METRO Webinar: Compassionate Career Services, Part Three – When and How to “Teach People to Fish”
August 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
We’re finally emerging from the worst of this historic pandemic, and current economic trends finally favor workers. Businesses are hiring again and benefits are ending. Meanwhile, the digital divide is still an issue we have to contend with and many of the patrons we work with need us more than ever.
Libraries are uniquely positioned to provide essential services to those who are looking for work. We’ve got the skills, the resources, and the ideals to truly help our communities. During this time of compassion fatigue, this workshop series presents a call for empathetic job and career services for those who need it most. We will work through the current state of library-based career services, share specific advice for providing career services across the digital divide, and discuss how library staff can assist patrons with their job searches while keeping their mental health in mind.
Presented by NYPL’s Ricci Yuhico, art three of this series will cover:
- The limits of emotional labor / avoiding burnout on the part of library staff
- When and how to “push people out of the nest”
- Knowing your community resources and when to make referrals