Economic and Workforce Development News
Fall 2021
This is the first edition of Central Rappahannock Regional Library's new Economic and Workforce Development quarterly newsletter, which will highlight different features of library resources that support your business, nonprofit, or continuing education needs. You’ll learn what each resource does, get tips and best practices, and receive bonus content such as access to free webinars. To choose which CRRL Newsletters you receive, click here.

This first edition will give you a brief overview of several premium resources to get you started on all that CRRL has to offer. For a deeper dive into CRRL’s resources, library staff are happy to speak to your group--in person or virtually. Contact Adult Services Coordinator Tracy McPeck at to set up a meeting.
Your Library Card is the Key
Did you know your public library has a veritable treasure trove of resources to support local businesses, nonprofits, and workforce development? Your Central Rappahannock Regional Library card unlocks a vast collection of tools to support economic and workforce development, all at no charge, and most of which can be accessed from anywhere with Internet access.

Not a library cardholder yet?
Sign up today at Your login credentials will be emailed to you, followed by your physical card in the mail. It’s easy and convenient!
Please note that a CRRL card is required for accessing the resources listed in this newsletter.
Business and Entrepreneurship
This self-paced module, the equivalent of 3 college credits, teaches the basics of how to start a business.
Expand your knowledge of financing, management, marketing, human resources, franchising, accounting, and taxes.
Formerly Reference USA. Save hundreds of dollars conducting your market research through Reference Solutions. Research businesses in your target market, find consumer data, and more!
For more business development resources,
Nonprofits's FDO is the quickest, least expensive way to identify funders and get in-depth profiles to help you write winning grant proposals. Start with a day pass to access FDO Essential from home, then continue your in-depth research using FDO Professional at our Fredericksburg Branch.

Contact us at if you need FDO Professional information and cannot come into a branch.
For more resources for grantseekers,
Workforce Development
Create a resume, browse job resources, get interview tips, and chat with JobNow coaches. Live coaches are available every day from 2-11pm. Provided by Find It Virginia.
Want to level up your skills? LinkedIn Learning (formerly is available through the library at no charge with a library card. LinkedIn Learning provides certificates that can be uploaded onto your LinkedIn page.
Connect with live veteran navigators for resume coaching, live tutoring, and more about VA eligible benefits and community resources.
For more workforce development resources,
Legal Resources
Thomson Reuters Westlaw
Available for legal research at all branches. Includes cases, statutes, regulations, forms, trial documents and transcripts, and the Virginia Practice Series, a collection of in-depth explanations of Virginia law on various topics.

Email if you need Westlaw information and cannot come into a branch.
For information on CRRL’s Law Library and additional law resources,
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