January 2015


LinkedIn

 

LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking service, founded in December 2002 and launched on May 5, 2003. It is mainly used for professional networking. At the end of 2014, LinkedIn had more than 300 million members across the globe.

Shawnelle Goalder, Job Developer with Alameda County Social Services, Workforce and Benefits Administration will talk about using LinkedIn to best advantage in finding a new job. She will cover the basics of creating a good profile, adding connections, and navigating LinkedIn to search for jobs and research potential employers.

This free workshop will be held in the Dublin Library Program Room on Thursday, January 29, 2015, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM.

Sign up at the Reference Desk or call 925-803-7252.

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If you recently bought or received a digital camera and want to go beyond point-and-shoot photography, you’ll want to attend an “Introduction to Digital Photography,” a free class that will be given this coming Saturday, January 24, 2015, beginning at 2:00 p.m. and lasting to about 4:00 p.m., in the Dublin Library Program Room.

The instructor, Gerry Mooney, is a professional photographer who taught at Ohlone College for 25 years. In this class you will learn basic digital camera operations, custom settings, and editing and storing digital pictures.

Be sure to bring your own digital camera and instruction manual for hands-on practice. There will be a maximum of 36 students for this class. Registration is required. Sign up at the Information Desk or call (925) 803-7252.

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The Internal Revenue Service NO longer mails out paper tax forms and/or instructions.  For more information, please use their website : www.irs.gov   to access federal tax forms and/or instruction materials.

 

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Taxpayers are welcome to come to any Alameda County Library branch to use our public computers to print forms and instructions.  THERE IS A CHARGE FOR PRINTING.  Taxpayers without internet access may still call the IRS and have individual forms mailed out to them.  The number to call is 1-800-829-3676.

 

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The Dublin Library will carry a limited supply of 1040, 1040a, and 1040EZ and basic schedule forms only.  Here are some other links that may help you:

Mary Eileen Williams

 

Are you 50 years old and looking for a job?  Are you not getting the results you’d like?  If you’re a midlife jobseeker, you’re probably fed up with being passed over – watching the jobs go to younger, less experienced candidates.

Come hear author and job search specialist Mary Eileen Williams speak about her book and learn some simple, powerful job search techniques and skills that will maximize your chances for getting your next position and find work you will enjoy.

This program will be held in the Dublin Library Program Room on Saturday, January 10, 2015, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM.  Books will be available for sale and signing.

Mary Eileen Williams. M.A., NCCC, has 20 years of combined experience as a job search specialist, career and life transition counselor, outplacement consultant, university instructor, speaker, and author specializing in working with midlife jobseekers in transition.