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Kirstein Business Library

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Welcome to the Kirstein Business Library

Posted on May 2nd, 2013 by Gregor Smart in Kirstein Business Library

The Kirstein Business Library offers career and job hunting information, entrepreneurial resources, assistance to investors, and maintains a variety of business directories and industry statistics. For more information about the programs and resources at Kirstein:


Business Resources on Hoopla

Posted on April 10th, 2014 by Gregor Smart in Electronic Resources, Kirstein Business Library


Have you tried hoopla yet?  It’s the library’s new video streaming service.  In addition to movies, music, and television, this resources offers a number of titles for jumpstarting your career or for starting a business.  Try hoopla today!


Business SoftSkills SeriesBusiness SoftSkills Series

INTELECOM – Intelligent Communications ENGLISH 2009

Business SoftSkills is a complete and concise video curriculum that can either be self taught or used in a classroom or seminar settings as part of job readiness programs. Professionally-produced videos use virtual hosts along with short, informative chapters to convey key workplace skills.






young entrepreneurYoung Entrepreneurs: A Comprehensive Video Series On How To Start And Grow Your Business

TVG TeleTime Video Productions ENGLISH 2011

A series of interview excerpts from business leaders, discussing various topics related to starting and sustaining a successful business.






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National Foundation for Credit Counseling 2014 Financial Literacy Survey

Posted on April 7th, 2014 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

Massachusetts_A_2014The  National Foundation for Credit Counseling, Inc.® was founded in 1951 and is the nation’s largest and longest-serving nonprofit credit counseling organization.  According to their 2014 Financial Literacy Survey, 39% of adults in the United states say they have a budget and keep close track of their spending. On Wednesday, April 9 at 2:30 in the Tech Classroom, the Kirstein Business Library will be presenting Budgeting Basics, one of our MoneySmart Week programs.

Check Out the New Books at Kirstein

Posted on March 24th, 2014 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library

The new books keep coming in, so please check them out!

socialemployeeThe Social Employee: How Great Companies Make Social Media Work

Burgess, Cheryl

(Paperback — 2014)






youtubeYouTube Marketing Power: How to Use Video to Find More Prospects, Launch Your Products. and Reach a Massive Audience

Miles, Jason G.

(Paperback — 2014)







Instagram Power: Build Your Brand and Reach More Customers with the Power of Pictures

Miles, Jason G.

(Paperback — 2014)




Training for Grant Seekers

Posted on March 13th, 2014 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library


The Kirstein Business Library will be conducting  four workshops for grant seekers  starting in May.  All workshops will be on Thursdays from 2:30 to 3:30 in Conference Rooms 1 and 2.  No registration is necessary.

  • May 15: Grantseeking Basics–An overview of the grant-seeking process for new grant writers.
  • May 29: Guide to Online Grantseeker Resources–Learn to navigate and use the wide range of resources on the Foundation Center’s newest web site
  • June 5: Proposal Writing Basics–Learn the key components of a proposal to a grant maker.
  • June 26: Introduction to Finding Funders–Learn to find funders for your nonprofit with the Foundation Center’s comprehensive funding research tool.

Questions about overtime?

Posted on March 12th, 2014 by Betsey Lippmeier in Kirstein Business Library



Most hourly and salaried employees in Massachusetts must be paid one and one-half times their regular hourly rate for all hours worked over 40 in one week. Professional, executive and administrative employees are exempt from overtime, as are approximately 20 other classifications of workers. Read more »