Jane Jerrard is an independent author and editor based in Chicago. She has written books for consumers, children, and librarians, including the ALA Special Report Crisis in Employment: A Librarian's Guide to Helping Job Seekers.
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In difficult economic times people turn to their local library for help seeking new work. Crisis in Employment will give you 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
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.
Check out this title's webextras!
- The Employment Crisis Hits the Public Library
- An Operations Manual for Getting Started
- How-tos for Providing Hands-on Help
- Resources and Reference: Think Beyond the Bookshelves
- Partnerships: You'll Never Work Alone
- Best Practices: What Libraries Are Doing Right
A: Key Resources
B: Sample Documents
"Provides suggestions for providing low-cost assistance to job-seeking unemployed library users … a valuable book."
"A terrific resource for American librarians and a fascinating read for LIS workers in other countries. The report contains vivid case studies throughout, a large number of job-seeking tips, and appendices with key resources plus sample advertisements for various job-hunting workshops and seminars."
--The Australian Library Journal
"This slim volume is a handy resource for any library looking to expand and improve their job-seeking assistance efforts."