February 2010 Archives

Kindred by Octavia E. Butler

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kindred.jpgAlthough there's a time travel plot device that's responsible for the experiences undergone by the protagonist Dana in Octavia E. Butler's classic 1979 novel Kindred, the book isn't really science fiction or fantasy. Instead, it's a compelling and powerful historical novel showcasing the African American perspective on slavery in the antebellum South during the early 19th century. 

 

Think Beyond The Label

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Chicago-based Health and Disability Advocates (HDA) have put up a website to better inform employers of the importance of hiring workers with disabilities.  Think Beyond the Label is designed to direct employers to agencies and services (like here in Connecticut) that will connect them to qualified applicants with disabilities, as well as other resources that point out the advantages of hiring these applicants.  For more information, go here.  (Thanks AG!)  

Net-Temps

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Here's a job posting site that assists people looking for any kind of temporary employment :  Net-Temps.  The N-T site allows you to search for specific jobs by field, offers career resources, and lets you post your resume online.  For more information, go here.   

Nova by Samuel R. Delany

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delanynova.jpgPart space opera adventure, part sociological observation, Samuel R. Delany's groundbraking 1968 novel Nova (click here to reserve a copy online) still holds up after over forty years.

 

AbilityLinks.org

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Here's another web site designed to assist job seekers with disabilities:  AbilityLinks.org.  The site offers access to job training programs and employment agencies, mentoring and networking opportunities and informative webinars.  For more information, click here.  

Dawn by Octavia E. Butler

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DawnHCFC.jpgOctavia E. Butler  (1947-2006) was the first African-American female science fiction/fantasy writer to gain widespread acclaim by fans and critics during her lifetime.  Her works, including the classic novel Kindred, are notable for their sensitive and perceptive insights on political/social issues that affect anyone, or any society, over race, sex, religious beliefs and other topics. 

 
The US Department of Labor has set up a site designed to assist people with disabilities find job opportunities:  The Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP).  The ODEP site advises job seekers with disabilities based on categories like youth, employment supports (which include benefits, tools, etc.), research statistics and employer needs.  For more infomation, go here.  

Internet Job Search Sites

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Today at 2:00pm in the library's Technology Training Center, "Spotlight On... Internet Job Search" will be held.  Details can be found here.

 

Clash of the Titans (1981)

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clash-titans-harry-hamlin-dvd-cover-art.jpgThe upcoming remake of the 1981 film Clash of the Titans, due sometime this spring, reminded me that (a) Greenwich Library has the DVD of the original version -reserve it here-, and (b) that I hadn't seen it in a long time (think a decade or two)! 

 
The Job Opportunities For Disabled American Veterans (JOFDAV) web site is set up to assist Veterans looking for employment.  JOFDAV posts job openings by employers looking for experienced workers, as well as other services.  Applicants can learn how to put together cover letters (here and here), how to find out about potential employers, and see what jobs are available based on categories, as well as news items relating to disabled Vets.  To learn more, go to the JOFDAV site here.  
If you're a job hunter searching for sites that can assist you in finding (or knowing how to find) the right position, go to Greenwich Library's Career and Employment Web Resources page, located here.  The web site links selected to help you with your search are broken down into categories such as Career Information, Employment Opportunities and Worker Reemployment.  You'll find this page and it's links a valuable and essential resource.  

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