ULC Webinar:Enhancing Your Community's Economic Stability

February 28th, 2017 | 9 - 10 am PT | 10 - 11 am MT | 11 am -12 pm CT | 12 - 1 pm ET
ULC members are invited to participate in a webinar geared towards the architecture of workforce development programs and facilities within public libraries. During the program, you will hear from Gabe Morley, Director of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System. Gabe will discuss his book, Building Workforce Literacy in Libraries, and share the blueprint for transforming your library into a hub for connecting career opportunities with job seekers while raising the profile of your organization to local businesses. As an experienced library director and adult education specialist, Gabe will offer approaches as to how you can apply theories of adult education pedagogy to create effective literacy and career development programs for the overall benefit of your community. 
Members will also hear from Katie O'Conner, Adult Services Coordinator at the Scottsdale Public Library. In 2016, the SPL team won a ULC Honorable Mention for their Innovation in Workforce and Economic Development - Eureka Loft Scottsdale. Katie will talk about the impetus and creation of the space and discuss how partnerships fostered the space's growth. She will also share how Eureka Loft was designed to democratize entrepreneurship and assist with workforce development through start-up education, one-on-one mentoring, job coaching, and guidance on securing funding. 
Click here to register and participate with us on February 28th and learn how you can create economic growth within your community. A recording of the webinar will be sent to participants to share with staff. 

Presenter Bios


Gabe Morley

Gabriel Morley is a hippy, a librarian, and a high school dropout. He attended eight different colleges over a 20-year period before earning a doctorate in Adult Education from The University of Southern Mississippi. His research interests include informal education and emancipatory learning, especially among marginalized groups. His book Building Workforce Literacy in Libraries:  Connecting Communities with Opportunities will be published in the summer of 2017. He is currently director of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.  

Katie O'Connor Katie O’Connor is the Adult Services Coordinator for Scottsdale Public Library.


Registration Fees

Members: $150/1st *site and $50/ea. additional site (recording included
Non-Members: $225/1st *site and $50/ea. additional site (recording included)
*A landline (audio) and an internet connection (visual) are both needed for real-time event participation.

If your organization does not register for a ULC webinar, members may purchase the recording post-webinar for $150.