may be entirely new to some segments of the workforceEtc.

In this globally interconnected information economy all of these skills are heightened and intensified by the accelerated pace of change and by the shift from a manufacturing economy to a knowledge economy.

4Discovery & AssessmentCollectionsTraining & ProgrammingCollaborationCommunicationTopic PathwayUnderstand the top needs of your community in order to develop the appropriate workforce recovery response. Provide a collection of resources and create or direct patrons to bibliographies and pathfinders that can help the economically impacted.Offer face-to-face or online programs and training that connect patrons to new ideas, skills, and opportunities that can improve their economic situation.Build relationships and collaborate with community-based agencies to provide workforce recovery programs and services.Promote and communicate the value of workforce recovery programs and services offered through your library.21st Century Skills5To review 5 elements to each topic pathway: At its core, the curriculum has a basic, non-linear structure. Each topic pathway (a subject area to help the economically impacted) includes 5 different goals for improving resources and services to the economically impacted: Discovery/Assessment, Collections, Training & Programming, Collaboration, and Communication. Library staff can focus on as many of these areas as they can and/or want to improve their resources/services. Each of these areas also incorporate 21st Century Skills to model 21st C. approaches to their patrons. 5Topic Pathwayis a checklist of actionsthat allows you to seewhat you have already accomplished and what you would like to focus on next6To review: So we created these pathways as worksheets that put the workforce recovery topics into a hands-on, action-oriented format for library staff to take back to their libraries. The pathways function as checklists to prioritize how to move forward with workforce recovery.6

Small Business & Entrepreneurs Pathway EXAMPLE TO SHOW THE FLOWGuiding questionResources for each actionRemember to integrate other approaches7To review the flow (NOTE to Trainers: this slide has animations: activated on click)

Focus on Discovery & Assessment to learn more about:The needs of your local business communityHow libraries can support small business contribute to workforce recoveryWhat local, state or national agencies are available to provide support for local small business

**the guiding questions help to walk through the array of possible actions**the checklist format allows library staff to see where they can focus their activities. If they are already doing an item, they can check it off and move to the next area; if not, they may decide its not an important action for their library at this time;OR, they can circle it as a priority for taking action. The circled items will stand out as the things to focus on.

Resources are there to help library staff take actionIdeas, informational webinar archives and videos, case studies, examples of how other libraries have done something similar, templates and lesson plans

Consider how these actions integrate with other approaches (i.e., collaborating with partners, communicating the value of meeting community needs)7

Yes but need moreRemember that these actions are inter-connected with all the other approaches8Small Business & Entrepreneurs Pathway EXAMPLE TO SHOW THE FLOW(NOTE to Trainers: this slide has animations: activated on click)

Focus here to:Identify available self-paced training resources for entrepreneursIdentify programs and classes your library could offer to build skills and knowledge for entrepreneurs and small business

It is likely that training and programming will be high priority actions, even if the library is already doing some things. Encourage participants to think about where they could do more.The T&P set of actions are the most heavily integrated with all other approached in the pathway.8Topic PathwaysCore ServicesJob SeekersSmall BusinessPersonal Finance9To review 4 topic pathways: P(pages 33 - 37 and 41 46 of your handouts)PThe topic pathways include: Core Services, Job Seekers, Small Business & Entrepreneurs, and Personal Finance 9Topic PathwaysCore ServicesJob SeekersSmall BusinessPersonal Finance10To review 4 topic pathways: P(pages 33 - 37 of your handouts)PThe topic pathways include: Core Services, Job Seekers, Small Business & Entrepreneurs, and Personal Finance 10Discovery & AssessmentCollectionsTraining & ProgrammingCollaborationCommunicationSmall BusinessUnderstand the top needs of your community in order to develop the appropriate workforce recovery response. Provide a collection of resources and create or direct patrons to bibliographies and pathfinders that can help the economically impacted.Offer face-to-face or online programs and training that connect patrons to new ideas, skills, and opportunities that can improve their economic situation.Build relationships and collaborate with community-based agencies to provide workforce recovery programs and services.Promote and communicate the value of workforce recovery programs and services offered through your library.21st Century Skills11To review 5 elements to each topic pathway: (pages 33 - 37 of your handouts)At its core, the curriculum has a basic, non-linear structure. Each topic pathway (a subject area to help the economically impacted) includes 5 different goals for improving resources and services to the economically impacted: Discovery/Assessment, Collections, Training & Programming, Collaboration, and Communication. Library staff can focus on as many of these areas as they can and/or want to improve their resources/services. Each of these areas also incorporate 21st Century Skills to model 21st C. approaches to their patrons. 11URLs Reference List ~ for your information

Oregon State Library(pages 38 39 of your handouts)State Library of North CarolinaAn introduction to the IMLS 21st Century Skills Framework and its connection to libraries serving the needs of the workforce.(see IMLS 21c report: http://www.imls.gov/pdf/21stCenturySkills.pdf )

Project Compass is part of the IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program, which means it is guided by the IMLS 21st century skills framework. The framework defines the critical role that libraries and museums play in helping citizens adapt to the fast-changing world we live and work in. Project Compass is particularly focused on how the framework aligns with libraries serving the needs of the workforce.

