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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John Savercool
Career & Business Librarian
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Marian Nguyen
Career & Business Librarian
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Javier Morales
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Rosemary Van Lare


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.