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					  Best Practices for Helping Job
     Seekers in Your Library
                An                           Webinar

             Tuesday, November 10, 2009
               12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.


Infopeople webinars are supported 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.
      Who are your panelists?
Raye Oldham
State Library of North Carolina

Megan Pittsley
Livermore Public Library

Bernice Kao
Fresno County Public Library
                   Agenda
•   Three programs that work
•   Getting started with job seekers
•   Favorite resources for job seekers
•   Ideas for partnerships
•   Q&A
State Library of North Carolina




   http://jobsearchtoolkit.pbworks.com/Job-Search-Workshops
State Library of North Carolina




    http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/LD/jobsearchtoolkit.html
State Library of North Carolina




        http://jobsearchtoolkit.pbworks.com
 State Library of North Carolina

What worked
•Provided dedicated time to practice
 using resources
•Brought people together to share
 ideas
•Panel of community partners
     Livermore Public Library
Free2Succeed Job Center
• Free one-on-one career advising
  appointments
• Monthly job fair
• Various job seeker workshops and special
  programs
• Computer skills classes
• Books, DVDs, and online resources
       Fresno County Library

• Career center

• Dedicated staff to provide job coaching

• Outreach to community organizations
                 Your turn

Click Yes or No in Feedback if:
1. Your library has any dedicated space for job
   seekers
2. Your library has any dedicated staff for job
   seekers
3. Your library has a brochure/bookmark/
   website/wiki for job search resources
                  Where to start
State Library of North Carolina                 Job Search Cycle




       http://jobsearchtoolkit.pbworks.com/f/Job+Search+Cycle.pdf
             Where to start
Livermore Public Library
• One-on-One Career Advising Appointments
• Review tools (resume, cover letter, etc.)
• Analyze job search strategy and areas for
  improvement
• Provide referrals and resources based on needs
  assessment
• Suggest events and workshops they may want
  to attend
            Where to start

Fresno County Public Library
• Depends on contact
• Assess job seeker’s competency level
• Establish counseling plan for job readiness
• Follow up
              Your turn

Type into chat –

• What are your first steps when a job
  seeker asks for help?
• How do you get started?
            Favorite resources
State Library of North Carolina




            http://www.aarp.org/money/work/
            Favorite resources
State Library of North Carolina




              http://www.snagajob.com/
            Favorite resources
State Library of North Carolina




http://www.soicc.state.nc.us/SOICC/planning/questions.htm
            Favorite resources
Livermore Public Library     craigslist.org
          Favorite resources
Livermore Public Library   indeed.com
            Favorite resources
Livermore Public Library   Learning Express Library
          Favorite resources
Fresno County Library                Job and Job Hunting Page




              http://www.fresnolibrary.org/ref/emp.html
          Favorite resources
Fresno County Library                              about.com




                  http://www.jobsearch.about.com
          Favorite resources
Fresno County Library                       weedles.com




                   http://www.weedles.com
            Favorite resources
Fresno County Library
              Your turn

Type into chat –
What are some of your favorite
 resources for job seekers?

We will post all your responses to the
 archived version of this webinar.
    Expanding your resources
      through partnerships

State Library of North Carolina
• North Carolina Department of Commerce
• JobLink Career Centers
• Employment Security Commission
• NC LIVE
     Expanding your resources
       through partnerships
Livermore Public Library
• Master list of local nonprofits, schools, and
  career centers that receive flyers and emails
  about programs
• Job Fair Coordinator Volunteers assist in
  developing continued business relationships,
  especially for Employer Meet & Greet Night
• Present outreach program at library
  conferences, job clubs, support groups, and
  EDD centers
    Expanding your resources
      through partnerships
Fresno County Public Library
• Workforce Connection
• Employment Development Department
• Local high schools and technical colleges
• Non-profit and community based
  organizations
              Your turn

Type into chat –
• What are some of the local
  agencies/organizations that you have
  partnered with?
• If you’ve thought of one during the
  hour that you intend to pursue, please
  type that in.
What questions do you have?

  Please type your questions into
    the Q & A box. We’ll answer
    these, as well as those sent in
    during the hour, as time allows.
Best Practices for Helping Job
  Seekers in Your Library
        Thank you for your participation!

                    Raye Oldham
            State Library of North Carolina
           Continuing Education Consultant
                    919-807-7423
               raye.oldham@ncdcr.gov

                    Megan Pittsley
              Livermore Public Library
         Free2 Succeed Job Center Manager
                 925-373-5500x5595
            mlpittsley@livermore.lib.ca.us

                    Bernice Kao
            Fresno County Public Library
                Job Service Outreach
                    559-488-3628
            bernice.kao@fresnolibrary.org

				
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