3371 Chattanooga Valley Road Flintstone GA 30725 706.820.2833

3371 Chattanooga Valley Road Flintstone GA 30725 706.820.2833

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Resources Available at Cherokee Libraries


The Cherokee Regional Library System has acquired two new online resources with funds from the federal Workforce Investment Act. The funds were obtained through a grant written by the Walker County Certified Work Ready team. All items purchased with the grant benefit Walker County residents seeking employment.

Cypress Resume is an online service that takes users step-by-step through the resume writing process. The service has resume templates for hundreds of different professions. Users search through the database to select the profession for which they are applying. The end result is a personalized, professional resume written entirely by the Cypress Resume service. The service can be accessed for free from any computer with an internet connection.

The LearningExpress Library is an online learning platform that has helped millions of library patrons and students prepare for a wide range of career-oriented licensing and certification exams in health care, education, civil service, homeland security, and much more. The platform also has interactive tutorials to help users improve basic skills in reading, writing, and math, as well as prepare for high-stakes tests such as the GED, ACT, and SAT. The innovative platform includes self-paced interactive study, instant scoring, and diagnostic feedback, and can be accessed from any computer with an Internet connection. This platform will be an excellent resource for students of all ages, tutoring services, GED instructors, Home school families and much more.

A library card issued from one of the four Cherokee Regional Library System branches is required for login for both internet resources. The four branches of the Cherokee Regional Library System are as follows: LaFayette-Walker County Public Library; Chickamauga Public Library; Rossville Public Library; Dade County Public Library.

Trainings on how to use both services will be offered at the three Walker County branches throughout the month of May. The schedule is as follows:

May 15th at 10am: Chickamauga Public Library
May 15th at 4pm: Chickamauga Public Library
May 15th at 6pm: LaFayette-Walker County Public Library
May 22nd at 6pm: Chickamauga Public Library