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27/10/2021

Work Matters launches at Kilkenny Library Sevices

Work Matters launches at Kilkenny Library Sevices

Pictured at the launch of Work Matters, picture by Dylan Vaughan

Work Matters promotes the public library as a space to support the information and research needs for people seeking employment, changing career or up-skilling or people involved in business.

Josephine Coyne, County Librarian welcomed everyone to the event and spoke about the importance of the local public library in providing people with choices.
The range of free services and supports that the library service provides includes a collection of business and employment related titles, online training programmes and digital resources, access to free Wi-Fi and public internet machines and a scanning and printing facility.
“We hope to roll out all the services and supports we have available here in Graiguenamanagh Library across all the libraries in County Kilkenny to ensure everyone has that choice” she commented.

Councillor John Brennan, Chairperson of the SPC3 officially launched the Work Matters initiative. He referred to the importance of public libraries as safe and engaging spaces, which offer access to an increasingly wide range of resources and are aimed at encouraging all ages to continue learning throughout their lives.
As part of the launch, agencies and organisations were also invited to participate in a Jobseekers and Business Information evening which was a great success. Agencies represented were Intreo , Kilkenny ETB, LEO, Citizens Information, Kilkenny Leader Partnership, Bank of Ireland Graiguenamanagh, Graiguenamanagh Credit Union, Turas Nua, Kilkenny Jobs Club and Duiske College.

Councillor Brennan thanked all the groups for their participation. “The purpose of this Jobseeker and Business Information evening is to provide opportunities for people to discover what resources, support and guidance is available to them. It is also an opportunity for the agencies and organisations that have gathered here to network and possibly build mutually beneficial relationships and contacts” he concluded.

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