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Jobs in Tampa Bay

If you’re looking for work in the Tampa Bay area, contact Frances Lynd Scott ’43. She volunteers at the Largo Public Library where she has established a collection of local business information. “People looking for jobs, going for job interviews or just looking for investments want details about companies in the area,” says Scott. While the library has information resources for large companies, Frances keeps files, clippings and indexes for local small employers, since “it’s hard to find specific information about a local business that employs, say, 100 people.”

Every month, Frances produces “Jobs for the Future,” which lists companies that expect to locate in the area and will be hiring in the near future. “Walt Disney World, for instance, is opening a phone-reservation center in St. Petersburg that expects to employ a total of 300 people, including some who speak Spanish. A patron going to a job interview can use up-to-date specific information like that.”

Scott has also indexed the 2500 songs in the library’s collection of sheet music and piano books. And at the reference desk “I answer phone questions like the one from a woman who was positive that when Hamlet says, ‘shuffled off this mortal coil,’ he is referring to the snake in the Garden of Eden. I never did convince her otherwise.”

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