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Using LinkedIn in Your Job Search

On Saturday, May 7 at 10 AM, Karen McKenna of Career Visionary LLC will discuss using LinkedIn for your job search. LinkedIn is the leading social media platform for professional networking and is a critical component of any job search.

Join us for an enlightening program for job seekers of any age.

This program is free – All are welcome!

-posted by Ed, Reference Services

Special Collections of the Syosset Library

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In this large library we have numerous special collections. The first floor caters to the popular items and includes the “Stars” the hottest new dvd’s and books.  It also houses our “World Languages Collection”, “Large Print” and “Oversized Pictorial books”.  Cookbooks and Travels books are located on the main floor.  In the back by the elevators is my favorite, our Art Gallery, which changes monthly.

Our second floor fiction area has some interesting collections.  They include “New Adults” for the 18 to 25 crowd, “Crossovers” fiction enjoyed by teens and adults alike and “Adult Graphic Novels”.  And of course our “Staff Picks”, the favorite books of SPL staff.

On the third floor, home to non-fiction books, has “Health Reference Center”, “Business and Career Area” and books for computers and digital devices.  We also have a display for recent non-fiction, currently including some of the best non-fiction for 2015.  The third floor has the Teen Space and our new “Creation Station”.

-posted by Betty, Reference Services

New Collection: Business and Careers

business careers logoThe library has established a new Business & Careers collection consisting of business careers linebooks, databases, and recommended websites on subjects such as management, accounting, business law, investing, computers, business law, business communications, and more.

Located on the 3rd floor, this collection will expand to include topics of interest to Syosset’s local business community. In addition, the library is working on programs geared towards the small business owner. Be on the lookout for more information about these programs starting Spring 2015.

– posted by Alisa, Reference Services

College Graduate Job Hunting – It’s Not Easy

We all know that college graduates are having a tough time finding jobs, but is that cause to slacken off from the job search?  No, says Eileen Zimmerman, author of the Career Couch column of The New York Times, in her June 4 article entitled “Between College and That First Job“.  Professionals suggest unemployed college grads should hone their skills and develop new ones, do virtual networking via social media like LinkedIn and Twitter and take any job with the view of “what can I learn?”  Read her sage advice.

-posted by Ed G., Reference Services