by Stella Shepard
Job seekers and career changers can visit a library to check e-mails and update and post their resumés and cover letters on job sites. Libraries offer free Wi-Fi and access to computers for your convenience.
Grace Dawson is the Regional Librarian for the King’s County branches, and her office is located in Montague. She has been employed with the library sector for eight years.
Krystal Dionne is the Branch Technician with the Montague Rotary Library. She has been employed with the Montague Rotary Library for eight and a half years.
Erin Lundrigan is a Branch Technician for the Montague Rotary Library and the Georgetown Genevieve Solomon Memorial Library. She has been employed with the libraries for two years.
The branch technician positions require some university courses, and a Library Technician diploma is viewed as an asset. A Masters of Library and Information Studies is required for managerial and Librarian designated positions.
Library resources to enhance job search
- Books on resumé and cover letter writing
- Books on career change
- Books on finding the right career/job for you
- Access to computers with Microsoft Word
- Access to scanner and printer
- Access to English as an Alternative Language materials
- Access to GED Books
“We are able to help with some basic troubleshooting and with formatting documents in Word, as well as with navigating new websites,” says Krystal. “The staff assists people in their job search to the best of our abilities and as time allows.”
Job search workshops
“For the past two years, someone from Career Development Services (CDS) has held a free resumé writing workshop. We also organized a visit from CDS to the high school co-op classes.”