New York State Library

Job and Career Information in New York’s Public Libraries

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New York's public library systems and public libraries offer information, resources, and referrals for New Yorkers and people looking to work in New York State. Job Information Centers in libraries and related services often include:

  • Specialized web resources developed by libraries and links to job search web resources
  • Information on career development
  • Education and training
  • Résumé assistance and other job hunt strategies
  • Workforce development services (Literacy instruction, GED assistance, citizenship information and referral)

These and much more are offered through public library systems and public libraries. They are even more important for New Yorkers and all Americans now.

The New York State Library is working with the New York State Department of Labor to offer support, training, and other job and career information and resources to public library systems and public libraries across the State. In addition, there are links to some basic resources found in public libraries and accessible through computers in public libraries. Find Your Public Library to locate the library nearest you.

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Public Library Systems with Job/Career Information Web Pages

Project Compass

Project Compass was developed and funded through a federal grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to the North Carolina State Library and WebJunction. The project helps state libraries across the country support and assist public libraries in their provision of workforce development services including job information, career development and small business resources and services.

Project Compass offered four summit meetings across the U.S. during 2010 to bring state library agencies together to share best practices and create partnerships between states. The project goal of expansion and improvement of State Library workforce development services to public libraries during the current economic crisis is in progress.

More information on state library and public library workforce services from WebJunction

Civil Service

Job Search Guides

  • New York State Department of Labor:
  • America’s Job Exchange: Job search engine that helps users find career related content, tools and advice to help manage their job search and overall careers.
  • CareerJet; a job posting search engine that draws from more than 70,000 employment web sites
  • Indeed. One search. All jobs: Search engine for jobs, allowing job seekers to find jobs posted on thousands of company career sites and job boards. Create user profile to customize searches and save search results.

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Last Updated: August 18, 2021