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Title:
Career Transitions Offered at Pasadena Public Library
When:
Jun.15.2010 
Category:
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Job search assistance is one of the top needs of public library patrons, according to the American Library Association.

Beginning June 15 Pasadena Public Library will offer web-based Career Transitions, an electronic resource offering a comprehensive guide to career change.

Career Transitions is designed to support the unique needs of job seekers. It is offered free to library patrons through the library's website www.PasadenaPublicLibrary.net. Patrons can also access Career Transitions through wireless access or public use computers; both of which are available at the ten Pasadena Public Library sites:

* Allendale Branch Library - 1130 S. Marengo Ave. (beginning June 20)
* Hastings Branch Library - 3325 E. Orange Grove Blvd.
* Hill Avenue Branch Library – 55 S. Hill Avenue
* Lamanda Park Branch Library – 140 S. Altadena Drive
* La Pintoresca Branch Library, 1355 N. Raymond Avenue
* Linda Vista Branch Library – 1281 Bryant Street
* San Rafael Branch Library – 1240 Nithsdale Road
* Santa Catalina Branch Library – 999 E. Washington Blvd.
* Villa Parke – 363 E. Villa Street
* Central Library - 285 E. Walnut Street

Career Transitions is an all inclusive job seeking product for job seekers, a complete, guided, self-paced application that takes the user step by step through the process of finding a new career - assessing strengths and interest, exploring new opportunities, preparing a resume, finding educational opportunities and networking advice, performing a comprehensive job search and applying online. Users are guided by clear and concise information about career paths, industries, companies, job availability, growth potential and professional associations – organized around simple-to-navigate portals that combine overviews with statistical information and Web tools to help make well-planned career choices.

"Career Transitions is a one-stop resource for people going through career change," said Jan Sanders, Library Director. "It comes at a time when people need help making life-changing career choices and libraries are becoming more and more involved in this process. This resource helps us increase the quality of our service and meet the needs of our patrons," continued Sanders.

Across the country, librarians report being overwhelmed with request for materials to assist users who are making job-related decision. Career Transitions encompasses the entire job search process, allowing Pasadena Public Library users and the librarians assisting them to find answers, whether they are dealing with job loss, re-training needs or looking of new career paths.

Across the country, librarians report being overwhelmed with request for materials to assist users who are making job-related decision. Career Transitions encompasses the entire job search process, allowing Pasadena Public Library users and the librarians assisting them to find answers, whether they are dealing with job loss, re-training needs or looking of new career paths.

"This project is supported in whole by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian."

For more information, contact Catherine Haskett Hany, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or (626) 744-4207.

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