Tools for Preparing Wisconsin’s Job Seekers

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This presentation was given at the Wisconsin Literacy Conference in Pewaukee, WI on September 19, 2014.

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  • 1. Tools for Preparing WisconsinsJob Seekers

2. Martha BerningerDirector, Resources for Librariesand Lifelong [email protected](608) 224-6161Kara RipleyReference and BadgerLinkTraining [email protected](608) 224-61651 (888) 542-5543 #5 3. Presentation Slides 4. What youll learn today What BadgerLink is How to navigate BadgerLink BadgerLinks tools for job seekers Skill building & test preparation Professional magazines & journals Business information WI newspapers 5. What isBadgerLink?Why useBadgerLink?OutreachBBaaddggeerrLLiinnkkLearningExpressLibraryTools forJobseekers 6. Wisconsins Online LibraryAvailable to ALL Wisconsin residentsMagazinesNewspapersBookContentImagesMusic VideoJournalsCensusRecordsPracticeTests 7. Project of the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction(DPI), Division for Libraries and TechnologyThe cost to fund thestatewide BadgerLinkcontractWhat it would cost tolicense BadgerLinkresources on a perlibrary basis$2.2 million$74 million 8. BadgerLink OFFERS Reliable information Resources in English & Spanish Access to materials not availablethrough Google or other public searchengines Access to information from anywhere 9. What isBadgerLink?Why useBadgerLink?OutreachBBaaddggeerrLLiinnkkLearningExpressLibraryTools forJobseekers 10. Available 24/7No additionalcostAvailable to ALLWI residentsHelp available Easy to accessReliable 11. What isBadgerLink?Why useBadgerLink?OutreachBBaaddggeerrLLiinnkkLearningExpressLibraryTools forJobseekers 12. LearningExpress Library 13. Centers for Job Seekers Adult Learning Center Career Center Recursos Para Hispanohablates Popular Software Skills Center Computer and Internet Basics Center 14. Navigate between Centers 15. Adult Learning Center Build your math skills Become a better reader Improve your writing, speaking, andgrammar Become a US citizen 16. Writing and grammar courses 17. IconsPractice TestsCourseEbook 18. Citizenship tools in English and Spanish 19. Career Center Learn about a career Prepare for an entrance exam Prepare for an occupation exam Join the military or become an officer Job search and workplace skills Prepare for WorkKeys assessments 20. Career Center helps buildunderstanding of different jobs 21. Download full-text PDF ebook 22. ASVAB practice tests 23. Recursos Para Hispanohablates Improve written, oral, and grammar skills Be a better reader Develop math skills Prepare for GED Prepare for Citizenship Test 24. Writing and grammar courses 25. Popular Software Skills Center Microsoft Office Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Understanding your operating system 26. Microsoft Word courses 27. Computer and Internet BasicsCenter Understanding your desktop applications Keeping your computer safe Using email Using social media Staying safe online 28. Computer basics courses 29. Create a Login Must create a login Login not for authentication Saves your progress 30. My Center Saves practice tests, ebooks, and courses Keeps track of progress Shows your scores 31. Searching Ability to search for courses, ebooks, andpractice tests Search Center Search entire library 32. Search this center 33. What isBadgerLink?Why useBadgerLink?OutreachBBaaddggeerrLLiinnkkLearningExpressLibraryTools forJobseekers 34. Business andCompany InformationLearn about An industry A company Market research 35. Company information that wouldbe helpful to know in an interview! 36. Professional Magazinesand Journals Become familiar with jargon Learn about new trends Keep current in your field 37. Professional Magazinesand Journals 38. Newspapers and Current NewsWisconsin Newspapers Digital Research Site 235 daily and weekly WI newspapers From 2005-90 days ago The whole newspaper in PDF 39. Elroy, The Messenger of Juneau County 40. Chippewa Falls, The Chippewa Herald 41. What isBadgerLink?Why useBadgerLink?OutreachBBaaddggeerrLLiinnkkLearningExpressLibraryTools forJobseekers 42. Social Media Searching tips, content updates, highlightsof relevant content 43. Badger BulletinBadgerLinks RSS Feed 44. BadgerBrunch/Lunch/Latt 20-40 minute live training webinars Archived on BadgerLink website: 45. BadgerLatt TrainingThursdays at 3:30 PMSeptember 18-November 13Each 20 minute BadgerLatt webinar exploresa multimedia or educator resource in BadgerLinkDate MultimediaSeptember 8 Wisconsin Media LabSeptember 25 Britannica School OnlineOctober 2 EBSCOOctober 9 TeachingBooks.netDate Educator ResourcesOctober 16 Wisconsin Media LabOctober 23 Britannica School OnlineOctober 30 EBSCONovember 6 TeachingBooks.netNovember 13 EBSCO (Research) 46. BadgerBite Tutorials 1-4 minute tutorial videos 47. Videos, Webinars, andDocumentation The BadgerLink team has compiledtraining materials to help you use ourresources. 48. BadgerLink TrainingRequest trainings for your organization 49. Contact UsTechnical Support