Libraries across the Commonwealth are helping people get back to work. Libraries offer computers with Internet for filling out online job applications, books and other resources for the most up-to-date information on searching for a job, and the expertise of librarians who help individuals find the information they need. They even help set up an email account for those who don't have one.

The libraries' services don't stop there. Many libraries are holding special programs including networking sessions, resume writing workshops, and programs for recent college graduates.

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners has developed radio and online advertising to make residents aware of the services available at their public library. The Board has also compiled helpful resources and success stories on its statewide website

Jobs Campaign Radio Ads


Ad 1

"My name is Ray. I worked 20 years straight....I never looked for a job with a computer. The staff at my library taught me to do everything on-line. Without their help I never would have made it back to work."

Narrator: Your local library can help you search for a job. Stop by or visit

Ads 2-3

Narrator: If you're looking for a job ...check out the library - they have a wide variety of resources including computers with internet access.

Visit your local library or go to

Ad 4

"My name is Sue. After I was laid off from my job I turned to my local library for help with my resume and tips on interviewing and negotiating a salary. Now I'm back at work."

Narrator: Your local library can help you search for a job. Stop by or visit

This Web site, and other programs of the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, is funded in part with funds from the
Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal agency that fosters innovation, leadership and a lifetime of learning.
Page last updated on 06/1/2011