LIBRARY CAREER HUNT
To Become Familiar with the Library and its Career Resources
CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO
JOHN ADAMS CAMPUS
- ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOG (OPAC)
Click on “CCSF/OPAC catalog"
Click on “library catalog"
Go to the arrow on right side of the screen
Where it says “step one”, choose the word “subject”
Where it says “step two”, type the word “occupations”
1. How many books are available
at CCSF under the heading “Occupations”?
Click on the Word “occupations”
Now click on one of the titles
that is in bold (these are available at John Adams)
2. What is the full title
of the book?
3. What is the call number?
4. Can you check this book
out? (Is it circulating?)
Go back to where it says “library
catalog" by clicking the “BACK” button twice Browse the list.
If you wanted to expand your search, what is one related subject heading
that has more books, videos and other sources than
What is one that has less?
#2 – PERIODICALS
Go to the bookshelves that hold the magazines
Scan the “Periodical Holdings List” to the left side of the magazines
Pick one title that interests you and that involves careers
Answer the following questions
1. Periodical Name
3. Volume and Issue Number
Scan the table of contents
4. Name of one article that
Page number that article starts on
Lift up the shelf and choose
one back issue
7. Is there an article
that relates to the one you wrote down?
Write the name of it here
Go to the end of the bookshelf
where the newspapers are hanging Look in the classifieds section of
9. Is there a job announcement
in your area of career interest?
10. If yes, what is the
job and some of the qualifications?
#3 - SHELVES (REFERENCE COLLECTION)
Under the globe, find the gold
piece of paper posted on the side of the shelves that says “Library
of Congress Classification System”
What call letters are used to classify Commerce, Business, and Job Hunting
(this is the under social science)
Go to the appropriate reference
section that has those call letters
2. How are reference books
different from circulating books?
Take down the Occupational
Outlook Handbook or one volume of the
Encyclopedia or Careers
3. Date of Publication (on
the spine of the book) 4. Call #
Looking in the index in the
back of the book, find your occupational interest. After turning
to the section you have selected, answer the following questions
What is the occupation?
5. NATURE OF WORK
List three things you’d
be doing on a regular basis
How many people worked at
your occupation 2-3 years ago?
List the median annual income
for your occupation
8. What range of earnings
would you expect to find?
STATION #4 – SHELVES (CIRCULATING COLLECTION)
Under the globe, find the gold piece of paper posted on the side of the shelves that says “Library of Congress Classification System”
1.What call letters are
used to classify Commerce, Business & Job Hunting (this is the
social science section)
Go to the appropriate circulating section that has those call letters
Pick a book on careers
Pick a chapter that interests you
2. Write the title
3. Author or Editor
Date of Publication ( look on the spine of the book)
5. Call Number
6. Beginning and ending page numbers of the chapter
Scan the chapter
7. Would you like to check this book out in the future?
8. Find the book,
the Resume Catalog: 200 Damn Good Examples
(call number HF 5383 .P354). Scan through the sample resumes until you
find one you would like to have a copy of. You should try to find
one that has the same job objective as your resume
Write the page number here: