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Looking for a job? The Truckee Library can help

Dana Madsen
Special to the Sun

The economy may be starting to come around but it will be a slow process and the labor market will not be at the front of the wave. Unemployment is expected to remain high through 2010, so if you need a job, go after it now with the Truckee Libraryand#8217;s resources.

The library has books, of course, but it also has computers with free Internet access, desktop programs and databases, newspapers with classified ads and a copier (sorry, no fax).

To help you find and use the resources available at the library, there is a free handout with useful websites and a list of where to find books on the subjects you need. For instance, there are books on interviewing skills in 650.13 non-fiction, and books on careers in the 658and#8217;s. You can also find books on searching for a job, writing resumes, internships, freelancing, running a home-based business and volunteering.

Use the listed websites to search the job market. Look at business websites, job-listing websites, government agency websites, and sites with demographic and employment statistics for this area.

The library has public computers anyone may use, with Internet access and programs to help with resumes and job-seeking skills. A database called the Coin Career Library, available only through library computers, is useful to students and recent graduates for skills assessment and occupation exploration, but anyone can use it.

Public Internet computer users can sign up for a half hour or one hour at a time, with a limit of one hour of reserved time each day. You must know how to use a computer and#8212; library staff members are not available to teach you. Printing from a computer costs 15 cents per page, cash only. You can reserve time on a computer by phone up to five days in advance.

The library is located at 10031 Levon Ave., just east of the hospital. Visit http://www.mynevadacounty.com/library. Call for hours or to reserve a computer at 582-7846. To explore the library catalog online, go to the website and click on the Library Catalog link.

All Nevada County libraries will be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Friday, Nov. 27 for Thanksgiving.-

Library Hours

Monday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Tuesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Wednesday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Friday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Storytimes

Tuesday Toddler Time at 10:30 a.m. (2 to 3 year olds)

Babes in Bookland Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. (6 months to 2 years)

(on hiatus through November, back in December)

Storytelling with Mrs. Fix on Thursdays at 11:15 a.m. (3 years and up)

Pajama Time, First Thursday of the month at 6 p.m. (all ages)

Bookshelfand#8217;s Dry Camp Book Club at the library

Meets monthly at the library. Participants at the book group meeting will receive a coupon for 15 percent off a one-time book purchase at the Bookshelf at Hooligan Rocks. Everyone is welcome.

Now on display at the library

Portraits by Truckee artist Raphael Jolly

Above the Fireplace: Sand Harbor in oils by Linda Dand#8217;Toole