Friday, July 31, 2009

Crisis in Employment: A Librarian's Guide to Helping Job Seekers

Jerrad, Jane. Crisis in Employment: A Librarian’s Guide to Helping Job Seekers , Chicago: ALA, 2009. 025.5086 Jerra ISBN 978-0-8389-1013-9.

In difficult economic times, people turn to their local library for help seeking new work. "Crisis in Employment" offers the tools you need to support this growing group of patrons. Based on interviews with librarians across the country, as well as research from "ALA's Office for Research and Statistics", this "ALA Editions Special Report" offers advice and methods for providing appropriate training and education to job seekers with: tips for maximizing your library's physical resources; key reference resources useful to job seekers; and, advice on building partnerships with key community organizations. "Crisis in Employment" will help you meet the needs of patrons seeking new work, making career changes, or starting their own businesses in a comprehensive way that suits your local community's conditions.