UHLS coordinates training opportunities for adult
services librarians. In conjunction with the eContent Advisory Committee,
the UHLS evaluates and manages digital content.
NYS Adult Literacy
The NYS Division of Library Development (DLD) distributes funds via
the Adult Literacy grant to supplement public library systems
Coordinated Outreach Services. The program theme is "Workforce
Development at New York Libraries through Public Library Systems."
Participating public library systems offer training and resources to
help New York's workforce attain literacy levels as well as the skills
and tools needed for successful careers.
UHLS 2016-2019 Grant Cycle
During the 2016-2019 grant cycle, UHLS is delighted to offer both a
series of workforce development workshops for the public and professional
development for library staff who assist patrons with job readiness
UHLS 2016-2019 Adult Literacy Grant partners include the Capital
Region Workforce Investment Board and ACCES-VR.
What UHLS is providing:
- Expert Trainers: Seasoned trainers deliver career
counseling and job readiness workshops for library patrons. Please
read the flyer
for full description of sessions and see below for participation requirements.
Sessions will be paid for with funds from the Adult Literacy Grant
and supplemented with DLDs Coordinated Outreach Services funding.
- Professional Development: Capital District Workforce
Development Board train library staff to assist patrons with job search
strategies, resumes, and more at the Albany One Stop (Details forthcoming
and date TBD)
- Librarians Share Skills: UHLS and member library
staff share reference interview skills with One Stop Counselors (Details
forthcoming and date TBD)
- Job Readiness Materials: Select print career
exploration and resume preparation materials for all locations (coming
in December, 2016).
Expert trainers at your library:
Our fabulous 2016-2017 trainers are Dr. Tom Denham of
Careers in Transition, Sarah McFadden of Cornell Cooperative Extension
of Rensselaer County, and Evelyn Neale of Successful Change. Please
read the flyer for complete workshop descriptions and see below
for participation requirements.
Member Library Workshop Content Menu:
Dr. Tom Denham of Careers in Transition (75 minutes each):
- Get LinkedIn or Get Left Behind
- How NOT to Blow Your Interview/Damn Good Interview
- So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur
- The Big Three: Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviewing
- Job Search Strategies that Work!
Sarah McFadden of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Rensselaer
County (90 minutes each):
- Free Skill Building Online
- Resume Tools for Job Seekers
- Skype for Job Interviews and Beyond
- Free Resources for Job Seekers
- Build Your Network on LinkedIn
Evelyn Neale of Successful Change (90 minutes each):
- Optimizing Your Presence Online
- Dealing with Difficult Coworkers
- Being in the Mix: Working with Multiple Generations
- The Art and Science of Getting a Job
Member Library Workshop Participation Requirements:
Please note that UHLS serves its member libraries,
and does not directly serve the public. Thus, only UHLS member library
directors and adult services library staff are authorized to request
a workshop. If you are a member of the public, please speak to the staff
at your home library to learn more about attending a workforce development
Workshops Content: The content of these workshops
has been previously negotiated and agreed upon, and will be delivered
as described (that is, no customization requests, please).
Workshop Evaluations: All member library workshop
hosts and all workshop participants must fill out evaluation forms for
grant reporting purposes. The forms will be provided by UHLS and will
be returned to UHLS within 2 business days via the courier, marked Attention,
Adult & Outreach Services Department or scanned and emailed
Workshop Marketing: UHLS will provide a customizable
marketing flyer and social media graphic for all workshops, so member
libraries can add their own logo and contact information. Member libraries
may also create their own flyers and social media graphics, but all
marketing materials must include the phrase This program is supported
by funds from the New York State Librarys Adult Literacy Library
Workshop Scheduling: Deadline to request a workshop
from UHLS is 9/30/2016. In addition:
- Workshops will be scheduled in October and November,
2016 and April, May, and June, 2017. Member libraries will schedule
workshops via UHLS. Workshops will be scheduled on a first-come, first-served
basis; however, UHLS will make every effort to balance the scheduling
so that all libraries who want to participate are able to.
- Advanced registration required: Once scheduled
with UHLS, member libraries will manage advanced registration for
all workshops. Please note: Dr. Tom Denham requires a minimum of five
- Joint Calendar: Once workshop schedule is confirmed
by UHLS, all workshops must be added to the UHLS joint program calendar.
- Partner with each other if possible: All three
trainers are generously willing to travel to any of our 36 locations;
however, member libraries that are in close proximity are encouraged
to partner in terms of date and location.
Agree to the program terms and conditions:
By clicking I agree! Request a workshop below
and submitting a request form, you acknowledge that you are a UHLS member
library director or adult services staff member, you have read the workshop
descriptions, and you agree to adhere to the participation requirements
agree! Request a workshop.