Linda Carlisle, the secretary of cultural resources was in DC Thursday, speaking at a Congressional briefing for the Institute of Museum and Library Services concerning how libraries support the work force.
Among other things, Carlisle said that people looking for work often use libraries to to search for jobs online and to fill out resumes. She said the state library system helped train nearly 300 librarians across the state to assist people in using computers for job searches.
Carlisle said the project became a national model, helping lead to a national program called Project Compass, linking libraries across the country in helping share strategies in helping job seekers.
As a result more than 2,000 library staffers were trained in 38 states.