Job Help

NCWorks Online

This is a one-stop online resource for job seekers and employers in North Carolina. Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, and search labor market information.

Résumés, Résumé Help, and Job Search Help Sessions

Our library's public computers all have Microsoft Word (2016 version), which can be used to make a résumé for job-searching. The Library offers one-on-one help sessions, by appointment, for making a résumé or for using the NCWorks Online web site. Call (828) 264-8784, extension # 2, to make an appointment, or send a message to "Adult Services" from our Online Contact Form.

 VITA [Volunteer Income Tax Assistance] Is Here!

VITA appointments will be offered this year, as in past years, on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings, early February through April 8, 2017.

Until the final day on April 8 or until all available appointments are filled, you may schedule an appointment by calling the Watauga County Public Library Reference Desk at:

(828) 264-8784, Extension # 2

Appointments are at these times (subject to availability):

  • Friday, 3:00 pm
  • Friday, 4:30 pm
  • Saturday, 9:00 am
  • Saturday, 10:30 am
  • Saturday, 12:00 Noon

There are a limited number of trained volunteers, so the number of help sessions is limited. Please call early to reserve an appointment!

- Please allow up to an hour-and-a-half for your tax filing appointment, and bring all necessary documents.

General qualification guidelines for the V.I.T.A. tax help program:
1. Income generally $54,000 or below (for filing year 2016);
2. Members of the military or clergy do not qualify for V.I.T.A.;
3. Small business owners generally do not qualify, although if you are self-employed with $10,000 or below in expenses, you do qualify for V.I.T.A.;
4. Taxpayers who own a farm are not eligible;
5. Taxpayers who earned income in any state other than N.C. (in 2016) which collects state income tax cannot file through V.I.T.A.

 IMPORTANT!: Things To Bring to Your V.I.T.A. Tax Help Appointment

1. Picture I.D.(Driver's License /Passport / Student I.D.)
2. Social Security Card for each person included on return OR Medicare OR Military ID card.
3. Bring all W2s, 1099s and documents supporting income & expenses (total amount of itemized deductions).
4. If filing jointly, bring your spouse! Otherwise, your spouse will have to come in to sign the return.
5. If claiming child care expenses, you need the name, address, and tax ID for the child care facility.
6. Affordable Health Care Statements (Forms 1095-A, B or C) OR a Health Insurance Exemption Certificate, if received.
7. For Direct Deposit (if you receive a refund), provide routing and account numbers [optional].
8. A filled out Intake Form. You can download a copy of the Intake Form or you can pick up a paper copy at the Reference Desk before the day of your appointment. If you are unable to fill out the Intake form before the day of your appointment, please come about 15 minutes early in order to have it completed before your scheduled consultation. (Click the Button Above, V.I.T.A. Intake Form)

VITAIRS Certified Volunteers Providing FREE TAX PREPARATION Brochure

 

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Online Research Resources

Over 150 online databases and other resources for information and research are available. Click below to explore them!

Online Information Resources, A-Z List

These are some of the Resources available:

NC Live

This online collection of ebooks, newspapers, journals, magazines, films, and more is available to all library card holders. If you are accessing these resources from home, you will need to select your library (Appalachian Regional Library) and enter your library card number to access some NC Live offerings. A few popular resources are listed below:

Home Grown Ebook Collection

This downloadable eBook collection of fiction and nonfiction titles is curated from North Carolina publishers who encourage you to see what's in season, learn something local, and find something novel!

Business Portal

Discover a wealth of information including trade publications, market research data, and business plan resources.

Health & Wellness Information Center

Find eBooks, videos, and guides to thousands of medical conditions or search by condition to access reliable wellness information.

NC Digital Newspaper Collection

This collection includes student and community newspapers from schools and towns around North Carolina and is an excellent resource for historical research.

Infotrac Newsstand

This resource provides full text access to more than 1,100 major U.S. regional, national, international, and local newspapers as well as thousands of images and radio and TV transcripts.

Ancestry Library Edition

Begin researching your family history with this collection of records and user-created content. This resource is available to all patrons within the library building.

Interlibrary Loan

Library patrons in good standing may request up to five titles at a time through our interlibrary loan service. To find titles that may be available, start your search with World Cat. Then, visit or call the Adult Services Reference Desk in the middle of the Library (next to the Computer area) to make a request. The fee for interlibrary loan requests is the cost of return postage for each item borrowed, and lending periods vary according to the policies of the lending institution. Patrons must call the library to request renewals for interlibrary loan items.

NCWorks Online

This is a one-stop online resource for job seekers and employers in North Carolina. Job seekers can search for jobs, create resumes, and find education and training. Employers can find candidates, post jobs, and search labor market information.

Résumés, Résumé Help, and Job Search Help Sessions

Our library's public computers all have Microsoft Word (2016 version), which can be used to make a résumé for job-searching. The Library offers one-on-one help sessions, by appointment, for making a résumé or for using the NCWorks Online web site. Call (828) 264-8784, extension # 2, to make an appointment.

Consumer Reports

The library subscribes to the print version of this popular consumer education publication.



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