January 28, 2022

Governor’s Executive Workforce Board Report Envisions Rebranding Ohio’s Public Libraries as “Continuous Learning Centers”

From the AP: 

Gov. John Kasich’s executive workforce board is recommending ways that Ohio’s education, nonprofit, labor and business sectors can work together to match skilled workers to available jobs.

Some of its suggestions Tuesday included rebranding public libraries as “continuous learning centers,” urging clearer relationships between local schools and business groups and expanding use of apprenticeships and certifications as credit toward high-school and college completion.

The complete report discussed in the article is available here (PDF pages 14-30).

The specific passage about rebranding public libraries can be found in the section, “Recommendation 8B” (PDF pages 28-29).

It reads:

Rebrand Ohio’s public libraries as “Continuous Learning Centers” that serve as hubs for information about local in-demand jobs and relevant education and training resources. Additionally, bolster the Ohio Digital Library’s online education resources to provide more accessible training materials to adult learners.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.