Category Archives: Memphis Public Library

JobLINC-SHRM-WIN Career Fair 7/27/17

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Upgrade Your LinkedIn: 6/21/17 1 PM

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Angela Copeland with Copeland Coaching is presenting the session: Upgrade Your LinkedIn. This session is designed for individuals to enhance and maximize their online presence on LinkedIn. LinkedIn may be used for networking, job seeking and researching trends and employers.

Upgrade Your LinkedIn

June 21, 2017 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Room L50

This session is one of many workshops provided to job seekers and career changers this summer in preparation for the 2017 JobLINC Career Fair scheduled for 7/27/17 9:30-2:30 at the Pipkin Building.

For more information about Copeland Coaching visit: https://www.copelandcoaching.com/.

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Building Your Personal Brand 7/12/17

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Angela Copeland with Copeland Coaching is presenting the session: Building Your Personal Brand. This session is designed for individuals ready to make a change in their career.

Building Your Personal Brand

July 12, 2017 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Room L56

This session is one of many workshops provided to job seekers and career changers this summer in preparation for the 2017 JobLINC Career Fair scheduled for 7/27/17 9:30-2:30 at the Pipkin Building.

For more information about Copeland Coaching visit: https://www.copelandcoaching.com/

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Work/Life Balance Seminar – 5/10/17

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For more information please call 901-415-2700.

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City of Memphis Job Opportunities

Job Title: Library Customer Service Assistant (Part-time) – Library Services / Library

  • Job Type:  Part-Time
  • Salary: $13.99 – $20.70 hr  
  • Closing date: 05/16/17
  • Location:  Memphis, TN
  • Job number:  2017-00101

Works under general supervision of an Agency Manager or other designated supervisory personnel to provide public information services at the general reference desk in the areas of children, teen, and adult references and readers’ advisory to the public. Works at various library agencies to assist with the collection and development of library materials. Recommends appropriate reading materials for adults, teens and children to library management. Works in teams with various library personnel to perform professional library services, such as assisting customers with computers, identifying books in a collection, etc. Provides basic circulation desk services, as needed. Assists with planning and/or conducting programs for children, teens, and adults. Lifts and carries books, supplies, or materials to assist customers. Stocks library shelves with books and reading materials. Assists in training staff and volunteers, as assigned.

Job Title: Register Nurse Dispatch Operator (Part-time) – Fire Services/EMS

  • Job Type:  Part-Time
  • Salary: $30.50 hr  
  • Closing date: 05/19/17
  • Location:  Memphis, TN
  • Job number:  2017-00060

Works under the general supervision of the Watch Commander or other assigned supervisor in the Communications Service Center.  Operates a telephone switchboard system, Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TTY/TDD) system, computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system, paging system, video monitor and receiver, and radio console to provide fire dispatcher services and information to the public.  Receives and responds to non-emergent triaged calls.  Evaluates incoming requests for non-emergent calls and/or complaints to determine and employ appropriate responses and actions.  Asks scripted Emergency Communications Nurse System (ECNS) questions based on type of complaint and advises callers of appropriate medical actions to take.  Calls local resources to arrange for alternate care and set up appointments and transportation for non-emergent callers.  Provides important information to appropriate personnel and members of the general public.  Maintains and updates various lists and electronic files to disseminate accurate and timely information as required upon request.

Apply online at:

http://www.memphistn.gov/Government/HumanResources/CareerOpportunities.aspx

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SCHD Annual Rabies Drive 5/6 & 5/13

2017 Rabies Drive

April 17, 2017                                                                                                                                     ANNUAL RABIES VACCINATION DRIVE TO BE HELD IN MAY

 

MEMPHIS, TN – The annual Rabies Vaccination Drive hosted by the Shelby County Health Department (SCHD) Vector Control Program will be held Saturday, May 6, and Saturday, May 13, from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Residents are encouraged to bring their dogs and cats to either location listed below to receive rabies vaccinations:

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library

3030 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38120

Fire Station #66

5469 Raleigh Millington, Millington, TN 38053

Although the majority of rabies cases occur in wildlife, most humans will need the rabies vaccine after being exposed to infected domestic animals.  It is affordable to vaccinate pets before they are exposed to animals carrying the rabies virus.

The rabies tag, required by law, varies depending on the city of residence.

Memphis

  • Sterile:
  • Tags = $15.00
  • Fertile:
  • Tags = $25.00

Shelby County

  • Sterile:
  • Tags = $15.00
  • Fertile:
  • Tags = $25.00

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Credit & Money Management – 4/25/17

Credit Workshop

Click here to register for workshop. 

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Veterans & Disability Job Fair April 20

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The Workforce Investment Network will host the Veterans & Disability Job Fair at the Benjamin Hooks Library located
at 3030 Poplar Avenue on April 20, 2017 from 10am to 12pm.
For more information, please contact Phyllis Brunson
at 901-636-7940.

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City of Memphis Job Opportunities

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City of Memphis job opportunities for Wednesday, April 12, 2017:

  • Data Entry Operator A                                   Code Enforcement
  • Engineer Designer A                                       Engineering
  • Inventory Control Clerk
  • Maintenance Helper
  • Maintenance Plumber                                   General Services
  • Maintenance Foreman                                  Public Works
  • Planner Scheduler
  • Lead Accountant                                              Accounting

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  • Library Customer Service Asst.                   Library

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  • GIS Technical Analyst                               Engineering

Apply Online @ http://memphistn.gov/Government/HumanResources/CareerOpportunities.aspx 

Printable List: City of Memphis 04122017 Job Postings

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The Need to Acquire Job Skills and Where to Get Them

In today’s job market where the job landscape is changing, it will be helpful for people to acquire new skills.

