Career Center

Located at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch, the Career Center assists patrons in researching career opportunities while exploring online and print resources and skill-building exercises that can greatly improve their chances of success in their endeavors.  The Career Center also guides small business owners and prospective entrepreneurs in accessing beneficial planning tools. The Center features and facilitates the use of library resources for these purposes. Resume building, mock interviews, and in-depth skills training sessions require an appointment.

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Hours of Operation

Monday

4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  

Tuesday – Friday

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

The Career Center will be open on the last weekend of the month.

Saturday (last Saturday of the month only)  

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  

Sunday (last Sunday of the month only)  

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

The Career Center will also be closed on the last Friday of the month.

Contact the Career Center

The Career Center is located at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch located at 8101 US Hwy 190, Denham Springs, LA 70726.

You can contact the Career Center staff by phone at 225-686-4144 or by email at CareerCenter@mylpl.info.

To book an appointment with the career center, click here.

View the Career Center usage policy.

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Industry Research

Learn to use demographic resources to research the companies and industries relevant to your job search goals. 

Testing for Personality Traits and Job Compatibility 

Find out what type of job best fits your personality, skills, and abilities. 

Resume & Cover Letter Writing

Learn the factors that go into developing a top-notch resume. Then, build it from scratch or let a resume builder help you. You can do the same for a cover letter, thank you note, and more. 

Interviewing Practice

A mock interview can help you become accustomed to being interviewed. Improving your interviewing skills will help you gain confidence. 

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Skills and Abilities Assessments

These tests help you understand what type of work situations are the best fit for you: Do you prefer to work in a team or alone? What aspects of a career are most important to you? When you’re forced to prioritize, the results could be surprising. 

Standardized Test Preparation  

Access study guides, practice exams, and other helpful information regarding numerous college entry and professional certification exams. 

Company Culture Exploration 

Learn how to research a company to find out what their corporate culture is. What goals and priorities are put forth? Do they match yours? 

Workshops & One-on-One Sessions 

Whether hard skills (technical proficiency in software such as MS Word, Excel, or PowerPoint) or soft skills (organization, time management, or budgeting), the Career Center offers group training workshops or scheduled appointment sessions to address development needs. 

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Business Development Tools

If you want to start your own business, or you are interested in growing your existing business, we offer access to powerful resources through our Business Resource Center page.

The Career Center Collection

Many circulating items relevant to career and business research needs are available in physical or e-formats.  Browse the Career Center collection for a concentrated selection of up-to-date, authoritative materials on finding, securing, and advancing in your ideal job. Consider the elements that can affect your job search process or career advancement potential: organization, time management, people skills and more. Staff will gladly assist you in finding the resource you need.

Copy & Print Services

Copying, Faxing, and Printing

Access the library’s minimal fee copying, printing, and faxing services. Printing is available through public computers or free in-branch WiFi connection to personal devices. Mobile printing is also available. Find out more click here.

Idea Lab Portfolio Binding Service

Want to impress a prospective or current employer with a professionally bound portfolio? The Denham Springs-Walker Branch Idea Lab offers low-cost softcover or hardcover book binding services. Find out more click here.

Training Software & Equipment

The Career Center facilities offer patron computers with productivity software, such as MS Office Suite, and quick links to databases used during skills training. The branch's Idea Lab also provides laptops for checkout upon request for training purposes and quiet areas for use. 

Online Career Resources

Online Learning via LPL databases  

Jobs & Careers Searching and Preparation via LPL databases 

LPL Business Resource Center online planning tools 

Book an Appointment
  • Make sure your Livingston Parish Library card is up-to-date and in good standing.
  • You are 15 years of age or older.
  • Understand that computer sessions should be related to the purpose of the career center and may last up to 2 hours with possible extensions dependent upon availability. 
Resume Building & Help

When you bring your work experience and other relevant background information to the Center, staff will facilitate access to resume builder tools and templates and help review the types and styles available. You’ll learn how to use the builder or template of your choice with your information to compose a professional resume and save a copy for future updating. Staff will help locate relevant example resumes as language guides based on your target audience and background. You will have the option to submit a draft of your resume online for review by registering for a JobNow or tutor.com account (part of Homework Louisiana). Both of these databases are free with your library card.

Types of Appointments

The following sessions require appointments; however, if you prefer dedicated, one-on-one assistance, but do not see your request topic addressed here, please contact the Career Center. 

  • Resume building 

  • Mock interview 

  • Training in Microsoft Office Suite & other productivity software 

  • Training in use of relevant online library resources

To Book an Appointment

Please call the Career Center at 225-686-4144, email us, or click here.

Scheduling a Mock Interview

For a mock interview, a private space will be reserved during your appointment time. In the event you choose to record the mock interview, you are free to bring your own laptop and any accessories you require, or you may check out a laptop from the library for use during the session. If you choose to use a library laptop, please plan to save your work to online or external storage as no copies of such recordings will be kept by the library.

Training in Popular Office Software

Training in software relevant to your job-searching needs is available for programs such as MS Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. Additional training may be discussed with staff and follow-up appointments scheduled as needed. Such assistance may also include access to online training resources. 

Training in Online Library Resources

Staff will assist you in navigating specific library-provided online resources, such as career and business resource databases. For exploration of more than one resource, or for in-depth training, multiple sessions may be requested. 

Upcoming Workshops

The Career Center will host three free workshops this month to assist patrons in their job search. All workshops will be hosted at the Denham Springs-Walker Branch and require prior registration.

Tuesday, August 9 - Job Search Strategies
Ready to start your job search but don’t quite know where to begin? In Job Search Strategies, we’ll discuss the steps you need to take and the resources you can use to organize and prioritize your goals. Take advantage of the first free workshop offered through the Library’s new Career Center. Registration required. Open to ages 15 and above.

Tuesday, August 16 - Resume Strategies
Learn how to get your message across by developing a resume that represents your own personal best. Explore ways to feature your unique skills and experience in a professional presentation with ease. Join us for this free workshop presented by the Library’s Career Center. Registration required. Open to ages 15 and above.

Tuesday, August 23 - Interview Strategies
You’ve done your research, written your resume, and now it’s time to interview. We’ll discuss how using library-offered job resources can help you prepare to maximize your interview performance. Learn how to target your responses and what questions you should ask. Take the opportunity to attend this free workshop presented by the Library’s Career Center. Registration required. Open to ages 15 and above.

Click on the link to register for each individual event.