New Job Service Centre at Melfort Public Library


Jul. 27, 2017
New Job Service Centre at Melfort Public Library

In June, 2017, Wapiti Regional Library and the Ministry of the Economy partnered to open a Job Search Resources Centre in the Melfort Public Library. Melfort Public Library joins Nipawin Public Library as Wapiti's second Job Search Resource Centre.

The Melfort Public Library will not only provide full-time access for job seekers, it will also provide flexibility of access beyond regular office hours, with access extending into the evenings and on Saturdays. Offering a comfortable, clean, quiet, and secure physical space for leisure or information-based activities such as job-seeking, the library is designed to be a welcoming space for all community members and is fully accessible to individuals with disabilities. 

Like all public libraries, the Melfort Public Library encourages life-long learning and personal development through knowledge acquisition. The library is a readily accessible source of information through resources such as databases, print and online newspaper access, and national and international print publications, which are available to the public for in-library or at-home use. The library also offers public access computer equipment, internet access, and printing services that are essential to job-seeking.  
 
Wapiti Regional Director Tony Murphy points out that public library staff are specifically trained to assist job seekers, and indeed all library users with information-based questions and queries, and adds that "public libraries have always been 'job search centres' that provide resources for job hunting and resume and cover letter writing, as well as providing technologies such as computers, printers, and scanners to assist job seekers."

"With our Nipawin Public Library Job Search Centre heading into its third year of operation, and with the new centre at the Melfort Public Library," Murphy observed, "the Ministry of the Economy is acknowledging not only that Wapiti's libraries can provide this service as well or better than anyone else, but acknowledging as well that our public libraries are vital community hubs and information providers to all segments of our region's communities."  

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