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Job Seekers Find Lewisboro Library Useful Resource

In these tough economic times, the Lewisboro Library has become a port in the storm for job seekers who aren’t used to navigating the Internet. “Nowadays, most employers want job applications and resumes sent to them through e-mail,” said library Director Cindy Rubino. “[Job seekers] have to navigate through all that.”

Rubino said that since the economic downturn hit two years ago, the library has seen an increase in the number of people coming in to use their computers to apply for jobs. Unfortunately, some are unfamiliar with ways of the information super highway. However, Rubino and her staff are there to help.

“We are willing to sit down with them and help,” she said. “All they have to do is give us a call and make an appointment and we are more than happy to do it.” The library staff can show job seekers how to fill out online applications and how to attach resumes and digital portfolios to e-mail.

The library’s computers have plenty of tools as well. “We offer all the Microsoft Office tools,” she said. “We have things like Power Point, Excel and Word – all the basic PC stuff.” Making surfing the Internet even more accessible is the library’s upgraded WiFi system.

While the library has offered wireless connectivity for nearly five years, it upgraded it in 2010 to make the signal even stronger. “It can reach about 100 yards now,” Rubino said. “You can sit out in your car in the parking lot and get on the Internet with your laptop.” She added that you don’t have to be a member of the Westchester Library System to use the wireless service. “We have all kinds of people – from senior citizens to students to business folks – who take advantage [of the WiFi],” she said. “And whenever we have a power outage, we always see an influx of people coming in to get online. We are a port in the storm for them.”

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