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Digital Library Offerings Grow to Include Career Services and At-Home Learning Resources for Students and Adults During Pandemic
We have expanded the online services available in our 24-Hour Digital Library to the community. Additional digital materials include enhanced resources for job searching and career development, specialized career testing, GED and college test preparations, at-home learning tutorials and practice tests of core educational skills (in both English and Spanish) for students and adults, plus more.
The addition of these materials come at a key time during the COVID-19 pandemic as many are searching for employment and students and families are learning and working at home.
Additions to the Digital Library Include
Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep accommodates job seekers at all levels with career assessments for personalized career recommendations and guidance based on skills. Search for open job opportunities and create visually interesting résumés, cover letters, and websites that can be shared with prospective employers using pre-built templates.
Learning Express - organized into targeted learning centers, this e-resource supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass the GED®, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen and much more.
Gale In Context: Elementary – provides children a safe place to find answers to their questions, practice research skills, and explore interests inside and outside the classroom. It also gives teachers access to digital resources that can supplement and enhance instruction.
“Our Digital Library was intentionally designed to provide access to library services beyond our physical locations, although they can be enjoyed onsite when using our internet stations and Wifi,” says John Huddy, Director of Handley Regional Library System. “It’s extremely important, especially during the pandemic, for the library system to meet the needs of our community and we’re excited to expand what’s available on our website. We have over 30 different high-quality digital databases - available anytime of the day whenever you need it – for patrons of all ages for a variety of learning and entertainment options. If you have never relied on our Digital Library, now is certainly the time to check it out.”