Boston Public Library
Kirstein Business Library

Second Floor, McKim Building, Central Library, 617-859-2142


Kirstein Business Library staff teach a variety of classes to help patrons with career development as well as how conduct business research.

Below are some of our most commonly taught classes with the relevant handouts included.

More will be added soon.  Please check back often.

Demographics from the Census Bureau

Alexandra Barker of the New York Regional Office of the Census Bureau provided us with this presentation. Use this presentation  to learn how to locate specific demographic data and trends nationwide or on the local level.

Census Presentation

LinkedIn Boot Camp

Day 1: Making your profile pop [Updated 3/3/14]

Day 2: Building your network [Updated 3/4/14]

Day 3: Research and Job Searching [Updated 3/5/14]

Researching Massachusetts Businesses Old and New

Overview of the Corporate Database of the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Conducting Mutual Fund Research

This class is an introduction to our Morningstar Investment Research Center electronic resource.



Resumes 101

Your resume needs to impress the hiring manager enough so you get the interview. Come find out how to write a resume using Career Transitions and resume writing tips.



Small Business Workshops: Saturday September 21

Social Media Basics for Small Business and Nonprofits

Website Basics for Small Business


Interviewing 101

Get tips and advice on how to prepare for an interview so you can ace the interview and make a terrific impression on the interviewer.



Resources for First-time Home Buyers

Buying your first home can be a daunting task.  Discover some resources and useful sites to help you understand the buying process.



Budgeting Basics

Learn some basic tips and websites to help you keep your budget on track and how to save for future goals. Part of the programs for Money Smart Week.



Banking Basics

Learn the difference between banks and credit unions.  This class also covers will also cover basic banking products.




Industry Research Sources

Need to research an industry or company?  Learn about some of our favorite electronic resources for conducting business research.


Pinterest for Business

Looking for a way to spice up your business’s social media presence? Try Pinterest. Learn the basics and some strategies to boost your brand. Pinterest is a tool for collecting and organizing things you love. Pinterest allows members to search for images and videos and pin them to an online pin board.