“I mentioned that I was looking for a job.”

by Holly Schaffer, Community Relations Manager

We love hearing success stories, including this one from Aluma, a Kirk-Bear Canyon Library customer:

I went to Kirk-Bear Canyon Library to use the internet and the quiet and studious space to search for and secure a job. I had been going there for a couple of weeks and had developed a friendly rapport with staff member Valerie.

On one Friday, after our usual friendly hellos, I mentioned that I was looking for a job. Not only did she take it upon herself to do an internet search and write down a list of potential places hiring in the field that I was looking for, but she also let me know that there was a free job fair every Friday, Plus, she helped me print my résumé for free—a service for job seekers. She went above and beyond to offer resources and encouragement, and I ended up landing the job, which was in large-scale event set-up. 

Valerie—and my experience at Kirk-Bear Canyon library in general—was wonderful, and I'm grateful that such a safe-haven exists!

Of the interaction, Valerie says, "Connecting customers with the resources they need is a primary function of a librarian.  It is always satisfying when we see quick results from our efforts.  It makes our day!”

Are you—or someone you know—looking for job help? Find a list of Job Help sessions today!