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Presentation given by Jane Brown and Janie Hermann for various Job Seeker Groups in Mercer County NJ.

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Jobseekrs

  1. 1. Resources for Jobseekers @ your library Presented by: Jane Brown and Janie Hermann Princeton Public Library Princeton, NJ
  2. 2. Types of Resources <ul><li>Electronic: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Databases (40+ and growing) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>eBooks via NetLibrary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet (high speed connection) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Word Processors, WinWay Resume, and other software </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Print/Multimedia: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Circulating Books, Videos, DVDs, CDs, etc... </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Magazines and Newspapers </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Human: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference Librarians </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>via phone, email, fax, “virtual” reference, or reference by appointment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Assistants </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>On duty to help with computer and technology questions from </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1 PM to closing every day </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Contacting a Human @ PPL <ul><li>Phone the Information Desk: 924-9529 ext.220 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mon.-Thurs. from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fri. and Sat. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sun. from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Email us at any time: refstaff@princetonlibrary.org </li></ul><ul><li>Fax us at any time: 924-6109 </li></ul>Reference Librarians = Human Search Engines
  4. 10. Accessing Print/Multimedia <ul><li>Search the library’s Online Catalog to find materials in our collection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to the library’s web site at www.princetonlibary.org and click on the link: Catalog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contains listing of books, videos, DVDs, CDs and most other materials. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A Complete Listing of the library’s magazine and newspaper holdings is also online. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Go to the library’s web site, click on Magazines and Newspapers , and then either Our Print Titles or Our Electronic Titles </li></ul></ul>
  5. 25. 3 Important Electronic Resources for Jobseekers <ul><li>American Business -- helps in finding leads for potential employers and to do quick background research before an interview. </li></ul><ul><li>NetLibrary -- provides quick access to eBooks via the library’s online catalog. </li></ul><ul><li>Factiva/EbscoHost -- good for finding out the latest news on a company or for doing other research to brush up before an interview or applying to a position. </li></ul>
  6. 108. Summary <ul><li>Reference librarians can help you save valuable time and also assist you with research while you job hunt or change careers. </li></ul><ul><li>Although libraries in the digital age are much more than books and magazines, don’t forget to utilize reference books and other traditional sources in the research process. </li></ul><ul><li>Search smart -- take time to learn what databases are available and how they can help you! You will save time in the long run! </li></ul>
  7. 109. <ul><li>Contact or Visit Us: </li></ul><ul><li>www.princetonlibrary.org </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Email Us: </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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