Economic & Workforce Engagement

Libraries have a vital role in supporting workforce, economic and entrepreneurial development through the materials they provide as well as training and educational services. Throughout the global recession, libraries have emerged as a critical partner in local efforts to support job seekers and accelerate local economic recovery.

This category recognizes innovations in programs and tools that assist job seekers; creating spaces and resources for co-working and small business development; services that support entrepreneurial ventures and start-ups.

Digital Literacy2013 Top Innovator
Northstar Digital Literacy Project >
St. Paul Public Library, MN

2013 Honorable Mention
Library Business and Career Center >
Skokie Public Library

Building Skills for Employability ›
Hartford Public Library, CT
H&R Block Business & Career Center ›
Kansas City Public Library, MO
JobSmart ›
Gwinnett County Public Library, GA
Mind Your Business ›
St. Louis County Library, MO
Tech Ten eBate Program ›
Pikes Peak Library District, CO
Workforce Wednesdays ›
Palm Beach County Library System, FL