IPSWICH — MassHire’s Career Center on the Go is coming to the Ipswich Public Library on November 15.

A traveling state program, the Center will bring most of its resources to the library’s Collins Room and provide community members with access to career resources such as job-hunting tips, application assistance, interview prep, free training opportunities, and leads on potential employers.


The drop-in event is open to the general public, including non-library users and non-residents.


The collaboration between the Ipswich Public Library and MassHire is a result of the library’s push to forge new and stronger relationships with community and state-wide organizations, the library’s announcement of the event said.

“Helping library patrons with job applications, resumes, and digital literacy skills are already services that librarians at public libraries have been providing for a number of years,” said Stephen Lajoie, the library’s assistant director.

Saying the Center will “benefit so many of our community members,” Lajoie added, “I’m really looking forward to this event with MassHire.”

Meanwhile, job-seeker resources are not the only services that the Ipswich Public Library is looking to expand.

Staff are currently conducting a community survey through Nov. 15 to find out more about what kinds of collections, programming, and resources that the community wants to see at the library. 

The survey can be found online at www.surveymonkey.com/r/IPLSurvey2022, and paper copies are also available at the library and Senior Center.

The Career Center on the Go will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.