Last week the Today Show ran a segment on the important role libraries play during the recession, using data and resources provided by the American Library Association and public libraries in our nation:
Libraries Lend a Hand in Tough Times
Notable figures from the Today Show were: 73% of public libraries report they provide the only free access to the Internet in their communities. This rises to 83 percent for rural libraries: http://tinyurl.com/mupmzd and www.ala.org/plinternetfunding . Also, 68 percent of Americans have a library card: http://tinyurl.com/9ewpcc. [Source: Today Show/MSNBC, ALA]
The Corvallis-Benton County Public Library is offering a free series of employment sessions, covering job search skills, resume writing, and job interviews. The series runs from June 11th to June 24th in Corvallis, Alsea, and Monroe. For detailed information, read our blog post.