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1 Public Library/One-Stop Center Partnership HOW IT CAN WORK FOR YOU

2  The Current Economy  Common Customers  Common Goals Motivation For Partnership

3 Library/One-Stop Partnership Development NYS Education Department New York State Library & NYS Department of Labor Division of Employment and Workforce Solutions

4 One-Stop System  Collaboration of agencies, departments and organizations Responsible for helping individuals find and keep a job Each workforce investment area in NYS has one or more One-Stop Centers

5 Programs available through the One Stop System Adult, dislocated worker, and youth programs, The Employment Service, Adult education and adult literacy programs, Job Corps, Migrant and seasonal farmworker programs, Native American programs, Vocational rehabilitation, Welfare-to-Work programs, Senior community service employment programs, Vocational education, Trade Adjustment Assistance/NAFTA, Veterans programs, Community Service Block Grant employment and training programs, Housing and Urban Development (HUD) employment and training programs, and Unemployment Insurance

6 Amenities in One-Stop Centers High speed internet access Computers, copiers, fax and phones available with TDD/TTY lines Hardware & Software for Visually Impaired Career Resource Library State of the art technology: JobZone, CareerZone, SMART 2010

7 One-Stop Career Center Services Group and individual career counseling & planning Job search and preparation workshops Resume development Computer workshops Adult Basic Education/English as a Second Language Access to Classroom Training Additional Services

8 Public Library Job Information Services Career Resource Centers located in many public librariesCareer Resource Centers Job listings Job search workshops Resume, career database, and computer training

9 Public Library Career Development Services One-on-one career counseling with job counselors Career exploration Search jobs and careers by profession, education, field, experience, etc. Westchester Library System:

10 Customized job searches Education, career path tools Financial aid information Resources for exam preparation (GED, SAT, GRE and others) Public Libraries Point Job Seekers to Education and Training Hempstead Public Library: ( Scroll to screen 5)

11 Libraries Help with Resumes and Job Search Strategies Learn resume and cover letter tips Job search & interview techniques Poughkeepsie Public Library District Mid-Hudson Library System

12 Workforce Development Services in Public Libraries Civil service & GED test preparation Literacy & Citizenship classes Business and Entrepreneurial Resources Rochester Public Library: Business Resources : Patchogue-Medford Library: Workforce Development :

13 Libraries Are Connected to the Community Local agencies Computer classes Wireless access Career development tools Small business resources

14 Successful One Stop/Library Partnerships

15 FEATURED PARTNERSHIPS Sullivan CountyCenter for Workforce Development & Liberty Public Library with Ramapo Catskill Library System Queens CountyQueens Workforce1 Career Center & Queens Library Erie CountyBuffalo Employment & Training Center and Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

16 SULLIVAN COUNTY SLIDE PLACE HOLDER Please use this slide as an introduction page. For example, please provide your names, your job titles and the name of your organizations. SULLIVAN COUNTY PARTNERSHIP RAMAPO CATSKILL LIBRARY SYSTEM LESLIE RILEY, OUTREACH COORDINATOR LIBERTY PUBLIC LIBRARY MARJORIE LINKO, DIRECTOR SULLIVAN COUNTY CENTER FOR WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PAT BEVACQUA, SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR

17 SULLIVAN COUNTY SLIDE PLACE HOLDER SULLIVAN COUNTY PARTNERSHIP LIBERTY PUBLIC LIBRARY - / / “OPPORTUNITEEN” PROGRAM RCLS 2009 – “HELP FOR YOU” ONE-ON-ONE JOB CONSULTATIONS Assisting Member Libraries to Collaborate with One Stop Centers DOL WORKFORCE / ONE STOPS Assessment of Library Needs/Interest Activities Between System and One Stop MEMBER LIBRARIES Survey & Determine Library Hosts Contract – Memorandum of Understanding Sample News Release Provided

18 SULLIVAN COUNTY SLIDE PLACE HOLDER SULLIVAN COUNTY PARTNERSHIP Job Search Status The Resume The Interview Resources Cover and Follow-Up Letters “Help for You” – Job Consultation Topics

