What can libraries do for small business? Plenty!
If you’re interested in working with small business and entrepreneurial enterprises in your community, come learn more about this grant program. SALS will be collaborating with local chambers of commerce, economic development councils, and SCORE in order to accomplish two things:
- Assist local small businesses and entrepreneurs
- Raise awareness of the business-related resources, assistance, and support our libraries provide
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Southern Adirondack Library System (Saratoga Springs, NY) is seeking to fill the position of Outreach Consultant. We are looking for an energetic professional with public library experience, a working knowledge of modern adult literacy practices, grant writing skills, and strong technology and training skills. The candidate must be able to communicate well and to work collaboratively with the system staff, member library staff, member library trustees and community partners. More information
The Southern Adirondack Library System (SALS) in conjunction with Washington-Saratoga-Warren-Hamilton-Essex Board of Cooperative Educational Services (WSWHE BOCES) and SALS member libraries offered the National Workforce Readiness Credential training course to library patrons in the SALS service area. The Credential is an important tool that persons seeking employment can use to show employers that they are work-ready and prepared for the first step on a career path. Through the Credential training, participants learned the skills needed to perform entry-level employment activities and succeed in today’s workplace. At the end of the 3 year grant 22 students took the credential exam.
Students reported that they learned about mutual respect, how to resolve conflict, being open to feedback, socioeconomic differences, and how to be a better team player. All students were motivated to gain employment. Thank you Krista Conrick for teaching over 40 students the past three years.