Pathways to Economic Growth
Becoming financially empowered involves a combination of access to information and skill-building in order to identify and work toward goals. The Sawyer Free Library supports community members with pathways to economic growth by offering access to free online resources, books, and technology. For more in-depth job seeker support such as resume help and interview tips, we highly recommend Action Inc located at 180 Main Street in Gloucester.
Foundation Directory Online (Remote Access): Over 240,000 grantmaker profiles to provide fundraising expertise for organizations, projects, or clients. Research grant data to find and approach great prospects. You may also use Foundation Directory in the library without creating an account, either on your own device or one of ours.
*To create an account and access the pass for the first time, follow these steps:
- Click through the FDO link above
- Enter your email address in the box and click the “Next” button”
- Check your email
- Follow the provided confirmation link
- New users will be redirected to fill out a form creating an account.
- Click on the “Go to FDO Essential ” Button
- Use, download, and save for 24 hours.
- You may activate a new pass in 30 days using that same email.
- LinkedIn Learning: Choose from thousands of online courses to learn in-demand skills from real-world industry experts.
- Vocations and Career Collection: Covers the college and job search and provides current and applicable content for all vocational milestones from nearly 400 journals. General career guides as well as highly specialized industry journals.
- Business Source Premier
- Insurance and Liability Collection
- Regional Business News
- Small Business Resource Center
Books (Audiobooks, eBooks, and Print Resources)
There are many useful books to help with all aspects of job hunting and career advancement. Here are some suggestions.
You can find ebooks to assist you in Overdrive.
- Laptops and WiFi hotspots available to borrow with your library card.
- Desktop computers at 21 Main Street for use with your library card or guest pass.
- Printing and photocopying up to 10 pages per day for free, plus scanning and saving via email and flash drive.
- Device Advice on Tuesdays and Thursdays – one on one appointments with a member of the library staff.