Donya Drummond, Jobs & Careers Librarian at San Francisco Main Library (SFPL), provided the Access & Learning Workgroup in June with a comprehensive review of SFPL’s Jobs & Careers Center’s programs, resources, and tools that help prepare job seekers for a more purposeful and skilled job search. The SFPL website offers job and career resources specific to adults 50 years of age and older as well as people with disabilities. Donya provided a jobs resources packet with detailed information on programs and resources that Donya highlighted in her presentation:
- Let Us Amaze You! Useful Tools for Your Job Search class is every second Wednesday of the month from 2 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. in the 5th Floor Computer Training Center for people to learn about free local and SFPL tools and resources that will help them become an empowered and informed job seeker.
- Job Seekers’ Drop-In Lab is every Monday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Participants have the opportunity for more computer time to create or update a résumé, prepare job applications, or search online for jobs, as well as receive personal support from staff. Contact the Jobs & Careers Center for more information.
- Clients who are more proficient with technology can use the online training and education resources for more specialized support with resume and letter writing, interviewing (mock interviews by video), and job search guidance. Service hours for these resources are between 1 p.m. and 10 p.m., and access is free for anyone with a SFPL library card number and PIN.
- The SFPL Jobs and Career’s homepage offers many links to free job and career resources: Video tutorials for job search; Books lists; San Francisco City and County employment opportunities; Career exploration; Researching employers; Coaching and support; Job search engines; Social media and networking events; Job clubs; and Cover letters and resume writing.