In a recent webcast, LearningExpress and Library Journal brought together librarians from a variety of institutions to talk about success skills and library resources. The panel outlines six top success skills, the barriers to building those skills and how libraries can help support skill development.
Today’s public libraries are a key source of job and career support for their communities, with librarians helping to transform the lives of job seekers. The data confirms that job seekers are using the help offered through their libraries extensively. In the 2011-2012 Public Library Funding and Technology Access Survey conducted by the Information Policy & Access Center (iPAC), it was reported that 92.2 percent of libraries help people access online job databases and resources, 77.5 percent help them create resumes, and 76.0 percent assist with online job applications (1).