Megan Wadley outlines the Missouri’s Adult Education and Literacy Program at the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. She highlights their mission to help Missourians with obtaining high school equivalency, educational skills, and assisting ELS and citizenship.
Sarah Colombo, of Livingston Parish Library, provides public librarians with a better understanding of the needs, concerns, challenges, potential interests, and mindsets of new adults (those transitioning from either a fully or partially supported lifestyle into being fully self-sufficient adults, typically within the age ranges of 18-30), and how to provide resources, services, and programming that address the needs of new adults.
In this webinar, Jodie Borgerding helped attendees identify what older adults expect from their local public library in regards to programming and services, as well as the tools and technology needed to develop these programs and services. She shared tips to stretch library budget dollars by developing partnerships with community organizations already serving the older adult population.
Booktalking is more of an art than a skill, but with the right guidance and some practice, it can go a long way toward engaging your patrons and re-energizing your staff. In this webinar, Becky Spratford shares the secret behind delivering great book talks, and gives tips and tricks you can use right away to hone your own skills.
In this program, Becky Spratford discusses the basic appeals of the major genres, gives the inside track on what a fan of that genre is most drawn to, and provides talking points to get genres readers to tell you what they want.
Teaching Financial Literacy is an important part of what libraries do, but it’s HARD to get people excited about topics like “planning for the future” and “being responsible.” Learn how you can find financial literacy presenters and partners, prevent sales pitches, and plan successful (and well-attended!) events for all ages, all year long - at any size library. Learn how to maximize your marketing impact by taking advantage of the national Money Smart campaign (presented by ALA and FDIC) each April.
Karla Houchins, Job Center Services Manager, and Leslie Pitchford, Workforce Development Specialist, provide a brief overview of the MoJobs system and Job Center network and answer questions from attendees.
MoJobs provides job and candidate matching at no cost. Missouri Job Centers offer a wide array of vital services to Missouri’s job seekers and businesses.
Robert Russell, University of Missouri Extension assistant professor, discusses workforce and population data that can help librarians make decisions about programs, resources, and services developed for the community and when hiring library staff.
Join Assistant Extension Professor Robert Russell as he discusses labor shortages, the changing nature of work, the increased competition for skilled workers, slow population growth, and what has changed due to the pandemic. Video 1 of 4 in series.
In this session, attendees will look at the stages of career pathways including early career pathways, mid-career pathways, dislocated workers, and continuing education pathways, and what assistance is available through Missouri's workforce system.