Library launches Brainfuse offerings

Drake Community Library is pleased to announce the launch of two exciting new products from
Brainfuse: JobNow and VetNow. JobNow is a versatile online service designed to support every
step of the job search process. JobNow features live online coaches who, among other things,
assist in resume/cover letter preparation, and help patrons prepare for job interviews. VetNow
offers support for veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing
academic tutoring, and employment transition assistance.

Both products are now available to all library patrons from any home or library computer. These
Brainfuse products are provided by funding from the State Library and are available to all
Iowans. No library card is required to sign on and it should work from any device physically
located within the state. Visit the library’s website at http://grinnell.lib.ia.us/career-help/ for more
information or visit the library to learn more from a staff member.
Drake Community Library is located at 930 Park Street and is open weekdays 10am-8pm,
Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm, and Sunday 1:30-4pm. Public computers are available
during any open hours as is free wifi.

JobNow features the following services:

LIVE INTERVIEW COACHING: Patrons can brush up on interview techniques or get live online
interview practice from trained job coaches. Job coaches and patrons communicate via live chat
in our online classroom. In addition to live interview coaching, patrons enjoy 24/7 access to
interview tips and career resources.

RESUME LAB: Patrons can submit their resumes any time through the JobNow Resume Lab
and a job coach will send it back within 24 hours with detailed feedback and suggestions for
improvement. Users are also able to download resume templates, or browse resources for
producing better resumes.

CAREER RESOURCES: Patrons enjoy 24/7 access to a carefully-selected library of job
resources. In addition, Brainfuse job coaches help users strategically target jobs best suited to
their interests and qualifications.

ADULT LEARNING CENTER: The Adult Learning Center provides foundational, careerenhancing skills to job seekers. In addition, the Adult Learning Center offers test preparation
(including the GED and the USCIS citizenship test) and a unique academic skills center
featuring live, online tutors.
VetNow includes the following features:

LIVE ONLINE NAVIGATORS: VetNow Navigators are trained to help veterans and families
connect with valuable benefits and resources:
 Answer questions related to benefits eligibility
 Refer patrons to applicable community resources for housing, healthcare and education benefits
 Assist patrons with locating accredited claims agents

JOB TOOLS: Designed to help with all stages of the job hunting process, the VetNow Job Tools
feature career coaching, expert resume assistance, live interview preparation, and more. With
the Job Tools patrons are able to:  Use the career resources to discover their best career fit based on education, experience, and
personality
 Search for a job with nationwide and local resources
 Download template for the most common resume types
 Receive resume and cover letter assistance from trained experts
 Brush up on interview techniques or get live online interview practice from trained job coaches

COLLEGE SKILLS: Users build academic skills and prepare for college with VetNow’s array of
tools, including:  Interaction with live tutors in a wide range of college level subjects
 Live skills tutoring and an extensive library of lessons, video tutorials, and practice tests
including SAT, ACT, TEAS, HESI, GRE, GMAT and more
 Live or asynchronous expert analysis of writing, complete with constructive comments
 Asynchronous 24/7 help with academic questions
 Live help for language learners
 Create and share flashcards, tests, and educational games.