Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Do you serve job seekers at your library?

Public libraries have been a hub for job searching activities for years. Library users come to the library, sometimes with limited computer skills, and use the free computers and internet access to submit unemployment claims, write resumes and cover letters, and apply for jobs. Once in the library, patrons often realize that we provide more services than books and free internet.

Image of someone applying for a job online
Image from Pixabay
We’ve been writing about Patron Career Development on this blog for the last couple of years. We’d like to switch things up and periodically share success (or failure) stories from libraries that have attempted to reach job seekers. Contact Kara Ripley at kara.ripley@dpi.wi.gov with your story!

Stay tuned in the coming months for ideas on how other Wisconsin libraries have helped their local job seekers.

Written by:
Kara Ripley, Resources for Libraries and Lifelong Learning