Category Archives: Outreach

National Workforce Readiness Credential Final Report

By   07/12/2016

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.

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Strategies for Successful Partnerships

By   05/04/2016
06/09/2016
9:30 AMto12:00 PM

Strategies for Successful Partnerships and Outreach to Families with Young Children
This Ready to Read at NY Library component focuses on how libraries can best reach families with young children, particularly those who are most at risk for not being successful in the school years ahead. Participants will learn how to identify potential partners, based on information from the first component, and how to reach out and work with them. They will also learn how to reach families with young children who do not currently use the library and the important role that partnerships play in that outreach. Participants will learn how to develop an Early Literacy Partnership and Outreach Plan for their libraries.
Registration for morning session: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/r2rny34