Thursday, April 9, 2009

Job and Career Resources: Look to Your Library

When times get tough, look to your local library for information, ideas, and inspiration. During May 1-8, 41 KCLS libraries will open one hour earlier as part of the Look to Your Library event. This event encourages the community to explore the library’s vast information resources, particularly those for jobs and career info. During the first two hours each day that week, librarians will demonstrate the latest online tools for getting help and information you need.

Online Job and Career Resources
What Color Is Your Parachute?To help King County residents through the current economic crisis, KCLS has compiled an extensive online resource guide that provides answers to questions such as:

Searching for a job?
Just laid off?
Bills piling up?
Struggling small business?

You can also use the KCLS Library Catalog to search for books on jobs and career guidance. For example, KCLS has 10 copies of Richard Bolles’ What Color is Your Parachute, a practical guide for job-hunters and career-changers

Libraries as Career Centers
All over the country, libraries have become centers for providing resources for job and career guidance. Look to your library The recent Newsweek article, Reading Into the Future, talks about this transformation of libraries. The article highlights librarians at a suburban Detroit library who are spending countless hours training people to use computers. The librarians help people to research job openings, fill out online job applications, and set up email accounts.

Redmond Library Board

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