The James V. Brown Library will present open “job lab” times to help adults complete a job application, prepare for an interview and learn computer skills to become a desirable employee.

Open job labs will be held from 1-3 p.m. April 20 and 9:30-11:30 a.m. April 26 in the third-floor small meeting room.

During this time, adults can walk in and use the library’s computers to create a resume, bring a resume in for critique, complete a job application or prepare for an interview in a relaxed setting. Volunteers Bill Wallick and Bob Pursell will be available for one-on-one help, job search advice and assistance.

Wallick is a recently retired professor of human resource management from the University of Scranton. He is a life-certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR). He served in human resources leadership positions in both industry and academe for the past 41 years.

Pursell is a native of Williamsport with experience in both secondary and higher education on a teaching, counseling and administration level. He also worked in the financial world as an administrator in retail baking. He retired from manufacturing as a human resources department head. This represents almost 45 hears of interviewing and working with employees in the career development area.

These labs, sponsored by the Friends of the James V. Brown Library, are designed to help participants gain workforce skills and information literacy opportunities for lifelong learning. When Pennsylvania residents know how to use current technology to improve their education and enhance their skills, they can fully participate in a digital society.

This is a walk-in event, so no registration is needed. Stop by anytime during the session.

Visit for more information or call 570-326-0536.

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