12Topic PathwaysCore ServicesJob SeekersSmall BusinessPersonal Finance13To review 4 topic pathways: P(pages 41 46 of your handouts)PPThe topic pathways include: Core Services, Job Seekers, Small Business & Entrepreneurs, and Personal Finance 13Discovery & AssessmentCollectionsTraining & ProgrammingCollaborationCommunicationPersonal FinancesUnderstand the top needs of your community in order to develop the appropriate workforce recovery response. Provide a collection of resources and create or direct patrons to bibliographies and pathfinders that can help the economically impacted.Offer face-to-face or online programs and training that connect patrons to new ideas, skills, and opportunities that can improve their economic situation.Build relationships and collaborate with community-based agencies to provide workforce recovery programs and services.Promote and communicate the value of workforce recovery programs and services offered through your library.21st Century Skills14To review 5 elements to each topic pathway: (pages 41 46 of your handouts)At its core, the curriculum has a basic, non-linear structure. Each topic pathway (a subject area to help the economically impacted) includes 5 different goals for improving resources and services to the economically impacted: Discovery/Assessment, Collections, Training & Programming, Collaboration, and Communication. Library staff can focus on as many of these areas as they can and/or want to improve their resources/services. Each of these areas also incorporate 21st Century Skills to model 21st C. approaches to their patrons. 14URLs Reference List ~ for your information

Oregon State Library(pages 47 48 of your handouts)State Library of North CarolinaAn introduction to the IMLS 21st Century Skills Framework and its connection to libraries serving the needs of the workforce.(see IMLS 21c report: http://www.imls.gov/pdf/21stCenturySkills.pdf )

Project Compass is part of the IMLS Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian program, which means it is guided by the IMLS 21st century skills framework. The framework defines the critical role that libraries and museums play in helping citizens adapt to the fast-changing world we live and work in. Project Compass is particularly focused on how the framework aligns with libraries serving the needs of the workforce.

15ActionPlanSee where there are plenty of checkmarksSelect circled areas for focused actionsIdentify strategies, tools, partners, communication plans, etc.and have a better idea of what success looks like16Pages 49 50 of your handoutsAn action plan will likely draw from multiple approaches (D&A, collections, T&P, collab, comm)1617How do you begin?Or you can

use a checklist

mind-map on a blank sheet of paper

whatever will help you take the next step

What will You do? Where are you now with Workforce Recovery?

What is your goal? Discovery/Assessment Collections Training & Programming Collaboration Communication

Who is your audience?

What are your next steps/resources?

Whos responsible?

By when?18What will You do?Here are a few ideas to get you started forSmall Businesses19Have a handyman or woodworker build some simple business card display units and set up a display in your library to hold the business cards of local small businesses. Be sure to display it in a prominent location with appropriate signage such as, Thank you for supporting our LOCAL businesses.Conduct a Meet Your Local Businesses night at your library. Ask restaurants or delis to sponsor the food portion of the evening, with appropriate recognition for them doing so.What will You do?Here are a few ideas to get you started forSmall Businesses20Create local maps highlighting local business locations.Create signage to Support our Local Businesses.Support local businesses by buying locally less globally.Conduct a Getting Your Small Business Online program.What will You do?Here are a few ideas to get you started forPersonal Finances21Conduct a How to Sell Online workshop (eBay, etsy, zazzle, cafepress, etc.).Encourage local businesses to make coupons available to library patrons.Provide information on food banks, Angelfood Ministries, church pantries, etc.Create a post-it board where people can post ideas about saving money.What will You do?Here are a few ideas to get you started forPersonal Finances22Teach teens and children how to open a savings or checking account.Create/find and print a basic budget form to offer to patrons. Help them understand their wants versus their needs when it comes to personal finances. Create a form to help them distinguish the difference.Conduct a workshop for seniors who have lost partners and need help tackling their budget, their checkbook, their taxes, etc.What will You do?How will you know you have succeeded?Be sure your goals are S M A R T

SpecificMeasurableAttainable/Action-orientedRealistic and RelevantTime-bound

23Collaborating in our Communities24How can we collaborate with others in our communities?By using the Community Partner Collaboration Guide

(on pages 51 53, behind the action plan worksheets)Staying Sane

Ensuring YOU stay sane

Helping patronsstay sane25

Ensuring YOU stay sane

Helping patronsstay saneon pages 55 56 http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/woman-tearing-hair-out.jpg25Workforce Resources on WebJunction

Oregon State LibraryTo review: State Library of North Carolina26

WebJunction.org27To review: Easiest way to get to Workforce Resources is via quick links on home page

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webjunction.org/workforce-resourcesSee the Member Center for additional information on setting up an account and contributing to discussions and documents.28To review: Left navigation shows sub-topics

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