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 providing resources and training for job seekers and career changers as well as support for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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