19 SULLIVAN COUNTY SLIDE PLACE HOLDER SULLIVAN COUNTY PARTNERSHIP BENEFITS OF LIBRARY – ONE STOP PARTNERSHIP Reach different audiences Increased visibility and enhanced services to the community Resource sharing and networking

20 QUEENS COUNTY SLIDE PLACE HOLDER Please use this slide as an introduction page. For example, please provide your names, your job titles and the name of your organizations. SULLIVAN COUNTY PARTNERSHIP Planning process Outreach and flexibility to meet community needs Marketing CRITICAL COMPONENTS IN “HELP FOR YOU” SUCCESS

21 “Opportuniteen” program –10 career workshops for youth –20 teens placed in area business jobs “Help For You” program –16 career workshops at libraries –144 job consultations at 18 libraries –Employment Resources Guide: Partnership Results SULLIVAN COUNTY PARTNERSHIP

22 Queens Partnership Loida Garcia-Febo Assistant Coordinator New Americans Program and Special Services Queens Library Nancy Konipol Partner Coordinator Community Partners Program Queens Workforce1 Career Center Joe Christo Program Analyst Community Partners Program NYC Department of Small Business Services

23 Components: Queens Library Satellite at Workforce1 Expands services for jobseekers Launched in July 2001 Dedicated space; Dedicated staff Workforce1 “Community Partners Program” involves Library Creates pipeline of job-ready customers referred from the library to the Workforce1 for placement in jobs Dedicated staff On-site events at library Queens Partnership

24 Services offered by Queens Library Satellite at Workforce1: Resume and cover letter critique Internet job search Books, library brochures, and publications Programming for jobseekers Queens Library Job Information website Queens Partnership

25 Resume and cover letter critique Free computers; Free FAX Programs: Job Fairs; Job Readiness Fair Start Up! Competition (Small Business Plans) Financial Empowerment (NYC Dept of Consumer Affairs) Queens Partnership Queens Library Job Information Centers Referrals are made from Workforce1 to Library Job Information Centers Central Library Flushing Library

26 Workforce1 “Community Partners Program” Operates at each of the seven Workforce1 locations 200 partners citywide, including New York Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library Job Placements: 1,200 per quarter Services: job blasts Fast Track orientations Networking meetings with partner agencies Queens Partnership

27 Goals for 2010 Increase partnership activities between Workforce1 and Queens Library Expand referrals and job placements Expand number of on-site recruitment events Continue to offer job-readiness services Queens Partnership

28 Partnership Results Queens Library Satellite Center at Workforce1 Improved connections through “Community Partners Program” 97 referrals and 51 placements in 2009 Recruitments and other events at the library Multilingual business services workshops

29 Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Buffalo Employment & Training Center Kara Stock Job Information and Outreach Librarian Buffalo & Erie County Public Library (B&ECPL) Colleen Cummings Director Buffalo Employment & Training Center One Stop (BETC)

30 Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Buffalo Employment & Training Center History of the Partnership/Common Interests Complementary Services rather than Duplication Relationship is based on Staff Development, Referrals, and Workshops Locations/Geography

31 Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Buffalo Employment & Training Center Referrals from One Stop to Library: Job related books and study guides for career examinations Career and Business Databases “Book a Librarian” Service Library Career Resources Website:

32 Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Buffalo Employment & Training Center Referrals from Library to One Stop: Free Use of Fax and Copy Machines, Phones and Mail Service Intensive Computer Classes Job Search Workshops Career Counselors and Job Placement Coaches Training Opportunities for In Demand Occupations Partner Agencies

33 Buffalo & Erie County Public Library Buffalo Employment & Training Center Cross Training of Agency Staffs Tours of Library and One Stop Center Library Presentations to BETC Job Seekers covering Job Resources at the Library Partnership Results

34 Cross-training of staff and staff development Expanded hours, locations, and services available Reach new audiences Maximizes both Library and One Stop resources including staff and materials. For more information statewide please see: Developing partnerships between local public libraries and One- Stop centers is a smart way to share resources and it offers a range of benefits for job seekers. CONCLUSION

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