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Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Photo of Joan Sherman

Job Search & Career Workshops with Joan Sherman

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Joan Sherman is a Career Coach who has more than thirty years of experience in the business sector. In addition, Joan was a Career Counselor at the George Washington University's Career Center. She will lead two workshops for job seekers. The topics are (1) What I'm Doing Isn't Working, and (2) Networking: Creating a Map to the "Right" Job Destination. Space is limited to 12 participants. Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov to register.
Résumés and Cover Letters

Resume Writing and Cover Letter Workshop and Lab

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
This 2.5-hour workshop will feature how to maximize the use of Microsoft Word résumé templates to create a dynamic résumé that sets yours apart from the thousands received by an employer. Several websites will be explored to expand your knowledge and effective use of keywords and action verbs, with an emphasis on why both are important to your résumé construction.
Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
Are you a job seeker in need of assistance with your job search process?  Then please attend the Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic, sponsored by the DC Public Library, where you will be able to accomplish the job-seeking tasks that support a successful job search.. The Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic is conducted in the Computer Lab, Room 311, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Drop-In services include individualized assistance with the following job-seeking tasks:   Creating an email account Establishing a job board account

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Jobseekers Legal Clinic

Jobseeker Legal Clinic

Lamond-Riggs Library

1:30 p.m.
Are you having difficulties getting or keeping a job? Come to one of our Jobseeker Legal Clinics at the DC Public Library. You can meet one-on-one with an attorney from Neighborhood Legal Services Program (NLSP) to find out if you have a barrier to employment that an attorney may be able to help you resolve. You can get information about issues such as criminal record sealing, credit reports, background checks, obtaining driving and professional licenses, resolving child support arrearages, wage theft, and other issues.
Microsoft Word

Word I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:45 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn basic word-processing features that can help you to create letters, résumés, faxes and other documents that are used to apply for jobs. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well and the skills acquired in the PC Basics class. You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Word window.
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:15 p.m.
In this 1 hour and 15 minute session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.

Friday, May 6, 2016

hands on keyboard

One-on-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

3 p.m.
By appointment only, get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Microsoft Excel

Excel II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

10 a.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn more features of this spreadsheet software that can help you further your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: K. Gurung Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate and Excel I Basics. You will learn to: Manage the screen view and navigate multiple worksheets in a workbook.
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

12:30 p.m.
In this 1 hour and 45 minute session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.

Small Business Development Workshop

Anacostia Library

2 p.m.
Are you thinking of starting your own business?  Don't know how to begin? Come to this free two-hour seminar by the DC Small Business Development Center.  This workshop will give you an overview of the thought process that goes into the development of a business plan and a discussion of the reasons why. Please pre-register with DCSBDC to attend this program.
PC Basics

PC Basics - Beginner

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:30 p.m.
For those who need to come into the world of computers, this is the class for you. In this 2-hour class, you will overcome your fears and gain the skills that can get you ready for the workplace. Also take the Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing class as a perfect complement to PC Basics. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. Green Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. You will learn to:

Sunday, May 8, 2016

Jobseekers Legal Clinic

Credit Reports: Know Your Rights!

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2 p.m.
Are you a jobseeker with questions about your credit reports? Do you believe that your credit report is preventing you from getting or keeping a job? As part of the D.C. Public Library and Neighborhood Legal Services Program’s (NLSP’s) Breaking Barriers to Employment series, NLSP attorneys will give a presentation on how jobseekers can deal with their credit reports so that they are not a barrier to employment opportunities.

Monday, May 9, 2016

It's Time to Prepare or Re-think & Re-invent Your Resume

Capitol View Library

10 a.m.
Preparing a resume is crucial in your effort to land a job, and many career specialists advise that summarizing relevant aspects of your education and experience is the first step in the employment process.  Do you need to write a resume? Do you want to revise one you have already written?  If so, the Drop-In Clinic is for you, each Monday, beginning at 10 a.m.
Microsoft Excel

Excel I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

1:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic features of the Microsoft Excel spreadsheet environment that are frequently used for calculation and data entry functions in the workplace. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: H. White Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics You will learn to: Identify and navigate the basic features and elements of the Microsoft Excel window
hands on keyboard

One-on-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

3 p.m.
By appointment only, get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:15 p.m.
In this 1.5 hour session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
Microsoft Access

