Resources, Outreach, Civic Engagement
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IFLS Free Job-Seeker Resources: Links for basic computer skills, job search engines, Wisconsin Job Center locations, and job readiness and search resources.
Brown County Library Job Guide: Includes a wide variety of resources for job searches, resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, and career advancement resources.
Accessibility & Inclusivity
Hiring a Sign Language Interpreter (Wisconsin Dept of Health Services)
Digital Learn: Teach and facilitate classes with their modules and materials for free, available in English and Spanish
GFCGlobal: Free self-paced learning on over 200 topics
Loki’s Loop Escape Room: Free escape room program that engages members in utilizing digital literacy skills to uncover the truth
Northstar Digital Literacy: Free and straightforward online tool to learn and practice digital literacy skills
Wisc-Online: A self-paced course for learning basic computer skills, including WORD, email, and social media.
Home Delivery & Outreach
IFLS Home Delivery and Outreach to Institutions: Contains general considerations and implementation models.
Tips & Tricks
- 3 Ways to Build Partnerships at Your Small Library (ProgrammingLibrarian)
- Librarian’s Path to Partnership (Webinar by Ebsco)
- Libraries Build Business Communications Toolkit (ALA)
- Partnerships & Collaboration (WebJunction)
Potential Local Partners
- Business Association
- Chamber of Commerce
- Chippewa Valley Museum
- Community Club
- County Health Department
- Job Center of Wisconsin
- Kiwanis Club
- Lions Club
- Local Businesses
- Sons of Norway
- UW Extension
- Women’s Club
- …and more!
Think about the organizations in your community, in your county, and in your region. Consider those whose mission aligns with your goal and reach out to discuss a collaboration. Everyone can be a potential partner, but be sure to select and maintain partnerships that are beneficial for the library.
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Search & Connect to Support
An entirely free compendium of social assistance offerings, sorted by zip code. Includes financial assistance, food pantries, medical care, and other free or reduced cost help.