Education and Employment Resource Center (EERC)
The Education and Employment Resource Center is a small meeting space that accommodates the library’s education and employment related programs. The EERC is located beyond the circulation desk and the teen room, near the large print book collection. While most EERC programs support job seekers and English language learners, other programs are occasionally offered. Consult this page to see the latest EERC training opportunities and to find links to related resources.
New Education & Employment Books
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NEW: JobNow Online Career Resource
The library is pleased to offer JobNow to our patrons. JobNow is an innovative service that features expert resume assistance, live interview preparation, career resources, test preparation, a writing lab, and more. Find out how JobNow can help you plan your career and land the job of your dreams. Ask a librarian for assistance, or explore JobNow for yourself. East Greenbush/Schodack library card required for access.
Download JobNow brochure (pdf)
Easy Resumes and Cover Letters – Thursday, March 17, 3:00
Use JobNow’s extensive resume and letter templates to create a professional document and learn how to submit it for expert review.
Polish Your Interview Skills – Thursday, March 31, 3:00 (registration begins March 7)
Discover JobNow’s interview preparation services: video-recorded mock interviews and a live interview coaching service.
JobNow for Teens & Young Adults – Tuesday, April 12, 3:00 (registration begins March 21)
Fun, interactive career exploration; AP, SAT, ACT, GRE exam preparation; writing review service; academic tutoring- JobNow is your toolkit for getting ahead!
Creating a Web Portfolio – Thursday, May 5, 3:00 (registration begins April 11)
Go beyond the resume and cover letter and find out how to set up a web portfolio to display examples of your prior work (reports, papers, videos, images, etc.) to potential employers.
Preparing for Career Exams – Thursday, May 19, 3:00 (registration begins April 25)
Tap into a wealth of preparation material and practice tests for many careers, including nursing and health, teaching, commercial driving, civil service, trades, law enforcement and military.
Wednesday, March 16, 2016, 5:30-8:30 (registration begins February 29)
Saturday, April 23, 2016, 10:30-1:30 (registration begins April 4)
Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 5:30-8:30 (registration begins April 25)
Make a one-on-one appointment with our career expert. Use your 30-minute appointment to get individualized support in any of the following areas:
Career and job search advice and strategy
Resume/cover letter review (please bring a draft copy for review)
Interview coaching / mock interview
- Individual appointments last for 30 minutes
- Only one appointment per person per session; you may attend more than one session
- Visit or call the reference desk (518-477-7476 #4) to schedule an appointment
- Walk-ins will be accommodated as space permits
Practice speaking English with the library’s English Language Conversation Group. Now meeting every Tuesday evening.
- Practice your English speaking skills in a small, welcoming, supportive group
- Meet other new English speakers
- The group meets on Tuesday evenings from 7-8 p.m.
- Join the group anytime!
- Please sign-up online, in person at the library, or by calling the library at 477-7476
ESOL: English for Speakers of Other Languages
An English for Speakers of Other Languages course is offered by Questar III BOCES here in the library. Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00-12:00. Contact Questar III BOCES at (518) 273-2264 ext. 7051 or email [email protected] for more information or to register for the course.
Pronunciator: Online ESL (English as a Second Language)
The East Greenbush Community Library is pleased to offer language learning through Pronunciator. This online language learning program offers the largest ESL curriculum online, with courses taught in 50 non-English languages. It also offers citizenship preparation. Pronunciator may be used in the library or at your own computer at home. East Greenbush/Schodack library card required for access.
Questar III BOCES will not be conducting HSE (formerly GED) preparation classes at our library for the 2015-16 academic year. Questar will continue to offer the classes at several other Capital District locations. For more information or to register for a High School Equivalency preparation class, contact Questar III BOCES Rensselaer County Adult Education office at (518) 273-2264. More information about the TASC high school equivalency exam may be found at tasctest.com.
Web Link Library
Reliable education and employment related web links selected by librarians.