Frankford library to offer ‘Resume Rescue’ workshops on Aug. 22, 29

The Frankford Public Library is partnering with Google and several national organizations to offer a pair of workshops that will give community members a chance to update their résumés.

The “Resume Rescue” workshops will be held on consecutive Thursdays, Aug. 22 and 29, from noon to 3 p.m.

Library Director Lesley Koble said the program will be computer-based, but there will be representatives of Career Team LLC — a career-building organization with an office in Seaford — on hand to help and guide participants through informational videos.

Koble said she applied for a grant from Google, called “Libraries Lead with Digital Skills” to fund the program.

“I just wanted to see how we did with it,” she said, and so she reached out to Career Team to help put the program together. Google’s economic opportunities initiative, “Grow with Google” offered the grants; Frankford received $1,500.

The American Libraries Association and the Public Libraries Association are partners with Google on the initiative.

Koble said she feels the program meets an important need in the community.

“We want to help our patrons with the skills they need to further their career or their business,” Koble said.

Participants will work on laptops that will be provided for the program.

“It’s ‘learn at your own pace,’” Koble said, adding that, while it’s not necessary to attend both session, patrons are welcome to do so if they would like.

She said she hopes the community takes advantage of the program, especially because there is no charge.

“Getting a résumé done for you is quite expensive,” she said. “Here, we’re going to offer it with professional assistance, for free.”

Participants will have a completed résumé at the end of the program.

To register for the Resume Rescue program, call the library at (302) 732-9351. The Frankford Public Library is located at 8 Main St., Frankford.

 

By Kerin Magill

Staff Reporter