Monday, June 28, 2010

Database of the Month: Career Cruising

Searching for a career? The library has a new database that can help you. Career Cruising is a brand new database offered by the Louisiana State Library that offers all the information you need to start on a new career path. Career Cruising features information on just about any career you can imagine from a waste collector to an aerospace engineer.

This database is a comprehensive career guide designed for individual, self-directed use, suitable for people from age 11 to adulthood. You can use it to:

  1. Find careers that match your interests with Career Matchmaker

  2. Get the inside scoop on any career with in-depth profiles, multimedia interviews and an on-the-job PhotoFile

  3. Learn about the education and training options available

  4. Create a Portfolio to save career exploration progress and build a professional-looking resume

  5. Find work search hints and tips in the Career Cruising employment guide and thousands of job postings using the Career Cruising job search tool
To get started with Career Cruising now, click the link below to go to our online database page and click “Career Resources.”

Monday, June 7, 2010

If you're interested in learning about Acadian culture, either because you share the same heritage or want to learn more about the rich culture of the area, the library has a presentation on this interesting subject. On June 24th at 6pm, Mr. Leryes Usie will be giving a presentation at the Main branch library titled Acadian History, Culture, and Deportation: From Acadia to Louisiana. The program will include a slide presentation by Mr. Usie. For more information, call our reference department at 985-876-1733.