Darrington Library Blog

Monday, February 23, 2009

Computer Classes at the Library

The Darrington Library is offering four free computer classes on Thursday, March 19, 2009. Introduction to Computers will begin at 11 am. This class is for those who want to learn computer basics and how to use the mouse. Students who want to set up an e-mail account, send and receive messages, and attach photos and files should sign up for Starting with E-mail. If you have ever wanted to travel without leaving home, research destinations, purchase tickets online, etc., then our Traveling on the Internet class is for you. For those computer users who want to learn something specific with which we can help, sign up for Advanced Topics.

Each class is limited to four students per class so contact Patsy or Michelle at the library to register. Our phone number is 360-436-1600. Pre-registration is required, so hurry to reserve your space.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Employment Help at the Library

Public Libraries have had a certain historical image as the place students go to do research and the rest of us go to find great books on every subject from how-to-fix-its to current bestsellers. Excepting the occasional traveling salesman looking for romance, (humming Marion, madam librarian), there is a popular misconception that libraries are a luxury in tough economic times.
After all, everyone has the internet now right?
Nothing could be farther from reality.

Sno-Isle is a rich resource for researchers of all types, as well as a great place to read and relax, or checkout a best seller, CD, or DVD.
But, Sno-Isle also offers a wealth of resources for those hunting for jobs, writing resumes, or filing for unemployment. No computer at home? Or do you have internet speed that would make a snail look fast? You can book a computer at your local Sno-Isle library and submit your unemployment claim, write a resume’, or get your job search up and running.

Here are a few ideas to help you get started.
On the Sno-Isle home page under Research tools > Databases and Research>The Way of the Job Hunt is a broad list of recommended web sites covering career information, job databases, a Career Development eManual and links to job and educational information. Just click the highlighted title to go there.

Among the many books Sno-Isle carries on job searching, resumes and cover letters here is a small sample.
Resumes for the 50 Plus Job Hunter by the editors of McGraw-Hill

How to Say it on Your Resume: a top recruiting director's guide to writing the perfect resume for every job / Brad Karsh with Courtney Pike.

Killer Cover Letters and Resumes: WetFeet insider guide

Best career and education web sites: a quick guide to online job search / Anne Wolfinger.

For more great titles go to www.sno-isle.org and type in resumes in the search box.

The Washington Employment Security web site has user friendly links and an easy to read format to help the job seeker to file a claim, find a job, or even write a resume.