Building a Job Ready Workforce: Bounce Back from the Pandemic 2022 Grant

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Upcoming Job Search Training Sessions

 

Winter Job Search Training Session Series 
presented by expert, Frank Alaniz
1:30 – 3:30 PM
Job Search Expert Q&A with Frank – December 8
Job Searching: Where Do I Even Start? – January 18
How to Write an Effective Resume – February 8
Library Training and Events Room, 2001 Delmar Ave, In person and via Zoom.
Come in person and receive a five minute review of your resume
Registration is required.In person and via Zoom. Registration is required. Please call 618-452-6238 or go to tinyurl.com/SMRLDJOBS to register.
These materials were developed pursuant to a Library Services and Technology Act grant administered by
the Illinois State Library using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Grant Information

Secretary of State and State Librarian Jesse White awarded nearly $6 million in pandemic recovery grants to libraries focused on responding directly to the COVID-19 pandemic by modifying services, transforming spaces and developing resources for their local recovering workforce. Funding 211 academic, school, special and public libraries, all of which received grants ranging from $5,000 to over $1 million. A combination of funding sources provided through the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), both from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and state technology funds were used to maximize the statewide impact.

SMRLD is the proud recipient of $50,000 of funding from the Illinois State Library’s (ISL) Bouncing Back from the Pandemic grant.

We look forward to sharing more exciting news with you in the future about what we are able to accomplish through our grant funded project, Building a Job Ready Workforce.

Past Job Search Training Sessions

As a part of our project, Building a Job Ready Workforce, experts, Frank Alaniz and Dawn Mushill have presentied a series of job search training sessions.

  • June 1, 2022 1:30 – 2:30 Job Searching -Where Do I Even Start?
  • June 15, 2022 1:30 – 3:30 How to Write an Effective Resume (will include time for brief resume reviews)
  • August 18 or September 22, 1:30-3:30 PM – WOWing Potential Employers
  • August 24, 2022 1:30 – 2:30 Job Searching – Where Do I Even Start?
  • August 31, 2022 1:30 – 3:30 How to Write an Effective Resume (will include time for brief resume reviews)
  • September 7, 2022 1:30 – 2:30 Online Job Applications – What Do I Need to Know?
  • October 12, 1:30-3:30 PM – Basics of LinkedIn
  • November 16, 1:30-3:30 PM – How to Find a Job


  

Circulating Job Search Computer Kits

Job Search Toolkit

Available at both locations! Includes a memory card, tips on interviewing, resumes, cover letters and more!

Zenbooth noise-reducing office pod

Zenbooth is a single occupancy space for job interviews and virtual employment meetings. Equipped with a table, chair, and laptop, the 3.5” acoustic walls keep conversations private. The Zenbooth is available for reservations in 2 hour blocks at our 2001 Delmar Avenue location.

Face-to-Face Meeting Space

Public Computers

Learning Express Job and Career Accelerator

Winway Resume Building Software

Tutor.com – https://www.smrld.org/tutor/

Support from Staff

*These materials were developed pursuant to a Library Services and Technology Act grant administered by the Illinois State Library using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Upcoming Events

  • Nintendo Switch November 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Teen Room, 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Nintendo SwitchEvery Saturday, 1-4 PMTeen Room, 2001 Delmar AveGrades 7-12For more information email the Teen Services Librarian at: [email protected]
  • Story Time November 28, 2022 at 10:00 am – 10:30 am Story TimeEnjoy stories, music and crafts!Mondays at 10 AMSMRLD 2001 Delmar AveQuestions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238
  • Book Club! November 28, 2022 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm 2145 Johnson Rd, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Book Club!Join the Six Mile Regional Library Book ClubDaisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: Monday, September 26,11:00 AM 2145 Johnson Rd & Tuesday, September 27, 6:30 PM 2001 Delmar AveHour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian: Monday, October 31, 11:00 AM 2145 Johnson Rd & Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 PM 2001 Delmar AveThey Called Us Enemy by George Takei: Monday, November 28, 11:00 AM…
  • Legos November 29, 2022 at 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Children's Department - Six Mile Regional Library District, 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Come Build with Us! Every Tuesday 5 - 7 PM In the Children's Department, 2001 Delmar Ave Questions? Call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238
  • Book Club! November 29, 2022 at 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Six Mile Regional Library District, 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Book Club!Join the Six Mile Regional Library Book ClubDaisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: Monday, September 26,11:00 AM 2145 Johnson Rd & Tuesday, September 27, 6:30 PM 2001 Delmar AveHour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian: Monday, October 31, 11:00 AM 2145 Johnson Rd & Tuesday, October 25, 6:30 PM 2001 Delmar AveThey Called Us Enemy by George Takei: Monday, November 28, 11:00 AM…

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