Patrons are Landing Jobs!


job moduleReferenceUSA’s U.S. Jobs and Internships module has helped people land some great jobs! The Library is thrilled we can help patrons search for jobs, receive free job hunting advice, and access tools to help them during the application and interview process! If you have a story about how our module has helped someone, we’d love to hear it!

jobnow demoDon’t forget about the free Job Coaching available in BrainFuse’s JobNow. Patrons can brush up on interview techniques or get live online interview practice from trained job coaches. Job coaches and patrons communicate via live chat in our online classroom. In addition to live interview coaching, patrons enjoy 24/7 access to interview tips and career resources.

Check out Hot Topics – Careers & Job Hunting for more great resources to help you find your next job.

Did we mention it’s all FREE with your library card?

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Constitution and the Declaration for the Right to Libraries – Lesson Plan


constitutionHere’s the scenario for the lesson plan:
There is a new Library Policy – The library will only provide approved reading material based on the students’ grade level and curriculum, and will no longer provide titles for pleasure reading.
What do you like about this plan?
What do you not like about this plan?
What could you do to promote change?

Download the lesson plan: Constitution and the Declaration for the Right to Libraries Grades-3-5

New Year, New Job an App to find the job you will Love!


glassdoor app2014 is here! Now’s the time to find a job that you love using Glassdoor’s free iPhone, iPad, and Android apps. Whether you are looking for a job in sales or software engineering, their apps just made your search easier.

  • Fast and easy-to-use job search
  • View millions of salaries and reviews
  • Save jobs and apply to them later

Download the Glassdoor App today!

Need help with updating your resume or writing a cover letter? Want to ace the interview? Use BrainFuse’s JobNow FREE service. Work with a live interview coach (service is worth at least $500 and it’s provided by the Library District for free!) to ace the interview.

Do you know what your apps share?


android phonesImagine this: You’re at home one evening when a sudden storm knocks out your power. You reach for that flashlight you keep in the kitchen drawer just for emergencies. You flip the switch, and the flashlight asks for your location. That would be weird, huh?

Well, that could be exactly what’s happening — on your phone… Read more > Sharing Your Location… in a Flash

Learn more about online security on the Hot Topic – Computers, Tablets & the Internet

 

Early Literacy iPad Apps, Info and Resources


DontLet-Disney-iPad-lgDid you know that certain technology and devices can enhance the learning experience for pre-readers?  iPads offer a multi-sensory tool for engaging a child in a creative, collaborative environment.

Touchscreen technology….

  • Allows children to hear and manipulate letter sounds for learning.
  • Engages children on a multi-sensory level.
  • Involves Visual, Auditory, and Kinesthetic modalities.
  • Helps to develop fine motor, language, cognitive, and social skills.
  • Promotes enjoyment of learning through interactive and collaborative play.

Visit Hot Topics – Parenting for iOS apps, books, and information resources to help you get started with using technology with your young child.