Resources available at the library:
Job Center computers
Any public access computer can be a Job Center computer with unlimited time for creating resumes, job searches, online testing, and completing online applications. Please ask at the Reference Desk, or call 401-247-1920 x2 for more information.
Adjacent to our public access computers is a print collection of titles to help with improving tech skills, advice on creating resumes and cover letters, and vocational guidance. Resources are available to check out with your library card.
There are multiple resources available through the library online. Please visit our Articles & Databases page and select the Education heading on the right.
Job Resources (weblinks)
Learning Express Library: Test preparation resources, including professional tests, GED, Citizenship, college preparatory and advanced college entry exams.
CareerOneStop: Explore careers, finding training, search for jobs, find local assistance, and discover the tools you need for career success. Sponsored by the US Department of Labor.
EmployRI: Search for jobs, create and post resumes, view instructional videos, and find job fairs and workshops. Managed and operated by RI Department of Labor and Training.
Hloom: Provides templates for resumes, cover letters, flyers, fax covers and more in Microsoft Word for easy editing.
JobHero:A comprehensive resource to help you find resume and cover letter samples for your job title.
Job Seeker Center (AskRI.org): Local, state, and national web links including job searching, job postings, resources, career assistance, and more.
LearnHowToBecome.org: Comprehensive resources to help students and aspiring professionals define their career path, from education/training to interviewing skills.
LiveCareer.com: Provides free professionally-written cover letter examples by industry and job title.
netWORKRI: One-stop career centers around Rhode Island. Job searching, career advice, workshops, training, and more. Managed and operated by RI Department of Labor and Training.
Occupational Outlook Handbook: Find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations. Print versions available in Job Center Collection (2018/19 ed. in-library use only) and Nonfiction Collection.
Enrichment Resources (weblinks)
Universal Class: Over 500 online continuing education courses, including courses for personal development. Requires active Barrington Public Library card.
Open Education Database: Online education directory offers free and for-credit courses. Free.
DigitalLearn.org: Digital learning center includes self-directed tutorials to improve digital and technology skills. Free.
Excel Easy: Learn or improve your proficiency in using Microsoft Excel. Offers online tutorials on basics, functions and data. Free.
GCFLearnFree.org: Learn, improve, and expand your digital and technology skills. Lessons are designed for beginners up to seasoned professionals looking to brush up on career skills. Lessons include guides and video tutorials. Free.
Mango Languages: Online language-learning system that can help you learn languages such as Spanish, French, or Portuguese. Free.
MedicalCareers.com: Free resource for entry level careers in the medical field and information into each career for each state in the country.
Online Nursing MS Degree: Free resource for professional nurses who wish to advance their degree.