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VetNow: Career and Academic Resources for Veterans and Their Families

VetNow supports your community’s veterans and their families with navigating the VA bureaucracy, providing academic tutoring, and employment transition assistance.VNVetNowBanner1

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ONLINE CAREER ASSISTANCE

Resume Lab: With Brainfuse’s premium resume lab, receive resume and cover letter assistance from trained resume experts. Our experts will work with you to help you create a resume highlighting how your military experience relates to civilian careers.

Resume Templates and Resources: Get help creating  a polished resume with access to unique templates and an array of resume resources.

Live Interview Coaching: Brush up on interview techniques, strategies, and get live online interview practice from trained job coaches.

eParachute: Inspired by Dick Bolles best-selling career guide of all time What Color Is Your Parachute?, eParachute is designed for job-hunters at all stages in life.

Remote access is available for this database . You will need your library card for access.

VetNow! is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Library

 

Living Legacies: Veterans Oral History Project

Each day the Torrance community loses valuable history.  From April through September 2012, Torrance Public Library collected oral interviews of local veterans in an effort to preserve their stories of sacrifice, reflect the realities of war, and help future generations understand military service. The Living Legacies Project was the result of California State Library's Get Involved Book-To-Action Project. The grant was awarded in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services.

The purpose of the Living Legacies Project was to preserve the military histories of local veterans through the efforts of volunteers. Torrance Public Library partnered with the Southwest Oral History Association for guidance and training. During several workshops, adult and teen volunteers were trained by the Southwest Oral History Association's instructors on methods of conducting and transcribing veterans' histories. The Library collected veterans' names and contact information and coordinated interviews between each veteran and volunteer. The Living Legacies Project completed eleven interviews. The interviews are unedited and uncut and encompass both military experience and brief biographies. The archiving of the oral interviews materials was accomplished by the following methods: posted on the Torrance Public Library's website (http://www.library.torranceca.gov/); forwarded to the Library of Congress with the purpose of being added to the Veterans History Project at the American Folklife Center; transcribed and self-published by the Torrance Public Library.

Watch the Living Legacies: Veterans Oral History video here!

 

Listen to the Living Legacies: Veterans Oral History podcasts below:

Nathan Almond
for a transcript of this interview, click here.

Nathan Almond 7-12.MP3

Robert E. Angleton

Robert E. Angleton 7-12.MP3

Jack Benedict

Jack Benedict part 1.MP3

Jack Benedict part 2.MP3

Elias Castillo

Elias Castillo--Victoria Corpus 8-12.MP3

Joseph Eskenazi

Eskenazi 1.MP3

Eskenazi 2.MP3

Eskenazi 3.MP3

Denise Nunez

Denise Nunez 8-12.MP3

Neil Reinhardt

Neil Reinhardt 9-12.MP3

Harry Ringer

H. Ringer #1.MP3

H. Ringer #2.MP3

Harry Ross

H Ross 1 2012-06-18.MP3

H Ross 2 2012-06-18.MP3

H Ross 3 2012-06-18.MP3

H Ross 4 2012-06-18.MP3

Gerry Snyder

Gerry Snyder 5-12.MP3

This project was made possible in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian