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  Kristin McDonough 
New York Public Library
Kristin McDonough is Director of The New York Public Library Science, Industry and Business Library (SIBL), created 14 years ago help New Yorkers launch and expand small businesses ( In April 2009 SIBL responded to the current economic downturn by opening Job Search Central to provide entry to executive level job seekers with free access to, and hands-on training in, over 300 premier commercial online resources with data on companies, industry and markets for job leads. Job Search Central also offers after-work seminars, one on one career coaching, and networking events, all free.

Previously McDonough was both librarian and administrator at the City University of New York, developing courses and a textbook on information research and serving as assistant dean in the School of Education and Educational Services. At Baruch College, site of CUNY’s doctoral business program and U.S News and World Report’s most diverse American campus, she opened the award-winning Newman Library. Now she is on Baruch’s Executives on Campus Steering Committee.

Ms. McDonough is the immediate past president of the Financial Women’s Association (FWA) the premier organization for high achieving women in financial services. At the FWA she spearheaded a Forge Your Future initiative with enhanced programming and resources for members in transition. She is on the Advisory Board of Wiley-Blackwell Publishers and is vice president of Butterflies USA, a not-for-profit supporting Butterflies, a Delhi-based programme for street and working children.


The New York Public Library Job Search Central Portal
The Job Search Central Portal includes links recommended by NYPL staff members to websites offering information on everything from career decision making, to dealing with difficult co-workers, to acing your interview. In addition to hand-picked websites, the Portal also includes information about the free career coaching services available at SIBL and the Bronx Library Center.

To download a research guide from the SIBL, click here

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