While the coronavirus pandemic is impacting the public health of Americans across the country, it's also triggering economic concerns.
During these uncertain times, Richland Library is communicating and offering support to small businesses, entrepreneurs and job seekers in our community in the following ways:
The library is launching a new online service - richlandlibrary.com/smallbusiness and richlandlibrary.com/employment. Customers can choose from a variety of options, based on their unique circumstances, to find trusted information on loans, unemployment benefits and more.
Each week, the library is hosting a virtual meeting with local business leaders to identify growing needs and discuss accessible resources.
With help from Midlands Technical College, the library is training nearly 20 employees to become certified career coaches by the end of May 2020, adding to the dozen certified career coaches that the library already has on staff.
Certified career coaches are interacting with customers through virtual, one-on-one appointments by visiting us online or calling any library location. These one-on-one appointments also extend to the library's entrepreneur-in-residence, Kimico Myers. Learn more about Myers' business experience at richlandlibrary.com.
Lastly, the library is connecting entrepreneurs and small businesses with a dedicated Facebook group to bounce ideas off each other, ask questions and find useful tools.
For questions, please contact Emily Stoll at 803-587-3637 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Richland Library
Awarded the National Medal in 2017 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Richland Library is a vibrant, contemporary organization that provides resources and information that advance the Midlands. Offering state-of-the-art technology, a variety of literary and cultural programs and 13 bustling facilities located throughout the county, Richland Library provides a truly customizable, modern library experience for residents and visitors alike.
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