About SJPL Works

Find your career. Build your business.

SJPL Works unites the expertise of the area's top leaders in economic and workforce development to create an extensive network of resources for employment seekers, small business owners, and entrepreneurs. The business center features collaborative workspaces with technology and productivity tools, meeting spaces with videoconferencing, specialized collections and classes, and much more.

SJPL Works Team

In addition to resources, equipment, and workspaces, SJPL Works has dedicated staff available to assist you:

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Shih Fa Kao
Career & Business Librarian
shih.kao@sjlibrary.org
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Javier Morales
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Margaret Yamasaki

Advisory Board

The SJPL Works Advisory Board are leaders from key community organizations in the areas of employment, small business, and entrepreneurship. The Advisory Board provides guidance and feedback on the development and operation of SJPL Works.

Roberto Barrandeguy
Roberto Barrandeguy
Employment Development Dept., Employment Development Specialist
John Cabeca
John Cabeca
US Patent & Trademark Office, Director of the Silicon Valley USPTO
Howard Davis
Howard Davis
Robert Half, Vice-President
Lina Denny
Lina Denny
US Dept. of Veteran Affairs, Vocational Rehab Specialist
Mark Levi
Mark Levi
SCORE, Counselor
David Mirrione
David Mirrione
work2future Foundation, Executive Director
Daniel Newell
Daniel Newell
BJ Sims
BJ Sims
work2future/Business Owner Space, Business Services Manager

Partners

We have partnered with numerous local organizations, including Employment Development Department (EDD), SCORE, Silicon Valley Talent Partnership, Robert Half, SJSU Career Center, US Patent & Trademark Office, AnewAmerica, and work2future. Our strong community partnerships will assist us in providing programming for SJPL Works, and many of these organizations serve on our Advisory Board, providing guidance and feedback for SJPL Works.

Founding Community Support

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This project was supported in whole or 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. The opinions expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the position or policy of the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library, and no official endorsement by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services or the California State Library should be inferred.

SJPL Works was also made possible in part by generous support from The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Silicon Valley Bank, the Sobrato Family Foundation, and the San José Public Library Foundation.