Business and Careers

Bring new customers to your business and boost sales on Small Business Saturday

Posted on September 12, 2018 at 6:00 am

We invite your business to participate in this amazing day of shopping! Three of our libraries are official Neighborhood Champions for Small Business Saturday, November 24, 2018, as part of the American Express Shop Small program: Argonne Library (Millwood) Cheney Library Medical Lake Library If your business meets the Shop Small business criteria […]

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Get the help your business needs at the library

Posted on September 4, 2018 at 6:00 am

Get the support your business needs with premium workshops and resources available at no charge from the library. We support local businesses like yours, so you can continue to make our community stronger. AMPLIFY YOUR BUSINESS Advertising with Facebook Learn to navigate the world of advertising on Facebook for your business. Mo Regalado of MoVo […]

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High School 21+, GED, and ESL classes taught by Spokane Community College faculty at the library

Posted on September 1, 2018 at 6:00 am

HIGH SCHOOL 21+ Turn your life experience into credits toward a high school diploma with High School 21+, a program that recognizes life skills and competency in addition to classroom time and tests. Another benefit of the program is that much of the coursework can be done online, with support and advising from a Spokane […]

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Job seekers: Get an advantage with WorkSource Spokane

Posted on November 28, 2017 at 6:00 am

by Melissa Rhoades At the end of 2015, right after Christmas, the entire department where I worked at a local company was laid off—not the happiest New Year’s surprise. The change was big and sudden, and one I hadn’t planned for. After over a decade at the same company, I didn’t know how the job-search […]

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Local entrepreneurs & organizations matter

Posted on May 5, 2016 at 6:00 am

By Jane Baker Working in the Communication Department at the Spokane County Library District, my team is often tasked with creating marketing materials for new and upcoming programs and services. So, it’s a bit of a treat when we are creating promotional materials for established services. One of the projects we are currently working on […]

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Library Hack: Get college ready with the Digital Library

Posted on November 5, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Brian Vander Veen As a first generation college student, I found the whole process of college planning absurdly confusing. My frustration was compounded by the fact that my peers from college-educated families seemed to navigate the whole process with relative assurance and ease. Many of them ended up going out of state with generous […]

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How to sell on Etsy: Personal advice from a local shop owner

Posted on September 3, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Karen Mannino Guest Writer After a two-day journey by train and bus, I was back in the Midwest where I attended college. Breakfast with friends the morning after I arrived included coffee out of an odd little mug I found in my friend’s cupboard. It was smaller than the standard mugs, curved like the bell […]

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Insider tips for writing the perfect cover letter

Posted on July 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Aileen Luppert I have never applied for a job without the help of one of my favorite people—Aunty Eve. I trust her, not only because she is my brilliant aunt, but also because she happens to have one heck of a professional human resources background. Eve has been an HR maven for a slew of […]

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Beyond books: discover valuable library resources

Posted on July 16, 2015 at 6:00 am

Libraries offer so much more than books. Our blog team is here to help you discover the many resources available to library members. We recently asked them the following question: What library resource do you wish more members knew about or took advantage of?  Here’s what each of our bloggers had to say: Digital Resources & Apps The di […]

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Hire Me: Tips for Writing Your First Resume

Posted on June 23, 2015 at 6:00 am

By Aileen Luppert There is a first time for everything—including writing a resume. It has been many years since I wrote my first resume, but I still remember how overwhelming it felt. Those feelings of anxiety recently resurfaced when I was working with a group of students who needed to prepare their first resume. Like […]

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