So many resolutions and so few resources these days... Where does one go to make this year better than last year? The library is the perfect place to start achieving your goals.
If those goals are education, career, and/or business-related, take advantage of the great free resources available in Central Library’s Education and Job Information Center (EJIC).
For students, we offer materials that can help you choose a college, find scholarships and financial aid, and prepare for exams. A little known secret: we offer paper-based test supervision for free!
For jobseekers, we offer help with job searches, writing a resume, interviewing, networking, and taking civil service and certification exams. Our online resources can help you with career exploration and resume building--you can even practice college entrance and civil service exams. Our online resources are available for free 24/7 and only require your library card barcode to use.
If you’re not the type to read books or go online to achieve your goals, you can attend programs and workshops at Central Library that offer the same services mentioned above, as well as targeted workshops for specific careers, and one-on-one STEP sessions at several library locations. We also host hiring events with Workforce One, the Census Bureau, the NYS Department of Labor, and other organizations.
Lastly, perhaps our best resources are our staff and volunteers. You can get information at the reference desk, make an appointment to get job search and interview tips, or drop in to get help you with your resume.
Now you have a glimpse into what we offer (there’s lots more)—so what are you waiting for? Get a library card and visit us onsite or online today, before next year’s resolutions sound like last year’s.
Guest blogger Kerwin Pilgrim is the Coordinator of Business and Workforce Development, and has worked for 9 years at BPL helping youths and adults better their lives.