1. Job hunting
When I was a student, there was a career center on campus where HR experts would format, edit, and face-lift your resume and cover letter…. for a hundred bucks. I wish I’d known about job workshops offered at public libraries. There are free resources for job searches, resumes, and interview tips.
Larger libraries often run career services programs, with seminars and consultations open to the public. In Chapel Hill, you can book a free one-on-one consultation to build and edit your resume. The New York Public Library runs frequent seminars for jobseekers, covering topics like interview skills and networking through social media.
In Ottawa, Canada, the main library puts on seminars on government-run employment programs and sessions on how to get a job in the civil service.