For Immediate Release
September 12, 2012
For More Information Contact:
BPL Communications Office
The Boston Public Library will host a career services open house at the Central Library in Copley Square on Saturday, September 29, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The open house is for job seekers, those considering a change in career, and anyone interested in learning about free, career-related resources available through the Boston Public Library (BPL). The Central Library in Copley Square is located at 700 Boylston Street.
On September 29, visitors to the BPL’s Kirstein Business Library, located on the concourse level of the Central Library, can attend hourly demonstrations of job-seeker tools including the online resource “Career Transitions,” created by Gale/Cengage Learning and available to all Boston Public Library card holders. The schedule of demonstrations in the Kirstein Business Library on Saturday, September 29, is as follows:
- 11 a.m. – Job Searching Using Career Transitions
- 12 p.m. – Create Your Resume Using Career Transitions
- 1 p.m. – Interviewing Well
- 2 p.m. – Creating a LinkedIn Account
- 3 p.m. – Job Searching Using Career Transitions
In addition to the hourly demonstrations on September 29, Merri Lavine of Artful Resume Service will be on hand 12 – 3 p.m. in order to review resumes with individuals. Ms. Lavine will schedule 20-minute resume critiques on a first-come, first-served basis.
Following the career services open house, the Boston Public Library will offer free career and job-themed trainings at the Central Library during the month of October. The following trainings will take place in the first-floor Technology Lab:
- Looking for Jobs Online, Tuesday, October 9, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
- Creating a Resume Online, Tuesday, October 16, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
- Preparing for an Interview, Tuesday, October 23, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
- Creating a LinkedIn Account, Tuesday, October 30, 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Also beginning in October is a free, six-week introduction to computers for learners of all ages. The class will meet at the Central Library in Copley Square on Friday mornings 10 – 11:30 a.m. starting Friday, October 12. Topics covered in this introductory course include basic computer skills, internet searching, and using Microsoft Word. For this particular class, pre-registration is required. The number to call in order to register is 617.859.2246. Speakers of languages other than English are encouraged to participate.
The Boston Public library offers a range of free technology, research, and career workshops Monday through Saturday at the Central Library in Copley Square. Many of the library’s 25 branches offer trainings as well. Workshops and classes can be found in the library’s calendar at www.bpl.org/calendar.
About the BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
The Boston Public Library has a Central Library, twenty-five branches, a literacy center, map center, business library, neighborhood-based services in the Tierney Learning Center, and a website filled with digital content and services. Established in 1848, the Boston Public Library has pioneered public library service in America. It was the first publicly supported municipal library in America, the first public library to lend books, the first to have a branch library, and the first to have a children’s room. Each year, the Boston Public Library hosts thousands of programs and serves millions of people. All of its programs and exhibitions are free and open to the public. At the Boston Public Library, books are just the beginning. To learn more, visit www.bpl.org.
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