Enlightening and Inspiring Generations with Generations of Ideas

I can’t help but imagine how many people’s lives have been changed by 100 years of reading your books.  …  I remember how it felt as a child walking into that quiet room and realizing that I could go just about anywhere I wanted.  That room was an escape from the world, and, at the same time a window onto any part of the universe that I chose to explore.  …  I still feel a sense of possibility and experience a feeling that time has stopped when I walk into a library.  I usually don’t have a particular book in mind, but like to wander around and see what I can discover.

Steve Jenkins
to the LaSalle Public Library on the occasion of the Library's Centennial Celebration, 2007

Job Searching

Illinois Skills Match - Illinois Skills Match to a no-cost internet based job matching system.  It is available 24 hours a day to anyone with Internet access.

Illinois Worknet Center    – Provides programs and services to meet the needs of eligible unemployed and underemployed individuals in securing gainful employment, and assisting employers in developing their current workforce and identifying qualified candidates for positions with their companies.

Illinois Clicks - Illinois CLICKS! is an information website with quality internet resources, reviewed and selected by Illinois librarians, well-organized for easy access by all Illinois citizens.

Illinois Department of Employment Security

Chicago Job Talk   – An online job guide to the Chicago area

Illinois Legal Aid Online   -  Illinois Legal Aid Online strives to increase access to justice for lower-income and vulnerable Illinois residents through the innovative use of technology to assist and educate the public and to train and support legal aid providers and pro bono attorneys.

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Occupational Outlook Handbook - find career information by occupation.