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The Business & Reference Centre are holding 2 Career & Development workshops in January. Have you secured a place yet?  The dates are 23rd January "Looking for work in 2014 - Working towards a model of employability" with Jane Downes and on 30th January, Richie McRitchie will speak on "Social Welfare and other supports to help you get ahead".

Both these workshops run from 1.30pm - 2.30pm and are free to attend. Booking is advised however.

Venue: Central Library, Ilac Shopping Centre, Dublin 1.

Phone: 01 873 3996

Look forward to seeing you there.

Forfás Collection

Social enterprise in IrelandForfás Collection? What is it? Where is it?

The Business Information Centre has a large collection of Forfás Reports to hand covering many aspects of the economy, employment and unemployment profiles, management, information technology issues, wholesale and retail figures, innovation and energy industries. This collection might not catch your eye immediately if you visit the library regularly as they are not the brightest or glossiest of materials. Do not let this deceive you.  These cutting edge volumes are just what you need to get a clear perception of economic forecasts. Just ask at the desk for assistance.

Career & Development Workshops in the Central Library

Career Workshop3 exciting workshops planned for late November / December. Interested?  If so, contact the Business Information Centre ASAP.

The first talk will take place on Tuesday, 26th November at lunchtime (1.30pm – 2.30pm) and will cover the topic of “Looking for Winning Tips and Techniques to Improve Your Chances of Getting an Interview and or Job Offer?”  This free talk will be presented by HR Business Partner Trish Callanan and will take place on Tuesday, November 26th at lunchtime (1.30pm – 2.30pm).

Welfare and You

Job applicationsMore Information on Welfare entitlements.

What are you entitled to?  Are you claiming what is yours? What courses may assist you? If any of these questions rouse your interest please read on.

The newly established Welfare Appeals Office will provide a 2 hour Information & Advice session here in the Business Information Centre on Tuesday, 5th November, from 2.30 pm - 4.30 pm. Up-to-the-minute information on queries regarding aspects of social welfare benefits, education and training will be provided.

World Health Organization Collection: What is it?

WHO logoDublin City Public Libraries is a repository for World Health Organization material (WHO Collection) -  585 items are held to date - and this figure is continually increasing. The WHO Collection dates back to 1980 and contains a comprehensive number of books, pamphlets and magazines published by the organization.

What online resources are to hand in the Business & Reference Centre

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Stroll into town and head for the Ilac Shopping Centre. Located within and on the first floor is the Business and Reference Centre. This Centre specialises in company and market research information and has an up-to-the-minute selection of books, newspapers, City & County Development Plans, Maps and Atlases and company, business and personality files.  A comprehensive selection of online business resources ideal for business start-ups, doing research, job interviews, project work, statistical information, profiling, company information, financial information...are to hand here.

What's New in the EU

EU flagsThe Business Information Centre has a book display on What's new in the EU. I believe that it is well worth seeing (not only because I was partly involved in collating it) but because it coincides with the Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU, it promotes the services we provide here and has booklets and handouts on offer, including European Union maps, all right up-to-date and free of charge to take with you.

Are You Looking for Work?

Picture of a sign post Dublin City Public Libraries continues its successful Career Direction & Development Programme of free lectures, workshops and help desks.  It begins on Thursday, January 31st, 2013 at 1.30pm with "Looking for Work? Learn the practicalities of accessing the hidden jobs market", a free talk and workshop with author and career management specialist, Rowan Manahan.

Can Worklink work for me?

Unemployed Need Work

Are you currently unemployed and looking for work?  If so, you're at the place. Worklink, the volunteer led employment support network are hosting an Information and Advice stand, on Thursday, 29th November, here, in the Central Library, Ilac Centre.

Knowledge Uncovered

Image of dvd Inside jobHave you ever wished that someone would explain exactly how the banking crises happened without having to read the small print? Your wish is granted. This award winning documentary 'Inside Job' does exactly that. It is a well paced easily accessible account, through narration and extensive interviews with financiers, ex-government staff, academics and Chinese factory workers! It won an Academy award in for Best Documentary in 2010.

Let's start joining up the dots with a podcast available on Dublin City Public Library website. This talk by Simon Carswell explains how Anglo Irish bank "broke Ireland". Another very good example is Fintan O'Toole's book, 'Ship of Fools', which is a very readable account of the the property bubble in Ireland. While looking at reviews for this book I came across a very interesting website called Irish Left Review, if you have time click on the Irish Shadow Banking System.