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Compassionate Career Services, Part Two: Tips and Tricks for Working Across the Digital Divide

July 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

We’re finally emerging from the worst of this historic pandemic, and current economic trends finally favor workers. Businesses are hiring again and benefits are ending. Meanwhile, the digital divide is still an issue we have to contend with and many of the patrons we work with need us more than ever.

Libraries are uniquely positioned to provide essential services to those who are looking for work. We’ve got the skills, the resources, and the ideals to truly help our communities. During this time of compassion fatigue, this workshop series presents a call for empathetic job and career services for those who need it most. We will work through the current state of library-based career services, share specific advice for providing career services across the digital divide, and discuss how library staff can assist patrons with their job searches while keeping their mental health in mind.

Led by Shauna Edson, Technology and Digital Equity Manager at Salt Lake City Public Library, part two of this series will cover:

  • Specific advice to help patrons who only have access to phones and tablets work up their job materials
  • Specific advice about formatting resumes and cover letters on tablets or iPhones
  • Tech workarounds and shortcuts skill sharing

We hope to see you there! Register here.

Details

Date:
July 21
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm