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Washington County Cooperative Library Services (pop. 13,938) in Oregon has highlighted a specific resume and career assistance resources through LearningExpress Library and BrainFuse JobNow as part of their ongoing COVID-19 updates.

Gloucester County Library System (pop. 102,694) in New Jersey has expanded its Ask A Librarian chat feature to include library users. These chat services supplement the job and career online resources that are offered, and are available by appointment or on-demand via email or text.

Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library (pop. 174,223) in Kansas is sharing information about their digital learning opportunities broadly, including coding instruction through Treehouse and skill-building courses through Lynda.com and Learning Express Library.

Do Space, a community technology library based in Nebraska, is planning to offer more than 50 online webinars through Zoom in the month of April, on topics spanning basic coding skills to design thinking.

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Pioneer Library System (pop. 389,627) in Oklahoma has shared short, daily coding tutorials on Twitter. The “Swift in Small Bites” series provides daily lessons on the programming language used for Apple products.

Information Sources

For libraries in the United States, the Department of Labor has allowed states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19. You can search and contact your state for specific policies through the Department of Labor Search Tool.

For libraries in Canada, Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC) has several COVID-19 unemployment resources published on their website.