Access II Intermediate

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will expand on your Microsoft Access skills by learning how to build queries, aggregate data using basic functions, rename fields, and create macros. Instructor: P. McFadden Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, Word II Intermediate, Excel I Basics, Excel II Intermediate, Excel III Advanced and Access I Basics. Familiarity with the keyboard is also required. You will learn to:

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Job Seekers Clinic

DC Job Seekers Clinic

Northeast Library

2 p.m.
The Job Seekers Clinic at Northeast Library provides hands-on support to job seekers. In this informal workshop users can get help navigating the DC Job Seekers site, which offers online tutorials on many useful topics, including resume building and interview basics. If you're looking to change careers, you can use the Career Exploration Web Guide to find descriptions of vocational and technical careers, or use Career Zone to assess yourself and the job best suited for you.  
Job Seekers Logo

Job Seekers Drop-in Clinic

Mt. Pleasant Library

2:30 p.m.
Get one-on-one support from staff and learn basic activities in an online job search:   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Create and save a sample job search Every Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1 on the lower level.  Job seeking assistance available for Spanish speakers on the first Tuesday of the month.
Job Seekers

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Shepherd Park (Juanita E. Thornton) Library

3 p.m.
Get one-on-one support from library staff and learn basic activities in an online job search:   Create an email account Start a resume Work on an online application Learn about the job seeking process Create and save a sample job search Every Tuesday 3-5 p.m. on a first-come, first-served basis. 
hands on keyboard

One-on-One Computer Help

Petworth Library

3 p.m.
By appointment only, get personalized computer help. Library staff are available for hour-long sessions to help teach computer skills. We can help with:
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4 p.m.
In this 1 hour and 15 minute session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
Mail Merge in MS Word

Mail Merge in MS Word

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

5:30 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the Mail Merge feature, using the Step-by-Step Mail Merge Wizard in Word. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: C. Myers Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics, and Word II Intermediate. You will learn to: Engage the Step-by-Step Mail Merge Wizard to mail merge letters, envelopes and labels

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Job Seekers

Job Seekers Drop-In Clinic

Takoma Park Library

10 a.m.
Get individualized support from library staff at this bi-weekly drop-in clinic. We can help you to: create an email account start/edit a resume navigate online job search engines and begin online applications Attendees will be seen on a first-come, first- serve basis on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Photo of Joan Sherman

Job Search & Career Workshops with Joan Sherman

Tenley-Friendship Library

2 p.m.
Joan Sherman is a Career Coach who has more than thirty years of experience in the business sector. In addition, Joan was a Career Counselor at the George Washington University's Career Center. She will lead two workshops for job seekers. The topics are (1) What I'm Doing Isn't Working, and (2) Networking: Creating a Map to the "Right" Job Destination. Space is limited to 12 participants. Please contact megan.mcnitt@dc.gov to register.
Internet via the World Wide Web

Web I Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:15 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn the basic terminology and navigational skills associated with surfing and searching the Internet via the World Wide Web. These skills can help you search online job boards and complete online job applications. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: D. P. Grogan Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics and Word I Basics. You will learn to:
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:45 p.m.
In this 1 hour and 15 minute session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.
Website Construction

Build a Website 1-2-3

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

6:15 p.m.
In this 2-hour class, you will learn how to build a website by engaging three critical considerations:  choosing your domain name, choosing a web host, and choosing from among various methods for creating the content of your web page.  Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: L. Atwater Computer Lab, Room 311

Thursday, May 12, 2016

E-MAIL Basics

E-mail Basics

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

2:15 p.m.
Learn to use the basic features of Web-based email and the significant function of attaching a document, such as your résumé, to your email transmission. The job search process requires that you have an established email account. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: J. Jackson Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well, and the skills acquired in PC Basics, Word I Basics and Web I Basics. You will learn to:
Computer Keyboard

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing Clinic

Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library - Central Library

4:30 p.m.
In this 1 hour session, you will engage self-paced, practice tutorials and custom lessons for improving typing and keyboarding skills, in order to help you create the cover letter and résumé needed to launch your career. Seats will be filled on a first-come, space-available basis. Instructor: M. Rivera Computer Lab, Room 311 Required Skills: The ability to read and comprehend English well. Class Objectives: Practice home-row key typing in self-paced exercises.