It will help job-seekers to reach out to employers and, as Terry Brock states, “Find those skills that employers need and learn those skills” (Brock, 2017).

While readers have often heard that advice many times, there frequently seems to be a knowledge gap in where to find new skills.  However, the good news is, in the digital age in which we live, there are a variety of websites, some free and some fee-based, where people can acquire new skills.

A scenario would be that a job-seeker has done some informational interviewing with an employer, and the employer has told the job-seeker the skills that are needed to work in the company.  Based on that conversation, job-seekers can look through the websites below to acquire new skills or refresh old skills.  Even if you have not done informational interviewing but you know the type of skills your industry needs, the Web sites below can help you acquire those skills.  You can then list the classes you have successfully completed on your resume to show to employers, or network with employers and tell them you have completed industry-specific courses.

Lynda.com

Lynda can be accessed for free through the Memphis Public Library by using your library card.  There are over 3,400 courses covering many topics at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level.  Topics include, but are not limited to, Business, Design, Developer, Information Technology, Marketing, Web, Photography, and Video.  At the end of some courses you can print a certificate.  There are also exercise files to practice your learning.

GCFLearnFree.org

Subjects range from Microsoft Office and Email to Reading, Math, Workplace Skills, and more.  There are over 180 topics, over 2,000 lessons, more than 800 videos, and more than 55 interactives and games.  All of this learning is free.  Learners can complete entire courses or view tutorials.  Classes are accredited and the program is accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training.  Users can earn an Achievement of Completion certificate after viewing every page of a self-paced tutorial.  Then, the user can download and print that certificate.  The Achievement of Completion certificate is different than the Certificate of Completion learners would receive from the Online Class Program, which is accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education and Training.

Alison.com 

Alison offers a variety of free online diploma course, Business and Enterprise Skills, Digital Literacy and IT skills, Personal Development and Soft Skills, Languages, Schools Curriculum, Health and Safety and Compliance, Health Literacy, Financial and Economic Literacy, and others.  There are free study groups available; however, there are optional fees for add-ons such as certifications and ad-free services.  You can download the learner record for free and show it to employers and keep it for yourself.  Though you may have to pay a fee for the diploma certificate, achieving this certificate will show your interest and skills in the subject to employers.

Udemy.com

Udemy is an online platform where users pay a fee to take online courses to gain skills.  There are over 45,000 courses taught by experts.  Content areas are Development (Web, Software, E-Commerce, etc.), Business, IT & Software, Office Productivity, Personal Development, Design, Marketing, Lifestyle, Photography, Health & Fitness, Teacher Training, Music, Academics, Language, and Test Prep.

Coursera.org

Coursera is an online platform where users can pay a fee to take courses to gain technology skills that can aid them in their job search.  Coursera partners with well-known and respected universities in the U.S.  At the end of each course the learner receives a certificate that s/he can share with employers.  Courses are in the areas of Arts & Humanities, Business, Computer Science, Data Science, Life Sciences, Math & Logic, Personal Development, Physical Science & Engineering, Social Sciences, Language Learning.

Tutsplus.com

Tutsplus is a Web site where learners can take courses on Design & Illustration, Coding, Web Design, Photo & Video, Business, Music & Audio, 3D & Motion Graphics.  How-To tutorials on those courses and tutorials on Game Development and Computer Skills are also accessible to users.  Users pay a small fee for each course.  There are over 900 video courses, expert instructors, no ads, and learners can receive instruction on their mobile devices.

Skillshare.com

This platform has over 15,000 classes in the areas of Design, Business, Technology, Photography, Film, Writing, Crafts, and Culinary.  Users can also teach a class.  Scholarships are available to take courses.  There are also a variety of free classes.

Codeacademy.com

This site offers learners to learn how to code … for free.  The Web site is heavy on technology and offers coding courses on making a Web site, Rails, AngularJS, SQL, Java, HTML & CSS, and others.

 

Source article: Brock, T. (2017, March 23). How to acquire the skills you need now and in the future. In Memphis Business Journal. Retrieved from http://www.bizjournals.com/memphis/how-to/growth-strategies/2017/03/how-to-acquire-the-skills-you-need-now-and-in-the.html

 

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Veterans & Disability Job Fair April 20

The Workforce Investment Network will host the Veterans & Disability Job Fair at the Benjamin Hooks Library located at 3030 Poplar Avenue on April 20, 2017 from 10am to 12pm.

For more information, please contact Phyllis Brunson at 901-636-7940

 

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Mark Your Calendars for March 16 for Resume & Interview Workshop

Poplar-White Station Branch Library will be hosting a resume workshop named Resumayhem on Thursday, March 16 from 3:30pm-4:30pm.  Tips will be given on resumes, interviewing skills and dressing professionally for the interview.

To register, text 901.860.5094 or call 901.415.2777.  Snacks will be provided.

Location:  5094 Poplar Avenue

This event is free.

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Teen Spring Break Series – Memphis Public Libraries

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Baby-Palooza at Hooks Library this Friday March 17

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Take Back Your Life! Credit & Money Management Workshop 2/21/2017

Take Back Your Life! Credit & Money Management Workshop

Presented by Operation Hope

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

5:30-7:00 PM

Benjamin L. Hooks Central Library, Room L-56

3030 Poplar Ave., Memphis, TN 38111

Are you interested in budgeting, paying off debt, starting a savings plan, establishing or rebuilding your credit, but don’t know where to start? This is the workshop for you. Tracy Harmon, Financial Well-being Counselor with Operation Hope, will discuss these topics and more.

For more information, please call (901) 415-2734 or (901) 318-1264, or visit www.memphislibrary.org/personal-finance.

 

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