LIBRARY CAREER HUNT

To Become Familiar with the Library and its Career Resources

CITY COLLEGE OF SAN FRANCISCO

JOHN ADAMS CAMPUS 

Name:         DATE:    

STATION #1 - ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOG (OPAC) 

Instructions

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”

Click “search” 

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. 

5. If you wanted to expand your search, what is one related subject heading that has more books, videos and other sources than “occupations” does?       
 
 

6. What is one that has less?           

 

STATION #2 – PERIODICALS 

INSTRUCTIOJNS

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             

2. Date    3. Volume and Issue Number       

Scan the table of contents 

4. Name of one article that interests you          
 
 

5. Author              

6. 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?       

8. Write the name of it here            

Go to the end of the bookshelf where the newspapers are hanging Look in the classifieds section of one paper 

9. Is there a job announcement in your area of career interest?       

10. If yes, what is the job and some of the qualifications?       
 
 

* If you have extra time at any station, you may read a book! 

* If you have any questions write them here or ask your librarian! 
 
 
 

 

STATION #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” 

1. 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        
 
 
 
 

6. EMPLOYMENT

How many people worked at your occupation 2-3 years ago?       

7. EARNINGS

List the median annual income for your occupation        

8. What range of earnings would you expect to find?        
 

* If you have extra time at any station, you may read a book.

* If you have any questions, write them here or ask your librarian!

 

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            

4. 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:           

* If you have extra time at any station, You may read a book.  * If you have any questions write them here or ask your librarian!