August 19, 2020

Library offers Job and Career Help online and in person at select locations

Service to expand to additional locations in coming weeks

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) offers online tools and resources to help job-seekers find employment or build the skills needed to improve themselves.

On CML’s dedicated Job and Career Help web page, customers can find resources to get help with:

  • Job Search
  • Resumes
  • Community Resources
  • Technology Skills

Additionally, customers can get personalized Job Help and technology skills training at CML’s Franklinton and Hilltop branches during open hours. No appointments necessary.

For those customers who prefer to connect with library staff from the comfort and safety of their homes, CML also offers Reserve an Expert, in which customers can schedule a one-on-one, virtual appointment with a librarian to get the Job Help they need.

“This public health crisis has brought with it a devastating economic crisis,” said CML CEO Patrick Losinski. “As we work to safely reopen our libraries, we’re refocusing our efforts to provide urgently needed Job Help resources. We know that a strong workforce is the cornerstone for a strong community.”

CML plans to expand in-person Job Help services to additional library locations in the coming weeks and months.

Columbus Metropolitan Library has served the people of Franklin County, Ohio since 1873. With its Main Library and 22 branches, CML is well known for signature services and programs like Homework Help, Reading Buddies, Summer Reading Challenge and Ready for Kindergarten. The library’s Strategic Plan supports the vision of “a thriving community where wisdom prevails,” which positions CML to respond to areas of urgent need: kids unprepared for kindergarten, third grade reading proficiency, high school graduation, college and career readiness and employment resources.

CML was named a 2011 National Medal Winner by the Institute for Museum and Library Services for work in community service, the highest honor for libraries and museums. CML was also named 2010 Library of the Year by Library Journal.