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  1. Welcome to Education and Job Information Center (95-EJIC) ☺☺☺ @ Central Library Brooklyn Public Library PowerPoint 2003 Presentation

  2. Web site for 95-EJIC Web Page Address: http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/ejic.jsp Click on the URL To go to EJIC Homepage PowerPoint 2003 Presentation

  3. Mission StatementThe Education & Job Information Center (95-EJIC) is a specialized subject division within the Central Library of the Brooklyn Public Library. The Center’s mission is to provide the residents of the Borough of Brooklyn and all others with information and services to meet their education and career goals. The division provides this information through a wide range of print and non-print resources, and through on- and off-site programs. PowerPoint 2003 Presentation

  4. EJIC Chronology • 1974/1975 - Started as “Learn Your Way Center” with two staff members • 1977/1978 - Learn Your Way Center and Job Information Center Combined still with two staff members • 1978/1979 - GED classes given, GED referral list started, Career Counseling- College of Staten Island, Learn Your Way Center named Job Information Center, Began organizing collection by subject headings • 1979/1980 - EIC grant begins $35,000.00 first year, 43 hour service week to full service hours of Central Library • 1983/1984 - CUNY SUNY Forms Distributed, Typewriter for resume use-purchased with New York EIC grant funds • 1984/1985 – Ten staff, Two full time staff as career counselors conducts one on one career counseling by appointment • 1987/1988 - SIGI PLUS purchased • 1988/1989 - Nine staff members • 1989/1990 - End of EIC grant • 1991/1992 - Loss of one day of service-Central Library closed due to budget cuts PowerPoint 2003 Presentation

  5. …Continued from Screen 3 • Six staff, Began youth focus as part of LSCA Grant • 1992/1993 - Shift of entire subject heading to circulating only- test and study guides, • Began Brooklyn College Guidance and Counseling intern program- three interns at first, TRAIN pilot site • 1993/1994 - Return of Monday service to Central Library 10-6, sixty one hours, LSCA focus immigrant service, JOBS PLUS, SIGI PLUS, TRAIN • 1995/1996 - LSCA focus workshop series, Begin research for Internet access, Change of Name to Education, Job and Computer Center (EJCC). (In later years, the original name of EJIC was adopted again. ) Received grants from Bill Gates (Gate’s Foundation) for installation of Microsoft Computers all across BPL. • 1999/2000 - LSTA (Library Services Technology Act) grant received • 2007 - STEP (Skills Training & Employment Project) grant received PowerPoint 2003 Presentation

  6. EJIC Collection Categories (A total of 7 Subject Headings) • Career Planning • YA (Young Adult) • Self Employment • Education Directories • Test for Education • Test for Jobs • Job Search PowerPoint 2003 Presentation

  7. EJIC Special Services • Typewriter for Forms, Applications and Envelopes • Resume Critique and Writing • Workshops on Job Search, Posting Resumes on the Web, SDS (Self Directed Search for Jobseekers), Various Computer courses (including Internet Search and Technology), etc. • Math Help (High School, GED, Test Prep, College Entrance, etc.) [http://home.att.net/~educationandjob/PDF/Math-Flyer.pdf] • Proctoring for students in schools outside New York City, M-F, 10-2 • Newspaper Classified and Job-related Periodicals • Various Application Packets (including GED) • Referral Lists (25 in number at present) • Ex-offenders correspondence PowerPoint 2003 Presentation

  8. Referral Lists circulated by EJIC(A total of 25 Lists at present) • Adult Basic Education, ESOL & GED • GED Classes • Education & Job Information for Seniors • Financial Aid Information on the Internet • Finding Government Jobs: City, State & Federal • Free Services & Programs for Ex-Offenders • Internet Resources: Colleges & Schools • Internships and Other Work Opportunities • Job Hunting & Career Web Sites • Job Hunting Tips for Teens • Job Placement & Counseling for Young Adults • Job Training & Employment for Those with Special Needs PowerPoint 2003 Presentation

  9. Referral Lists circulated by EJIC (…Continued)(A total of 25 Lists at present) • New York State Nursing Programs (LPN) • Online Tutorials for Computer Skills & Job Hunting • Services for New Americans • Small Business: Counseling, Assistance & Training • Tutoring Programs and Homework Help • Technical and Vocational Training • Test Registration & Preparation • The Young Entrepreneur • Training, Job Placement & Career Counseling Services • Volunteer Opportunities • Where to Find Civil Service, Certification & other Exam Books • Women: Job Training, Employment, & Small Business Assistance • Youth: Educational Help for a Successful Future PowerPoint 2003 Presentation

  10. More to be added PowerPoint 2003 Presentation