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  • UPDATE – Provincial announcement regarding public libraries and pickups

    15/05/2020

    We greatly appreciate the Province’s announcement that as part of the first phase of reopening libraries can begin to offer pick-up or delivery of materials. 

    There is a lot of work to do be able to offer these services while ensuring the safety of our employees and our customers. Our plan to resume our physical services needs to account for physical distancing requirements, provision of personal protective equipment, enhanced sanitary controls, and new protocols for employees and customers. We are working on offering holds pick-ups as soon as we can safely do so.  

    We will be communicating all new developments in our service offering to you on all our platforms, as soon as we have updates. 

    Thank you for your patience as we move through this rapidly evolving situation. 

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    OPL branches, Bookmobile stops and Homebound delivery services are closed until June 30, 2020. The closure is in response to advice from Ottawa Public Health (OPH) with regards to COVID-19 (coronavirus) for the health and safety of our community. We will continue to monitor the situation and reassess as the situation evolves. Currently, please note:  

    • Due dates for all currently checked out materials have been extended and late fees suspended.
    • Book drops are not available since branches are closed. Hold on to OPL items and return them when branches reopen. 
    • Holds are suspended, and pick up expiry dates extended. This includes interlibrary loans (ILL).
    • Meeting room rentals are cancelled, and fees are being refunded; and
    • Computer bookings, programs, events and outreach activities are cancelled.
    • Expired cards, or those about to expire, have been extended. 

    You can use the Library online:

    We thank you for your patience and support, and we look forward to seeing you online and in person again soon.

Career Reboot Group Workshops

30/08/2018

Are you a job seeker?  Have you submitted resumes but not got any replies?  The Career Reboot Group Workshop offers in-depth job search help workshops. Attend a workshop to get great advice from professionals, network with other job seekers, and boost your job searching techniques.  Looks for the Career Reboot Group at three branches across the city this fall: Emerald Plaza, Beaverbrook and Orleans. 

These workshops are great for anyone looking for a new career or career advancement as well as professionals seeking a job.  Expert job coaches and employment advisors cover important topics pertinent to job hunting techniques (the hidden job market, using social media for your job search, networking practice, applying for a job with the government, and more).  Included this fall are one-on-one help with your resume and interview practice. 

The Career Reboot Group facilitator maintains an ongoing list of helpful resources, groups, and websites discussed for participants to use.  Registration recommended; drop-ins are welcome.

Upcoming workshops:

The Hidden Job Market, with Len Fardella of Peter’s New Jobs
Monday, September 17, 6:30-8:00 pm at Emerald Plaza. For details and registration.

Applying for a Public Sector Government Job, with Moyra McWilliam of Starfish Coaching
Monday, September 24, 6:30-8:00 pm at Beaverbrook. For details and registration.

Networking for Job Seekers, with Josephine Mensah of Oneness Coaching
Monday, October 1, 6:30-8:00 pm at Orleans. For details and registration.

Interview Roulette, with World Skills 
Monday, October 15, 6:30-8:00 at Emerald Plaza. For details and registration.

Resume Help One-on-One, with Community Employment Resource Centre 
Monday, October 22, 6:30-8:00 pm at Beaverbrook. For details and registration.

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop, with Agilec 
Monday, October 29, 6:30-8:00 at Orleans.  For details and registration.

LinkedIn: A Platform for Job Search, with Josephine Mensah of Onenness Coaching
Monday, November 5, 6:30-8:00 pm at Emerald Plaza.  For details and registration.

Your Best Interview, with Anne Windle, job coach
Monday, November 19, 6:30-8:00 pm at Beaverbrook. For details and registration.

Applying to the City of Ottawa Municipal Government, with Matt Graham
Monday, November 26, 6:30-8:00 pm at Orleans. For details and registration.

Comments

hi, i'd like to know what workshops are scheduled for the new year? thanks!

Hi, Thank you for your inquiry about Career Reboot Group workshops in the new year. Keep posted for a blog post coming out in January. Also check the programs page www.biblioottawalibrary.ca/programs and choose Jobs and Careers as a Subject to see already published Career Reboot Group workshops.

Hi, Thank you for your inquiry about Career Reboot Group workshops in the new year! Keep posted for a blog post coming out in January. Also check the programs page www.biblioottawalibrary.ca/programs and choose Jobs and Careers as a Subject to see already published Career Reboot Group workshops coming up in the winter of 2019!