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Resources Available at the Library

The Glen Ellyn Public Library has some wonderful resources for job seekers.

In addition to a robust collection of books on writing resumes, cover letters, and navigating the job market, the library also has the following online resources:

Community Resources

Benedictine University Center for LifeLong Learning
National Moser Center
1832 Centre Point Circle, Suite 102
Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: 630-829-2277

CLL develops and maintains a wide range of high-quality educational programs and experiences for the mature adult, fostering intellectual exploration and a sense of community. Classes are non-credit, no grades, no papers, and no admission requirements beyond personal interest. Classes do have fees but they are very reasonable, typically averaging $30-$50 for a multi-session class.

Career Vision
526 North Main Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Phone: 630-469-6270

Career Vision℠ is a personalized service dedicated to helping students and career managers find direction, make the very best decisions, and achieve success and satisfaction in their careers. Their mission is “to help individuals make great career decisions based on each person’s unique potential” (Ball Aptitude Battery®).

College of DuPage Career Services
Student Services Center (SSC) Room 3258
425 Fawell Boulevard
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Phone: 630-942-2230

COD offers a variety of resources to help individuals with their short and long-term career goals. Community residents can turn to COD’s Career Services for effective job search strategies, advice on setting realistic career goals, develop interview techniques, learn salary negotiation skills, and more.

Community Career Center
1815 W. Diehl Road, Suite 100
Naperville, IL 60563
Phone: 630-961-5665

The Community Career Center is committed to empowering job seekers to achieve long-term career stability and self-reliance by providing assistance with resume writing, career counseling, networking and interviewing skills, job search strategies, basic computer skills, referrals, and job bank access. The Center is committed to providing a safe, supportive, and confidential environment for employers and job seekers.

DuPage Community Resource Information System (C.R.I.S.)
Phone: 630-407-6500

Goodwill Workforce Connection Center
351 East Roosevelt Road
Lombard, IL 60148
Phone: 630-576-4660

The center bridges the gap between the job seeker and local companies, offering job search assistance free of charge. No appointment is necessary. They provide an array of services, including resume assistance, workshops on interviewing, access to computers and other technology, job boards, and a regular schedule of employer recruitment sessions.

Jewish Vocational Services
10 East 22nd Street
Lombard, Illinois 60148
Phone: 630-889-0548

The JVS provides career coaching guidance, job training and crucial support to more than 8,000 people annually. Their purpose is “to help those who want to help themselves acquire or deepen the skills needed to find their next job.” Through mutually rewarding partnerships with a network of area employers, they match job opportunities to the abilities and skills of their clients.

LDS Illinois Employment Resource Center
4951 Indiana Ave., Suite 400
Lisle, IL 60532
Phone: 630-487-2181

The employment center or self-reliance center offers one-on-one coaching, workshops, and a large database of employment, education, and self-employment opportunities. By visiting the center you learn the most effective job search practices, build your network, and find resources to help you further your education or manage a successful small business.

People’s Resource Center
201 South Naperville Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
Phone: 630-682-5402

The PRC Computer Access and Training Program provides free classes in computer skills and software, including Intro to Computers, Windows Fundamentals, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. As a Microsoft Registered Refurbisher, PRC takes donated computers and refurbishes them for distribution to people who need a home computer. The Dr. Fix-It program provides free repairs on home computers for PRC clients.

WorkNET DuPage
2525 Cabot Drive, Suite 302
Lisle, IL 60532
Phone: 630-955-2030

The WorkNet DuPage Career Center works to develop the DuPage County workforce and bring job seekers and employers together.