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Review Your Resume with JobNow

If you’re looking for a job, the library has resources to guide your journey. To get started, go to our website and click on the “Stop Searching, Start Finding” icon on the right side of the page. From there you will want to access the tab labeled “Job Help” at the top of the page. Then click the link for JobNow, which you can also find here. To log in, just enter your library card number and PIN. 

 

JobNow provides templates, live experts, and a bevy of additional online resources to assist you on your occupational odyssey. Need help with your resume? JobNow provides resume templates for you to follow; you just need to fill out the information. And if you’re still unsure about it, the site provides you with the ability to get professional feedback. What about interviews? JobNow offers live interview coaching with a professional as well as carefully tailored tips and resources for interview success. Well, what if you’re not sure about what you’re looking for in a job? In that case, JobNow offers a service called eParachute designed to help match your interests to an educational major or career. Never stop searching, your next occupation destination may be just over the horizon! 

Find Current Employment Openings with Job Express

If you’re looking for a job, the library has resources to guide your journey. To get started, go to our website and click on the “Stop Searching, Start Finding” icon on the right side of the page. From there you will want to access the tab labeled “Job Help” at the top of the page. Then click the link for Job Express, which you can also find here.

 

Job Express is an online service offered by the NYS Department of Labor which lists new employment postings throughout the state of New York. To search, you’ll want to begin by selecting the region of the state where you intend to work (each region lists the counties which it encompasses). From there, a list of occupational fields will appear alongside the number of job postings available in the selected region. Simply click on the field you’d like to begin searching in and then enter your zip code and set the radius you’d be able/willing to travel for your next job. Job Express will produce a list of recent postings which you can click on to respond to from there. It’s a simple step forward to get started on your next occupational odyssey! 

Virtual Science & Storytelling Show:
Aliens: Escape from Earth

During a midnight meteor shower, something mysterious falls from the sky — but it’s not a shooting star. Two curious kids investigate and find themselves mixed up with visitors from another planet! Pursued by a wacky space scientist, they must get the aliens back to their spaceship — before it’s too late! An exciting, out-of-this world adventure! Go to uclib.org/srp-2020/events/#sciencetellers2.  You can view the show through August 31st.

The Pulitzer Center

The Pulitzer Center is an online educational resource which raises awareness for under-reported global issues and supports quality journalism through programs, lesson plans, and other resources. You can check out the link, here. Both children and adults can learn a great deal from the site’s material, which includes a series of articles written by student fellows which cover topics ranging from the fight to preserve biodiversity in Ecuador’s rain forests,  to the legacy of colonial violence in Guyana, to even the difficulties of studying whales during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Pulitzer Center has also launched several e-books on topics such as environmental degradation and humanitarian crises which are available for free on iTunes and Atavist, you can browse those titles here. There are also a treasure trove of lesson plans, activities and handouts for educators to utilize in classrooms, including printable worksheets, essay ideas, extension activities and additional resources for research. One excellent example is this lesson plan on the legacy of slavery in American prison systems, but there are many other building blocs for lesson plans which you can look at here

 

Summer Reading Kick-Off

Summer Reading Kick-Off – Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress is here!

UNESCO’s Digitized Photographs of Our Shared History

If you’re craving some visual inspiration or want to connect with your human heritage, you should check out UNESCO’s online collection of photographs, linked here. If you didn’t know already, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a branch of the United Nations which oversees the cultivation of the world’s educational, scientific and cultural heritage. UNESCO’s photo archive is a timeline of human achievement reaching from 1945 to the present and includes over 5,000 images capturing moments such as the Campaign to Safeguard the City of Venice and the Campaign to Save the Monuments of Nubia. During these trying times, it’s easy to feel isolated, but these images offer the opportunity to connect with the greater tapestry of our humanity. 

Virtual Summer Reading Program 2020

 

Programs begin June 27th and run through August 15th

Join in the fun this summer as we guide you on a virtual journey designed to encourage you to Imagine Your Story with a celebration of fairy tales, folklore, mythology and sharing your own unique story and voice. Our varied and fun interpretations of the theme range from exploring the classics, Time Travel, Dungeons and Dragons, a Trip Down the Rabbit Hole and more! This year, we are adding three new programming levels: T(w)een, Teen and Adult, so programming covers all ages, from 0 on up!

Participants earn points for reading and will receive prizes upon completion of the program. Register online through ReadSquared.

The program kicks off Saturday, June 27th with Dragons: Return of the Ice Sorceress, a special county wide virtual program with Science Tellers. Library programs run Monday through Thursday, with a few added special events scattered throughout. Then, we invite you to join in the fun of our Summer Reading Finale Parking Lot Car Parade on August 15th at 10 AM. It’s a celebration of you and your reading achievements! Drive through, pick up your prize and for added fun: Can you guess which library staff members are dressed as literary characters?

But wait, it gets better! Ulster County Libraries are working together and partnering with Mohonk Preserve, Woodland Playhouse, the Ashokan Center, Opus40 and DRAW Kingston on county wide activities for children! Families can also view wonderfully exciting shows with PageTurners Adventures and ScienceTellers for several weeks online after they premiere!

Participating children can have fun filling out BINGO cards with a variety of reading, art, STEM, Nature, and Museum activities. Visit uclib.org/srp-2020/ for more information and to download your bingo card. If you are unable to download, please visit the library during our curbside service hours to pick one up.