Help Wanted; Employment/Job Information Links in Public Library Systems

NOTE: Looking for information about family finances or consumer protection? Your public library can help you locate information and referrals.

The New York State Library partnered with public television stations WMHT and WCNY for Help Wanted, a grant-funded series of television programs that addressed the current economic crisis and its effects on New York families and individuals. Help Wantedfocused on the stories, needs, issues, and solutions for specific job seekers. It also explored resources for workforce development including re-training for a new career, consumer protection and family finances. The series aired statewide on New York's nine public television stations. All 27 episodes are available for viewing on the WMHTexternal link icon site.


WMHT PBS station logo


WCNY PBS station logo

As a partner in the project, the New York State Library is linking viewers of Help Wanted to the State Library's web site. Users can use the links on this page to locate their public library and to identify a library that offers job, education and career resources and assistance. These are often available both in the library and online.

Public libraries across New York are helping job seekers with individual goals, computers, Internet access, resume and interview workshops, online and print/media resources, current education and training information and referrals to the New York State Department of Labor and other community resources.

Click on an area on the map, or click on a name below the map, to go to "Jobs" web site[s] in that area. Links open in a new window. external link icon

hot-linked image map of NY's public library system employment/job information resources

Brooklyn Public Library | Buffalo and Erie County Public Library | Clinton-Essex-Franklin: Plattsburgh Public Library | Four County | Mid-Hudson | Mid-York: Jervis Public Library Association | Mohawk Valley: Schenectady County Public Library | Monroe County: Rochester Public Library | Nassau: East Meadow Public Library; Rockville Centre Public Library | The New York Public Library | North Country: Roswell P. Flower Memorial Library | Onondaga County Public Library | Pioneer: Geneva Public Library | Queens Borough Public Library | Ramapo Catskill: Newburgh Free Library | Southern Adirondack: Clifton Park-Halfmoon Public Library | Southern Tier: Chemung County Library District | Suffolk: Patchogue-Medford Library | Upper Hudson: Albany Public Library

See also

North Country (Jefferson, Lewis, Oswego, St. Lawrence counties); Ogdensburg Public Library -- Learning Libraries
Last Updated: December 7, 2017