Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Job hunting just became a lot easier thanks to the fabulous new online services offered on the Crowell Public Library’s home page, http://crowellpubliclibrary.org. Gale publishers have developed a step-by-step interactive guide called Career Transitions, which will take the job seeker through the entire process -- from identifying the job that will fit their particular skill set and interests -- through interview preparation. Other services include updated lists of job postings, tips on writing an eye-catching resume, and completing the perfect job application. Career Transitions was made available to the Library through a grant from the Southern California Library Consortium (SCLC) and is supported in whole by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian. “These services are so easy to use and engaging, I only wish they existed when I began my career,” said Ann Dallavalle, City Librarian. And, since everyone is looking to improve their odds in a very competitive job market, adding a language to that resume may be just the advantage needed. With PowerSpeak, also accessible on Crowell’s home page, learning a new language will become as easy as pie -- or empanada, pâté en croûte, 饼 or even torte. “Language is one of the last barriers in today’s global marketplace,” said Ms. Dallavalle. “We’re thrilled to have language learning products available for our library. This will give our patrons the opportunity to learn Spanish, French, Mandarin or German at their own pace.” Log on now and see for yourself at http://crowellpubliclibrary.org. These services are all free with your Crowell Library card: the best bargain in San Marino!