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

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Upcoming Job Search Training Sessions

Job Search Training Session Series 
presented by expert, Frank Alaniz
Applicant Tracking Systems  – Thursday, January 11th from 2-3:30 PM
Creating Your Resume  – Thursday, January 25th from 2-3:30 PM
Interview Skills – Thursday, February 15th from 2-3:30 PM
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. Please call 618-452-6238 or go to https://tinyurl.com/smrldjobs2024 to register.

 

Job Search Training Session Series 
presented by expert, Frank Alaniz
Linkedin Optimization  – Thursday, March 14th from 2-3:30 PM
Mind Map to Prepare for a New Job  – Thursday, April 11th from 2-3:30 PM
Creating Your Resume – Thursday, May 23rd from 2-3:30 PM
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. Please call 618-452-6238 or go to https://tinyurl.com/smrldjobs2024 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 presented a series of job search training sessions.

    • June 1, 2022, Job Searching -Where Do I Even Start?
    • June 15, 2022, How to Write an Effective Resume (will include time for brief resume reviews)
    • August 18 & September 22, 2022, WOWing Potential Employers
    • August 24, 2022, Job Searching – Where Do I Even Start?
    • August 31, 2022, How to Write an Effective Resume (will include time for brief resume reviews)
    • September 7, 2022, Online Job Applications – What Do I Need to Know?
    • October 12, 2022, Basics of LinkedIn
    • November 16, 2022, How to Find a Job: Advanced LinkedIn
    • December 8, 2022, Job Search Expert Q&A with Frank
    • January 18, 2023, Job Searching: Where Do I Even Start?
    • February 8, 2023, How to Write an Effective Resume
    • March 23, 2023, Job Searching: How to Find a Job
    • April 13, 2023, Online Job Search Applicant Tracking Systems
    • May 11, 2023, Basics of LinkedIn
    • June 15, 2023, Resume Prep: How AI Can Help
    • July 13, 2023, How to find a Job: Advanced Linkedin
    • August 10, 2023, Job Search Tips: Ask Frank Day!
    • September 14, 2023, Creating Your Resume
    • October 12, 2023, Linkedin Tips and Tricks
    • November 9, 2023, Interview Skills
    • January 11, 2024, Applicant Tracking Systems
    • January 25, 2024, Creating Your Resume
    • February 15, 2024, Interview Skills

  

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

  • Children's Smokey Bear Reading Challenge June 1, 2024 – July 20, 2024 Children's Smokey the Bear Reading ChallengeRegister online at smrld.beanstack.com, with the Beanstack Tracker App.Log books you read or listen to between June 1 and July 20.Complete and check off activities.Read 3 books and do 5 activities to complete the challenge.Finish the challenge to be entered into a drawing for a plush Smokey the Bear!Questions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services…
  • 2024 All Ages Summer Reading Challenge: Read Renew Repeat June 1, 2024 – July 20, 2024 June 1 - July 20Register online at smrld.beanstack.com, with the Beanstack Tracker App, or at either library location
  • Kids' Summer Reading Programs July 19, 2024 at 11:00 am – 12:00 pm The Mill Events, 1311 20th St, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Kids' Summer Reading Programs2 PM at The Mill, 1311 E 20th StAcross the street from our 2001 Delmar Ave locationFriday, June 14:  The Amazing Martika! -  One Woman Circus Show with silk fans, hula hoops, flag poi, levi-stick, and interactive circus game show.Friday, June 21:  Monkey Noodle Theatrics Improv Comedy Show -  Enjoy a fun, family friendly, improv show!Friday, June 28: Wild Heart - Enjoy fun nature themed songs and music…
  • Perennial STL Teen Recycled Book Journals July 19, 2024 at 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Perennial STL Teen Recycled Book JournalsWorkshop for Teens, Grades 7-12Friday, July 192 PMSMRLD, 2001 Delmar AveCall the Youth Services Department at 618-452-6238 to register
  • Saturday Play & Learn For Babies & Toddlers July 20, 2024 at 10:00 am – 11:00 am Six Mile Regional Library District, 2001 Delmar Ave, Granite City, IL 62040, USA Saturday Play & Learn For Babies & ToddlersSaturday, June 15; July 20; & August 1710 AM at SMRLD2001 Delmar AveStories, Songs, & Slightly Messier PlaytimeQuestions? Email [email protected] or call the Youth Services department at 618-452-6238 ext 720

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