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LASSA 2022 Webinar Series


METRO's Library Assistants and Support Staff Association (LASSA) brings you a series of skills-based webinars this spring and summer 2022. Register below to join us. We look forward to seeing you there!

Begin Your Day with a Positive Habit
Wednesday, March 2 from 11:00am to 12:00pm

Every morning you get the chance to begin your day in a positive way. Linda Carignan-Everts, Employee Assistance Program Wellness Coordinator for the State of New York, will share twenty-two positive habits and their benefits for an amazing 2022. If you are not a morning person, you just might become one after participating in this webinar!

See a recording of this webinar here.

Understanding Credit & Debit
Wednesday, April 6 from 11:00am to 12:00pm

Join us for an event on creditworthiness, financial planning, and other topics to help you get your financial ducks in a row. Carol O'Rourke, Certified Financial Planning Professional, will answer your pressing financial questions:  

  • What constitutes a FICO score?  
  • Does your credit score matter?  
  • How to improve your creditworthiness, with or without a credit score!

See a recording of this webinar here.

Library Assistants' Day 2022
Thursday, April 7 from 12:00pm to 1:00pm or 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join LASSA to celebrate Library Assistants' Day! We will be hosting a webinar from noon until 1pm on April 7, to be immediately followed by a repeat performance. Please join us at either 12:00pm or 1:00pm for an hourlong gathering.

After the traditional welcome and reading of the LAD proclamation, Cheryl Marriott will present a Vision Board Workshop. Learn a step-by-step creative process of designing a vision board can elicit deep discovery, meaning, and self-understanding in a collaborative picture and word format.

This event was postponed; we will update this page when we have an update.

Retirement Planning & Social Security
Wednesday, May 4 from 11:00am to 12:00pm

This workshop will walk you through the basics of determining where your retirement income will come from. Kathleen Kalmes, CFA and formerly a Financial Resources Specialist at NYPL's Business Library, will discuss how to best plan for a financially secure and happy retirement. 

Register here.

Resume Writing
Wednesday, June 1 from 11:00am to 12:00pm

NYPL's Career Services staff will discuss how to put your best foot forward in your job search with a clear, well-written, and effective resume.

Register here.

Interview Skills
Wednesday, July 6 from 11:00am to 12:00pm

So much about finding a job has changed, and yet so much remains the same. We still take great care to format and word our resumes appropriately. And we still spend time crafting cover letters that are specific to the job we are applying for. And yet, we now live in a world where remote meetings and, yes, remote job interviews have become commonplace.

Mary Bakija, Program Manager at METRO, will cover:

  • What interview skills carry over from in-person interviewing? 
  • What new skills should job seekers develop for being a part of remote interviews? 
  • How does one put their best selves forward on meeting software? 

Register here.

Many thanks to Anthony Wyche, Val Colon, Cheryl Marriott, and the rest of the LASSA board for their hard work in planning this series.