Thursday, February 5, 2009

Job-seeking in U.S. Public Libraries

And lo, after predicting that knowing how to help people with their job search would be an asset to a public library, the ALA releases an Issues Brief on Job-Seeking in U.S. Public Libraries, which ties libraries, their knowledgeable staff, media literacy skills and access to technology to the ability to successfully find employment or to apply for unemployment benefits.

According to the report:

Aiding job seekers was increasingly viewed as a critical role for public libraries, with 62.2% of libraries reporting this service is critical to the library's mission, up from 44% one year earlier. (p.2)

Maybe I should take up writing horoscopes as a sideline.

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